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American Gods 1x8

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American Gods

American Gods   On the eve of war, Mr. Wednesday must recruit one more Old God: Ostara, ne Easter, Goddess of the Dawn, but winning her over will require making a good impression, and that is where Mr. Nancy comes in.

Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble.

Until he learns that she’s been killed in a terrible accident.

Flying home for the funeral, as a violent storm rocks the plane, he is greeted by a strange man in the seat next to him.

The man calls himself Mr. Wednesday, and he knows more about Shadow than is possible.

He warns Shadow that a far bigger storm is coming. And from that moment on, nothing will ever be the same.

I am not familiar with Neil Gaiman books. However, I am a passionate reader of science-fiction. Religion and gods are part of sci-fi universe from its inception. In time, famous writers have published solid SF novels with religious themes.

Among these are Hard to Be a God, by Arkady Strugatsky, Behold the Man, by Michael Moorcock, The Traveller, by Richard Matheson,

A case of conscience, by James Blish, and (my favorite) Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny.

As I said in the title, the first episode of American Gods looks interesting, but not very convincing.

It may be that the story needs some (more) time to engage the viewer, or the SF+fantasy+mythology cocktail on which the movie seems to be based on is too-complex and needs more episodes to be exposed.

Therefore, I shall see more episodes, and find out how the series develops.

If I will like it, then I will find and read the book.

If not, no problem. Either way, I still cannot understand how a fantastic novel like Zelazny’s Lord of Light (published in 1967!) is still waiting to get a movie…

American Gods: 1×8
American Gods: 1×8
Jun. 18, 2017

American Gods season 1