American Gods (2017– )

TV Series   |  TV-MA   |    |  Drama, Fantasy, Mystery


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A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself "Wednesday" and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow's life and past.

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Dive Deeper Into "American Gods"

The cast of "American Gods" chat with Kevin Smith on IMDb LIVE at NY Comic Con about the show's success and how the series will continue to veer creatively from Neil Gaiman's source material. Plus, learn more about the early career of Ian McShane (Mr. Wednesday).

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Creators:

Bryan Fuller, Michael Green

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2 May 2017 | jrcalvin
10
| An irreverent trip to the heart of Mythology in America.
Casting: As things stand, this is some of the best casting in a book-to-TV adaptation I have seen in recent memory. Each character is given their moment to shine and the cast brings it to a new level. Truly a relief considering this is one of Gaiman's most compelling works.

Music: Spot on! Very fitting for the emotion and gravity felt in each scene.

Story: Stays very close to the original book narrative, but gives some of the most fascinating characters a little more screen time.

Tone: Surprisingly whimsical at times. It may seem jarring for folks unfamiliar with the original work on the storytelling style of the show runners. There's violence and sex in abundance, but beneath it all, there's an existential dread among the Old Gods.

Overall: 10/10

Could not recommend this show any more highly!

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