Fargo: Season 3 (2017)

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Season 3
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Thanks in part to a memorable dual performance from Ewan McGregor, Fargo mostly maintains the sly wit and off-kilter sensibility it displayed in its first two seasons.

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Critic Ratings: 65

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Episodes

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Air date: Apr 19, 2017
2
Air date: Apr 26, 2017
3
Air date: May 3, 2017
4
Air date: May 10, 2017
5
Air date: May 17, 2017
6
Air date: May 24, 2017
7
Air date: May 31, 2017
8
Air date: Jun 7, 2017
9
Air date: Jun 14, 2017
10
Air date: Jun 21, 2017

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Set in 2010, the third installment of Fargo centers on "Emmit" and his slightly younger brother "Ray Stussy" (Ewan McGregor). Emmit, the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, sees himself as an American success story, whereas Ray is more of a cautionary tale. Forever living in his more successful brother's shadow, Ray is a balding ad pot-bellied parole officer with a huge chip on his shoulder about the hand he's been dealt -- and he blames his brother. Their sibling rivalry follows a twisted path that begins with petty theft but soon leads to murder, mobsters and cut-throat competitive bridge. Carrie Coon stars as "Gloria Burgle," the steady chief of the local police department. A newly divorced mother, Gloria is trying to understand the new world around her, where people connect more intimately with their phones than with the people around them. Mary Elizabeth Winstead stars as Ray's girlfriend, "Nikki Swango," a crafty and alluring recent parolee with a passion for competitive bridge. David Thewlis stars as "V.M. Vargas," a mysterious loner and true capitalist whose bosses plan to partner with Emmit, whether "The Parking Lot King" likes it or not.

Cast

Carrie Coon
as Gloria Burgle
Ewan McGregor
as Emmit Stussy; Ray Stussy
David Thewlis
as V.M. Vargas
Mark Forward
as Donny Mashman
Jim Gaffigan
as Donny Mashman
Scoot McNairy
as Maurice LeFay
Shea Whigham
as Moe Dammick
Karan Soni
as Dr. Homer Gilruth
Thomas Mann
as Thaddeus Mobley
Fred Melamed
as Howard Zimmerman
Hamish Linklater
as Larue Dollars
Olivia Sandoval
as Winnie Lopez
Goran Bogdan
as Yuri Gurka
Graham Verchere
as Nathan Burgle
Andy Yu
as Meemo
Mary McDonnell
as Ruby Goldfarb
Ray Wise
as Paul Marrane
Brad Mann
as Gale Kitchen
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Critic Reviews for Fargo Season 3

All Critics (65) | Top Critics (30)

Whatever course Season 3 takes, I'm all aboard. Even if the engine's still chugging and getting up to speed a little more than it has in the past.

Apr 18, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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Fargo returns with a few hairpin turns, just as you'd expect from a series that reinvents itself every season.

Apr 18, 2017 | Full Review…

It's as confidently filmed as season 2, with witty musical choices and a falling-air-conditioner-cam, and the plotting promises all kinds of the cosmic surprises that have become a Fargo trademark.

Apr 18, 2017 | Full Review…

In many ways, Hawley has become a master chef. You know what you're expecting when you order, but he adds unique, surprising personal touches that distinguish his work from anyone else's.

Apr 18, 2017 | Full Review…

Fargo is back, and it's brilliant.

Apr 17, 2017 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

The franchise continues to mix the comical and the criminal with a bracing kick. You'll keep asking: All this because of a stamp?

Apr 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Compared to the kinetic energy of the previous season, series creator Noah Hawley simplifies his narrative this round, but the intrigue still remains.

Mar 30, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Unbearably shallow and convinced of its own greatness... Everything about Fargo is glossy, serving you a Big Mac and convincing you it's a steak.

Oct 16, 2018 | Full Review…

The season is undeniably familiar given the previous two seasons. Despite this, the familiarity does not take away from the impressive work being accomplished.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Fargo reminds us that our ability to both claim and interpret facts is one of the few bulwarks against greed and raw power.

Aug 21, 2018 | Full Review…

The third season plays with elements already known by the viewer. And even so, the excellence of the previous deliveries and the good presentation invites to expect great things. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 9, 2018 | Full Review…

The television industry owes the Coen brothers the origin of one of the most excellent series that can be seen today: Fargo. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Fargo: Season 3

  • 1d ago
    This season is superb from its first moment to its last. Thewlis and Winstead, in particular, give excellent performances. Fargo continues to walk the line between farcical coincidence, profound mythology, and quirk.
  • Jul 19, 2020
    Pretty damn good. That's all I can say. Watch the damn show for yourself.
  • Jul 17, 2020
    Mary Elizabeth Winstead after Kirsten Dunst? Seriously? Plus it's the first season where I figured out the ending. No where near as good as the first two seasons.
  • Jul 03, 2020
    Random events which somehow feel realistic rather than being utterly ridiculous and far fetched. Some beautiful camera shots.
  • Jun 29, 2020
    The other 2 seasons was 5 star up until half way through season 3 where one of the female antagonists became the main heroic protagonist on a hunt to kill the victim protagonist while the man heroic protagonist is sidelined as an irrelevance. We are left wanted the main protagonist to be killed as she continues her antagonist character traits by killing a young policeman. In fact we are so unsure of this chacters actual character by the end the killing of a young innocent is a 50 50. Yet she then gets a dramatic dead scene as if the audience care when really she us just a side character. We are left with no hero, no villian and it decends into farce. I think feminist got annoyed with positive male role modles of the first two seasons and though killing innocent rich men with wonderwoman would balance things out. I suspect there was studio inferference and that may be it for what was an excellent show. 2 good seasons is as much as you can get these days befre the higher ups notice and hijack the rig before it starts to have cultural effects. And the last thing they want is heroic normal everyday people in america. I mean if you think about it the only person still alive and following the theme of the series soon to be free is the villian....even his fate is mot resolved. All innocent character other than the female cop who has lost all connection to plot due to womderwoman taking over her role are dead. And that might well be fine....but i dont think that is te intention at All. I think wonderwoman was written as the protagonist for 2 episodes for no good reason anddestroyed the whole story set up and balance. She needed her own show. Even the deaf character is reduced to zero personality in this season when prior he had real menece. Also the main muscle of the bad guys gets his ear cut off and just disappears. Did god kill him. In the first 2 seasons i counted 2 plot holes og note. In this season and beginning at the scene where wonderwoman is not killed by the bad guys muscle there are over 20 and finally we have ewan mgregger breaking down in a car for a shoot out then getting back in car and driving off as uf he never broke down. It is as if the script was started by the same writers and finished by school kids. What most dissapoints me is the waist of areally good antagonist who simply becomes stupid as the plot requires him to contradicting his own set up. All the characters fall out of chatacter and into line as it becomes a banal super hero movie. There were manyways swango could have found redemption and gone on this character arc. The flick of a switch was not one of them.
  • Jun 06, 2020
    Such a gem! So smart, the acting/characters/story are so good .
  • May 28, 2020
    I loved the first two seasons of Fargo and this was absolutely terrible. It had all the right ingredients mixed into a pointless mess. Just a truly disappointing season .
  • May 26, 2020
    Mcgregors are awesome but still, perhaps the weaker Fargo.
  • Apr 16, 2020
    Another season, another masterpiece!
  • Apr 02, 2020
    The whole show is perfect, but this is my favorite season. This is my favorite TV show and it's way better than the movie. Highlights from season 3 include a dual Ewan McGregor performance along with the rest of the cast, more intense violence than ever before including one particular scene involves a tree stump (yeah, try and figure that one out), plus toying with the formula in very emotionally upsetting ways. Don'cha know all heck breaks loose in MinneSOta?

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