Fargo season one was fantastic; Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, it was just great. I was excited to hear there would be a season two.
So imagine my surprise when, twenty minutes into episode one, it gets very
As the characters are driving down a dark deserted country road, the soundtrack plays the UFO-themed song "Children of the Sun", which starts with a
flying saucer-type of sound effect. That got my attention. Then, minutes later, the same character is standing in a desolate parking lot transfixed,
as an alien ship hovers slowly over the treetops and passes overhead! It bathes him in intense light, and zips off silently down the road, causing
electric signs to flicker on and off as it speeds away. A very realistic portrayal of an alien ship sighting.
Two episodes later, another character is at the scene of the previous sighting, this time at seven a.m. He suddenly looks up, and is blinded by the
lights of the craft going overhead in broad daylight. It casts a strange grid of blue lights on his head, the character staggers and shimmers
slightly, then the ship moves on slowly. The character recovers and watches the alien ship depart. then he reaches into his coat and pulls out a
pocketwatch, which now reads ten minutes after nine a.m. He is missing two hours. This may be the first realistic depiction of a UFO witness missing
time anywhere on television, and it is handled with all due seriousness.
In a later episode, a wife and mother is looking at a drawing her little daughter did. It shows a child's drawing of their family standing outside
their house, and shining above them is not the sun, but a flying saucer. This shocks the mother, and she starts to recover her own repressed memories,
hearing the sound of the alien ship in her mind, until her father (Ted Danson) comes in and breaks her concentration. Then he looks at the drawing,
and clearly recognizes it as an alien ship.
In the most recent episode, it is revealed that Ted Danson is well aware of the alien presence and has been deciphering alien symbols obsessively and
keeping the subject from his abductee daughter and grand-daughter, who do not seem to consciously recall their abduction experiences.
Pretty straight-forward, accurate handling of alien abductions, and it is about time. Especially in such a prestigious, highly-reviewed television
show that is garnering critical acclaim. This season has been called "a masterpiece". I have to agree, and I can't wait to see where this goes.
Granted, the alien abductions are a sub-plot, but it is a pivotal part of the story. It's kind of Miller's Crossing meets Close Encounters.
Now, for those of you familiar with the work of the Coen Brothers, you know that this is not the first time they have depicted aliens realistically.
In their film "The Man who Wasn't There", Billy Bob Thornton is freed from prison by a flying saucer, and a female character talks of an alien
abduction she experienced with her husband, played by James Gandolfini. I'd be willing to bet at least one of the Coen brothers had an experience or
sighting, because they seem to be very aware of what is actually going on.
This is a step forward in public awareness of alien sightings, encounters and abductions. It is good to see the paradigm shift taking place step by
step as more people become informed on the subject. Bravo, Joel and Ethan Coen, and to writer Noah Hawley.
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