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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 2:24 pm    Post subject: American Gods - STARZ Reply with quote

There isn't a thread for this? WTH people? I thought we had more Neil Gaiman fans on this board?

Watched the pilot twice and I'm definitely liking the portrayal. I mean, I'd watch Ian McShane play a cardboard box, but him as Wednesday is just perfect casting.

I'm not surprised they cut or toned down certain scenes (Bilquis' sex scene for instance); and yes, that was actually toned down from what was written in the book. And I'm a little disappointed that, at least by what's on IMDB, they don't appear to have Mama-Ji in the cast - could be saving her for a second season.

But otherwise, I'm more than satisfied with what they've delivered so far.
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was going to start a new thread this morning but posted in the other TV thread instead.

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Anyone else watch American Gods yet? New series on STARZ adapted from a fantasy novel. It's very different from any other fantasy though.

Loved the first episode. I thought captured the feeling and tone of the book. The visuals were fantastic. Casting is great so far too. Ian McShane is going to kill it as Wednesday.

Really looking forward to more of the "Coming to America" stories too. I wasn't sure they'd even be included.

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I thought this was HBO. That lessens my anticipation for this series. By a lot.
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish I had Starz, I just read the book a couple of months ago and I loved it. We all know Ian McShane is spot on casting for Mr. Wednesday, but Ricky Whittle is going to be awesome as Shadow. Hopefully I can find a way to watch this somehow.
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just saw this.. I had to make sure the shrooms I cooked my

my Shrimp with weren't wild.. What the hell did I just watch?

What's the back story without spoilers? Reminds me a bit of Constantine..

That first scene with the arrows though! Oooof.
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El ramster wrote:
I just saw this.. I had to make sure the shrooms I cooked my

my Shrimp with weren't wild.. What the hell did I just watch?

What's the back story without spoilers? Reminds me a bit of Constantine..

That first scene with the arrows though! Oooof.

Basic premise is a build towards a conflict/war between Old Gods (like the actual Gods from various cultures, regions, and mythologies) and the "New Gods" of Modern Society (i.e. Globalism, Technology, Media, the Stock Market).

And I would have thought the bit with the eyes a bit later in that same scene would have gotten you more than the arrows did. I was having Hostel flashbacks.
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Jetsfandan423 wrote:
I wish I had Starz, I just read the book a couple of months ago and I loved it. We all know Ian McShane is spot on casting for Mr. Wednesday, but Ricky Whittle is going to be awesome as Shadow. Hopefully I can find a way to watch this somehow.

Shadow is every bit as boring in this as he is in the book. Laughing

That's not quite true but it's not far from the truth either. Stepping him up from passive protagonist might be the right call for TV, even if it makes the adaptation less accurate.
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El ramster wrote:
I just saw this.. I had to make sure the shrooms I cooked my

my Shrimp with weren't wild.. What the hell did I just watch?

What's the back story without spoilers? Reminds me a bit of Constantine..

That first scene with the arrows though! Oooof.

Basic premise is a build towards a conflict/war between Old Gods (like the actual Gods from various cultures, regions, and mythologies) and the "New Gods" of Modern Society (i.e. Globalism, Technology, Media, the Stock Market).

And I would have thought the bit with the eyes a bit later in that same scene would have gotten you more than the arrows did. I was having Hostel flashbacks.


Well i know they were paying homage to Odin.. It was pretty obvious.. I love the old gods so this is up my ally..

Big fan of greek, norse, indian, japanese, celtic, aztec and other pantheon gods.
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Episode 2 was so darn slow..
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Episode 2 was so darn slow..

I agree. A lot more style than substance, but I love the style.

Huge fan of the Anansi bit though.
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This has such a Hannibal feel to it. I figured as much with Fuller manning the show. I'm enjoying it so far. Intriguing.
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This show is so weird..
What's up with the genie thing!?

What powers does shadow posses!
What's going on LOLOOLOL halp!

Does reading the book leave you wondering
All these things?
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This has such a Hannibal feel to it. I figured as much with Fuller manning the show. I'm enjoying it so far. Intriguing.


I've never seen Hannibal, but I feel like the styling of this show is close to Sin City (at least the feel that I get).

I'm curious to see where the plot is going, as it doesn't seem too clear right now (especially the side stories).
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El ramster wrote:
This show is so weird..
What's up with the genie thing!?

What powers does shadow posses!
What's going on LOLOOLOL halp!

Does reading the book leave you wondering
All these things?


I haven't seen the show, but it takes a while for you to really understand what is going on in the book.

I think a mini-series is what this story needs. Give a decent back story run on the players, but not too much. A 2 hour movie would be way too rushed. I think a second season would be too drawn out or seem forced. Shadow is not a very interesting character in the book, but he is surrounded by some cool stuff.
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I am watching it. Mostly still watching out of confusion right now though. Laughing
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