April is going to be a hell of a month for TV premieres, and although we aren’t getting Game of Thrones back until June, shows like Fargo and The Leftovers should hold us over. Carrie Coon happens to be starring in both of those shows, and they’ll each debut their third seasons three days apart. The Leftovers returns Sunday, April 16th while Fargo returns Wednesday, April 19th. Both are among the best dramas on television, and they mix creative direction with great writing and even better acting. Buckle up your seat belts, TV is about to get a whole lot crazier in five weeks.
Season 1 of Fargo was one of the most delightful surprises on TV, and now Season 2 takes us back to 1979 with an Abe Lincoln bearded Nick Offerman and a stacked cast that includes Ted Danson, Kirsten Dunst, Brad Garrett, Patrick Wilson and that son of a bitch Todd from Breaking Bad. If you put all those actors together with the brains behind season 1 of Fargo and make a bad TV show, you are really bad at your job. I can’t wait for good old fashioned Minnesota violence. Fargo season 2 premiers in October.
The TV God’s giveth and the TV God’s taketh away. The almost three month stretch of amazing, incredible [insert any other adjective here] television is slowly coming to an end now that the summer is pretty much officially here. On Sunday, Game of Thrones had their season four finale, wrapping up easily the best season of the series. Last night, Louie finished up it’s newest season on FX, and if last year was any indication, we probably won’t see him again until 2025. Tonight is the season one finale of my favorite new show, Fargo. That these three awesome television shows all end within three days is a cruel, cruel punishment. I’m spending the rest of the summer in my dark place until television rights and wrong and brings more fantastic TV in the fall.