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‘A Serious Man,’ the Goy’s Teeth and the Coenesque

“When we watch the films, we can be Larry — agonising over ‘feeling the question’ — or we can be Sussman, content not to know but still enjoying the experience.”

A Humanistic Conclusion: Fargo ‘Palindrome’ (Recap)

“Even removed from the extraterrestrials and murderous Midwestern crime families, the world of Fargo is a violent and disturbing one, and Hank attempts to do his part by creating an Esperanto-like universal language.”

Like Its Characters’ Christmas Plans, ‘Krampus’ Is More Fun in Concept Than Execution

“As it is, it’s like a stocking crammed with too many little bits and bobs that came to mind for the stocking-stuffer, ultimately pleasing no one like one or two well-considered big gifts would have.”

Murder and Reagan: Fargo ‘The Gift of the Magi’ (Recap)

“The voice of a fictional Ronald Reagan (played with a perfect mix of jocularity and sincerity by Bruce Campbell) looms over ‘The Gift of the Magi,’ setting a tone in the first act that never wanes throughout the episode.”

Out of Respect for the Dead: Fargo ‘Fear and Trembling’ (Recap)

“In Noah Hawley’s show inspired by the Coen brothers’ work, a high body count and a willingness to laugh at it have been no less a part of the universe, in some ways serving as the most direct connection between the series and the film.”

Pushing Boulders: Fargo ‘The Myth of Sisyphus’ (Recap)

“Gallows humor is a trademark of just about all of the Coens’ work (and Fargo in particular), and Noah Hawley and his writers have done a brilliant job of coming up with gags worthy of their show’s namesake.”

It Really Tied the Plot Together: Fargo ‘Before the Law’ (Recap)

“Beyond being a neat stylistic trick and an effect that would make Abel Gance proud, the use of split-screens in the first two episodes of Fargo Season 2 has the helpful narrative role of directly uniting the show’s disparate narrative elements.”

Capturing the Coens: Fargo ‘Waiting for Dutch’ (Recap)

“The little side comments throughout “Waiting for Dutch” keep the episode light on its feet, but never in a way which overwhelms the story or characters, making for a fantastic start to the season.”