American Gods

2017 • Starz
397 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (8)

1 The Bone Orchard
When Shadow Moon is released from prison a few days early, following the death of his wife, he meets the enigmatic Mr. Wednesday and is conscripted into his employ as bodyguard.
2 The Secret of the Spoons
As Mr. Wednesday begins recruitment for the coming battle, Shadow travels with him to Chicago, and agrees to a high stakes game of checkers with the old Slavic god, Czernobog.
3 Head Full of Snow
Shadow questions the terms of his employment when Mr. Wednesday informs him of his plan to rob a bank (because, naturally, every army needs a source of funding).
4 Git Gone
Laura's life and death are explored—how she met Shadow, how she died, and how exactly she came to be sitting on the edge of his motel room bed.
5 Lemon Scented You
Trying to work things out with his dead and unfaithful wife, Shadow's emotional reunion is interrupted when he and Mr. Wednesday are kidnapped by the New Gods.
6 A Murder of Gods
On the run after the New Gods' show of force, Shadow and Mr. Wednesday seek safe haven with one of Mr. Wednesday's oldest friends, Vulcan, God of the Fire and the Forge.
7 A Prayer for Mad Sweeney
Laura turns to an unlikely travel companion to find her way back to life, and back to Shadow. Mad Sweeney's long, winding, and often tragic past is explored.
8 Come to Jesus
Mr. Wednesday must recruit one more Old God: Ostara, né Easter, Goddess of the Dawn but winning her over will require making a good impression, and that is where Mr. Nancy comes in.

About this show

A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself "Wednesday" and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow's life and past.
397 reviews
Melissa Smith
April 1, 2021
Just waiting for you guys to add season 3 so I can buy it lol got my family, and friends into it. Recently they got cancelled which sucked. But Neil Gaiman is in the works of finding a new home for it which I'm hyped about. In spite of a few issues of the season 3 finale *cough cough * Laura being shadow's other half and some of season 2 was kinda filler. I enjoy the series. Read the book recently too. Not bad. Some stuff the show did better expansion. Overall would recommend.
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Adrian Perez
November 4, 2017
I haven't finished three series and it may take a while. I have read the book several times and so unfortunately this is a comparison, which may be unfair. If you loved the book and just have to see the series, this may be a good review to read. I don't think I could have seen shadow as black. I think it is because of his aliases. It's not a big deal though. The series comes off as a constant acid trip or visual effects show. Gratuitous sex scenes that add nothing to the story nor in the book. Shadow character seemed so angry compared to the gloomy guy in the book and he is more nihilistic than the book. In the book he almost never asks why he needs to do something. It is so prominent a characteristic that Wednesday comments on it. My wife has never read the book and said she would also have given it 2 stars based on what she saw
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Ariella L
May 11, 2018
This is beautifully surreal show that every single episode has make me laugh a load, tear up, and think about social issues and the way we view the world. Ricky Whittle, as Shadow Moon, gives a strong performance which is able to carry quiet scenes well, and Idris Elba is perfect as Wednesday giving off a balance of despicable charm perfect for the character. It is a strong show on it's own, however builds upon many characters from the book in interesting ways. I highly recommend taking a look, and is currently my new favorite show.
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