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'Fargo' Season 3 premiere recap: New storyline, same dark, comedic tone

'Fargo' Season 3 premiere recap: New storyline, same dark, comedic tone

It has been a long wait, but the spiritual successor to the Coen Brothers classic is back in the most delicious way as Season 3 of “Fargo” kicked off with “The Law of Vacant Places.”

The show returned with a fresh story but the same tone and staples that made the first two seasons must-watch television.

Season 3 begins with the image of an overhead microphone. We are taken to Germany in 1988, a long way from Fargo.

The first scene is one of mistaken identity. (I can only guess this is going to be a recurring theme in a season starring an actor playing twins.) There’s been a murder in Berlin and the wrong man is being blamed. No matter what the man says, his guilt is...

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