In Fargo, Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand) is the local police chief in sleepy Brainerd, Minnesota. Seven months pregnant, she finds herself investigating a murder case involving a car salesman who’s acting suspicious, you betcha.
In the FX television adaptation of Fargo, Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman) is a polite and meek insurance salesman from Bemidji, Minnesota. After he’s pushed over the edge by his old high school bully and then his abusive wife, boy does he embraces his darker side.
Lars Lindstrom, played by Ryan Gosling, is an antisocial shut-in who lives in a garage and spurns all social interaction. One day, he introduces his family to his new girlfriend Bianca, a Real Doll of Brazilian and Danish descent that he ordered off the Internet.