Aw, geez. Fargo had a modest debut Tuesday.
The well-received drama bowed to 2.65 million viewers, with 1.02 million in the 18-to-49 demographic. That's slightly below FX's most recent launch, The Bridge in July, which drew 3.04 million. Counting encores, Fargo pulled in 4.15 million and 1.79 million in the demo.
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There's no place quite like the twisted heartland of FX's Fargo (Tuesday, 10/9c), a marvelous 10-episode variation on themes established in the quirky 1996 Oscar winning film. Once again, warm and neighborly small-town decency gives way to a bitter chill that has less to do with the snowy Minnesota plains than with the dark crevasses of human depravity.
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Question: What do you think of the "Uprising" arc in the second half of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s first season? I think it is miles better than the first half of this season, which was pretty so-so at times. [Spoilers ahead] The tie-in with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, with Hydra infiltrating S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Garrett being revealed as the Clairvoyant working for Hydra, were very good plot twists, along with Agent Ward being a turncoat to work for Agent Garrett and Hydra — or could Ward be going undercover for Agent Coulson to help S.H.I.E.L.D. bring down Hydra? I really hope this show gets renewed for a second season by ABC, so that it will continue to improve and be a better show that everyone can enjoy to watch! - Chris
Our top moments of the week:
13. Best Kiss: After Adam's laser-tag-turned-make-out birthday party on The Goldbergs goes awry, it seems like he won't get his first kiss after all. But when Adam ends up throwing the original laser tag party he wanted, and that brings Dana in the line of (laser) fire, he valiantly dives in front to save her. How does she thank him? With a kiss! Awww...
Cobie Smulders will reprise her role as Maria Hill on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. later this month, TVGuide.com has confirmed. But when Maria returns, she won't exactly be seeing eye-to-eye with her old buddy Coulson (Clark Gregg).
Now that S.H.I.E.L.D. has been disbanded, Maria has begun working for Tony Stark and is open to finding a new way to help the world. Coulson, on the other hand, has a bit more trouble letting go of the organization, even though it hasn't always been truthful with him.