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Title: American Gods
Post by: olliebean on May 01, 2017, 02:11:12 PM
This started last night, and episode 1 is satisfyingly mad. Feels like it's going to fill the slot recently vacated by Legion in my weekly viewing. Do yourself a favour and watch it with 5.1 audio - the surround mix is excellent.

I reckon this is going to be better than the book.

(Sorry, not much to say about it, but I felt it needed a thread starting.)
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Gulftastic on May 01, 2017, 04:41:39 PM
I'm getting too old for loud music over every bloody scene.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on May 01, 2017, 06:04:26 PM
I had high expectations of this and it delivered and then some, visually it's quite quite beautiful and even more stunning than Fuller's last show, Hannibal. The cast as a whole are superb but Ian McShane's clearly got the most fun role and it's a delight to see him relishing the chance to play such an unusual character. The ending [spoiler]had me right on the edge of the seat until the last few seconds where I found myself laughing a great deal, a mixture of relief and admiration at how ridiculously bloody yet gorgeously shot the final scene was.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: zevons1958 on May 03, 2017, 10:57:49 AM
I watched it and really enjoyed it.  I have not read the book so came into it with no idea what it is about.  Mind you I still don't know what it is about but still enjoyed it.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Cerys on May 03, 2017, 11:14:53 AM
I am absolutely loving this so far.  I just wish I could see more before next week.  I've been spoiled by box sets.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Lost Oliver on May 03, 2017, 01:10:27 PM
Nothing to add other than it was really bloody great and I cannae wait for the next one. Mrs LO has read the book and said she wasn't disappointed. Can't wait to see [spoiler]Crispin Glover[/spoiler]!
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Bazooka on May 03, 2017, 09:09:17 PM
Really good, great performances and plenty of gore.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: kittens on May 04, 2017, 09:49:37 PM
enjoyed this. weird wasn't it. can't wait to see crispin, seems like he is a man specifically designed for a program like this
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: phantom_power on May 05, 2017, 09:13:46 AM
Yeah, just echoing how great this was. Ricky Whittle eh? Who'd have thought it
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Nobody Soup on May 05, 2017, 11:33:28 PM
I never get excited about TV but I'm chomping at the bit over this. first episode was everything I wanted it to be. Myths, legends all tied together in a suitably odd way. wish I could binge watch it.

Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on May 07, 2017, 06:18:06 PM
The second episode is now available via nefarious means.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Cerys on May 07, 2017, 08:49:41 PM
Yeah, just echoing how great this was. Ricky Whittle eh? Who'd have thought it

I can't believe I didn't recognise him.  That's just embarrassing.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Crabwalk on May 07, 2017, 10:48:43 PM
I didn't know who Ricky Whittles but looking into him, the upturn in his IMDb credits is pretty startling! Celebrity Weakest Link is on there.

It was puzzling me where I recognised the big Irish maniac from and was amazed when IMDb later told me he was Nick Sobotka from The Wire. Dude's beefed up a bit.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Nobody Soup on May 07, 2017, 11:14:36 PM


It was puzzling me where I recognised the big Irish maniac from and was amazed when IMDb later told me he was Nick Sobotka from The Wire. Dude's beefed up a bit.
he was basically sheamus from WWE.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: kittens on May 07, 2017, 11:44:22 PM
just watched ep 2. really enjoying all of this. man i hate waiting for new episodes tho i wish everything would just be netflix.
best bit was [spoiler]man with boner in space[/spoiler]
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on May 08, 2017, 01:00:25 AM
I'm still enjoying it but the final twenty minutes dragged a little bit, and whilst it was obviously intentional that fucking song the bloke was singing was ridiculously irritating. [spoiler]And I can't see Shadow being hammered to death next week so it feels like a bit of a cheap cliffhanger.[/spoiler]
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Bazooka on May 08, 2017, 10:17:40 AM
I didn't know who Ricky Whittles but looking into him, the upturn in his IMDb credits is pretty startling! Celebrity Weakest Link is on there.

It was puzzling me where I recognised the big Irish maniac from and was amazed when IMDb later told me he was Nick Sobotka from The Wire. Dude's beefed up a bit.

Damn yeah, I knew his bloody face from somewhere. Will watch episode 2 tonight.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Head Gardener on May 08, 2017, 02:54:36 PM
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Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: wasp_f15ting on May 08, 2017, 11:32:52 PM
I have no idea what is going on.. but its visually stunning especially in 4K.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: SteveDave on May 09, 2017, 08:46:08 AM
It was puzzling me where I recognised the big Irish maniac from and was amazed when IMDb later told me he was Nick Sobotka from The Wire. Dude's beefed up a bit.

He was also Pornstache from Orange Is The New Black.

I'm quite liking this especially as it stars Lovejoy and Calvin from Hollyoaks. I wonder how long I'll last before realising that I can't be arsed anymore. I'm saying episode 5. Just like Legion.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Bazooka on May 09, 2017, 10:01:49 AM
Still no questions really answered yet, but [spoiler]I would side with Media/Scully[/spoiler]. Good episode, 8 episodes seems a bit short though with two already down. The CGI tarantula was shit though.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: kittens on May 14, 2017, 09:34:40 PM
when is this show on? it was downloadable this time last week but now i can't find it anywhere. please help me friends
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Penfold on May 14, 2017, 10:31:42 PM
It's on tonight I believe.

So normally Monday. Last weeks was leaked online early somewhere.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: kittens on May 14, 2017, 11:15:18 PM
ah o.k. makes sense thank you
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on May 15, 2017, 03:11:11 AM
Really enjoyed the third one, it's far quirkier than last week and I'm fond of Gaiman when he's messing about with such ideas, bar the odd bit of dodgy looking cgi I've no complaints at all.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: kittens on May 15, 2017, 10:27:41 PM
that episode was not as good
first 20 minutes total cheese factory, that egyptian lady going 'hey i was using that' when he takes her heart. and that magic fairy who kissed shadow. gngngn bad bad. rest was good. still enjoying the show, but this was the first one with bits where i was like 'this is not good'
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on May 16, 2017, 01:58:12 AM
I'm sorry kittens but you're dead wrong about that. I bet you just didn't like it because of the gay men, you massive homophobe. And yeah, yeah, I know you once made out with Chris Burger but you were drunk and so it doesn't really count.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Bazooka on May 16, 2017, 09:42:38 AM
Another very good episode, who else watched it with Mary Whitehouse in the room?
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: amnesiac on May 16, 2017, 11:27:37 AM
'pin eck! hope ISIS don't hear about last night's ep, gay Jinn and Anubis taking a Muslim lady?

Loved the opening bit, the acting is so good, slaughterhouse guy is brilliantly quirky and has a strange way with words.
It's still stuck in 'ricky whittle looking confused all the time/ weird shit happening' but I suppose they're busy introducing us to all the gods.

Didn't used to think I was a fan of Gaiman, think I just don't like his stupid face.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: kittens on May 16, 2017, 12:57:05 PM
'loved the opening bit, the acting is so good'

this puzzles me. i thought the acting in the opening bit was shite. fuckin 'hey i was using that' when he takes her heart. i really thought that opening was bad, which is disappointing cos i have really liked all the openings so far. then the fairy lady on the roof with the telescopes and stuff. it was all so cheesy and urgh. got better after all that though.
 and NO SMBH I AM NOT AFRAID OF THE GAYS AND IN FACT I LIKE GAYS o.k.
   did you see that dude's dick. could fit like twenty of my dick inside that dick. and he just bummed him with no lubrication, that's gotta be difficult. then he jizzed a explosion into his brain! seems like an unpleasant experience but guy appeared to have fun so more power to him i guess
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: amnesiac on May 16, 2017, 02:34:14 PM
dude's dick was ridic, I didn't think that was a middle-eastern... trait.

NEW PAGE DICK
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Bazooka on May 16, 2017, 03:09:00 PM
My Mrs said is that dick CGI? I've been using the excuse that mine is bad quality CGI for years.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Nobody Soup on May 16, 2017, 11:38:58 PM
it was a prosthetic. the dude asked for one and they sent it to him with a note saying "how's it hanging?"

so this is what it feels like when you're gender's body is portrayed unrealistically on TV... women, I'm sorry for everything.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on May 17, 2017, 01:31:07 AM
Looked like a normal dick to me. About the twice the size of mine, but it's not unheard of.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: kittens on May 22, 2017, 11:55:36 PM
what did we think then boys
kittens review:
FIRST HALF BORING
SECOND HALF BETTER AND KINDA INTRIGUING
my interest level in the series is:
SLIGHTLY WANING BUT I WILL CONTINUE TO WATCH
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Bazooka on May 23, 2017, 12:25:33 PM
His wife is awful,didn't really tell us about why Shadow Moon is important but maybe it doesn't until later in the book?

I liked it, looks lovely as always and I really dig the opening sequence, one of the best combination of imagery and sound I can remember in a very long time.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Nobody Soup on May 23, 2017, 03:12:54 PM
that episode was a bit flat for me, funny moments with the arm and stuff, but knowing what's coming from the book I was kinda getting excited.

 it's also beginning to deviate from the book a fair bit in back stories but that's fine.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: wooders1978 on May 23, 2017, 03:26:32 PM
2 episodes in and visually its absolutely amazing but underneath the beautiful veneer I can't help thinking it's actually a bit shit - am I wrong?
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: TKO on May 23, 2017, 03:45:57 PM
The trouble with the wonderful title sequence is that it sets up a show that's more claustrophobic, disorientating and nightmarish, more haunted by a primeval evil, than the one we're getting.

Don't get me wrong, I'm really enjoying the show (even though I thought the latest episode was a bit of a waste), but for me it's been more comic and easygoing than terrifying or disturbing. At the moment, the title sequence doesn't quite fit.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Peru on May 26, 2017, 05:53:07 PM
That title sequence has certainly been 'inspired' by the opening of the Fincher Dragon Tattoo film.

I think this is dull as ditchwater. The lead is a total charisma vacuum and the whole thing is horribly over-directed and designed (endless needless slo-mo shots of inconsequential things are always a bad sign). The return of Twin Peaks has really shown how the HBO model has become utterly formulaic in its excesses and episode structures.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: canted_angle_again on May 26, 2017, 08:09:21 PM
I think I've been spoiled by Twin Peaks. I have been singing the praise of this show to friends since it kinda felt like it filled the void that Legion left but the last episode was rather boring, I spent the whole time waiting for it to end so I could show  friend episode 4 of Peaks.

I'll persevere no less.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Penfold on May 28, 2017, 03:53:05 PM
Latest episode is available early again.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Mister Six on May 28, 2017, 11:34:02 PM
Partway through the third episode, I thought they needed to knock the short stories on the head a bit to let the actual plot get some traction. Then they do, and the first thing they devote an entire, unbroken episode to is Shadow's horrible, unsympathetic, boring wife. Really hoping for them to get the series proper back underway next week. How many more "Somewhere in America" stories are left from the book?
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Bazooka on May 30, 2017, 09:42:17 AM
Partway through the third episode, I thought they needed to knock the short stories on the head a bit to let the actual plot get some traction. Then they do, and the first thing they devote an entire, unbroken episode to is Shadow's horrible, unsympathetic, boring wife. Really hoping for them to get the series proper back underway next week. How many more "Somewhere in America" stories are left from the book?

Episode 5 (this weeks) definitely progressed the narrative along, they seem to have introduced most of the Gods by now, I haven't read the book but from what I know of the main characters, they have shown something off them. But with only 3 episodes left we shall see where it goes. Episode 5 I thought was really good, his wife is a really horrible person.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: amnesiac on May 31, 2017, 09:34:36 AM
Ep5 was amazing and made me glad this is part of my weekly schedule.

We finally get to see who Crispin Glover is and I loved his performance although Mr Wednesday asking the crow to slow down is in my top 10 TV moments of 2017. I don't get why you all hate asshole wife; she's been completely honest and she's incredibly gorgeous even with her autopsy scars, maybe I just like strong independent dead women.

Didn't want this episode to end.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on May 31, 2017, 02:15:47 PM
Ep5 was amazing and made me glad this is part of my weekly schedule.

We finally get to see who Crispin Glover is and I loved his performance although Mr Wednesday asking the crow to slow down is in my top 10 TV moments of 2017. I don't get why you all hate asshole wife; she's been completely honest and she's incredibly gorgeous even with her autopsy scars, maybe I just like strong independent dead women.

Didn't want this episode to end.

I'm with you amnesiac, not sure the dead wife deserved a whole episode devoted to her last week but I do find the character intriguing and can't understand the hatred either. And like you say, this week's episode was top top stuff, with Crispin Glover being all kinds of fantastic.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on June 06, 2017, 03:53:44 AM
I enjoyed the most recent episode as well. It's not perfect by any means and sometimes the dialogue is a bit on the nose, but if I turn off my brain I find it a fun enough ride.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Bazooka on June 06, 2017, 01:50:50 PM
I liked it too, I did get a bit lost at points mainly when the dialogue was so quiet but the music was thumping, only 2 more episodes left I think.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: samadriel on June 07, 2017, 12:27:49 PM
I loved the whole Vulcan thing, it was a lot of fun, and reflected interestingly on the 'Odin satellite over North Korea' that Mr World and Media tried tempting Wednesday with.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Cortez the Surfer on June 08, 2017, 11:11:29 AM
Edit - Wrong thread.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on June 12, 2017, 01:01:25 AM
Gah, I want to like this show but I think it's a little too self-indulgent. I know this episode is essentially a kind of Mad Sweeney origin story but I wasn't that interested in Essie's life, at least not 40 odd minutes of it. It's a real problem when the main narrative is so strong, I know a big part of the book is telling the story of America but to stop us wanting to be back with Shadow and Wednesday they need to be more interesting than this.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Zetetic on June 12, 2017, 06:34:34 PM
I find that the problems with it also tend to complement it. It is a bit tacky and cheap in parts, it's fairly shallow (or something like that) and struggles with momentum - but all that seems to me broadly in line with the story that it's telling.

(I'm coming from being able to half-remember finding the book quite fun, but not much more than that.)
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on June 12, 2017, 07:27:36 PM
I find that the problems with it also tend to complement it. It is a bit tacky and cheap in parts, it's fairly shallow (or something like that) and struggles with momentum - but all that seems to me broadly in line with the story that it's telling.

(I'm coming from being able to half-remember finding the book quite fun, but not much more than that.)

It's been about fifteen years since I read it but I remember enjoying it a lot, and then being incredibly fucked off with the ending. So I've got that to look forward to in two seasons time!
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Bazooka on June 13, 2017, 10:38:48 AM
I just want to watch it all in one go.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: SteveDave on June 14, 2017, 12:43:36 PM
I thought the latest episode was quite lovely. I thought it meant that Porn Stache was with the girl from Lemony Snicket because she was a descendant of Essie.

But our download had a mini "making of" thing after it and they said they cast her as Essie just because she could do the voice.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on June 18, 2017, 10:02:19 PM
Episode 8 - And we're here at the season finale already, cuh, those bloody lazy yanks with their annoyingly short seasons. Spoilers as it's not officially aired yet:

The moon god dun an orgasm and then ended up homeless. That was daft. Again, I know these stories are an integral part of the book but they've got to up their game, I was bored with this. Still, the rest was great fun for once, it's a much more fun series when we're following Wednesday and he's running over rabbits and being melodramatic. And dumb old Shadow has finally worked out what's going on, which is an enormous relief.

I really think if I waited several years until it ended and then watched it over a short period of time I'd enjoy it so much more, as I've a feeling the structure and long waits between short seasons is going to continue to frustrate me. Never going to happen though!
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Nobody Soup on June 19, 2017, 12:25:23 AM
the thing with the episodes around backstories, they're very much a stylistic tool of Gaiman, every one of this books/comics has off-tangent loosely related stories, it's all down to his obsession with myths that he's trying to create is own small fables. they're not really backstories, more just stories with a loose moral (the essie one I guess was alluding to the idea of religious darwinism and the "pray and be rewarded" deal wednesday mentioned).

it's actually a bit sad it's coming out as an old style, one episode a week, show because these little forays would work much better in the binge watch format.

anyway, er, I like it. sort of. it was a bit of a mess really. it hasn't immersed me in it's world enough that everything is interesting. when I was watching say House of Cards or Breaking Bad, I'd constantly be going "oh my god!" at plot points being revealed, I think maybe the only one I did that here was finding out Mad Sweeney played a part in Laura's death (I don't think this was in the book, but I completely approve of this because it makes total sense in the grand scheme, much more than just having it an act of chance). when most of the other big stuff happened I was just like "ok, I guess that's something.". I did still like it though, just nothing's gained much traction yet.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: MuteBanana on June 19, 2017, 10:58:46 AM
I thought the latest episode was quite lovely. I thought it meant that Porn Stache was with the girl from Lemony Snicket because she was a descendant of Essie.

But our download had a mini "making of" thing after it and they said they cast her as Essie just because she could do the voice.

And she played Frances in the Tom Hardy Krays film too. Talented.

The theme tune still reminds me of something else and I still can't figure out what that is.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: samadriel on June 19, 2017, 01:14:23 PM
The theme tune still reminds me of something else and I still can't figure out what that is.
The Trent Reznor/Karen O version of Immigrant Song from Girl With the Dragon Tattoo?
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: kittens on June 19, 2017, 08:54:17 PM
this show is much better when you're pissed. liked that episode a lot. will try to stay drunk throughout s02
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Steven on June 19, 2017, 09:17:28 PM
this show is much better when you're pissed. liked that episode a lot. will try to stay drunk throughout s02

All shows and movies are. That's why I've not seen anything sober since 2003, except Prometheus, that was shit.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: kittens on June 19, 2017, 09:49:08 PM
All shows and movies are. That's why I've not seen anything sober since 2003, except Prometheus, that was shit.

you might have a point actually. i watched the latest series of mr robot while pissed and fucking loved it. and i just watched the latest series of better call saul, also pissed, and loved that too. how have i never noticed this before
can i just enjoy everything now
this is wonderful
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on June 19, 2017, 10:16:14 PM
you might have a point actually. i watched the latest series of mr robot while pissed and fucking loved it. and i just watched the latest series of better call saul, also pissed, and loved that too. how have i never noticed this before
can i just enjoy everything now
this is wonderful

Getting stoned works even better. During my ridiculously smoky university days I used to actually look forward to watching Star Trek Voyager each night.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Bazooka on June 20, 2017, 09:49:57 AM
Yeah I watched all of Lost stoned up to my knees, I could never go back and watch it ever again now.

Anyway, I liked this episode, it brought everything together finally, so hopefully series 2 can kick off with better momentum.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on November 29, 2017, 11:49:47 PM
Fuller's quit the show, somewhat bizarrely: https://www.avclub.com/bryan-fuller-has-quit-american-gods-1820858435

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Bryan Fuller has quit American Gods

Beloved TV producer Bryan Fuller has stepped away from yet another high-profile project, with Variety reporting that Fuller and his co-showrunner, Michael Green, have both quit their roles on Starz’s Neil Gaiman adaptation American Gods. According to Variety, the departure comes down to arguments about money; Green and Fuller were reportedly angling for a budget increase for the show’s already-announced second season, but production company FremantleMedia balked.

American Gods was a critical success for Starz in its first season, earning strong reviews for the way it tied Gaiman’s sprawling road trip of a novel into a more coherent story for TV. The ratings were less impressive; Starz never pulls in more than a few million viewers at a time in any case, but the series lagged behind more-established fare like Power and fellow lit-adaptation Outlander. Fuller and Green were still committed to the project, though; in an interview with us just last month, Green said, “Oh yes, this show is more than front burner for both of us—it is front bonfire. So this is where our hearts lie, this is where our hours are spent. American Gods is home.”

This is the second big-name show Fuller has left over the last year or so; he was previously set to be showrunner on CBS’s Star Trek: Discovery, but stepped away from the project to put more of his time and energy into Gods.

You have to wonder how many times he can do this shit before people start refusing to hire him. Still, if it somehow means Hannibal Season 4 will take place I guess it wouldn't be all bad news.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on November 30, 2017, 04:23:23 AM
Fuller's quit the show, somewhat bizarrely: https://www.avclub.com/bryan-fuller-has-quit-american-gods-1820858435

You have to wonder how many times he can do this shit before people start refusing to hire him. Still, if it somehow means Hannibal Season 4 will take place I guess it wouldn't be all bad news.

Bit of a shame, I enjoyed the first season of this. No Fuller, no conclusion really so it will remain an unfinished oddity.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Lost Oliver on November 30, 2017, 08:05:05 AM
So that means no second series? Gutting.

Though as you say, a fourth series of Hannibal would be amazing.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on November 30, 2017, 02:29:33 PM
Bit of a shame, I enjoyed the first season of this. No Fuller, no conclusion really so it will remain an unfinished oddity.

Apparently they're looking to replace Fuller and carry on the series, but it's too early to know who might take over.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on February 03, 2018, 11:03:05 AM
More info about the break up has been revealed, and for me the most interesting part is that apparently Neil Gaiman wasn't happy with where they were taking the show in the second season. Though I'm sure it's the budgetary side of things which caused the eventual split - https://www.avclub.com/the-bryan-fuller-american-gods-breakup-was-apparently-e-1822682450

A new showrunner has now been announced, some guy called Jesse Alexander who's worked with Fuller a lot in the past, and has also written for Alias, Heroes and Da Vinci's Demons, which doesn't exactly fill me with hope. Still, at least it's not Scott Fucking Buck I guess.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Waking Life on February 03, 2018, 06:21:34 PM
I have therefore book to read on my shelf, but wasn't bowled over by the first season. I'm conflicted about reading.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Wilbur on March 08, 2019, 07:37:12 AM
New series starts on the 11th March if anyone cares.....I'll give it a go I enjoyed the first series having never read the comics....
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Bazooka on March 08, 2019, 09:43:27 AM
I will be watching, I liked technology boy.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on March 08, 2019, 10:35:45 AM
The AV Club had an article about the first three episodes and it sounded pretty shoddy, so I think I'm going to wait until the end of the season and see what the reviews for it are like.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Clownbaby on March 08, 2019, 11:17:06 AM
I thought the finale of the first season was stupid but other than that I really enjoyed it. Mad Sweeney is a sexy bastard.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: FerriswheelBueller on March 08, 2019, 02:43:01 PM
It was always a bit shoddy and silly, but so visually interesting and entertaining it was worth a watch.

I’ll probably get through the 2nd season when it goes onto streaming.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: mjwilson on March 08, 2019, 09:39:47 PM
This has gone through two show runners since the last season right? Probably be shit.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: rasta-spouse on March 10, 2019, 12:53:34 PM
This flipped frequently for me between weird boring and weird brilliant. There'd be this Limo-driven Beiber character and then a badass bloodbath in one episode followed by a tedious wordy episode with Lovejoy talking pseudo-religious nonsense all over it. By the end of S1 I still had no idea what was going on, which is a bad sign.

The mentions of exec problems above probably won't help with the consistency problems.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: olliebean on March 10, 2019, 03:40:18 PM
S2E1 is available.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Bazooka on March 10, 2019, 10:24:45 PM
S2E1 is available.

Cheers bossman.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: arpster on March 12, 2019, 12:23:11 PM
Poor start to season 2....a confusing dogs breakfast of over-done visuals and shite CGI...smidgen of a plot wouldn't go amiss
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: olliebean on April 05, 2019, 10:26:35 PM
The next 3 episodes of this (i.e., all but the finale) have turned up online, but watermarked with "1XBET.COM" and "Jessica Silvester". I've not found myself in any hurry to watch the new episodes this season anyway (only just got around to last Sunday's), so I guess I'll wait for the Amazon versions.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: olliebean on May 08, 2019, 11:42:10 AM
I dropped further and further behind with this season, until I had a long hiatus after episode 4. Just got around to watching episode 5 last night, and I think I'm done with it now. Feels like the new show runner watched season 1 and thought to himself, "This show needs to be less damn fun." I reckon he and Gaiman should leave this alone now and just go and direct some moody music videos that don't have to mean anything and don't drag on for 50+ minutes a pop.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Bazooka on May 08, 2019, 11:59:58 AM
I've watched 3 or 4 can't remember, yeah its missing something from the first season, also they killed off my favourite god, goddamn it.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Baron von Klaus on May 08, 2019, 01:33:07 PM
Feels like a long, drawn-out interlude before the next showrunner takes over. A lot of waiting around.

It also feels too much like a 'normal' show now. It's missing those weird, disorientating little touches Fuller brought to it (like that out-of-phase effect when Mr. World walked into the interrogation room). Jesse Alexander also being an alumnus of Hannibal, you'd think he'd be capable of carrying that sensibility over to this but instead it feels rather uninspired or only half of the way there.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Bazooka on May 11, 2019, 09:33:56 AM
Just binged it this morning, I enjoyed it on the whole, thankfully it looking gorgeous carried the weak script sections. The plotholes are outlandish, but because its such an interesting concept I don't care. The wife and and taxi driver are doing a good  job with the sketchy script.

Anyway its been given the greenlight for season 3, and my favourite god is back, so I'm happy.
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Small Man Big Horse on May 11, 2019, 04:24:26 PM
Just binged it this morning, I enjoyed it on the whole, thankfully it looking gorgeous carried the weak script sections. The plotholes are outlandish, but because its such an interesting concept I don't care. The wife and and taxi driver are doing a good  job with the sketchy script.

Anyway its been given the greenlight for season 3, and my favourite god is back, so I'm happy.

I've not bothered with the second season yet, I might do if I hear good things about season 3 when it airs but for the time being I've a huge backlog of tv as it is. Out of interest though, who's your favourite god who's now returning?
Title: Re: American Gods
Post by: Bazooka on May 11, 2019, 04:52:42 PM
I've not bothered with the second season yet, I might do if I hear good things about season 3 when it airs but for the time being I've a huge backlog of tv as it is. Out of interest though, who's your favourite god who's now returning?

The one who vapes.