Thursday, SBS One, 8.30pm
More akin to a movie – crafted into 10 delicious pieces – this exciting series is another reason why the small screen has never been more exciting. Based on the Academy Award-winning film and with the Coen brothers steering the ship as executive producers, it hosts a who’s who of actors. Billy Bob Thornton (left) takes the lead as a manipulative psychopath, the fittingly creepy looking Lorne Malvo, who arrives in snow-covered Minnesota bringing darkness and trouble with him. Thornton fits the role like a glove, complete with what he calls “a haircut gone wrong”. Martin Freeman, Bob Odenkirk ( Breaking Bad) and Colin Hanks also star in this simmering drama.