American Gods

American Gods

Season One

DVD - 2017
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When Shadow Moon is released from prison, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday and a storm begins to brew. Little does Shadow know, this storm will change the course of his entire life. Left adrift by the recent, tragic death of his wife, Shadow is hired as Mr. Wednesday's bodyguard. He finds himself in a hidden world where magic is real, where the Old Gods fear irrelevance and the growing power of the New Gods, and where Mr. Wednesday is building an army to reclaim his lost glory.

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jimg2000
May 16, 2018

If you did not like the stories or could not stomach the cinematic gore in the "Preacher" series about preacher Jesse Custer, don't bother with this one. On the other hand, I love out-of-this-world personalities and binge watched Shadow Moon's "incredible" journey with a squad of bickering Gods in tow. Ready for S2 which is in production now.

Note: The premise of the story is clearer and the "Epigraph" in the novel by Neil Gaiman whets readers/viewers interest. See "Summary".

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Raynam
May 10, 2018

Not for anyone under 17.Very disturbing show,all over the place with nasty horrible lessons to be learned? It is obvious if you read old lore about gods and goddesses that these people are probably them.Got thru 4 episodes,could not continue.No desire to see more or read the book.Do not recommend to anyone.No stars.

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MovieConisuer
Apr 24, 2018

Arguably the best show ever produced in any country. I especially love the scene where the two Muslim men have sex. I love the message. Just because we were raised with certain ideologies doesn't mean we have to let that define who we are. Fear of the afterlife shouldn't keep people from being able to live their lives.

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Palomino
Apr 12, 2018

Doesn't make any more sense than the novel. Some brilliant imagery and some quality actors, but the plot, whatever it is, rambles all over, I didn't like that. A lot of characters just disappeared from the plot, and I was unsettled by the mix of very large actors and very small actors, this was probably deliberate as the music was also unpredictable. I expected great things from Neil Gaiman, working with names from Hannibal and Black Sails, so I am far more disappointed than I should be. Bonus points for imagination and occasional good lines, subtract them for too much sex, violence, and zombies.

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knewt
Apr 05, 2018

Not a show for everyone, deals with dark themes and some disturbing characters. The wide array of mythologies represented are intriguing and keep you guessing throughout.

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tuan_canada
Mar 08, 2018

Interesting show. Never read the book so no comparison from me. No mention of the super badass Lord Thunder bird or the other big names in the list of great Gods but other than that, it's pretty interesting how the Gods are portrayed in this show. The part where the African God talked to the slaves is the best part of the whole show, for me.

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seeker472
Jan 28, 2018

Just silly.

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B00ks2go
Jan 25, 2018

Arguably the worst TV show ever produced--in any country.

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joecarson
Jan 20, 2018

Great show. I'm just amazed at how closely it follows the book. Also, it wasn't Satan. It was Odin.

DPLRoxanne Jan 17, 2018

An engaging adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel by the same name (read the book as a primer). This is the cinematic version of Great American road trip novel with elements of fantasy, mythology and American history, folklore and culture woven throughout. Pablo Schreiber is great as Mad Sweeney...even if the color of his wig/beard is off putting. Ian McShane makes for an ideal Mr. Wednesday. Ends on a cliff-hanger. Eagerly awaiting Season 2.

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Feb 28, 2018

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Jan 07, 2018

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jimg2000
May 16, 2018

Epigraph

One question that has always intrigued me is what happens to demonic beings when immigrants move from their homelands. Irish-Americans remember the fairies, Norwegian-Americans the nisser, Greek-Americans the vrykólakas, but only in relation to events remembered in the Old Country. When I once asked why such demons are not seen in America, my informants giggled confusedly and said “They’re scared to pass the ocean, it’s too far,” pointing out that Christ and the apostles never came to America. —Richard Dorson, “A Theory for American Folklore,”
American Folklore and the Historian
(University of Chicago Press, 1971)

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jimg2000
May 16, 2018

Many quotes in wikiquote already ... thanks to its contributors:

https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/American_Gods_(TV_series)

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