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  1. Avatar Will Truman says:

    Help! Should I watch Fargo next? Revolution was next on my list, but then I heard some really good things about Fargo and that it ending well so I bumped it up to next. Then I heard about it ending poorly. So… anyone who saw the ending, which is it?Report

    • Avatar Glyph in reply to Will Truman says:

      Well, I’m the wrong person to answer, but I’d say Fargo died as it lived: shapelessly and pointlessly.

      There are worse ways to spend your time, but I still have no clear idea why the series was made.Report

    • Avatar Roger in reply to Will Truman says:

      I loved the series. Loved the characters. Loved the dialogue. Loved the Minnesotaness of it all. I miss it already.Report

      • Avatar Glyph in reply to Roger says:

        You should probably listen to Roger, not me. Mine is a minority opinion.Report

      • Avatar Mike Schilling in reply to Roger says:

        You betcha.Report

      • Avatar Mike Schilling in reply to Roger says:

        Speaking of Fargo, I miss Coen Brothers movies. They haven’t made one in their trademark style since Burn After Reading in 2008, and the last great one was O Brother, Where Art Thou in 2000.Report

      • Avatar veronica d in reply to Roger says:

        I pretty much have a mile-wide crush on Arya.Report

      • Avatar Patrick in reply to Roger says:


        I miss Coen Brothers movies. They haven’t made one in their trademark style since Burn After Reading in 2008, and the last great one was O Brother, Where Art Thou in 2000.

        Their trademark style is very tightly coupled with telling a regional story.

        O Brother, Fargo, obvs.
        The Big Lebowski, Southern California
        Raising Arizona, Southwest Rural

        They’ve covered a lot of the U.S. already. Hawaii they probably can’t do without getting trite. The Northeast was “Inside Llewyn Davis”

        Florida, hmmmm… maybe they’re thinking about doing a Travis movie and they’re stuck in rights negotiations. They’d make an awesome version of Pale Gray for Guilt. Be interesting to see John Goodman play Meyer.

        My guess is that they’ve been vacationing a lot in somewhere that they’re thinking about doing and just haven’t gotten the vibe yet.Report

      • Avatar Mike Schilling in reply to Roger says:

        I don’t think it’s quite that simple. Miller’s Crossing was about a style of film (30’s and 40s gangster films set in the 20s), much as The Hudsucker Proxy was about Frank Capra depression-era comedies. Blood Simple was also set in the rural southwest. Though perhaps they’ll do an Alaska film; for years their next one was rumored to be The Yiddish Policemen’s Union.Report

  2. Avatar veronica d says:

    Well, today I have a picnic for trans women, and near as I can tell from the Facebook thread it will mostly be people I have not yet met. So, yay! New friends.

    Right now I am reading a metric crapton of documentation for my new job. Like, it’s HUGE!

    I’m giddy with anticipation.Report

    • Avatar veronica d in reply to veronica d says:

      Oh, and on a strange personal note, my new job has appointed me a mentor in the Cambridge office. I have not met her, as I was in CA for my first week, but I will meet her tomorrow.

      She’s a trans woman. How amazing is that!Report

  3. Avatar Saul Degraw says:

    I have put off Uylsses again. This time I understood the text but it is just a very very slow read. Not because it is boring, the text is stunningly amazing.

    I’m reading Fragrant Harbor by John Lancaster.

    I want to see Roman Polanski’s new film, Venus in Furs.Report

  4. Avatar Saul Degraw says:

    I also named three cats (not mine, facebook naming thing from a friend). I picked the winning combination of Porthos, Aramis, and Arthos.Report

  5. Avatar Michelle says:

    Falling Skies returns tonight, so we’ll be watching that (not sure I’ll manage to stay awake). The Russian’s favorite show, True Blood (which I hate) also returns. He’s giddy, but sad that this will be it’s last season.

    This afternoon is round two of peach preserve making for me. I’m about ready to crank up the tunes and have at it.Report

  6. Avatar Kolohe says:

    it’s been 2000 years since the Portuguese benefited that much from a savior with a cross.Report

  7. Avatar Maribou says:

    I caught up on B5 and I watched the Julie Taymor Tempest (w/ Helen Mirren as Prospera) and I started watching Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (it holds up well to being stopped and started, as most faux-50s zany comedies would).

    I’m reading a historical novel called The Diary of Mattie Spenser and a memoir of Vegas from the 70s. Just finished reading a memoir of mostly-but-not-only Vegas from the early 2000s, some teen girl comics, and a daffy teen mystery novel entitled Bad Kitty.Report