I’ve been very happy with the new Fargo series, as I posted on previously. But there have been some minor annoyances story-wise that have cropped up, and I’m wondering if anyone else has noticed these things. SPOILER ALERT! I’m going to speak to a few details of the series, none of which will give too much away, but if you aren’t caught up and wish to be, you may want to skip reading on. So these are the story problems I’ve noticed:
- In the first episode, how does Malvo lift the dead, full-grown deer into his trunk? What is he, Hercules? And why would he go to the effort? Not consequential to the story, so easily forgiven / overlooked.
- Not so easily overlooked… The “naked guy” in the trunk, who ends up frozen to death: He was dragged out by Malvo right in front of witnesses, in addition to the security camera(s). What gives? I think if you had a co-worker in your office dragged out in front of you, you’d call the police — the local St. Paul police, in this case. Said local police would issue an APB right away I’d say. I don’t think Malvo would get to run around until the Bemidji police show up.
- From last night’s episode (ep. 5) — I understand why Molly returns to Lester’s house, but what on earth possesses her to open up the washing machine? Now I take it that she did not find the murder weapon, but still: there is absolutely no reason presented — unless I’m missing something — to make her believe anything would be found there.
Obviously I’m really into this series, or I wouldn’t bother with all these issues. But points 2 & 3 above are not minor quibbles. I can ‘go with the flow’ on things like the blood-shower, or the cricket-ridden supermarket — neither one of which would be so easy to execute — because these are the type of fantastic but just-believable elements which make the show so enjoyable.
The Fargo series has not disappointed — it is masterfully produced and 100% entertaining. But in a sense, its high quality make the story-gaffes all the more unforgivable. I’m hooked in for the short remainder of the series, but it seems these little plot problems could have been easily fixed, leaving a blemish-free program. Your thoughts?