The best TV show of the year, Fargo, also had some of 2015’s best on-screen deaths. I’ll take Brad Garrett’s decapitated salt-and-pepper head in a box over someone being chewed to death by zombies any day of the week, thank you very much. The body count in season one was huge (R.I.P., Webb Pepper and Bill Budge); in season two, it was massive. I’m sick of wars and battles and skirmishes — more series should have massacres, preferably with aliens.
FX released an In Memoriam to celebrate the fallen. There’s Judge Mundt, who just wanted to enjoy her Waffle Hut experience in peace; the Undertaker; Ed Blumquist, who died the way he lived (in a freezer); and Rye Gerhardt, and Otto Gerhardt, and Simone Gerhardt, and Dodd Gerhardt, and Floyd Gerhardt, and… well, you’re probably dead if your name is Gerhardt.
You were too adorable for this world.