Fargo’s Brad Garrett Talks About the Difference Between Fargo and True Detective


The cast of Fargo’s second season is as equally burning with stars as True Detective’s. It was only a matter of time before one of them was asked about True Detective in one form or another. The latest sacrificial offering is none other than Brad Garret, who was asked about the comparisons between the two shows.

Brad Garrett talked about Fargo and True Detective in an interview with HNGN, and he comes off as being rather diplomatic about the whole thing. He doesn’t really see much of a comparison:

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"“When there are top shows involved, they are always comparing one to the other…These are two dramas that really raise the bar, even more so than network shows. I think that’s why there’s a lot of comparison.”"

There is something to that. Fargo and True Detective are both popular — regardless of season two reviews — both are anthology shows, and both involve major stars. There is more to it than that, though. Both shows involve noir, they just go about it in different ways. Garret goes on to say that he doesn’t think the comparisons get any father than the audience:

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"“But they are very different shows. I think it’s kind of typical for viewers to compare one or the other. When you’re in it, making it, I don’t think that that happens on the creative end.”"

He’s probably right about that. “Wars” between television shows usually take place within the fanbase and don’t get much father than that. You can check out the entire interview over at HNGN, which touches a bit on his Fargo character, Joe Bulo.

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This sort of, maybe, isn’t the first time that Brad Garret has crossed paths with True Detective. In a sense. Everybody Loves Raymond, the show that made Garrett famous, was mashed up with True Detective a while back by a few fans.