Adapting a wildly unique and highly-acclaimed film could have turned out poorly, but this ended up being the year’s best new offering. It managed to match the tone of the film while telling a story different enough to be worthwhile, with terrific turns all around, from Martin Freeman (a dead ringer for William H. Macy in so many ways), Billy Bob Thornton, Colin Hanks, Allison Tolman, and everyone else. This anthology series, which was termed a miniseries but will return for a mostly unrelated second season, was unsettling, unnerving, and unforgettable, making the utmost use of its snowy landscapes to assist its storytelling.
Best Episode: “Morton’s Fork”
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