Fargo, a TV show that premiered a couple of weeks ago is a spinoff from the movie "Fargo." One of the main features in the movie was the snowy landscape of wintery Minnesota, and we get that in the TV show, too. We also get some similar characters, for example, Martin Freeman plays a character similar to the William H. Macy character in the movie. There are other similarities to the movie but also some big differences. Unfortunately, there's no Steve Buscemi character, at least so far, unless it's supposed to be Billy Bob Thornton's character.
Thornton plays an underhanded problem solver for hire who moonlights as a transient serial killer. So when a bunch of murders occur just after this stranger comes to the small town of Bemidji, MN, some of the townsfolk are suspicious.
Law officers and vengeful mobsters ask around about this stranger, and they got a fairly decent physical description. But it's an icy country. And the temperature is so cold there that it must freeze that portion of the ear drum that detects regional accents. Because no one seemed to have noticed that the mysterious stranger spoke with an Arkansas accent. But the credits say "this is a true story" in all caps, so we have to accept some inconsistencies.
First two episodes: One frozen corpse, one head bludgeoning, one shotgun murder, one brain stem stabbing, and one live person dropped in hole drilled in frozen lake.
So it got off to a good start. Check it out Tuesday nights on FX.