I can talk all day about the Coen brothers, who are two of my favorite directors. Fargo, their 1996 movie which was their major breakthrough into Hollywood, remains one of their best efforts. It’s a hilariously dark thriller in the way only the Coen brothers would conceive.
But I wasn’t too sure what to expect when I heard that Fargo was going to be adapted for television on FX. It will become a limited run series. I’m a little unsure how the film will turn out, particularly that none of the original actors will reprise their roles. I don’t know how involved the Coens are in the project but the series will be written by Noah Hawley and introduce new scenarios for the characters. The concept is interesting but I’m not sure if it can be pulled off flawlessly like the movie.
But what do you think?