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post #2431 of 2456 Old 08-18-2015, 08:42 AM
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Speaking of MM and the Lincoln commercials, here is Jim Carrey doing a hilarious version for SNL:
I watched that episode of SNL and they had a few of those "commercials" scattered throughout. I laughed my butt off. Now ever time a Lincoln commercial comes on I get a big grin on my face automatically and I can't help picturing Matthew McConaughey trying to decide what exactly he should do with the booger.

Ellen's version is pretty funny too... http://ellentube.com/videos/0-4ofcegmv/
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Great shootout scene in episode 4!
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Ellen's version is pretty funny too... http://ellentube.com/videos/0-4ofcegmv/
Awesome.

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Just finished it up. Read the comments here and I think it's safe to say the general consensus is less than favorable. I wonder if all the disappointment for S-2 would have been tempered if everybody weren't consciously comparing it to S-1. The plot in S-1 was just as byzantine and difficult to follow. But it did have that wonderful performance by the two leads. We cared about what happened to them. These guys? Not so much. And it may be a long time before Vince Vaughn is offered another dramatic role.

In the end, the personal failings of Paul, Ray, and Frank ended up getting them killed. Paul was mired in the closet and his determination to stay there led him into an ambush, which he probably suspected (Ray certainly did). It was almost like he had a death wish. Ray had to get one more look at his son, and that got him killed. And Frank just couldn't stop avenging his little injustices. At least if he lost the suit, he might have had a fighting chance to make it out of the desert alive (but probably not). But then he'd have been broke, so back to square 1. He'd come too far for that, and had already made his peace.

In the end, only Bezzerides survived, along with Jordan and a new baby which, I suppose, was intended to symbolize "hope" or something. That not all the bad guys got their just desserts is uncomfortably similar to real life, and seems to be a recurring theme with Pizzolatto.

Overall rating: meh. Still, it would have been a passable modern noir had S-1 not made such an big impression. I'm really glad I saw S-1. MM's performance was unique and mesmerizing and the single-take ranch house chase scene was worth the price of admission. But I really could have done without S-2. I doubt I'll remember a single thing about it in another week or so.

I gave up on 'American Horror Story' because they just couldn't seem to keep the quality up in the anthology format and each season has been more ridiculous than the previous. Hope 'True Detective' doesn't follow the same trajectory, as Ray might say in one of his many moments of reflection.
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I wonder if all the disappointment for S-2 would have been tempered if everybody weren't consciously comparing it to S-1.
It depends, it's also a double-edge sword in that regard. Would it have been as big or highly anticipated if it started out like this.
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It depends, it's also a double-edge sword in that regard. Would it have been as big or highly anticipated if it started out like this.
Crap is crap, and ultimately, it sinks.
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Crap is crap, and ultimately, it sinks.
Well, I think that's the point. Would we have seen it as crap if we weren't comparing it to S-1, consciously and/or unconsciously? I'm not so sure. It was a competently done, atmospheric noirish thriller. But after S-1, we all just expected more. And we didn't get it.

Let's face it: even in the absence of S-1, it was never going to be viewed as great. Just didn't rise to that level. But it was decent. And Rachel McAdams gave a terrific performance. Like MM, she's a real pro. So there's that.
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Let's face it: even in the absence of S-1, it was never going to be viewed as great. Just didn't rise to that level. But it was decent. .
I think it will survive the test of time and find an audience that appreciates it.

It already has at least one. Even the people that don't like it still seem to have thngs to say about it.

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Would we have seen it as crap if we weren't comparing it to S-1, consciously and/or unconsciously?
I would, but I can't speak for others.


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But after S-1, we all just expected more. And we didn't get it.

Let's face it: even in the absence of S-1, it was never going to be viewed as great. Just didn't rise to that level. But it was decent.
Like I said before, not EVERYONE leapt for joy concerning S1.




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It already has at least one. Even the people that don't like it still seem to have thngs to say about it.
That's kind of a left-handed compliment...
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I still enjoyed the season, although not as much as S1. Even though HBO is considered THE prestige network, I preferred FX's Fargo to both TD1 and TD2.
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I still enjoyed the season, although not as much as S1. Even though HBO is considered THE prestige network, I preferred FX's Fargo to both TD1 and TD2.
Yeah but the cast for Fargo season 2 has some strange choices.

Good actors most of them but not sure they're right for this kind of show.
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Really looking forward to Fargo S2.
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Yeah but the cast for Fargo season 2 has some strange choices.

Good actors most of them but not sure they're right for this kind of show.
Hmmm, let's hope they got it right.



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Really looking forward to Fargo S2.
Same here...last season's best series IMO.

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I definitely enjoyed Season 1 of Fargo but it definitely fell short of the movie and True Detective Season 1 (masterpieces).

I put Fargo Season 1 more on the level of (or perhaps slightly better than ) The Killing or True Detective Season 2, very good but a step below great.

Billy Bob Thorton was great but Martin Freeman was a poor man's William H. Macy.

Looking very forward to Season 2 though.

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The fact that he Thread continues to march on with the continued debate of Like / Not Like says something ..


I've not seen Fargo the TV show yet, but I've heard good things about it .. I figure it should pop up on Netflix at some point ..

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The fact that he Thread continues to march on with the continued debate of Like / Not Like says something ..
Internet Hate knows no bounds...

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You really should...it's that good.

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You have a point...

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I've not seen Fargo the TV show yet, but I've heard good things about it .. I figure it should pop up on Netflix at some point ..
Do yourself a favor and Watch Season 1 of Fargo. I thought it was wonderful and better yet was faithful to the Coen brothers' original. Just a great, great show!
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I would like to watch Fargo season 1, but it doesn't appear to be on FXNow, nor is it on UVerse On Demand. I have no interest in subscribing to Hulu Plus just to watch a show I should get with my cable subscription. Maybe FX in its infinite wisdom will rerun season 1 before the season 2 premiere so I can record it.
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I would like to watch Fargo season 1, but it doesn't appear to be on FXNow, nor is it on UVerse On Demand. I have no interest in subscribing to Hulu Plus just to watch a show I should get with my cable subscription. Maybe FX in its infinite wisdom will rerun season 1 before the season 2 premiere so I can record it.
They almost always do. It's a pretty common practice on cablenets and premium cable channels. Just need to have enough DVR space available for a whole season.
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This thread should be Dead, Fred! Got It?

Now, my fellow Banned ones - GO HOME! - get the hell outta here.

Go on now! I Mean it! Scoot!

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Now, my fellow Banned ones - GO HOME! - get the hell outta here.

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LOL, nice one.

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I enjoyed both seasons. S1 more than S2, though.

I've watched S1 3 times now...
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