Rank #1: S2 – Episode 1
John Lamb, from The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, joins Bill and Charpie to talk about the season 2 premiere. The guys recap all that they can about the cast of characters revealed in S02E01 "Waiting for Dutch." Plenty of Coen-esque humor and gentle nods to previous work happens. Bill gets a bit to wrapped up in the number six while Charpie finds out that Cusaks sound alike. UFOs and such, oh jeez! We all agree there will be much more to come from Peggy.
Oct 15 2015
Rank #2: 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 #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 10
Bill and Charpie break down the season 1 finale of FX's Fargo. Both are pleased with the results and want to leave a bit with the listeners to continue to think about. Bill notes that Noah Hawley says not everything always fits neatly into a box and the show finale is the same. The guys share thanks for all the people that have helped along the way this season and will reunite for a show when the DVD extras come out. Until then...ah, heck...getting all Bill Oswalt weepy....take care, ya know. The Fargo Brewing password of the week for a $1 off a beer in their taproom: Deal or No Deal TAG Fargo checkout password for 15% off our US or Canada order: Fargo Thanks to show sponsors: Fargo Brewing Company TAG
Jun 19 2014
Rank #5: S2 – Episode 5
In our Episode 5 recap of Fargo's FX, we break down "The Gift of the Magi" with Joe Riley again. War is on and it's a sneak attack. Tomato..tomahtoe....Honzee....Hanzee...either way that guy is tough as hell. We chat about Dodd feeling on top of the world, but think Floyd is onto him and there may be some recourse. Ed has a burning desire to leave top, except that Peg sold the car and seems to want to stay. Charlie and Simone have their own personal dilemmas.
Nov 12 2015
Rank #6: 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 #7: S2 – Episode 3
The full recap of Episode 3 "The Myth of Sisyphus" has Bill and Charpie talking more about colors each character wears. The color grading in this season is a on point for Bill. There is stark contrast between the Gerhardt meeting and the Kansas City crew meeting. Holy Schmidt! Ben Schmidt is a character from Season 1? Betsy continues to do on heck of a job for both Lou and now Hank at the beauty parlor. Peggy hears this and we find that crashing a car on ice is harder than you think. Jerry...ahem...Skip is buried before his typewriter dreams can take hold. It was definitely high noon on Fargo this week.
Oct 29 2015
Rank #8: S3 – Episode 1
Bill and Charpie dive into the world that is the first episode of season 3 of Fargo "The Law of Vacant Places". Bill can't help but continue the trend of Big Lebowski references and makes some strange prognostications (STFU Bill...er...Donny). Charpie holds down the sanity of the episode with memories of Red Owl bags. Was Ennis watching season 2 of Fargo on his tv? Was that really a Hugo award? Will Bill and Charpie ever figure out how to play Bridge? All these burning questions will be sort of answered on this episode of Fargo Talks Fargo. It's time to set the scene, eh? You betcha!
Apr 24 2017
Rank #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: S3 – Episode 6
Fargo's Season 3, Episode 6 "The Lord of Mercy" take us to a few deep places we didn't expect. Bill and Charpie find themselves still talking about pravda and nepravda as VM spins tales. Meemo is a fine instrument, while Yuri is more blunt. All this and more on the full breakdown this week. Plus, fun with email subject lines in the mail grab bag. Bill starts a new metal band as well. Enjoy!
May 26 2017
Rank #14: 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 #15: S2 – Episode 8
Charpie feels this has been the masterpiece so far this season. Bill isn't sure yet, but loved the episode a bunch. In Episode 8 "Loplop", we find out a lot about Peggy's state of mind as the show opens. Dodd turns out to have a bit of comedic if not dark comedy chops in true Coen-form. The props, sets, lighting, photography, and just plain everything in this episode is wonderful. Please go back and watch how wonderfully crafted this episode is to watch. This one was a fun to watch.
Dec 03 2015
Rank #16: 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 #17: 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 #18: S2 – Episode 9
Bill and Charpie talk about all the big payoff that come due in Season 2 Episode 9 "The Castle" of FX's hit, Fargo. The massacre comes to fruition in this episode. Bill feels the UFO was a long time coming and the hints were all there in the first 2-3 minutes of episode. Charpie dissects a bit of Kafka. Both enjoy the way Hank is played this season. Hanzee drops a stunner on Floyd. Both guys felt it was the shocking part of this hour of Fargo.
Dec 10 2015
Rank #19: 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 #20: S3 – Episode 7 – Hotdish
So many scenes and so little time on the hotdish to discuss it all. Dammik is the climate change denier of good detective work, Bill thinks that Nikki is a still a cat, and Charpie continues his deep web of conspiracy theory. Both guys are excited to see Russell Harvard on the show again. If you don't know, look him up. Hello, Mr. Wrench! Simmer down...it's a photo from season 1.
Jun 01 2017