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'Fargo' Recap: The 5 Best Moments Of 'Buridan's Ass'

May 21st, 2014 11:06am EDT
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Here are the best moments from last night’s bloody episode of Fargo:

1. The Sad Story of Don Chumph

Glenn Howerton’s character, Don Chumph (get it? because he’s a chump?), has been hit and miss on the show. His accent is atrocious and his motivations are foggy. He’s not smart enough to be a worthwhile player or dumb enough to be fun. But tonight was by far his best episode.

When Malvo gives him a voice changer, he immediately does what any human being would do. “Luke, I’m your father,” he says with a distorted voice. Malvo immediately slaps him.

Don asks for a 60-40 split on the black...
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'Fargo' Recap: The Best And Worst Of 'A Muddy Road'

April 30th, 2014 9:06am EDT
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Here are the best and worst moments from the third episode of Fargo, “A Muddy Road:”

Best:

Opening flashback: We’re you wondering who the man Malvo was carrying around in his trunk in the pilot was? Well, that question was at least partially solved in this episode. The man had been dragged out of his work by Malvo. The image of him being dragged through the office, out of the elevator, and through the parking lot perfectly illustrates the terrifying nature of him.

Malvo while highlighting the humor of the show. We already know that after Malvo shoved the man in the trunk, he got into a...
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'Fargo' Recap: The Best And Worst Of 'The Rooster Prince'

April 23rd, 2014 8:26am EDT
'Fargo' Recap: The Best And Worst Of 'The Rooster Prince'
The second episode of a new series is always a good indication of the direction the show will be going. The pilot is basically a pitch to the networks and to viewers, highlighting the characters and overall plot. However, the second episode is usually written and shot weeks later, after plenty of conversations and revisions. While Fargo’s pilot was a bit more focused, shocking and dark, the second episode “The Rooster Prince” is filled with the promise of what the show could be. There’s still that tone of dark comedy with characters that are compelling and fun, but the episode wasn’t near a...
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'Fargo' Recap: Memorable Moments From The Pilot 'The Crocodile's Dilemma'

April 16th, 2014 9:22am EDT
'Fargo' Recap: Memorable Moments From The Pilot 'The Crocodile's
FX is on a roll. The network has consistently put out quality original television, like Justified, The Bridge, and The Americans. (But let’s ignore Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management.) They take risks in programming and allow the show runners to control their product without too much interference. That’s why it’s safe to start watching any new FX series with high expectations. Fargo, which is loosely based on the Oscar-winning 1996 film, is the newest addition to the stellar FX roster.

Characters Worth Remembering:

Lester Nygaard: As King of the Sadsacks, Lester (Martin Freeman) is meekne...
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Billy Bob Thornton Gives Insight To FX's Dark Comedy 'Fargo'

April 15th, 2014 9:31am EDT
Billy Bob Thornton Gives Insight To FX's Dark Comedy 'Fargo'
It seems as though mini-series are quite a trend today. If you are an avid TV viewer, you are most likely tuning into one every week. That case, you won’t mind to add another show to your list.

Premiering this week is the highly anticipated crime drama, with a dark comedic flare, titled “Fargo.” Does the name ring a bell? You may recall seeing Frances McDormand winning an Oscar for her role in the 1996 movie adaption. “Fargo,” a Coen Brothers’ film, won Best Screenplay at the 1997 Academy Awards as well as was said to have been "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the...
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Graham Yost On 'Justified's' Season (And Series!) Ending

April 8th, 2014 2:08pm EDT
Graham Yost On 'Justified's' Season (And Series!) Ending
Graham Yost is one of our favorite showrunners of all time, because he's a genius and because he's always willing to explain said genius. Previously, Graham let us pick his brain about The Americans, which he executive produces. But we know him best as the showrunner of Justified, which ends its penultimate season tonight. Here's what Graham had to say about the conclusion of Season 5, the end of the entire series next spring, and the one show on broadcast television that he loves (hint: so do we!)

"You’ll see a big shift in the finale," he said of tonight's episode. "You’ll see what happe...
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7 Awful TV Series Finales That Caused Fan Outrage

April 5th, 2014 7:00pm EDT
7 Awful TV Series Finales That Caused Fan Outrage
When How I Met Your Mother ended this past week after nine seasons, reaction among fans was somewhat mixed. Some fans said that Ted and Robin belonged together, just like other long-time TV couples like Ross and Rachel or Carrie and Big. But other fans resorted to throwing a tantrum on Twitter, saying the show essentially ended right back at square one, nine years later.

Whether you loved or hate the How I Met Your Mother finale, it just proves that we can all get a little too attached to our favorite shows sometimes. When the producers pull the rug out from under viewers in a much anticip...
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'Justified' Recap: 'Starvation'

April 2nd, 2014 8:26am EDT
'Justified' Recap: 'Starvation'
Justified is quickly coming to an end; there's one more episode left in Season 5 after tonight, and then just one more season for one of the best TV series in recent memory. Knowing that, and with what happened last week still on our minds, we're looking for the saga of the Florida Crowes to wrap up in a big way starting now. And we are not disappointed by this next-to-last episode.

Wynn Duffy is telling his colleagues that both Picker and Boyd are dead, but we know this is a lie, and the drug cartel guy he's trying to convince doesn't believe it either. Duffy is willing to say anything to...
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Jenn Lyon Shows Off Her Comedic Side In 'Saint George'

March 27th, 2014 12:15pm EDT
Jenn Lyon Shows Off Her Comedic Side In 'Saint George'
Jenn Lyon has traded in her shotgun. The Justified actress - who broke Raylan Givens' heart as duplicitous bartender Lindsey Salazar last season - is now starring as Mackenzie Bradford-Lopez on freshman sitcom Saint George. BFTV chatted with Jenn last week about being on her third series with the same network, and what it's like to go from dating Timothy Olyphant to being the ex-wife of George Lopez.

"They've drawn up adoption papers now," she joked of her relationship with FX (she was in an episode of Louie before Justified). "I'm just glad to be working. It's kind of weird because Saint ...
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'Justified' Recap: 'The Toll'

March 26th, 2014 8:25am EDT
'Justified' Recap: 'The Toll'
There are only two episodes of Justified's fifth season left after tonight, so it's no surprise that things have been getting real for awhile now. The death of a Crowe last week is just the beginning of the usual mayhem that leads up to a Justified season finale. Part two is - after foreshadowing it with several episodes of his being limited to ominous cameo appearances - putting Art Mullen in the line of fire.

Having murdered Judith in the prison chapel, Ava is cleaning up in the nearest bathroom when Penny (Danielle Panabaker) appears, and the two try to act like nothing is wrong. It's o...
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