Man Blood Simple is so awesome. I'm not sure if you know this but most Coen movies exist in sort of a Coen "universe" a lot of their films borrow from things in their other films. The Big Lebowski has a scene in it that is literally directly from Blood Simple when The Dude looks in his rearview and sees an old VW Beetle sitting there. That shot is directly from Blood Simple. There are also a lot of their films that mention "Hudsucker" and they even have The Hudsucker Proxy but in Raising Arizona and Barton Fink Hudsucker is mentioned. Also last year in Fargo they played the Kenny Rogers song "Just Dropped In" which is also used in The Big Lebowski when the Dude has a bad trip. It's weird but a lot of the references in Fargo come more from other Coen films besides Fargo. I think the show is great even if you don't have a deep Coen knowledge but if you do it definitely makes it a better and more immersive experience. My wife likes it but isn't a Coen devotee like I am. Sometimes I will bust out laughing and she will have no clue what I think is so funny but it will be because of a great reference thrown in. Noah Hawley is a huge fanboy too and you can definitely tell.