The Coen Brothers gave their blessing to FX to create a TV series from their famous 1986 film Fargo that starred Frances McDormand and William H. Macy. They shouldn’t have. The ratings for the first episode was “modest” at 2.65 million viewers and the second episode had less than that at 2.04 million viewers. Will it continue to decline?
I watched the season opener, The Crocodile’s Dilemma” and wasn’t all that impressed. It has the same look and feel as the original film but that’s where the similarity stops.
I was drawn to Fargo the TV series because another Hollywood actor looking for meaty roles decided to do a little TV work – Billy Bob Thornton. The commercials weren’t bad either. No doubt he’s good but I’m undecided if I want to watch more of this series.
After HBO’s True Detective, guess the bar was set too high for anyone else to follow. Kidding! I’ll just keep recording it.