FARGO Season 5 – Review by Diane Carson

Fans of the 1996 film Fargo and the television series of the same title know that calm, understated, traditional fare will never dominate the narrative. This pattern holds true in Fargo’s fifth season set in 2019 Minnesota and North Dakota, as titles repeatedly remind us. This iteration blissfully delivers the desired off-beat humor and distinctive, inimitable violence. Very serious issues undergird the entire series, most significantly domestic abuse cloaked as the divine-directed dominance of wives by husbands. Creator Noah Hawley manages to entertain and inject humor into the weighty content.

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Who’s #1? AWFJ Wonder Women Countdown Of Best Fictional Female Characters

Our members celebrate liberated woman among their choices of our top 11 women characters, including a factory worker who demands her rights, a widow who founds her own successful company in the very unequal 1940s, two friends who take “Give me liberty or give me death” literally—and our No. 1 Wonder Woman. WHO IS SHE?

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