Season 1,

Episode 5: American Gods

May 24, 2017

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  1. Kristen says:

    Okay. I have a lot of feelings about this, and I know I’m crazy biased because I love Neil Gaiman, but that aside: I think there’s a lot to love about this first episode. I will start by saying the entire episode is an amuse bouch to get your appetite whet to what’s to come.

    First off, it’s directed by Bryan Fuller, and all of the programs he does (Pushing Daises, Hannibal) are very over the top stylistically. The first scene on the beach admittedly isn’t clear – I had read the book and was still momentarily lost. I think that moment should have been a bit more spelled out.

    However, Neil Gaiman is an incredible story teller. It’s about taking a leap of trust that all of these webs we’re starting to see will be woven together in an amazing tale. The book is not my favorite by him, because there is so much going on and it can be dense, but it beautifully written. This series is one that will slowly unfold itself while holding on to some of the mysteries. Everything is revealed at the exact moment it should be. I haven’t listened to the recap yet, but I hope you’ll go back and give this series an honest try.

    And I massively disagree – I think the guy playing Shadow is perfect. Honestly, I think every single character so far is perfectly cast.

    But yeah, that’s my five cents.

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