Rank #1: S2 – Hotdish – Episode 8
Grab a glass of Chablis and sit down for some hotdish with us. We learn how Ed and Peggy got Dodd to take a dysfunctional family trip with them after much prodding. Hanzee is on the hunt again and will go to great lengths to find out what happened to Dodd. Hank and Lou discover the leftovers from the Blomquist basement bash. All this and more on this week's hotdish with Fargo Talks Fargo.
Dec 01 2015
Rank #2: S2 – Episode 4
This week we break down the each of the "wars" that Charpie sees happening in "Fear and Trembling" on FX's Fargo. Lou is a bit lost about how to be around Betsy, Dodd reveals his possible protege, and Floyd makes her counter offer. Dodd, Simon, and Peggy all seem to be throwing a wrench in the gears as thing build to a head. Hanzee is on the hunt and encounters Karl and Mad Dog. All this and an unexpected thumb on Fargo Talks Fargo.
Nov 06 2015
Rank #3: S1 – Episode 7
Bill and Charpie go it alone in this breakdown. The opening of this show was a fantastic play of acting, editing, and music. Lester's plan masterfully goes off without a hitch since Molly isn't there to ask questions. Gus has a new mission to get Molly a spleen, but only seems to find guilt and flowers. Mr. Wrench and Molly chat as much as they can and Lester is ready to get back to work (or to work it). Lorne racks up some travel miles. DLH - RNH -FAR. I hope he got double miles for these trips. Gina and Lester are reunited. Molly seems to be losing it all. So much for "We're gonna win this one, Gus Grimly".
May 29 2014
Rank #4: S1 – Episode 1
Greg Carlson joins the Fargo Talks Fargo show this week to talk about Episode 1 of Fargo. The panel dives into the episode title and waxes intellectual about what it all means. We break down scenes and discuss what is up with the deer in the trunk. Bits of Fargo (the movie) are spotted throughout the episode. Charpie loves the sound of ham being rubbed and questions if Rachel Ray would really give that kind of advice. In the end, we ask the great question about who will die next.
Apr 17 2014
Rank #5: S1 – Episode 6
John Lamb, features writer from the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, joins us this week to recap the storm of the century on FX's Fargo. Buridan's Ass has us a bit confused about it's application to this episode, but we rip through the episode bit by bit to dissect as usual. Chumpf rocks his last piece of exercise equipment. John wants to hear more Metallica used in the show and is appalled by hospital care in Bemidji. Lester and Chas come to a very pointed discussion. Coffee time with Molly and Gus and so much more in this episode. Enjoy as Charpie and John argue the finer points of accurately dying on screen. Gus makes a huge mistake and sky fish...yes sky fish. Thanks to show sponsors: Fargo Brewing Company TAG
May 22 2014
Rank #6: S1 – Episode 8
Bill and Charpie break down Episode 8 The Heap in this episode of Fargo Talks Fargo. Lester has some "out with the old in with the new" in this episode, Molly makes a case with Bill again, Budge and Pepper find new circumstances, Ida and Molly chat, and other plot points. Then Noah Hawley chucks in a bit of an unexpected curveball that shifts the story. Charpie rocks a rant about red sauce and midwest white sauce for tacos. We talk about sorites paradox as well as Detective Kitty O'Day. Through it all, Bill is convinced of the soft heart of Bill Oswalt. Files are grains of sand in The Heap or are they characters in the show?
Jun 05 2014
Rank #7: S1 – Episode 5
Joe Riley, from GrillingAddiction.com, joins us again to talk about Episode 5 of Fargo from FX. We chat about "flashbacks" and the proper terms for use and if we like it. Bill wrangles Charpie and Joe from their glorious reunion from Fargo Talks Fargo Preshow 1. The Six Ungraspables is a big turn for the show lining up moving pieces as the show moves towards the wrap. Things are heating up for Molly Solverson, Gus Grimly has a chat about a really depressing "parable", Lorne Malvo is still a mystery and a very smooth character, but a total evil person (like Chris Brown). Holy smokes more parables and a crazy idea about them from CityPages columnist, Tatiana Craine.
May 15 2014
Rank #8: S1 – Episode 2
Diane Miller joins us this week to talk about Episode 2 "The Rooster Prince" and we chat about the crummy cars driven by the bad guys. Diane also tells us about her experience interviewing FX Fargo writer, Noah Hawley. Bill has been staring at license plates too much and is working on a conspiracy theory he expects others to figure out for him. Diane is unsure of Alison Tolman's portrayal of Molly to date. Hubba Bubba finally comes to light and we visit about Gus Grimly and his undressing neighbor. Also it turns out that regional trucking is a tough business. We all love the deuce.
Apr 24 2014
Rank #9: S1 – Episode 4
Carmela and Mia from the FXFargo Tumblr and Twitter join us this week. We've officially gone international since Carmela is in Australia. We discuss Eating the Blame along with our recap of the 1987 tie back to Stavros' mystery money. Lorne continues to keep things wonderfully constructed and complicated. Plagues possibly continue, Storm Watch 2006 is in the house, and it seems getting arrested is the hip thing on Fargo these days. Find out more about this and when we think Lester will get laid.
May 08 2014
Rank #10: S1 – Episode 3
Kris Kerzman from the Arts Partnership joins us this week to do some hardcore conspiracy breakdown. We talk about frozen panties guy, deer, ice scrapers, and all sorts of religious theology mumbo jumbo. This is our most "gunman on the grassy knoll" theory show to date, but we think this is the deep catalog thought process about the show beyond accents and hotdishes. Or we could be totally wrong but Fargo is proving great fun to analyze. Yes, those are Fargo Brewing Wood Chipper IPA cracking open in the background. Post show discovery is that we had the wrong Lebouef (True Grit not Shia). Ah jeez we missed that one. Well, enjoy your funeral hotdish.
May 01 2014
Rank #11: S1 – Hotdish – Episode 1
What the heck is a hot dish? It's a casserole don't ya' know. Fargo Talks Fargo has decided to add a bit more cream of mushroom sauce to the mix. Our Hotdish episodes will be quick comments and wrap ups recorded the night that Fargo airs on FX. Check out this episode as Bill recaps the big premiere party in Fargo, ND at the historic Fargo Theatre. As it turns out, last week's stabby comments were spot on.
Apr 16 2014
Rank #12: S1 – Episode 9
Carmela and Mia from the FXFargo Tumblr blog join Bill and Charpie again this week. FX's Fargo Episode 9 "A Fox, A Rabbit, and A Cabbage" is really lining up the forthcoming end of season one. Lorne has skills beyond killing and hunting, Lester move from D-bag to a totally deplorable person, and we speculate on how things could wrap up with a smattering of theories behind the story. Lou's attempts to serve cherry pie and Lorne is still as evil and slippery as ever. Ding dong...Hey Lester...you are evil.
Jun 12 2014
Rank #13: S1 – Hotdish – Episode 2
Coming off the second episode, we respond to "Who Dead Next" as well as other quick topics on this episode of the Hotdish. We learn more about Lorne and how much of a sissy that we think Lester is being about a little hole in his hand. Molly is hot on the trail of something but new boss hog, Bill, is obviously keen on keeping the local peace. If you have recently bronzed, try to keep it off your extortion letters, right?
Apr 23 2014
Rank #14: S1 – Hotdish – Episode 8
Noah Hawley drops a great show on us in this week's Fargo. Episode 8 "The Heap" show us each character still dealing from the consequences of their recent actions. Lester is no longer a cowardly lion, Molly is trying her hardest to still shake what she know in her gut to be true, and Gus has his florist on speed dial. That's when Noah drops it on us. Time shift and what happens after. The Fargo Brewing password of the week for a $1 off a beer in their taproom: Stapler
Jun 04 2014
Rank #15: S2 – Episode 7
Full recap of Episode 7 "Did You Do This? No, You Did" finds Bill and Charpie actually recording in the same rom together. Simone still has herself in a bad spot. Are her troubles over at the hand of Bear? Floyd seems to be setting some sort of trap or plan in motion with unbeknownst to Hank. Karl is a man of many talents and helps create a tender moment with Betsy. Mike Milligan makes some big moves taking out the Undertaker. Thanks to our sponsors for this season of Fargo Talks Fargo. Please go visit them or sign up. They do cool stuff by supporting our podcast. Fargo Brewing Company - Visit the taproom, plan a trip and get here...just do it. You won't regret it. Woodchipper IPA is the stuff...plus we got to see a foot in a meat grinder in tonight's episode. Audible.com - Go and visit them and sign up. Each new membership gets you a free book with your trial. Check it out because Audible is a fantastic way to listen to books. Bill recommends checking out Chuck Klosterman's Fargo Rock City.
Nov 26 2015
Rank #16: S1 – Hotdish – Episode 3
A quick take on Fargo Episode 3. Malvo continues his escapades of messing with people and being generally evil and funny at the same time (remind me never to wear a tie again). Then Charpie drops a bomb on Bill that he missed and the Hotdish takes a turn. Spoilers ahead. We can't wait to talk at length about it tomorrow night. Ice Scraper!
Apr 30 2014
Rank #17: S2 – Hotdish – Episode 10
It has come to that time again this season on Fargo when we tie up the loose ends, leave the rest to the imagination, and say so long, farewell, auf wiedersehen goodbye. What a wild ride. Episode 10, Palindrome, proves to be just as wonderfully juicy as previous episodes. Peggy still has a possible screw loose, Lou has some great news via payphone, and Hanzee likes to watch baseball in the park. Mike Milligan has evidently clawed his way to middle management. So much to to talk about this week on the full recap. Until then, please enjoy this helping of hotdish.
Dec 15 2015
Rank #18: S2 – Episode 6
Season 2, Episode 6 "Rhinoceros" charges us up with a lot of tension and a heavy dose of Karl Weathers. We talk with Carmela of the fxfargo.tumblr.com site this week. Simone tips Mike's hand once again, The Gehrhardts are on the move to fix their butcher issues and retrieve Charlie, and Peggy is still committed to self actualization.
Nov 19 2015
Rank #19: S2 – Episode 10
Bill and Charpie get together in Fargo to talk about their feelings and break down the show. Amidst a technical difficulty they have to go back and record a bit of the show. Sorry for the interruption in the show folks. It's another end to another great season of Fargo. Both feel pretty darn satisfied with the outcome of the final episode and wax on some topics. Gail Kitchen utters a mumble. Hanzee is a love child and a future mob boss? The Solverson crew is still a stunning family. Thanks for tuning in this season.
Dec 18 2015
Rank #20: S2 – Hotdish – Episode 9
Ermahgerd! Martin Freeman narrates this episode which was ba-na-nas! Bill and Charpie are almost at a loss for what to talk about. Betsy takes a fall. Lou is run out of the town. Hanzee plays a serous hand and gets shabby. You can't take Bear down easily. Ben S**t (no typo) makes a reference to Rapid City. Ed and Peggy are up to tricks. Hank we love you. Oh...and a UFO. No big deal. All this and more in Season 2, Episode 9 "The Castle." Go read your Kafka kids.
Dec 08 2015