Fargo: The Female Officer vs The Patriarchy

This discrepancy between Molly Solverson (Allison Tolman) and Marge Gunderson (Frances McDormand) leads to one of the major differences between the film and the series; while Marge is perhaps the only competent officer in the film, capable of solving the case on her own, Molly’s capacity for detective work is hindered by the male authorities that surround her as the world inside the television series is decidedly more patriarchal than the one written by the Coen brothers.

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