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07 April 2014 @ 08:27 pm
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FX is doing a remake of the film, Fargo as a 10 episode miniseries. And it has Martin Freeman in it.

You can check out the trailer HERE. It's brief but you get a taste of Freeman's Minnesotan accent.
 
 
 
aelfgyfu_mead: Sherlock and Johnaelfgyfu_mead on April 8th, 2014 02:41 am (UTC)
I knew it was coming, but I'd imagined Martin Freeman would keep his own accent; I thought he was a traveling salesman or the like. I didn't expect him to do a Minnesota accent!

This may be because I've never actually been to Minnesota, but aren't they laying it on a bit thick? I know Minnesotans, and none of them talk like that.

I don't think I can watch that show given that I heard spoilers from the get-go, and I don't like what I'm hearing. I also didn't like the movie that much, which is apparently heresy. Some humor is too dark for me.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 8th, 2014 02:51 am (UTC)
I too was not a fan of the original film. I normally enjoy black comedy but I didn't find it funny in any way so it was just two hours of agony for me in the theaters.

This may be because I've never actually been to Minnesota, but aren't they laying it on a bit thick? I know Minnesotans, and none of them talk like that.

My guess is that they're laying it on thick for "local humor" purposes.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on April 8th, 2014 03:18 am (UTC)

This may be because I've never actually been to Minnesota, but aren't they laying it on a bit thick? I know Minnesotans, and none of them talk like that.


I can't say for Minnesota, but it's not too far off of some of the rural Canadian accents and Minnesota is right along the border. I'm sure it's overdone, but maybe in a very small town, you might get that sort of accent? Actually, it's not that far off from the Syracusian accents I hear on my local PBS station. Thicker, but in the same area.
The Writer They Call Tay: SHERLOCK: Watson's cute noseawanderingbard on April 8th, 2014 03:14 am (UTC)
I've been hearing odds and sods about this over at the 'Tellyvisions' RSS I subscribe to since it was announced he was cast. Not my cup of tea at all, but it's nice to see Freeman getting a chance to do something other than John Watson and Bilbo.

I'm more intrigued by the dueling Freeman/Cumberbatch Richard IIIs we're going to be getting, to be honest.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 8th, 2014 03:18 am (UTC)
I'm more intrigued by the dueling Freeman/Cumberbatch Richard IIIs we're going to be getting, to be honest.

I had to google this to figure out what it was. Man, they're really taking this "there are only five British actors thing" a bit far.

EDIT: Also, didn't we JUST get the Hollow Crown which covered the plays in question for the BBC?

EDIT PART DEUX: Nope. That was me being ignorant. It was Richard II and the Henrys.

Edited at 2014-04-08 03:21 am (UTC)
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on April 8th, 2014 03:28 am (UTC)
I think there are more plays in the Historical cycle, and Cumberbatch's production is, like, the rest of them? It's from the same people as brought you The Hollow Crown, it's a sequel. My knowledge of the historical Shakespeare plays is very poor.

Somewhere, Tom Hiddleston is very disappointed in me.

Erm...*Googles* Yes! They did Richard II, and some of the Henrys in Hollow Crown. Richard III follows, and they are doing another Henry as well. I've read a lot on the War of the Roses but all the tossing around of the crown is hard to keep in your head for any length of time. There was either a Richard or a Henry, and they took turns killing each other.


I had to google this to figure out what it was. Man, they're really taking this "there are only five British actors thing" a bit far.


I wonder if Benedict just follows Martin around like a little brother going 'oh, can I play too?'. He seems to always be hanging around. :-)

ETA: Sorry, posted before your edit.

Edited at 2014-04-08 03:28 am (UTC)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 8th, 2014 03:31 am (UTC)
I really need to read things more carefully.

There was either a Richard or a Henry, and they took turns killing each other.

Any royal named Bob is wiping his forehead in relief.

I wonder if Benedict just follows Martin around like a little brother going 'oh, can I play too?'.

I love this image because Martin Freeman would make an excellent patient but somewhat harassed older brother. "FI-ine..."
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on April 8th, 2014 03:36 am (UTC)
Any royal named Bob is wiping his forehead in relief.

Hee! I love reading all those historical novels, because there were about five names for each gender, and after a while you're reading going 'wait, I thought she was beheaded?' and then you remember no, that was the other other other Anne.


I love this image because Martin Freeman would make an excellent patient but somewhat harassed older brother. "FI-ine..."


"You can play Richard III, too, but you have to go home before Mum gets mad and you aren't allowed to talk to any of my friends!"

This is sort of how I picture child!Q and Mycroft to interact, actually. Sherlock was neither patient enough to let Q play or interested enough in what Mycroft was doing to want to join in.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 8th, 2014 03:38 am (UTC)
Sherlock was neither patient enough to let Q play or interested enough in what Mycroft was doing to want to join in.

Poor Q. He just wants to play with his older brothers. One gives him a whole set of rules he has to agree to first, the other only pays attention if Q volunteers as a lab rat. Shockingly, he still turned out to be the most well adjusted. Comparatively.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on April 8th, 2014 03:46 am (UTC)
I really love that Q is most mature of the brothers while also being the youngest.

With my brothers, too, he has this really weird thing of being the most mature unless Mycroft is in control, and then Q is very much the youngest because Mycroft will totally take care of everything, it's fine. With Sherlock, however, Q is just damage control.

I also think Mycroft would be a very cool older brother because of the age difference. If you're seven and your brother can drive and has his own London flat and is slowly taking over the world, that's pretty rad.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 8th, 2014 03:47 am (UTC)
If you're seven and your brother can drive and has his own London flat and is slowly taking over the world, that's pretty rad.

Sherlock would try not be jealous but he would be. He just would be. And sulk. A lot.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on April 8th, 2014 03:50 am (UTC)
Yes. Sherlock is the boy who so desperately wants to be grown-up, but doesn't want any of the responsibility that comes with it.

Mycroft would really prefer to be less grown-up, but takes on all the responsibility, even if he doesn't need to.

Q is totally cool with being whatever age he is, and deals with responsibility by snarking at it.
aelfgyfu_mead: Watson plotaelfgyfu_mead on April 8th, 2014 09:52 pm (UTC)
"You can play Richard III, too, but you have to go home before Mum gets mad and you aren't allowed to talk to any of my friends!"
Word!
aelfgyfu_mead: Watson plotaelfgyfu_mead on April 8th, 2014 09:51 pm (UTC)
I had missed the Richard IIIs entirely.

I'm having trouble seeing MF as Richard III. Maybe it's his hair color. He can change that.

I can imagine all too well BC as Richard. Dear heavens, I hope his director reins him in!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 9th, 2014 03:10 am (UTC)
I'm having trouble seeing either in the role for very different reasons. It'd be nice to check out both. I wonder if MF's will be made available for us who can't see it live.
k is obviously for hurricane: morganakatarzi on April 8th, 2014 06:51 pm (UTC)
God, it sounds like a bad fake Newfie accent. Like on Republic of Doyle when they get Torontonian actors to play Newfies but don't spend enough time with the vocal coaches. Yikes. What a shame when there's so much talent in Canada that has, you know, an actual correct accent. Jeez.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 9th, 2014 03:09 am (UTC)
What a shame when there's so much talent in Canada that has, you know, an actual correct accent. Jeez.

Do you mean for Fargo? I think they're going for Minnesotan which sounds vaguely Canadian but isn't.
k is obviously for hurricane: morganakatarzi on April 9th, 2014 01:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I do. But it sounds a hell of a lot closer to the local accent than Martin Freeman's natural accent.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on April 10th, 2014 12:38 am (UTC)
'Tis true. I sort of worry for MF doing this accent for the full run of the series.