“The 1996 film “Fargo” was perhaps not the obvious choice for a prestige TV series, given how rare it is for award-winning, acclaimed films to get turned into successful TV shows.
“But the resulting anthology series has been surprisingly effective.
“The crime-drama stories are nominally police procedurals but end up more like more morality tales, with satisfying results presented by ever-changing but always stellar casts.
“Even so, the fourth season’s decision to retell the story of two organized crime syndicates in Missouri in the 1950s, one black and one white, felt risky.
“White America has only just begun to understand the way racism has affected and infected society.”
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