NPR review: ‘Fargo’ works with ‘cold efficiency’

Allison Tolman as Molly Solverson, Bob Odenkirk as Bill Oswalt. (Chris Large/FX)

Eric Deggans reviewed “Fargo” for NPR:

FX’s Fargo copies the vibe of the 1996 film, re-creating the land of snow and quirky, often-dimwitted criminal eccentrics who made the film such a precious showpiece. A whole new constellation of characters is set against this familiar backdrop, playing out new tales of sordid activity in Bemidji, Minn., where the Minnesota nice is often punctured by bursts of violence and pain … With new characters and stories piled onto a setting and culture fans already love, you get all the nostalgia of a remake with the creative juice of an original work.