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Reply #105 on: June 19, 2017, 03:40:04 PM

Yup, that was pretty neat.  Ending a season by

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Reply #106 on: June 19, 2017, 03:53:23 PM

Yup, that was pretty neat.  Ending a season by

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Reply #107 on: June 19, 2017, 07:37:56 PM

I want Wednesday's suit from that ep.

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Reply #108 on: June 20, 2017, 05:16:24 AM

"One of them's got a baby dinosaur" almost got me to spit-take.

Shadow continues to be far and away the worst thing about this show, but whatever, the rest has generally been good enough to make up for it, though treating Wednesday's name as if it was any sort of reveal sort of annoyed me, but there's enough decent halfway subtle nods to folklore in the show that I guess it averages out.

Solid B+ from me for the first season. Wasn't the vision I had in my head about what a Bryan Fuller American Gods would look like, and it's got its rough spots, but I'll miss it now that it's on inter-season hiatus.
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Reply #109 on: June 20, 2017, 11:06:40 AM

The reveal of Wednesday's name might not have been a surprise to you, but lost of folks wouldn't figured it out on their own.  My lad made me tell her who he was a few episodes ago, otherwise it would've caught her completely by surprise.
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Reply #110 on: June 20, 2017, 12:26:13 PM

A few episodes ago Mr World offered to nuke north korea with a weapon system called Odin as his rebranding effort for him, it wasn't even subtle.

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Reply #111 on: June 20, 2017, 12:49:50 PM

Exactly. They made it orders of magnitude more blatant in the show than they did in the book (and it was still pretty obvious in the book if you had any interest in mythology). Ever since Lemon Scented You, it didn't even seem like it was intended to be a secret, which made the tone of the "reveal" in the last episode jarring.
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Reply #112 on: June 20, 2017, 02:32:36 PM

Nope.

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Reply #113 on: June 20, 2017, 02:38:51 PM

We watched that episode together and it still went over her head.  Shortly after that is when it bothered her too much and she made me tell her who he is.
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Reply #114 on: July 07, 2017, 08:44:39 PM

Just watched the whole first season over a few days through the free 7day trial of Starz through Amazon Prime.

Not sure I like a lot of the divergent directions they have gone from the source material, the pieces close to the book have all been pretty outstanding though. And while the plot stuff that Mad Sweeney is doing in the show are pretty wildly divergent I find him to be my favorite performance in the show to date.

The divergence from the book really hurts Shadow's character development as the "Wisconsin" trip was kinda the point at which he really starts to realize there might be some supernatural shit going on and that happens very early in the book. He has met pretty much everyone already in the tv show and they haven't even made it north of Illinois.

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