Fargo regularly finds itself on the top rung of movie buffs' top lists, so when a TV adaptation was announced last year, there was obvious scepticism. Writer and showrunner Noah Hawley is the man behind the series - which extends the Coen Brothers classic movie to 10 one-hour episodes.

FargoMartin Freeman as Lester Nygaard in 'Fargo'

By mid last week, we already knew that Hawley had succeeded. The U.S critics had their say and the reviews were glorious. Now, following Fargo's premiere in the UK on Sunday (April 20, 2014), the Brits have had their say.

"This built-in unpredictability, plus a great store of as-yet untapped support actors (Bob Odenkirk from Breaking Bad, Rachel Blanchard from Peep Show, Brian Markinson from Mad Men) bodes very well for this series. If you've been bereft of a new favourite crime drama since Breaking Bad, The Bridge and True Detective ended, then this just might be it," wrote Ellen E Jones of The Independent. 

"The rulebook has been torn up to make something creatively bold that is propelled by an essential weirdness," said Ben Lawrence of The Telegraph.

Billy Bob Thornton FargoBilly Bob Thornton in 'Fargo'

"There's something almost dreamlike about the experience of watching it. Like revisiting a favourite old childhood haunt; a funfair, perhaps, because the original Fargo was so joyful. Some of the rides have moved, or been changed, or updated, but the feel of the place, the look and the sound, the terror and the laughing, is the same," said Sam Wollaston of The Guardian.

"Instead, the TV series has the same setting, violence and black humour but with a wholly new storyline and characters. It may look like Fargo and taste like Fargo but it's something else entirely," said Julie McDowall of Herald Scotland.

Fargo continues in the UK on Channel 4, on Sunday (April 27, 2014).

Watch the stars arriving at the Fargo screening: