This is probably my least favorite season of Fargo and it was still really solid.

  • Terrific acting. Chris Rock (and Glynn Turman) were spectacular.
  • The Wizard of Oz episode was a singular triumph and one of the best episodes in Noah Hawley's quiver.

But the entire thing was just too long. This was eleven episodes that could have been trimmed down to eight fairly easily; it feels like a consequence of Hawley's stature within FX being so sacrosanct that nobody can tell him no. (That's projection, of course, but if he was going to be indulgent I would have preferred him to be at least interestingly indulgent.)

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