All four seasons of 'Fargo' in a nutshell

By Neal Justin, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) on

Published in Entertainment News

Before Sunday's premiere, you can take a road trip through the past three seasons, all of which can be found on Hulu. First-timers are in for the ultimate joy ride.


Setting: Minnesota and North Dakota, 2006.

Cast: Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman.

What we said then: "This just may be one of the most engaging, brilliantly acted, unpredictable products ever seen on TV. It should be the model for more programs: a limited series with a tidy ending that doesn't leave us hanging. One writer responsible for almost every line of dialogue. Great actors who don't feel bogged down by a series that could have them handcuffed for five years."



Setting: Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, 1979.

Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, Patrick Wilson.

What we said: "Creator Noah Hawley has managed to sustain a quirky sense of humor, Midwest moodiness and nervous tension. The chase is not nearly as fascinating as the characters, most notably officer Hank Larsson (Ted Danson, whose demeanor and accent are so Minnesotan you'd swear the actor spent his childhood summers fishing on Leech Lake) and hit man Mike Milligan (Bokeem Woodbine, cool as a cucumber soaked in a Bloody Mary).



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