TV Shows That Started Out Bad But Became Great

2. Fargo

Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons in a kitchen looking at one another on 'Fargo'

Fargo | FX

  • Number of seasons: 3
  • Worst season per Rotten Tomatoes: Season 3, 93%

It’s become almost commonplace to see a TV series adapted from a film that is decades old. In the case of Fargo, the source material was highly acclaimed, but didn’t exactly offer up enough substance for multiple seasons. Thus, the crime element, location, and sensibility was borrowed from the film, but the characters and time period completely changed.

Season 1 did very well on FX, though there were bumps along the road. The mystery was wrapped up, as it was billed from the beginning as a limited series. When Fargo was renewed for a second season, it became a much-beloved anthology series.

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