Fargo is finally back in all of its quirky, gory glory.

Following multiple Emmy and Golden Globe wins for its first season, the FX drama kicks off its second season (Monday, 10/9c) to high critical expectations. Fortunately, judging from the first four episodes screened for the press, it's clear that showrunner Noah Hawley's success at re-creating the Coen brothers' flavor of crime-meets-comedy the first time around was no fluke.

Enter Season 2, which is set in 1979 Luverne, Minn. A trio of murders at a local Waffle Hut — which is as silly and horrifying as it sounds — is the central mystery that young Minnesota state trooper Lou Solverson (Patrick Wilson) is trying to crack with the help of his father-in-law Sheriff Hank Larsson (Ted Danson).

Fall Popularity Contest: Which new shows do you love or hate? Vote!

They're far outnumbered by the bad guys, the proud and deadly Gerhardt crime family on one side and the Kansas City crime syndicate on the other. Caught in the middle, however, is the young couple Peggy and Ed Blumquist (Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons), good folks who find that making bad decisions can be very attractive.

Keep on reading for more Season 2 scoop:

"OK, then!" is the new black Now you can add another catchphrase to your Fargo repertoire besides, "Aw, jeez!" Check out this clip to get a feel for the proper inflection. Fun fact: Putting on a Minnesotan accent came naturally to Dunst, whose family owned a farm in Cambridge, Minn.

</p><p>Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons</p><p>

Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons