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Jan 22nd, 2019 at 5:28pm
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I don't know if anyone else ever posted on this but I have to share my thoughts...

I started watching this on Starz last night. 

It's a work of art.  An absolute work of art.  I'm mesmerized by this beautiful show. 

Full disclosure I was high as hell last night when I watched the first few episodes.  And I have every intention of being high while watching every episode.  I think it enhanced the beauty of the cinematography, but you'd probably be fine if you were a muggle while watching.  (LOL.  A muggle.  I can't believe I typed that but I'm going to use it to describe a sober person from now on.)

But just a great idea and a great story and great acting and great dialogue.  My wife texted me a bit ago "Funny that all I wanna do is watch american gods."  (I had to drag her away from her game last night to get her to watch it with me is why the "funny" part.)

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Re: American Gods
Reply #1 - Jan 23rd, 2019 at 7:44am
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I'm in.

I'll give it a go in the next month or so.

I've been a huge Ian McShane fan since Deadwood, so I don't see any reason why I wouldn't buy in.
  

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I'm fine where I am. I love America. However, you don't like America, so it's you that should leave.


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Reply #2 - Jan 23rd, 2019 at 4:16pm
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He is amazing in this as Mr. Wednesday.  It's like the role was made for him.  The whole show is fun and fascinating, but I really looked forward to the scenes with Mr. Wednesday.

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Reply #3 - Jan 23rd, 2019 at 7:26pm
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Speaking of actors, I've never been so happy to see George McFly.   The casting for him was so good, my wife and I had to pause the show to discuss it.  As soon as they showed his face my wife said "I knew it was him."

Now that I think on it, the acting in this entire show is fantastic.  For example, after ten minutes of thinking Audrey is repellent, we thought she was amazing and she nearly brought us both to tears.  To say she won us over is an understatement.  I hope she's in season 2.

In fact, probably the most stoic and formulaic acting was the main character.  Don't get me wrong, he's good.  And he seems like his character leaves him less room to play and explore.  But the performances turned in by the rest of the cast are just so good by contrast.  It's like the main character is the straight man, and the rest are the ones able to solo and shine because he's holding down the beat and staying in the pocket ... to mix a few metaphors.

I might watch the first season again while I wait for the second season.  I already bought the book.

If I had to find a negative criticism for the show ... I'm not sure I ever needed to see Dane Cook's penis.

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Queshank wrote on Jan 22nd, 2019 at 5:28pm:
I don't know if anyone else ever posted on this but I have to share my thoughts...

I started watching this on Starz last night. 

It's a work of art.  An absolute work of art.  I'm mesmerized by this beautiful show. 

Full disclosure I was high as hell last night when I watched the first few episodes.  And I have every intention of being high while watching every episode.  I think it enhanced the beauty of the cinematography, but you'd probably be fine if you were a muggle while watching.  (LOL.  A muggle.  I can't believe I typed that but I'm going to use it to describe a sober person from now on.)

But just a great idea and a great story and great acting and great dialogue.  My wife texted me a bit ago "Funny that all I wanna do is watch american gods."  (I had to drag her away from her game last night to get her to watch it with me is why the "funny" part.)

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Drugs tend to ruin the intellect, that's why they're safe for you.

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Queshank wrote on Oct 25th, 2018 at 9:13am:
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I've been thinking about how I can respond conversationally without coming across as a total dick.

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Re: American Gods
Reply #5 - Jan 28th, 2019 at 12:16pm
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BowHunter wrote on Jan 25th, 2019 at 2:04pm:
Drugs tend to ruin the intellect, that's why they're safe for you.

As you were.


Thanks, Nancy!

Y'know, you really had me going with that whole "Just Say No" thing for a lot of years. 

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Re: American Gods
Reply #6 - Feb 14th, 2019 at 6:55am
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I have to say ...

I listened to the novel on audiobooks.

Meh.  Not great.  There's some really creative character development that's not in the TV series.  But overall, I prefer the direction the TV series is taking with the story.

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Reply #7 - Feb 21st, 2019 at 10:50am
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On the second episode.

Visually stunning and trippy. I'm definitely intrigued.

Some of it is a bit sophomoric. The protagonist's name, for instance, just makes it seem like a teen/Young Adult fantasy novel, despite the very adult and heavy themes.

But I enjoyed Spartacus a few years back (another STARZ series) despite all that, and I'm enjoying this as well.
  

Buddy_Love wrote on Jul 16th, 2019 at 5:17pm:
I'm fine where I am. I love America. However, you don't like America, so it's you that should leave.


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Reply #8 - Feb 24th, 2019 at 8:27am
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Rabbit_Reborn wrote on Feb 21st, 2019 at 10:50am:
Some of it is a bit sophomoric. The protagonist's name, for instance, just makes it seem like a teen/Young Adult fantasy novel, despite the very adult and heavy themes.


That's a valid criticism.  His name is dumb. 

Even dumber is the pet name his wife gives him.  The book explains it better and it's less stupid than the TV show, but they still stick with it too much in the book too IMO.

My wife especially hates the wife's term of endearment.  To the point of mockingly using it on me around the house sometimes.  Generally when I'm being stupid as a means of telling me I'm being stupid.

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Re: American Gods
Reply #9 - Feb 26th, 2019 at 5:08am
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Hi Que! Good to see you! Are you and your wife still performing?
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Back to topic, I decided to check out episode 1 of American Gods since you guys loved it so much. Not my cup of tea, I'm afraid. But I can see how it would appeal to some.
  

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