Fargo - An Unofficial Podcast
By Bald Move
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A Podcast from Jim and A.Ron of Bald Move covering reviews, theories and feedback for Fargo on FX? Well ok then.
||ExplicitSeason Three Wrap Up||Season three of FX’s Fargo has proven to be another polarizing season among the fan base, and for once, we’re on the sweet side of it! We loved the ambiguity and economic and political themes this year, and thought the villain...||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit310 – Somebody to Love||FX’s Fargo season three draws to a close, with the finale episode, “Somebody to Love”. In a dramatic twist, everyone who loved season two, which was everyone but Jim and I, absolutely hated this finale. And yet, the only...||6/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit309 – Aporia||FX’s Fargo continues on it’s hot run with this week’s episode, “Aporia”. Jim and I break down the highlights of this installment, Emmitt tells Gloria a whole lot of truth, Wrench and Nikki get Biblical on Varga’s gang, Moe...||6/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit308 – Who Rules the Land of Denial?||FX’s Fargo threw audiences a supernatural, out of nowhere curve ball this week in “Who Rules the Land of Denial” and A.Ron…. loved it? The man who hates a fishnado, the man who revolts at the first sign of UFO, is all down for...||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit307 – The Law of Inevitability||FX’s Fargo continues to pick up steam as it heads into the final stretch, with “The Law of Inevitability” dealing with the aftermath of Emmitt’s loss (he doesn’t acquit himself well), Sy coming to grips with the destruction of his...||6/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit306 – The Lord of No Mercy||Jim and A.Ron are floored at the surge of pacing on the back half of this season’s Fargo, as typified in “The Lord of No Mercy”. Shocking events unfold as our hero, the technically challenged Gloria Burgle, goes head to head with...||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit305 – The House of Special Purpose||FX’s Fargo comes out swinging this week on “The House of Special Purpose”, delivering top notch black comedy and savage inhuman beatings with equal aplomb. Seriously, somebody should get an Emmy nom just for the phrase...||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit304 – The Narrow Escape Problem||There is a whole lot to ponder in “The Narrow Escape Problem”, the latest episode of FX’s Fargo. Communist propaganda, meditations on the 1%, Joseph Stalin, bulimia, Ewan McGreggor playing a different Ewan McGreggor playing yet...||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit303 – The Law of Non-Contradiction||Jim and A.Ron struggle to wrap their minds around the apparently “useless machine” of an episode of FX’s Fargo, “The Law of Non-Contradiction”. Is the ep an artistic triumph, or ultimately a pointless treadmill of plot? Is...||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit302 – The Principle of Restricted Choice||FX’s Fargo was very, very good this week, expertly blending the unfathomable pinheadery and sublime comedy that has become the series hallmarks in “The Principle of Restricted Choice”. We talk about the dramatic possibilities of using...||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit301 – The Law of Vacant Places||FX’s Fargo is back for it’s third season, and it’s visually exciting and is chock full of colorful characters played by gifted actors and we’re all having a lot of fun. But it’s also the exact same Fargo formula...||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit210 – Palindrome||Jim and A.Ron close the books on season two of Fargo, as we consider the finale episode, “Palindrome”. We discuss how we feel about Hanzee, Peggy vs. feminism, the Solverson family, and the Kansas City mafia in the final analysis, consider...||12/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit209 – The Castle||Where you come down on Fargo’s latest episode, “The Castle”, and perhaps the season as a whole, entirely hinges on whether you swallow the final act… We did not, and thus are in the uncomfortable position of not liking and yet still admiring...||12/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit208 – Loplop||FARGO WINS THE WEEK! In “Loplop”, Fargo hits all the notes; comedy, drama, suspense, without ever causing any tonal conflicts, and sets the season on it’s final, no doubt bloody, and most likely weird, trajectory. It wasn’t perfect; we...||12/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit207 – Did You Do This? No, You Did It!||“Did You Do This? No, You Did It!” I think we’ll both take the credit/blame for this latest podcast on Fargo… Lots of stuff to talk about, from Simone’s tragic end, to Mike Milligan’s desperate gamble, to Mama Gerhardt’s turning...||11/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit206 – Rhinoceros||A.Ron is sick and the show notes are suffering for it. But this otherwise excellent podcast for Fargo’s extremely excellent episode 206, “Rhinoceros” managed to be recorded just before the precise instant he lost his voice. We talk a...||11/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit205 – The Gift of the Magi||Fargo episode 205, “Gift of the Magi”, was a real deal… Both sides of the Gerhardt and KC war take grievous losses, tensions between Bear and Dodd threaten to boil over, Hanzee’s loyalties are tested, Peggy has an apparent change of heart, but..||11/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit204 – Fear and Trembling||Jim and A.Ron are pleasantly surprised at the pacing of Fargo season 2; while there might have been some cheats here and there and along the way, we’ve got the anticipated Kansas City / Fargo war declared just four episodes into the season, with...||11/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit203 – The Myth of Sisyphus||This week we debate the horrors of being buried in asphalt vs. dumped into an ice-covered lake, praise Lou profusely, question where Hitler fits into this puzzle, and bring Lorne Malvo into the equation.||10/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit202 – Before the Law||Jim and A.Ron are in the middle of an embarrassment of TV riches, as we enjoy episode 202 of FX’s Fargo, “Before the Law” We discuss the music, the cinematography, and the philosophy of the episode, as we ponder alien entanglements, commercial...||10/21/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit201 – Waiting for Dutch||Jim and A.Ron are flabbergasted at what Fargo is able to get away with doing and still remain Fargo. It’s pretty incredible, actually. We discuss the mid-west gang war that provides the broad strokes of the season, lay odds on how many different...||10/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason 2 Preview||Jim and A.Ron are ready for Fargo season two to start next week, and to get the ball rolling we have a mini-preview / roundup of casting news, plot outlines, early advance reviews, episode titles, and a bit of feedback. Fargo begins this coming...||10/7/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason One Wrapup||Jim, A.Ron and Eric three way bang the Fargo wrap up for season one. We talk the finale, possible plots for season two, more Fargo story telling innovations, and A.Ron learns to stop worrying and love the Gus. All this plus a heaping helping of...||6/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit110 – Morton’s Fork||The first season of FX’s Fargo is in the books, and what an impressive rookie season it was. A.Ron and Jim have some small quibbles about the finale, but overall are impressed. Next week we come back for a season one wrap up cast. Let us know what...||6/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit109 – A Fox, A Rabbit, and A Cabbage||Jim and A.Ron ponder the meaning of the latest excellent episode of FX’s Fargo, “A Fox, A Rabbit, and A Cabbage”. Thing discussed; more evidence of Lorne’s supernatural flavor, Lester’s increasingly bad life decisions, turducken,...||6/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit108 – The Heap||Jim and A.Ron are super impressed with this episode of Fargo episode 108, “The Heap”. Lots of innovative and ballsy film-making on display, and we talk about it all. We talk about the couples, Gus and Molly, Lester and Linda, Key and...||6/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit107 – Who Shaves the Barber?||Jim and A.Ron talk about the latest episode of Fargo, 107, “Who Shaves the Barber?” Discussion topics include mathematics, philosophy, and masturbation.||5/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit106 – Buridan’s Ass||Welcome to our coverage of Fargo episode 106, “Buridan’s Ass!” This week, we discuss white out conditions, make fun of French philosophers, and get into a heated debate regarding acts of god involving fish. All this, plus another...||5/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit105 – The Six Ungraspables||Welcome to our coverage of Fargo episode 105, “The Six Ungraspables!” This week we have a special guest host, resident Fargophile Eric Wahlquist of Personal Arrogants infamy! We talk about Lorne as an unstoppable evil / hairy goat...||5/15/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit104 – Eating the Blame||In this podcast, we discuss Fargo episode 104, “Eating the Blame”. A.Ron and Jim talk about hand wounds, the increasing Jokerfication of Lorne and their various feelings about that, the troubled relationship of Mr. Numbers and Mr....||5/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit103 – A Muddy Road||Catch Jim, A.Ron, and special guest contributor Eric from our brother-cast Personal Arrogant’s thoughts on the latest episode of Fargo, “A Muddy Road”. What do spiders, Sioux Falls, and Jewish culture have to do with a series of brutal...||5/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit102 – The Rooster Prince||Have you ever seen a menacing s**t? Jim and A.Ron have, and it was terrifying. Aside from threatening bathroom behavior, the guys talk about the horror of being put into an ice hole, dinks and leptons, the efficacy of flashbacks, the...||4/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit101 – The Crocodile’s Dilemma||Jim and A.Ron break down their thoughts on the first episode of FX’s new series, Fargo, “The Crocodile’s Dilemma”. In the podcast, we discuss the parallel’s between plot and characters of other Coen productions, such as “Fargo” and...||4/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSeason One Preview Cast||Hey everybody, surprise! Jim and I are going to take a leap of faith and start covering Fargo day one! This cast is just a little stub where we talk about our affection for the Coen Bros, our favorite Coen movies, and show case our...||4/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
These guys couldn't even remember that Bear's older brother was mentioned in a key scene in episode 4, when Floyd told Joe how her first son was killed -- had half his head blown off by a sniper in the Korean War. A better recap pod is aw jeez by Minnesota public radio.
Not part of the lovefest
Sorry but this podcast is not all everyone makes it out to be. All season long they’ve been talking about the two Coen brother movies that influence this season (often getting them wrong and contradicting themselves). And admitting that they hadn’t seen Miller’s Crossing, which is one of their most smartly written movies, they never-the-less don’t allow that to get in the way of their review.
And if I hear either of them, shoehorn in Deus ex machina one more time, I may vomit.
Other than their own opinions, I hear nothing from these two to give them the credentials to critic these shows. When they can’t come up with a college philosophy vocabulary word to demonstrate their elitism, they quickly resort to vulgarities.
Do yourself a favor; if you are at all interested in any of the shows they drone on about, skip their two cents.
I have enjoyed some Bald Move podcasts but this one is really unlistenable. They alternate between on the one hand trying (and failing) to use vocabulary words that are way beyond their intellect and elocution skills and on the other cursing and sputtering (often incorrect) information about these episodes that they’ve clearly barely watched.
Lose these guys and just read Sepinwall (who they get most of they ideas from) instead.