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Few big screen concepts adapt well to the small screen (Lock, Stock: The Series, anyone?). But Fargo works by remaining true to the quirky feel of the original Coen Brothers’ film, and expanding to fill the wider world enabled by the medium of the TV serial. Unexpected, darkly humorous plot twists keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the 10-episode series. Characters were idiosyncratically real and charismatic, despite murderous intent in some places. Billy Bob Thornton excels as a dark and sinister hitman, and a successful performance from Martin Freeman as the mouse that turns. Proving that TV still has the power to deliver must-view content.