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    Really love this show. Can't wait to see Bruce Campbell as Reagan!
     
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    ^^ Oh, yeah. I forgot he was going to be on the show.

    If you haven't already read his book 'If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor'
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    Will do. Also, can't wait for Ash vs. Evil Dead to start!!
     
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    I kind of wish that Campbell's involvement wouldn't have been mentioned here - it would have been a nice surprise - but that's what I get for cruising the superhighway!

    Very impressed with the opening couple of episodes this year. They've broadened their palate of directors and cinematographers to emulate to excellent effect - the visual storytelling, rather than being an exercise in empty style, has served to illuminate character and sculpt mood like few other programs have bothered to try. It's a treat to be shown a story on TV rather than just told it.

    Some of the accent work has been on the edge, bless 'em, but you can't have everything.
     
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    I would have put it as a spoiler, but it's been on the previews, so it's not really a secret.
     
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    Oh I wasn't lobbing a criticism! I'm just the sort of nut that refuses to watch previews / read official press until after I've had a chance to have a look at whatever I'm curious enough about to try to see. Nothing wrong with mentioning what would be common knowledge to the sane. :D
     
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    It's all good. Just to be clear, I meant the previews at the end of the episodes. Not stuff that came out before the show started. Although maybe that's neither here nor there if you haven't watched the show yet.
     
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    Another solid hour hour down as the tale ratchets on. Hopefully this thread will see some more chatter in the coming weeks. Such a worthy entertainment.
     
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    Loved season one and after watching S2E1 I am quite confident that they will be able to deliver something similarly entertaining.
    It will be hard to replace BB Thornton though.
     
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    Season 1 blew me away. Haven't started season 2 but definitely on my 'must watch' short list.
     
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    It won't top season 1 but so far I'm liking season 2.
     
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    ^^
    Honestly...True but it's one of my favorite shows. I love everything about it.
     
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    Latest episode was top-notch. Really liking Patrick Wilson, his acting and his character, in this. Loved the way he handled the encounters with the Gerhardts and the Kansas City crew. And I'm not really a big fan of him in general.

    This, along with The Knick and The Leftovers, are a few of the only shows I completely tune into. Most other shows I'm fiddling around on the computer while they're on. But Fargo, and the others I mentioned, are completely engrossing.
     
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    This! Just caught up on the new season of The Leftovers a couple of days ago; so damn good! Haven't started up with s2 of The Knick yet, but the initial run was easily one of the 2 or 3 most interesting things on air last year. Fabulous (and compellingly incongruous) soundtrack, too - that Cliff Martino works some serious magic with his cheap synths.

    Patrick Wilson is as good in Fargo as you say. Seems like I must have seen him in earlier roles but, as I can't remember any of them right now, I must not have been that impressed.
     
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    LOVE the music for The Knick.

    Wilson's probably best known for the first two Insidious films, and The Conjuring, and maybe Watchmen. Sorta wooden and bland. He's killing it here though. Stood his ground with both those groups of baddies and even threw in a "yo mama" joke.
     
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    I didn't care for Saw at the time so I've pretty much been ignoring James Wan since. Am I missing out? Meet me over at the horror thread, I guess.

    The "yo mama" joke was the best! So deadpan and unexpected.
     
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    Nah. Those Wan movies are all pretty lame.
     
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    Totally. He's doing a great job in this show. Ted Danson is doing a good job too.

    Its impressive how they have captured the tone and style of the Coen's, without over-doing it.
    Everything is well written and subtle.

    Also, its nice to see Bokeem Woodbine land a cool part as Mike Milligan (with his two silent pals the Kitchen brothers).
    Epic characters, i loved 'em immediately.

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    Bokeem is also killing it. Loved the whole scene with Brad Garrett about the soft water.
     
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    Ok, so tonight's episode just started, but I've got to give it a big thumbs up on the inspired musical choice of DEVO at the beginning.
     
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    Episode 4 ruled. I love this show, and i think this season is better than the last.
    Not taking anything away from the first season.

    This show is fast becoming a classic.

    Did i understand it correctly . . .
    the Native Indian guy experienced time-loss when he saw the UFO?
     
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    Right there with you, Joe - this year is an improvement on an already excellent enterprise.

    I'm embarrassed to say how long it took me to realize that Wilson was playing a young Carradine, by the way, and that we met little Molly on one of her first crime scenes!

    Not sure what was up with Hanzee blinking at the sky - I'll have to have a second look.
     
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    Wait, these are the characters from the first season? How did I not realize that??
     
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    Yeah I realized that right away from the first episode (younger versions of familiar characters from season 1). I just suspected as the series continues (and why not it's so good) they'll just keep going back in years, i.e. season 3 will be in the 60's.
     
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    Good theory - I wonder if we get to to see the true stories behind the suicides the cops were talking about ('war stories') in episode 2?! I am curious if they were dropping hints for season two during season one?!

    Also, I think Mike Milligan and the Kitchen brothers are equally scary/great as Lorne Malvo (Thornton). That stand off with the sheriff in episode two was just perfectly done.

    Man, what a great show!
     

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