Fargo: The Tragedy of the Commons
November 23, 2023 6:19 AM - Season 5, Episode 1 - Subscribe

After an unexpected series of events lands Dorothy "Dot" Lyon in hot water with the authorities, this seemingly typical Midwestern housewife is suddenly plunged back into a life she thought she had left behind.
posted by neilbert (7 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
The first two minutes were just so good. Wonder if we’ll come back around to what caused the melee.
posted by supercres at 8:41 AM on November 24, 2023 [2 favorites]

The show that is on TV just before the kidnappers break in is -- I'm pretty sure -- a real, contemporary, twin cities, daytime show. Much like how in the original film we see a bit of "Good Company" with Steve and Sharon Edelmen, a pillar of 1980s twin cities daytime TV.
posted by paper chromatographologist at 11:12 AM on November 25, 2023

oh man this was a great opener. kept throwing me curveballs. dying to know everything about dot’s secret past as what, a badass assassin apparently? the juxtaposition of the minnesota accent and midwestern mom mannerisms with ruthless violence is always entertaining to me.
posted by dis_integration at 8:38 PM on November 25, 2023

Yes, that was a real episode of The Jason Show, from Oct 29, 2019.
posted by cinnamonduff at 10:54 AM on November 26, 2023 [1 favorite]

It's nice to watch a decent TV show; it's been awhile.

David Rhysdahl (Temple's char's husband) has real John Linnell from TMBG energy in some of these shots.
posted by fleacircus at 9:11 PM on November 30, 2023

Chekhov's air horn.
posted by kirkaracha at 8:20 AM on January 30 [2 favorites]

Watched this not so long after Ted Lasso and had to do some adjusting Juno Temple wise. What a great opening episode!
posted by rongorongo at 3:06 PM on February 10

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