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 Post subject: American Gods - series - (2017, STARZ)
PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 2:12 pm 
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I watched the first episode of American Gods last week. The new series based on Neil Gaiman's story.


Sub'd to STARZ through my Amazon Prime account. Figured I'd finish watching Season 2 of Ash vs Evil Dead, and maybe some more Black Sails, among other things on there.

Glad we can pick & choose individual movie subs nowadays, without needing cable. 8-)



Anyway..

I'm not sure what to think of the first episode.

Probably won't get a good read on how good the series is until watching quite a few.

Definitely interesting, but I'll need to watch a few more before having a solid opinion.

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 Post subject: Re: American Gods - series - (2017, STARZ)
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Amazon Prime is pretty sweet. I've now made it through a bit of the Expanse thing (one season I think, but will wait for it to be "free" for the latter ones) and 4 seasons or so of Vikings. My wife is catching up to me on Vikings then we are going to watch the rest together. I guess we will have to pay for season 5 though.

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 Post subject: Re: American Gods - series - (2017, STARZ)
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Anthropoid wrote:
Amazon Prime is pretty sweet. I've now made it through a bit of the Expanse thing (one season I think, but will wait for it to be "free" for the latter ones) and 4 seasons or so of Vikings. My wife is catching up to me on Vikings then we are going to watch the rest together. I guess we will have to pay for season 5 though.



Or you could just wait until Season 5 eventually gets added to the Prime series. ;)

..if you have the patience, anyway.



I tend to hop between monthly subs for Prime, Netflix, and occasionally Hulu. After seeing my preferred shows on each, I'll un-sub and then sub to a different one after that runs out, switching as needed to keep content fresh.

By the time I come back to one I un-subbed from, two or three months before, there is a fair bit of new stuff to add to the watchlist, and newer seasons added to old favorites. Rotate that shit. :D

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 Post subject: Re: American Gods - series - (2017, STARZ)
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*** Spoilers S01E06 ***




That anti-gun ep. Wow... could they have made it more crude and cheap? Fuck you too, Hollywood.
And of course they killed the gun god or whatever. Predictable from the second he appeared on screen. :roll:

Hope that costs them big time with heatland viewers.

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*** Spoilers S01E06 ***




That anti-gun ep. Wow... could they have made it more crude and cheap? Fuck you too, Hollywood.
And of course they killed the gun god or whatever. Predictable from the second he appeared on screen. :roll:

Hope that costs them big time with heatland viewers.



I've been on the fence about whether this series is any good.

The way things were going, I expected to fall off soon. This would probably do it. But I already un-subbed from STARZ because it wasn't keeping me all that enthralled anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: American Gods - series - (2017, STARZ)
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Read the book, or rather tried to - I think I got about half way.

I know it's supposed to be some super popular classic but it struck me as one of the most overrated pieces of fiction out there.

Watched bits of episode 1, thought "this is just like the book", didn't watch any more.

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I think it's grossly overrated too. Plotholes galore and pseude profoundness.

Apparently they have no sense of irony either. A show celebrating violence and at the same time proselyting with a hamfisted anti gun message. But, hey, guns kill people, stabbing victims are less dead.

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I like it.
They did certain things well, like the introduction of Bilquis (where she ... does things to the guy she picked up at the bar) or Anansi arriving in America on the wreckage of the burned slave ship.

Also, Laura Moon, the dead wife.

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Ya, so I want to doublecross somebody, I manufacture a superweapon for them, hand it over and then admit my duplicity?

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