Saturday, June 14, 2014

What I’m Watching: Fargo

Fargo: Season 1, Episode 9 “A Fox, a Rabbit, and a Cabbage” (B+)

Things don’t get any less interesting a year in the future on this show, and they’re even more unnerving and unsettling than before. It’s hard to figure out just what Lorne Malvo wants to accomplish in his life, killing his mark and his girlfriend simply because Lester insisted on confronting him and planting some minute bit of suspicion in the minds of those who believed he was an affable dentist and then hunting Lester down, only to shoot his wife in the head with Lester watching. It’s a real shame since Lester could have avoided the whole mess this time by not calling upon his newfound courage to nudge his way back into Lorne’s life, and he had a wife who was willing to lie to the police for him simply because it seemed like he had talked himself into trouble somehow. I’m sure glad that Lorne didn’t see fit to harm Lou, and it’s probably for the best that Molly arrived just as he was leaving the diner. It’s good to see some enthusiasm for Molly’s cause, and hopefully Gus’ postal sighting of Lorne will help fuel the fire even more and help Molly and crew catch him by the end of the next episode. I really do hope that we have more than just one hour of this fabulous series left and that a second season is in the works since this premise has proved extraordinarily fascinating and effective and certainly worthy of another round.

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