Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Fargo finale "“Morton’s Fork”

Fargo finale ""Morton’s Fork"

*Spoiler Alert*

( Morton's Fork -named for a rhetorical device in which two arguments lead to the same bad conclusion *slow nod* )

This miniseries did a fantastic job with using symbolism and parables to give the show a philosophical undercurrent.

It's enjoyable tv with plenty of material mined from its narrative -if you’re willing to dig a little bit, or pay close attention to the things characters tell each other.

What makes Fargo not just a powerful show but a pleasurable one–is that it sets Malvo and Lester against a larger background of goodness. puts it thus: "It is not a simple black-hat vs. white-hat show, because it’s concerned not with heroism or nobility but something both more common and more interesting: decency"

Hear Bemidji Police Chief Bill Ostwalt ( Bob Odenkirk, remember Saul Goodman of 'Breaking Bad' ? ) :

"..Don’t got the stomach for it. Not like some. Wearing the badge, seeing the things people are capable of, the inhumanity...

Whatever happened to: saying good morning to your neighbours, shovelling their walks, bringing in their totters .

I used to have positive opinions about the world, about people, used to think the best. Now, I'm looking over my shoulders. An unquiet mind, that's what the wife calls it."

How poetic that Lorne Malvo fixed his compound fracture, saw a wolf, then Gus appeared with the answer to his riddle

A wolf will bite off its own leg to survive.

How poetic that timid Gus was the reluctant hero at the end..gunning down the big bad wolf, Lorne Malvo ( after solving the riddle: Humans see more shades of green than any other colour 'cos we've evolved to be predators! )

How poetic that Lester sprinted onto thin ice, thought he was getting away with it until he finally fell through.

Great miniseries! 8-|

Highly recommended!




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