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American Gods
« 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.)

Re: American Gods
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 04:41:39 PM »
I'm getting too old for loud music over every bloody scene.

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Re: American Gods
« Reply #2 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]

Re: American Gods
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: American Gods
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: American Gods
« Reply #5 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]!

Re: American Gods
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2017, 09:09:17 PM »
Really good, great performances and plenty of gore.

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Re: American Gods
« Reply #7 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

Re: American Gods
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2017, 09:13:46 AM »
Yeah, just echoing how great this was. Ricky Whittle eh? Who'd have thought it

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Re: American Gods
« Reply #9 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.


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Re: American Gods
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2017, 06:18:06 PM »
The second episode is now available via nefarious means.

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Re: American Gods
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: American Gods
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: American Gods
« Reply #13 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.

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Re: American Gods
« Reply #14 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]

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Re: American Gods
« Reply #15 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]

Re: American Gods
« Reply #16 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.

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Re: American Gods
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2017, 02:54:36 PM »

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Re: American Gods
« Reply #18 on: May 08, 2017, 11:32:52 PM »
I have no idea what is going on.. but its visually stunning especially in 4K.

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Re: American Gods
« Reply #19 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.

Re: American Gods
« Reply #20 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.

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Re: American Gods
« Reply #21 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

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Re: American Gods
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2017, 10:31:42 PM »
It's on tonight I believe.

So normally Monday. Last weeks was leaked online early somewhere.

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Re: American Gods
« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2017, 11:15:18 PM »
ah o.k. makes sense thank you

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Re: American Gods
« Reply #24 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.

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Re: American Gods
« Reply #25 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'

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Re: American Gods
« Reply #26 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.

Re: American Gods
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2017, 09:42:38 AM »
Another very good episode, who else watched it with Mary Whitehouse in the room?

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Re: American Gods
« Reply #28 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.

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Re: American Gods
« Reply #29 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