So this is it, the end of the first season. The episode begins with Mr. Nancy making a suit, while two clients, who turn out to be Shadow and Wednesday wait. Nancy quickly becomes bored and begins to recount the story of Bilquis' journey to America. This short story of Mr. Nancy's does more to … Continue reading American Gods Episode 8
This episode opens with the tale of how Mad Sweeney, the Leprechaun, came to America. He is brought to America by the faith of an Irish girl, who had grown up with tales of the fey folk and brought them with her. This Irish girl becomes an accomplished thief, all the while leaving offerings for … Continue reading American Gods Episode 7
This is the episode where everything starts to come together. We see the man who encountered the Djinn in episode 3(Salim) meet up with Laura and Mad Sweeney(the Leprechaun). Which is setting aside the one fear I had that things were happening for sensationalist purposes, with no thought to plot. I'm also enjoying the banter … Continue reading American Gods Episode 6
This episode picks up right where the last ended. Shadow walks into his hotel room to find his dead wife Laura waiting for him. It is thematically darker than the previous episode, albeit with far less gore or violence. It is less sexually charged as well. Shadow and Laura have a pretty interesting conversation. He's … Continue reading American Gods Episode 5
If you can't guess from the title, this episode is a prequel of sorts to the first episode. It begins with Shadow's wife Laura just before they met. She is working in a dead-end job as a dealer in the local casino, living a life with no meaning. Before meeting Shadow she even attempts suicide. … Continue reading American Gods Episode 4 – The Prequel Episode
Three episodes in and I'm still enjoying the series. The two leads continue to be solid, and we are finally starting to get a sniff of what Mr Wednesday might actually be planning. Gods and supernatural beings continue to be introduced(some more graphically than others), and I'm getting more and more curious as to how … Continue reading American Gods: Episode 3
I enjoyed the first episode, so I decided to watch the second as well. It opens in the cargo hold of a slave ship, with a slave praying to his God, Anansi, to save him. Anansi, portrayed by Orlando Jones shows up and quickly riles up the slaves and has them kill their captors and … Continue reading American Gods Episode 2
I'll start by saying I loved the book. It is one of my favourite reads by Neil Gaiman. As such, I was pretty excited to see this adaptation. By the way, if you haven't read the book, do so, it's damn good. The show has had a fair amount of buzz, from the negativity surrounding … Continue reading American Gods: How the First Episode Stands up.