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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 7:30 pm    Post subject: American Gods Reply with quote

Based on Neil Gaiman's book. It's pretty good, but it seems every episode has very slow parts throughout, and I tend to nod off. But I usually love the "Somewhere In America" sequences.

I wasn't a huge fan of the book, but it definitely had its moments. It just seemed like the narrative wasn't especially tight in much the same way as early Clive Barker. The show has an amazing amount of recognizable people though, some of which are dead within a minute.

Still, I would recommend this show. I just wanted it to be better and tighter than the book, but it has its own way of meandering.
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm waiting until I'm done with Netflix shows and can switch to Amazon for a bit, but I've heard good things, and I hear it's very faithful to the novel... as in, entire scenes recreated exactly as they were in the book in places.
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is one of the rare instances where I think a series actually has the potential to improve on the novel. AG ended just as it started getting good, so I was sorta hoping for something perhaps not quite as faithful to the book. (Heresy, I know.)

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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe I'll check it out. Jeremy "Daniel Faraday" Davies (my personal choice for Hile Troy) as JC? How can I pass that up?
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I gotta say, Gillian Anderson is kicking ass on this show. She's awesome.
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I watched it recently, and to be honest I found Anderson pretty offputting. Didn't like her scenes at all. Not sure why.
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