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Winning pair of 3s: ‘Fargo 3’ for adults, ‘Despicable Me 3’ for kids on DVD this week

By in Press Enterprise on December 4, 2017

By Rob Lowman

If “Fargo: Season 3” turns out to be the last hurrah of the series, which tells a new story each year, then it went out with a bang.

Set in 2010, Ewan McGregor played Ray and Emmit Stussy, brothers who dislike each other. The older of the two, Emmit is wealthy and respected. He’s known as “The Parking Lot King of Minnesota,” but a risky loan turns into a byzantine mystery.

With a plot too long to encapsulate, “Fargo 3” is the epitome of binge-worthy TV. While McGregor is terrific in his roles, the series belongs to Carrie Coon as local police chief Gloria Burgle. She received an Emmy nomination and won this year’s Television Critics Award (of which I’m a member) for Individual Achievement in Drama for both “Fargo” and “The Leftovers.” She will also be seen the upcoming film “The Post.”

Mary Elizabeth Winstead is also as terrific as Ray’s parolee girlfriend and David Thewlis is a marvelous villain. Series creator Noah Hawley has yet to announce a new season. So just cherish this one.

I will admit that I did not make it through “Twin Peaks: The Return,” David Lynch and Showtime’s revival of the cult series. I have a lot to watch, and Lynch’s slow pace undid me for now. From what I saw, the series had enough of the director’s signature weirdness and strange effects to make it interesting and I wouldn’t rule out going back to it. But sometimes a little of that weirdness can go a long way.

I love the Minions, but “Despicable Me 3” is, at best, passable. Still, if you have a five-year-old kid or a grandkid to divert, then it will do.


Despicable Me 3

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The Crucifixion

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Fargo: Season 3

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