|Sister River, produced by Heather Anne|
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|Dan Beckmann, Jim Lichtscheidl, and Alex Brightwell.|
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|Angela Timberman, John Middleton, Tyson Forbes, and Anna Sundberg.|
Making fun of the American dream is like shooting fish in a barrel. The fading hopes, banal reality, and seedy underside of the suburbs have been fodder for writers for generations. That doesn't mean there still aren't emotional goods to uncover, as Lisa D'Amour's Detroit shows in a funny and often emotionally gripping production at the Jungle Theater.
Episode 1: "The Crocodile's Dilemma"
Matthias Clamer/FX Martin Freeman as Lester Nygaard in Fargo
THIS IS A TRUE STORY. The events depicted took place in 2006. At the request of the survivors, the names have been changed. Out of respect for the dead, the rest has been told exactly as it occurred.
So begins Noah Hawley's television reboot of the Coen brothers' 1996 film Fargo, with nearly the same disclaimer as its predecessor. The new show, which premiered on FX last night, is taking the same approach to television as one of the network's other popular shows. Like American Horror Story, Fargo will be an anthology, meaning that the storyline and the cast will change from season to season -- assuming it passes this initial 10-episode test.More »