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American Gods: "Come To Jesus" Review

The biggest problem with the Season 1 finale of American Gods is we're left wanting so, so much more. "Come to Jesus" was a delight on a number of levels, offering satisfying climaxes for several of the season-long arcs. Finally, Shadow Moon believes. Finally, Odin reveals himself. Finally, Laura Moon finds her husband (at least for longer than a few moments) and knows why she died. Finally, the war between the New and Old Gods has begun. In that way, the finale paid off much of what was promised, but still I can't help but wish this was a midseason finale instead of a full season finale. There's so much untapped potential in Season 1 that I hope Starz delivers Season 2 sooner than later, similar to how the network split Outlander's first season into two eight-episode half seasons that were less than a year apart. "Come to Jesus" didn't offer so much of an ending as a "to be continued," with many interesting characters only appearing for one episode. It's a good problem to have that the finale left at least one audience member (me) wanting so much more. READ MORE...

‘American Gods’ Season Finale: Our “Come to Jesus” Moment and What Happens Now

As Media said, "time and attention" are "better than lamb’s blood," and we’ve given up plenty of our time in dedication to Mr. Wednesday. In the final hour of the first phase of Shadow Moon’s odyssean road trip across America with a one-eyed god of legend, a cultural shift has taken place. The New Gods reshaped the landscape of worship in their image, while once familiar names of classical mythologies were given an ultimatum: get with the program or be forgotten. Now, after Wednesday brought voices to the voiceless and these immigrant deities claimed a platform to tell their stories, the Old Gods are rising again. READ MORE...

American Gods Season Finale Recap: Don't Cross Easter

Kristin Chenoweth brings a bubbly brightness to American Gods.   ...Read More... //

The American Gods Finale Is a Pure Delight

Despite my reservations, it made me unreservedly love the show.   ...Read More... //

American Gods Season 1 Episode 8 Review: Come to Jesus

The first season of American Gods has come to a close with American Gods Season 1 Episode 8 . I hate to say it, but I wasn't fully impressed with this finale. As an episode on its own, the hour was a strong one, filled with a few great moments, stunning visuals (as always), and excellent performances. But it certainly didn't feel like a finale. It felt like the end of a prologue. Like, now the main action will finally begin, and we had to wait all season for it to get there.   ...Read More...

'American Gods' Season 1 Finale Recap: Can Wednesday and Shadow Find a Queen?

In the most recent episodes, it really hasn't felt like American Gods is wrapping up its first season. Instead, it has almost been as if the series is ramping up, not slowing down. Yet with this episode, "Come to Jesus," the season 1 finale is here. While it definitely feels like American Gods is in the middle of its story, "Come to Jesus" does manage to provide a climactic but still satisfying stopping point for now.   ...Read More... //

American Gods Finale: Bryan Fuller and Michael Green Talk Bunnies, Bilquis and Wednesday's Big Reveal

Warning: This post contains spoilers forAmerican Gods Season 1 finale. Welp, now the Shadow knows. American Gods rounded out its freshman season on Sunday with a finale that definitely answered one of the fantasy series biggest questions: Who, or what exactly, is Mr. Wednesday? Though many viewers (especially those whove read the Neil Gaiman novel [] //

American Gods Season 1 Episode 7 Review: A Prayer for Mad Sweeney

On the one hand, American Gods Season 1 Episode 7 was an impeccably crafted hour, filled with strong performances and some great development for Mad Sweeney. On the other hand, American Gods Season 1 Episode 6 left off with such a massive cliffhanger that it felt a little weird to abandon ship with Wednesday/Shadow's storyline completely. Especially it being the penultimate installment of the season and all.   ...Read More...

'American Gods' Recap: Who Really Killed Laura Moon?

If any character in season 1 of American Gods has been the breakout star of the series, it is Pablo Schreiber's Mad Sweeney. Schreiber has been excellent as the gruff and incredibly tall leprechaun of American Gods . It is not much of a surprise then that this episode, titled a "Prayer for Mad Sweeney," devotes almost all of its runtime to the foul-mouthed creature of legend. It's equally unsurprising that it might just be the best episode of the series thus far.   ...Read More... //

American Gods Recap: Hard-Luck Story

Need to catch up? Check out last weeksAmerican Gods recap here. No, YOURE feeling guilty for dismissing American Gods Mad Sweeney as a stereotypical drunk-n-belligerent member of the fightin Irish. In this weeks episode of the Starz fantasy drama, we find out a bit about the leprechauns back story, including why hes drawn to Laura [] //