Of the many elements that made the Coen Brothers 1996 crime drama “Fargo” such a winning success and one of their finest films, was how they hoodwinked the audience from nearly the very first frame. Presenting the film as “Based on a true story,” it actually wasn’t at all, with the Coens hoping the moviegoers would forgive some of the more twisty developments of movie, if they though it was true. And it seems the TV show will do the same.
FX has unveiled the first seven minute of the “Fargo,” and it has an even longer disclaimer claiming this is based on a “true story.” We’ll see how that pans out, but for now the first taste of the show is very, very Coens. From the visuals and mood, to even the score by Jeff Russo, which sounds not unlike the work of Carter Burwell. But we’ll say this, it kicks off with a bang and we’re kinda hooked already.
“Fargo” debuts on Tuesday, April 15th at 10 PM. Get ready for more Minnesota nice.