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Seven jauntily apocalyptic songs for the seven bells of the Abhorsen. Mostly gospel and blues, with some pop thrown in. Listen here

therjmoore's favorite country songs (alphabetical order)
  • “All Kinds of Kinds” - Miranda Lambert
  • “American Saturday Night” - Brad Paisley
  • “Angels” - Randy Travis
  • “Angry All the Time” - Tim McGraw
  • “The Answer” - Josh Turner
  • “Appalachian Wine” - Eleventyseven
  • “As She’s Walking Away” - Zac Brown Band feat. Alan Jackson
  • “Back When” - Tim McGraw
  • “Backslider Blues” - Alabama
  • “Beat This Summer” - Brad Paisley
  • “Behind the Clouds” - Brad Paisley
  • “Better Dig Two” - The Band Perry
  • “Beyond the Reef” - Randy Travis
  • “Big Green Tractor” - Jason Aldean
  • “Bless the Broken Road” - Rascal Flatts
  • “Blown Away” - Carrie Underwood
  • “Blue Mesa” - Randy Travis
  • “Book of John” - Tim McGraw
  • “Boondocks” - Little Big Town
  • “A Boy Named Sue” - Johnny Cash
  • “Boys ‘Round Here” - Blake Shelton
  • “Brand New Girlfriend” - Steve Holy
  • “Breathe” - Faith Hill
  • “Calypso” - John Denver
  • “Carry You” - Mac Powell
  • “Catch All the Fish” - Brad Paisley
  • “Changed” - Rascal Flatts
  • “Chicken Fried” - Zac Brown Band
  • “Cloud of Dust” - Brad Paisley
  • “Collision of Worlds” - Brad Paisley feat. Robbie Williams
  • “Come Wake Me Up” - Rascal Flatts
  • “Copperhead Road” - Steve Earle
  • “Cotton Eye Joe 2002” - Rednex
  • “Country Girl (Shake It for Me)” - Luke Bryan
  • “Country Must Be Country Wide” - Brantley Gilbert
  • “Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue (The Angry American)” - Toby Keith
  • “Cowboy Boogie” - Randy Travis
  • “Cowboy Casanova” - Carrie Underwood
  • “The Cowboy in Me” - Tim McGraw
  • “Cowboys and Angels” - Dustin Lynch
  • “Crazy Town” - Jason Aldean
  • “Creepin’” - Eric Church
  • “Cruise” - Florida Georgia Line
  • “Daddy Sang Bass” - Johnny Cash
  • “Danny Boy” - Johnny Cash
  • “Death of a Married Man” - Brad Paisley feat. Eric Idle
  • “Death of a Single Man” - Brad Paisley
  • “Deeper Than the Holler” - Randy Travis
  • “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” - Charlie Daniels
  • “Diggin’ Up Bones” - Randy Travis
  • “Dirt Road Anthem” - Jason Aldean
  • “Don’t Do It, Darling” - George Jones
  • “Don’t Rock the Jukebox” - Alan Jackson
  • “Down at the Old Corral” - Randy Travis
  • “Down to the River to Pray” - Alison Krauss
  • “Drink in My Hand” - Eric Church
  • “East Bound and Down” - Jerry Reed
  • “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)” - Gary Allan
  • “Everybody’s Got Somebody But Me” - Hunter Hayes
  • “Everything and All” - Randy Travis feat. Brad Paisley
  • “Eye Candy” - Josh Turner
  • “Facebook Friends” - Brad Paisley
  • “Fast Cars and Freedom” - Rascal Flatts
  • “Feels Like Today” - Rascal Flatts
  • “Felt Good on My Lips” - Tim McGraw
  • “Find Me a Baby” - Josh Turner
  • “Find Yourself” - Brad Paisley
  • “Five O'Clock 500” - Alabama
  • “Fly Over States” - Jason Aldean
  • “Folsom Prison Blues” - Brooks & Dunn feat. Johnny Cash
  • “Folsom Prison Blues” - Johnny Cash
  • “Footloose” - Blake Shelton
  • “Forever and Ever, Amen” - Randy Travis
  • “Forever Together” - Randy Travis
  • “Four Walls” - Randy Travis
  • “Free and Easy Down the Road I Go” - Dierks Bentley
  • “Friend of a Friend” - Tim McGraw
  • “Friends in Low Places” - Garth Brooks
  • “From This Moment On” - Shania Twain
  • “Get Even” - Brad Paisley"
  • “Gimme That Girl” - Joe Nichols
  • “Give My Love to Rose” - Johnny Cash
  • “God Bless the U.S.A.” - Lee Greenwood
  • “God Gave Me You” - Blake Shelton
  • “Goodbye in Her Eyes” - Zac Brown Band
  • “Grown Men Don’t Cry” - Tim McGraw
  • “Harvey Bodine” - Brad Paisley
  • “He Stopped Loving Her Today” - George Jones
  • “He Walked on Water” - Randy Travis
  • “Here for a Good Time” - George Strait
  • “Heroes and Freinds” - Randy Travis
  • “Highway Don’t Care” - Tim McGraw feat. Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
  • “The Hole” - Randy Travis
  • “Home of the Blues” - Johnny Cash
  • “Homeboy” - Eric Church
  • “Honky Tonk Moon” - Randy Travis
  • “House of the Rising Sun” - The Animals
  • “The House That Built Me” - Miranda Lambert
  • “How Country Feels” - Randy Houser
  • “Hula Hands” - Randy Travis
  • “I Ain’t Ready to Quit” - Jason Aldean
  • “I am a Man of Constant Sorrow” - The Soggy Bottom Boys
  • “I Can See It in Your Eyes” - Randy Travis
  • “I Can’t Change the World” - Brad Paisley
  • “I Do But I Don’t” - Tim McGraw
  • “I Drive Your Truck” - Lee Brice
  • “I Hope That’s Me” - Brad Paisley
  • “I Hope You Dance” - Lee Ann Womack feat. Sons of the Desert
  • “I Hung My Head” - Johnny Cash
  • “I Like It, I Love It” - Tim McGraw
  • “I Love a Rainy Night” - Eddie Rabbitt
  • “I Melt” - Rascal Flatts
  • “I See the Want to in Your Eyes” - Conway Twitty
  • “I Told You So” - Randy Travis
  • “I Walk the Line” - Johnny Cash
  • “I Wanna Talk About Me” - Toby Keith
  • “I Wonder” - Billy Ray Cyrus
  • “I Wonder Do You Think of Me” - Keith Whitley
  • “I Won’t Need You Anymore (Always and Forever)” - Randy Travis
  • “If I Didn’t Have You” - Randy Travis
  • “If I Die Young” - The Band Perry
  • “If You’re Going Through Hell (Before the Devil Even Knows)” - Rodney Atkins
  • “If You’re Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)” - Alabama
  • “I’ll Be There” - Josh Turner
  • “I’ll Fly Away” - Gillian Welch & Alison Krauss
  • “I’m Already There” - Lonestar
  • “I’m Gonna Have a Little Talk” - Randy Travis
  • “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song)” - Brad Paisley
  • “I"m Movin’ On” - Rascal Flatts
  • “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” - Johnny Cash feat. Nick Cave
  • “I’m Still a Guy” - Brad Paisley
  • “I’m Your Man” - Randy Travis
  • “In the Garden” - Brad Paisley
  • “In the Highways” - The Peasall Sisters
  • “In the Jailhouse Now” - The Soggy Bottom Boys
  • “Indian Outlaw” - Tim McGraw
  • “Indian Outlaw (Dance Mix)” - Tim McGraw
  • “Is It Still Over?” - Randy Travis
  • “It’s Just a Matter of Time” - Randy Travis
  • “It’s Your Love” - Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill
  • “Jump Right In” - Zac Brown Band
  • “Just to See You Smile” - Tim McGraw
  • “Karate” - Brad Paisley feat. Charlie Daniels
  • “Keep on the Sunny Side” - The Whites
  • “Kiss a Girl” - Keith Urban
  • “Kiss My Country A**” - Blake Shelton
  • “Knee Deep” - Zac Brown Band feat. Jimmy Buffett
  • “Landslide” - Dixie Chicks
  • “Landslide” - Fleetwood Mac
  • “Last Dollar (Fly Away)” - Tim McGraw
  • “Life is a Highway” - Rascal Flatts
  • “Like I Am” - Rascal Flatts
  • “Little Bit of Everything” - Keith Urban
  • “Little Patch of Heaven” - k.d. lang
  • “Live Like You Were Dying” - Tim McGraw
  • “Long Black Train” - Josh Turner
  • “Long Way Down” - Eleventyseven
  • “Love is Never-Ending” - Brad Paisley
  • “Love Like Crazy” - Lee Brice
  • “Lovin’ You is Fun” - Easton Corbin
  • “Mayberry” - Rascal Flatts
  • “Me Neither” - Brad Paisley
  • “Mean” - Taylor Swift
  • “Memories of Old Santa Fe”
  • “Merry Go 'Round” - Kacey Musgraves
  • “Mexicoma” - Tim McGraw
  • “The Mona Lisa” - Brad Paisley
  • “Mountain Music” - Alabama
  • “Mr. Mom” - Lonestar
  • “Mud on the Tires” - Brad Paisley
  • “Music Moves Me LIke a River” - Alabama
  • “My Best Friend” - Tim McGraw
  • “My Daddy Never Was” - Randy Travis
  • “My Front Porch Looking In” - Lonestar
  • “My Heart Would Know” - Hank Williams
  • “My Kinda Party” - Jason Aldean
  • “My Maria” - Brooks & Dunn
  • “My Next Thirty Years” - Tim McGraw
  • “My Poor Old Heart” - Randy Travis
  • “My Wish” - Rascal Flatts
  • “Nashville Without You” - Tim McGraw
  • “Need You Now” - Lady Antebellum
  • “The Nervous Breakdown” - Brad Paisley
  • “No”- Brad Paisley
  • “Nobody’s Fool” - Brad Paisley
  • “Nothin’ to Lose” - Josh Gracin
  • “Officially Alive” - Brad Paisley
  • “Ol’ Red” - Blake Shelton
  • “Old Alabama” - Brad Paisley feat. Alabama
  • “The Old Chisholm Trail” - Randy Travis
  • “The Old Rugged Cross (Live)” - Brad Paisley
  • “On the Other Hand” - Randy Travis
  • “One of Those Nights” - Tim McGraw
  • “The Only Way I Know” - Jason Aldean feat. Luke Bryan & Eric Church
  • “Orange Blossom Special” - Johnny Cash
  • “Our Song” - Taylor Swift
  • “Outstanding in Our Field” - Brad Paisley
  • “Paniolo Country” - Randy Travis
  • “The Pants” - Brad Paisley
  • “Pieces” - Gary Allan
  • “Pirate Flag” - Kenny Chesney
  • “A Place in the Sun” - Tim McGraw
  • “A Place to Hang My Hat” - Randy Travis
  • “Please Remember Me” - Tim McGraw
  • “Prayin’ for Daylight” - Rascal Flatts
  • “Pressing on a Bruise” - Brad Paisley feat. Mat Kearney
  • “Puff the Magic Dragon” - Peter, Paul & Mary
  • “Rain is a Good Thing” - Luke Bryan
  • “Real Gone” - Sheryl Crow
  • “Real Good Man” - Tim McGraw
  • “Red” - Taylor Swift
  • “Red Dirt Road” - Brooks & Dunn
  • “Redneck Games” - Alan Jackson & Jeff Foxworthy
  • “Redneck Yacht Club” - Craig Morgan
  • “Return to Pooh Corner” - Kenny Loggins
  • “Right on Time” - Randy Travis
  • “Ring of Fire” - Johnny Cash
  • “Roamin’ Wyomin’” - Randy Travis
  • “Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)” - Alabama
  • “Runaway Train” - Brad Paisley
  • “Running Blind” - Randy Travis
  • “Rusty Cage” - Johnny Cash
  • “Saginaw, Michigan” - George Jones
  • “Sam Hall” - Johnny Cash
  • “Satisfied Mind” - Randy Travis
  • “Saturday Night” - Mac Powell
  • “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy) - Big & Rich
  • "See You When I See You” - Jason Aldean
  • “She Never Lets it Go to Her Heart” - Tim McGraw
  • “She’s Country” - Jason Aldean
  • “She’s Everything” - Brad Paisley
  • “She’s My Kind of Rain” - Tim McGraw
  • “Skin (Sarabeth)” - Rascal Flatts
  • “Sleepin’ on the Foldout” - Brad Paisley
  • “Somebody Like You” - Keith Urban
  • “Somebody’s Heartbreak” - Hunter Hayes
  • “Someone Else Calling You Baby” - Luke Bryan
  • “Something Like That” - Tim McGraw
  • “Something to Be Proud Of” - Montgomery Gentry
  • “Song of the South” - Alabama
  • “Southern Comfort Zone” - Brad Paisley
  • “Southern Comfort Zone (Acoustic Version) - Brad Paisley
  • "Southern Girl” - Tim McGraw
  • “Southern Voice” - Tim McGraw
  • “Storm Warning” - Hunter Hayes
  • “Stuck Like Glue” - Sugarland
  • “Summertime” - Kenny Chesney
  • “Sunday Drive” - Alabama
  • “Sweet Georgia Girl” - Mac Powell
  • “Sweet Home Alabama” - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • “Take a Little Ride” - Jason Aldean
  • “Tattoos on This Town” - Jason Aldean
  • “Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off” - Joe Nichols
  • “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” - John Denver
  • “That Don’t Impress Me Much” - Shania Twain
  • “That Was Us” - Randy Travis
  • “That’s My Kind of Night” - Luke Bryan
  • “Theme from Rawhide” - The Blues Brothers
  • “These Days” - Rascal Flatts"
  • “This is Country Music” - Brad Paisley
  • “This Kiss” - Faith Hill
  • “Those Crazy Christians” - Brad Paisley
  • “Three Wooden Crosses” - Randy Travis
  • “The Thunder Rolls” - Garth Brooks
  • “Thunderball” - Johnny Cash
  • “Time Well Wasted” - Brad Paisley
  • “Tin Can on a String” - Brad Paisley
  • “Tonight I’m Playing Possum” - Randy Travis feat. Joe Nichols
  • “Too Country” - Brad Paisley feat. Buck Owens, Bill Anderson & George Jones
  • “Too Gone Too Long” - Randy Travis
  • “Too Good is True” - Rascal Flatts
  • “Train Long Gone” - Randy Travis
  • “The Trouble With Never” - Tim McGraw
  • “Truck Yeah” - Tim McGraw
  • “Two Feet of Topsoil” - Brad Paisley
  • “Two Lanes of Freedom” - Tim McGraw
  • “Unbroken” - Tim McGraw
  • “The Uncloudy Day” - Brad Paisley
  • “Voices” - Chris Young
  • “Wagon Wheel” - Darius Rucker
  • “Waitin’ on a Woman” - Brad Paisley
  • “Wasting All These Tears” - Cassadee Pope
  • “Watching Airplanes” - Gary Allan
  • “Watching You” - Rodney Atkins
  • “Water” - Brad Paisley
  • “The Way You Love Me” - Faith Hill
  • “We Ain’t Out of Love Yet” - Randy Travis
  • “We Danced” - Brad Paisley
  • “Welcome to the Future” - Brad Paisley
  • “What Do Ya Think About That” - Montgomery Gentry
  • “What Hurts the Most” - Rascal Flatts
  • “When I Get Where I’m Going” - Brad Paisley feat. Dolly Parton
  • “When It’s Springtime in Alaska (It’s Forty Below)” - Johnny Cash
  • “When the Wind Blows By” - Tim McGraw
  • “Where the Green Grass Grows” - Tim McGraw
  • “Wherever the Trail May Lead”- Tim McGraw
  • “Whiskey Lullaby” - Brad Paisley feat. Alison Krauss
  • “White Liar” - Miranda Lambert
  • “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” - Bon Jovi feat. Jennifer Nettles
  • “Who’s Your Daddy” - Toby Keith
  • “Why Don’t We Just Dance” - Josh Turner
  • “Wind in the Wire” - Randy Travis
  • “Wings of a Dove” - Ferlin Husky
  • “A Woman Like You” - Lee Brice
  • “Would You Go With Me” - Josh Turner
  • “Yankee Doodle Dixie” - Brad Paisley
  • “You Are My Sunshine” - Norman Blake
  • “You Just Get Better All the Time” - Tim McGraw
  • “You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive” - Brad Paisley
  • “Your Heart Will Lead You Home” - Kenny Loggins
  • “You’re Still the One” - Shania Twain
  • “幽 女 (Instrumental)” - Brad Paisley
  • “40 Days and 40 Nights” - Tim McGraw

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Summer is here! Let's talk about the best Country Music songs for the summer

OGrSummer is finally upon us and what better way to spend it then chilling out in the sun with some country music on.
Here is my top 20:

1. Toes- Zac Brown Band

I got my toes in the water, ass in the sand
Not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand
Life is good today. Life is good today.

Zac Brown Band have a classic summer song with this one. If this isn’t on your playlists then you’re doing it wrong. 

2. Day drinking - Little Big Town

Don’t want to wait ‘til the sun’s sinking
We could be feeling alright

Let’s be honest Little Big Town has so many great songs for a sunny day outside (boondocks, pontoon -to name a few) but this one has to be a winner. Even listening to it behind a desk takes you to another place. 

3. Honey I’m good - Andy Grammar

I could have another but I probably should not
I got somebody at home
And if I stay I might not leave alone

if you try to tell me this song dosent get your boots taping and your hands clapping well then you’re lying. 

 4. It’s Five O'Clock Somewhere - Alan Jackson

What time zone am on? What country am I in?
It doesn’t matter, it’s five o'clock somewhere.

because who dosent say this when they’re on holiday!

5. Ticks - Brad Paisley

You never know where one might be
There’s lots of places that are hard to reach
I gotcha.

6. Cruise - Florida Georgia Line 

She was sippin’ on Southern and singin’ Marshall Tucker
We were falling in love in the sweet heart of summer

BABY YOU A SONG YOU MAKE ME WANNA ROLL MY WINDOWS DOWN AND CRUISE 

7. Friends in low places - Garth Brooks. 

Blame it all on my roots
I showed up in boots

Let’s just agree this should be on every playlist ever? Ok?!

 8. 80s Mercedes- Maren Morris

Feel like a hard-to-get starlet when I’m driving
Turning every head, hell I ain’t even trying
Got them Ray-Ban shades pretty in pink 

9. Drink in my hand - Eric Church

When you drive me home take the long way around
You be my Lois Lane I’ll be your Super Man,
All you got to do is put a drink in my hand

So what if you have work - its summer - enjoy!

10. One way Ticket - Carrie Underwood

Sun’s shining bright and it’s meant for us
Life is like a ride on a party bus

11. Crash and Burn - Thomas Rhett

I think love is overrated
But I don’t like throwing it away

12.  21 Summer - Brothers Osborne

I hear that song, the one we sang all summer long
and even though its been so long it brings me back,
right back to you

Will this be the song in years to come you listen to and then think back to a summer love?

13. Man I feel like a woman - Shania Twain

The best thing about being a woman
Is the prerogative to have a little fun

14. Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker

I was born to be a fiddler in an old time string band
My baby plays a guitar, I pick a banjo now

Hey, hey momma rock me!

15. Drunk on a Plane - Dierks Bentley

On my way home I’ll bump this seat right up to first class
So I can drink that cheap champagne out of a real glass

Who dosent think about singing this on the plane?

16. Lemon Drop - Pistol Annies

So I play my hopes and play my dreams
Just like two coins in a slot machine
Sing “Glory, Hallelujah” if everything works out fine

17. Red Fire Night - Green River Ordinance

There’s a magic when that west wind blows
Gets even better with a little George Jones

Perfect for your summer bonfires

18. Famous in a Small Town - Miranda Lambert 

Whether you’re late for church or you’re stuck in jail
Hey words gonna get around
Everybody dies famous in a small town

If you’re from a small town where everyone knows each other you can relate to this song. So when you’re back home for the summer turn it up and enjoy!

19. Barefoot Blue Jean Night - Jake Owen

Shot me in love like a shootin’ star
So, I grabbed a beer and an old guitar
Then we sat around till the break of dawn
Howlin’ and singin’ our favorite song

20. I’ve Been Everywhere - Johnny Cash

Need travel inspiration? Listen to this song.


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Joseph Taborsky was the only man in Connecticut to reside on death row twice. On March 23rd 1950 Joseph and his younger brother Albert decided to rob a store for some cash. The brother stayed in the car as Joseph went inside. Seconds later Joseph ran out of the store, yelling that the clerk jumped him and to hurry up and get out of there. Albert had no idea what his older brother had done until he read the newspaper the next day. He had shot the clerk in cold blood. Joseph’s victim died three days after the shooting. In January of 1951 the Taborsky’s mother called the police saying Albert had a confession to make. He proceeded to tell the police that he was driving the car the night the clerk was shot and his brother was the murderer. On June 7th 1951 the brothers were tried and convicted of murder. Albert got a life set and his brother was sentenced to die in the electric chair. Luckily for Joe, Albert wasn’t exactly the stableist of minds, he had a mental breakdown, claiming he was Christ and babbling incessantly. Joseph’s lawyers jumped at the chance to appeal the death sentence considering most of the evidence was based on Albert’s testimony. Seeing as he was no longer of sound mind his testimony became unusable and Joseph was released in 1955. About a year later shop owners in Hertford began being killed in a series of robberies. After his arrest Joseph met a man named Arthur ‘meatball’ Colombe, and the two began the killing spree the press dubbed “the Mad Dog killings”. Over one year they killed six people during robberies. The police were stumped, the only evidence they had was a footprint, size 12. They decided to go through the ex con list looking for those with big feet. Joseph’s name was high on the list. Also Arthur’s photo had been picked out by a store owner who had survived as his assailants accomplice. Joseph and Arthur where brought in and Arthur confessed to eight hold ups and six murders. He said he had only been along for the ride and Joseph was the one who fired the fatal shots. Joseph wasn’t as quick to talk but eventually he also confessed, as well as confessing to the murder back in 1950. Their trial lasted nine weeks and they were both found guilty and sentenced to death. Arthur’s sentence was commuted to life imprisonment but, his second time on death row, Joseph would not have another chance. On May 17th 1960 he was led to the electric chair and executed. Pictured above: Joseph after he was arrested, a few shots of Joseph and Arthur in custody and Joseph as he leaves the court house.

‘Fargo’: A Freezing Hot New Mystery

Set in 2010 Minnesota, the new season of Fargo tells another tale of violent, bungled crime, this time featuring Ewan McGregor in two roles, as warring brothers. When he’s curly-haired, he’s Emmit Stussy, “the parking lot king of Minnesota,” a successful businessman. When he’s bald, he’s playing Emmit’s younger brother Ray, who’s a parole officer. The set-up is that Ray feels Emmit bilked him on their inheritance a while back, and he’s nursing a grudge. Now, with his new girlfriend, Nikki (Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ray wants both money and revenge: His plan is to steal a valuable stamp in Emmit’s possession, to redeem for a lot of cash and humiliate his brother.

That’s the narrative spine provided by show creator Noah Hawley, who wrote both of the first two episodes made available for critics to review. As always, however, the pleasures of Fargo derive from the variety of the characters and the clever wordplay they indulge in. Law enforcement this season arrives in the person of Carrie Coon, currently giving one of the best performances on TV in the new season of HBO’s The Leftovers. Here, she’s Gloria Burgle, a single-mom police chief dealing with a recent divorce and a stodgy new boss, Sheriff Moe Dammik, played by Shane Whigham (Eli Thompson in Boardwalk Empire). Burgle investigates a suspicious death that occurs in the premiere, as such things have in previous Fargo seasons, and Coon and Hawley quickly establish the distinctiveness of Gloria’s character: she’s not as polite as Allison Tolman’s Deputy Molly Solverson in season one, nor as tight-lipped serene as Patrick Wilson’s Trooper Lou Solverson in season two.

I suppose it was inevitable that, as Fargo went on, it would eventually show signs of repetition. And so when I saw those long shots of freezing Minnesota-by-way-of-Calgary tundra, and when I listened to more of those halting Minnesota locutions—a character doesn’t say, “plausible deniability,” he says, “I’m thinkin’ about deniablilty, what they call ‘plausible’”—I felt as though we’d been through this kind of thing before. I also had the nagging feeling that the Scottish McGregor, especially when he’s Ennis, sorta goes in and out of his Minnesota accent.

These, however, are quibbles, and if it’s one thing I learned from the first two Fargos, two episodes barely begin to suggest what has yet to occur, and I’m going into the other eight expecting there will be many entertaining occurrences and instances of what Nikki improbably terms “unfathomable pinheaddery.” As it stands, David Thewlis (Harry Potter’s Remus Lupin) is giving a fascinating performance as a malicious snake of a villain involved in a million-dollar money-laundering scheme that seems delightfully out of proportion to the level of crime that Eden Valley, Minnesota, is used to—it’s a place where the theft of a ripped-out page in a phone book is cause to call the cops. I’m also very curious about a (deceased?) pulp writer named Thaddeus Mobley—is it possible that he may be the Fargo variation on Kurt Vonnegut’s sci-fi hack Kilgore Trout? With Carrie Coon leading this procession by scrupulously avoiding any cutesy line-reading or reaction, I’m thoroughly committed to the new season, no matter where it roams.

Fargo airs Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. on FX.

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