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Fargo (TV Series)

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There's no such thing as the MGM network, you're confused. It's airing on FX, the channel that aired The Shield, Nip/Tuck, Justified, Sons Of Anarchy, American Horror Story, The Americans, The Bridge...

All fine shows I'm told. The Bridge is supposed to be excellent actually. It's on my list. Had the first season of Sons of Anarchy loaned to me for months now, but just can't get around to it.

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The Shield is the only one of those shows listed I've seen every episode of, and it was great. Paved the way for the current trend of Anti-hero shows like Breaking Bad or Boardwalk Empire. We watched the pilot of American Horror Story and the first 3 episodes of The Americans but haven't returned to either yet.

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I've watched a couple of episodes of American Horror Story... I didn't think it was all that. While it definitely had a creepy premise and a terrific cast (I'm referring to the first season), it wasn't engaging me enough to tune in every week.

Dylan McDermott and Connie Britton should be paired together in another show. They played off each other well.

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The Shield is the only one of those shows listed I've seen every episode of, and it was great. Paved the way for the current trend of Anti-hero shows like Breaking Bad or Boardwalk Empire.

Is The Shield about a bad cop? Many years back, I remember thinking: "Hmm, what series will I buy? The Shield ... or ... The Wire" ... I ended up with The Wire and I haven't regret it since.

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The Shield has the chubby short guy from the Commish going all bad-ass!

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I don't know if it's "a masterpiece", but I think it's pretty good. I thought Deakins' photography was excellent and helped to set the mood of the film more than the characters or the plot.

I look forward to seeing the TV show. I like Martin Freeman.

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... he is playing Macy's character. What makes you think he isn't?

The music is done in Burwell's style, but they're missing his great theme.

I rather like it, although I don't think Freeman quite has the same negative or 'squirming' qualities to his performance as Macy.

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I THINK I've seen little teasers for this to say that it's coming to Channel 4 or one of its 'sister' channels in the UK. Will definitely give it a go, Martin Freeman's great.

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I thought he was playing William H. Macy's character from the film?

... he is playing Macy's character. What makes you think he isn't?

Based on what I've read, and the clip, he is not playing Macy's character. This does not appear to be an adaptation of the movie, but rather it just uses the same location, similar atmosphere, and character eccentricities.

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I THINK I've seen little teasers for this to say that it's coming to Channel 4 or one of its 'sister' channels in the UK. Will definitely give it a go, Martin Freeman's great.

Deffo giving it a bash. To think Freeman used to be that guy who just stared at the camera with a baffled expression (sometimes) in The Office.

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I'm looking forward to this.

I THINK I've seen little teasers for this to say that it's coming to Channel 4 or one of its 'sister' channels in the UK. Will definitely give it a go, Martin Freeman's great.

Deffo giving it a bash. To think Freeman used to be that guy who just stared at the camera with a baffled expression (sometimes) in The Office.

Doesn't look like John Krasinski is having the same luck.

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Freeman crushes Krasinski, acting-wise. It also helps that "Sherlock" and The Hobbit greatly elevated his profile internationally... and what does Krasinski have post-"Office"? Promised Land and Big Miracle, which nobody saw.

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To be fair, Freeman's career didn't really lift off until 7 years after The Office ended. So who knows where Krasinski may end up in 6 years.

Having said that, it's clear that Freeman is the much better actor. I'm just saying, let's not pass off judgement so rashly.

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He was good in Away We Go.

Great movie. Maya and John played really well off of each other. Perfectly cast. Not a hint of his "Office" self anywhere.

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Saw the first season of the US Office and liked it OK, but I prefer the original ... I just like how Gervais stuck to 2 series and a 2-part 'rounding off' special to stop it becoming stale.

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And the final wrap up episode is the best of them all by far

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Best episode is Steve Carell's departure. The finale is a good one though.

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We're talking about the UK Office, not US.

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We're talking about the UK Office, not US.

Oh. Really?

I just thought this was referring to the US version:

The second season is much better than the first. They found their footing.

and then you responded after that, so I thought you were referring to the US version.

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I thought nightscape was referring to the UK office with that post, so I replied in kind.

For clarity's sake, my opinions are:

The UK Office was just OK, but the finale was pretty good (and easily the best episode)

The US Office season 1 was nothing that great, but then Season 2 was amazing, one of the best seasons of any comedy ever.

Season 3 was also extremely good.

Seasons 4-5 they started to decline but overall were solid seasons of TV. Then seasons 6-9 are huge mixed bags of good ideas mixed with padding and meandering. There are many highlights within those seasons, for sure.... but overall none of them come remotely close to the highs of seasons 2 and 3.

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I thought nightscape was referring to the US version since Sweeping Strings wasn't all that impressed with the first season of that.

Well sorry for the mixup. I understand what you were referring to.

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