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American Gods
« on: May 02, 2017, 06:10:22 am »
Watched the first episode and I really don't know what to think at this point.  It's well made, well acted, well shot, and truly surprising for me as I have no knowledge of the source material and hadn't even seen a trailer before watching it.  That said, the surprises really uh... surprised me and have left me pretty unsure at this point.  I did very much enjoy Fuller's previous series, Hannibal and the visuals in this show certainly remind me of that one.  I think I kind of have an idea about what this show is about already, but I fully expect that view to be refined/thrown out pretty quickly. 


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Re: American Gods
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2017, 06:37:16 am »
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Re: American Gods
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2017, 10:25:25 am »
I loved the first episode.  It's been a few years since I've read the book, but as each character was introduced I found the story came rushing back.  I'm watching with my wife, who knows nothing about the book, and I keep wanting to nudge her when certain things come up that are obvious to one that has read the book, but would be completely missed on a first viewing.  I have restrained myself thus far.

EL, can you post (in spoiler tags, obv) which "surprises" you mean?

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Re: American Gods
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2017, 10:41:17 am »
This has reminded me to dvr this show. Looks good

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Re: American Gods
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2017, 12:58:34 pm »
EL, can you post (in spoiler tags, obv) which "surprises" you mean?
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It's not really much of a spoiler I guess, but I was literally 100% ignorant of the premise of the show. As such, the supernatural elements caught me completely off guard and I spent most of the episode trying to figure out just what the show's universe really consists of.  From the set up, I thought it was going to be a bit like Hannibal, in that the show is grounded in the real world but there are many reality bending and highly symbolic visuals scattered throughout. 
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Re: American Gods
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2017, 03:07:52 pm »
I like the book very much.  My son got me to read it a few years ago, and I'm reading the new, expanded version on my Kindle right now.  I want to watch the show, but I don't have Starz.  Is it available elsewhere?
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2017, 03:26:31 pm »
Not legally, that I am aware of since Starz is producing it. That said, you can subscribe to their content, free of any cable or satellite plan, on a monthly basis for like $5. You can cancel anytime too, so for an 8 episode season we're talking about $10 or so to watch it.

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Re: American Gods
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2017, 04:08:59 pm »
There's some decent content on Starz, notably Ash vs The Evil Dead.  I think Dirk Gently might be on there too.

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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2017, 04:31:02 pm »
Yeah, I'll probably bite the bullet and sign up.  I did the same thing for the Game of Thrones with HBO.   
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Re: American Gods
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2017, 09:04:23 pm »
That was awesome! So stylish and full of ideas.
The section with Belquis (sp?) and the fight in the dragon bar left my jaw on the floor.
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Re: American Gods
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2017, 09:12:46 pm »
Finally watched the pilot and I'll 100% be watching this.

Only real criticism is the tech wizard guy's irl unpleasant to watch. 
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Re: American Gods
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2017, 01:02:13 pm »
Is good.  Me likey.  Also I thought it's a good adaptation, I haven't felt like any characters were miscast.

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Re: American Gods
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2017, 01:08:44 pm »
Has Wednesday called anyone a cocksucker or dirt worshipper yet?  I can think of ways to fit either into the storyline.  :)

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Re: American Gods
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2017, 08:29:04 am »
Never read the book. It's okay. Interesting premise. The Old Gods are real and fighting something of a rear guard action against the new gods. Plus a hot naked sex scene.
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Re: American Gods
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2017, 08:36:54 am »
I like the book very much.  My son got me to read it a few years ago, and I'm reading the new, expanded version on my Kindle right now.  I want to watch the show, but I don't have Starz.  Is it available elsewhere?
It's on HULU.
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