Review of American Gods

Sundays, 8:00 PM ET on Starz

60 minutes

A war is brewing between old and new gods: the traditional gods of biblical and mythological roots from around the world steadily losing believers to an upstart pantheon of gods reflecting society’s modern love of money, technology, media, celebrity and drugs.
by Ramsden
Feb 1, 2018 2:49AM EST

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I wasn't quite sure what to make of it from the first couple of episodes and looking back on the first season I'm not 100% sure what I make from it nor what to expect. The show in my opinion is tailored towards sci fi fans who are into and searching for a more complex fictional story.

The casting appears to be otherwise spot on as with a theme such as this, even average casting could turn it into a train wreck so this isn't something I'm sure will go as far as four or five seasons. We're not talking about the usual breed of supernatural beings we see on TV but this time we are focused around actual God's themselves and as we learn, some are old and some are new and both sets of God's do not appear to want to co exist which is what is going to be leading us into season 2.

The show has a complex way of explain the main story without having some pre knowledge going into it whilst at the same time trying to focus on developing characters. Ian McShane is a great cast for the role of Mr Wednesday, he's the kind of guy that the writers could have a lot of fun with. Ricky Whittle comes across as stiff, but he settles his role well enough but I have issues wondering whether his character meant to be the protagonist or whether Mr Wednesday is, whilst at the same time favouring Pablo Schreiber's role as a 6 foot leprechaun.

If you have Amazon prime then it's worth a gamble, you'll either be curious like I was or you won't get past episode 2.

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