"Once again, Fargo has delivered a brilliant, complex, and totally insane narrative that only squeezes you tighter as it soldiers on. The dual performances of Ewan McGregor as embattled brothers Emmit and Raymond "Ray" Stussy, Carrie Coon as the incorrigible and irresistibly smart Gloria Burgle, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead as the resilient Nikki Swango are unmatched. And then there's David Thewlis's V.M. Varga, who plays one of the most grotesque, quietly insidious, and somehow polite villains I've ever seen.
This time, Fargo really leans into its surrealistic subtext in fantastic ways. The bowling alley purgatory is eerily gripping, and Gloria's unshakable sense that she's invisible resonates on a deep level. As always, the show builds slowly and surely, layering its complex story with a quiet confidence that makes it hard to stop watching. I actually put my phone away for this one. And, of course, everything builds to a fantastic conclusion that leaves you stunned." — RR