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Lord Frieza
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(04-24-2017, 03:58 AM)

Originally Posted by Khansolo1

So I'm curious is there gonna be any nudity or sex scenes In this?
I'm asking because if there isn't any I will probably watch it on my TV With family.
But if there is I will probably watch it on my iPad

Edit: anyone? Lol

It's on Starz, so odds are on yeah.
ryseing
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(04-24-2017, 03:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Khansolo1

So I'm curious is there gonna be any nudity or sex scenes In this?
I'm asking because if there isn't any I will probably watch it on my TV With family.
But if there is I will probably watch it on my iPad

Edit: anyone? Lol

If the book is any indication, yeah, DO NOT WATCH THIS WITH YOUR FAMILY.

Fuller is free of network restrictions and he has plenty of material to draw from.
Grizzlyjin
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(04-24-2017, 04:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by ryseing

If the book is any indication, yeah, DO NOT WATCH THIS WITH YOUR FAMILY.

Fuller is free of network restrictions and he has plenty of material to draw from.

Yeah, and they've already promised not to water down the especially explicit scenes from the book. There are showers of blood in the trailer too. It's going to be unquestionably TV-MA
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(04-24-2017, 04:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Khansolo1

So I'm curious is there gonna be any nudity or sex scenes In this?
I'm asking because if there isn't any I will probably watch it on my TV With family.
But if there is I will probably watch it on my iPad

Edit: anyone? Lol

Well...there's a scene where a goddess literally devours a man whole with her vagina. So yeah, not too family friendly lol.
ryseing
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(04-24-2017, 04:04 AM)
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Wait, Daniel Faraday is playing Jesus? He has the perfect look for Americanized Jesus.
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(04-24-2017, 04:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by StaticJam

Short answer: yes
Long answer: I have no idea how close to the source material they will be with certain scenes.

So the iPad it is, thanks a bunch
Khansolo1
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(04-24-2017, 04:14 AM)
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Lol the violence I don't mind, but the sex scene just make it awkward for my family.
More_Badass
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(04-24-2017, 04:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by ryseing

Wait, Daniel Faraday is playing Jesus? He has the perfect look for Americanized Jesus.

The casting in this is just perfection
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(04-24-2017, 04:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Khansolo1

So I'm curious is there gonna be any nudity or sex scenes In this?
I'm asking because if there isn't any I will probably watch it on my TV With family.
But if there is I will probably watch it on my iPad

Edit: anyone? Lol

Does your family not care about extreme violence then? I find it a somewhat odd question because very trailer in the OP has pools of blood and one literally has someone being cleaved in half
Grizzlyjin
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(04-24-2017, 04:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by More_Badass

The casting in this is just perfection

Every casting announcement had me like "ohhhh I love him/her." So many great talents working on this show.
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(04-24-2017, 04:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by UnemployedVillain

Does your family not care about extreme violence then? I find it a somewhat odd question because very trailer in the OP has pools of blood and one literally has someone being cleaved in half

No it's just violence isn't to bad, it's just all the nudity and sex scenes just make it extremely awkward.
Qvoth
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(04-24-2017, 04:37 AM)
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ian mcshane and peter stormare?
nice la
TheDarkKnight774
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(04-24-2017, 04:50 AM)
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Just finished my reread of the book today. I'm ready!
TripOpt55
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(04-24-2017, 05:00 AM)
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I'm so excited for this. I enjoyed the book and the talent involved here is kind of crazy. Should be great.
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(04-24-2017, 05:01 AM)
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Also, a super important PSA: If you're watching this on the Starz app, they make their new episodes available at midnight on the day they air.
So you'll be able to see the new episodes each week close to a full day before it airs on cable.

So yeah, definitely the best option. Be wary of spoilers floating around if you don't plan on using the app though.
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(04-24-2017, 10:08 AM)
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- Polygon: American Gods review: This may be Bryan Fuller at his finest.

In the four episodes that we received from Starz, storylines and characters have changed, but unfortunately much more can’t be said ahead of the release of each episode. What’s more striking than the changes, however, is how Fuller makes each change seem important and necessary. Adapting a book for a series can be complicated — especially when the source material is justifiably difficult story to tell in the first place — but Fuller nails every aspect of it.

- Empire: American Gods – Season 1, Episodes 1-2 Review.

There is a lot going on and much darting about, so those not already familiar with American Gods may find it occasionally bewildering (though it has nothing on Legion when it comes to wilful weirdness). But it's never less than compelling, offering an innovative, fantastical skew on the American immigrant narrative, and a visual feast throughout. If Fuller and Green maintain the sky-high quality of these first two episodes, this will be something very special.

- EW: American Gods: Gillian Anderson talks Judy Garland, Hannibal reunion.

“I found out at one point that Bryan, in Hannibal, would deliberately write paragraphs for me that were run-on, undulating, impossible sentences, all because he got a kick out of watching me figure out how to make sense of them,” Anderson recalls with a laugh. “And oh my God, the stress over some of those. Like, what is she saying? Why is she saying it like this? This is meant to come out of my mouth!? Oh my God. [Laughs] But we’ve become great friends, and I’m always fascinated by his thought process on anything. He has such an extraordinary mind and brings so many elements of life and reality into the fantasy. You still have a connection to it, and there’s still relevance…even though you’re seemingly on another plane of existence.”

Kenzodielocke
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(04-24-2017, 10:09 AM)
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Is Cornballer going to be as hard as he is in Game of Thrones OT's? No book talk at all please.
Lord of Castamere
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(04-24-2017, 10:48 AM)
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Pretty excoted. Been hearing good things. Definitely sounds interesting.
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(04-24-2017, 11:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Khansolo1

Lol the violence I don't mind, but the sex scene just make it awkward for my family.

it's going to be awkward for everyone involved
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(04-24-2017, 11:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Khansolo1

So I'm curious is there gonna be any nudity or sex scenes In this?
I'm asking because if there isn't any I will probably watch it on my TV With family.
But if there is I will probably watch it on my iPad

Edit: anyone? Lol

There's one scene that is confirmed to be in it that will be super awkward and weird to watch with anyone, let alone family.
Cornballer
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(04-24-2017, 04:59 PM)
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Thread looks great, TheOddOne. Nice work!

I've been looking forward to this one for a while.


Originally Posted by Kenzodielocke

Is Cornballer going to be as hard as he is in Game of Thrones OT's?

No, I won't be. Those threads are chaotic and ill mannered, so they require firmer moderation. I don't anticipate too many problems here since it's a smaller viewership, but please let me or another moderator know if there's anything egegrious that needs to be cleaned up. In summary, people familiar with the book should do their best to not spoil things, and people unfamiliar with the book shouldn't worry about it or complain unless there's something extremely spoilerish that gets posted. Let's all play nicely and enjoy the show.
scarlet
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(04-24-2017, 05:12 PM)
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How's the book? Considering to read it.
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(04-24-2017, 05:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by scarlet

How's the book? Considering to read it.

I read it years and years ago, but I really liked it. My only big criticism is that many (?) chapters begin with a one-off story about a god/faith/worshipper, and those are kind of hit-or-miss. Some are really great (Bilquis, and this one about a Djinn cab driver), but others are a little slower and not as engaging as the main story.
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(04-24-2017, 05:21 PM)
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Apparently one of the more awkward/graphic scenes in episode 1. Just a word of warning to those trying to get people into it or diving in for the first time.
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(04-24-2017, 05:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheOctodad

Apparently one of the more awkward/graphic scenes in episode 1. Just a word of warning to those trying to get people into it or diving in for the first time.

Is it Laura's?
TheOctodad
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(04-24-2017, 05:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by StaticJam

Is it Laura's?

Apparently it's
The man being consumed by the vagina.
hydruxo
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(04-24-2017, 06:41 PM)
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Facebook Q&A going on right now with Ricky Whittle, Pablo Schreiber, Yetide Badaki, and Bruce Langley
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(04-25-2017, 01:24 AM)
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via Abraham Riesman -
https://twitter.com/abrahamjoseph/st...01221234102272

spoiler tagged stuff about a certain sex scene, relevant to the above discussion i guess, but it's not the one everyone is talking about


I just remembered that the embargo for reviews of AMERICAN GODS is over, so allow me to say: it owns real hard

There is some disagreement within Vulture about AMERICAN GODS but I fucking love it

The main thing is that Ian McShane is even more perfect as Wednesday than you could have imagined

AMERICAN GODS is the rare adaptation that improves upon the source material imo, especially in regards to Laura

AMERICAN GODS also has the single hottest and most pornographic gay sex scene ever put on mainstream television, so buckle up for ep 3

The issue seems to be that people who've read the novel love it and people who haven't are confused by it, so we'll see how it goes over

At the very least, if you're into Bryan Fuller, you can just sit back and watch all the 1000-frames-per-second slo-mo violence and sex

Grizzlyjin
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(04-25-2017, 01:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by scarlet

How's the book? Considering to read it.

It's good. The side stories break up the flow but they're interesting. Makes it a good novel to read before bed. Munch on some of the "main" story, read a side chapter, sleep. Lather, rinse, repeat.
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(04-25-2017, 01:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by blainethemono

via Abraham Riesman -
https://twitter.com/abrahamjoseph/st...01221234102272

spoiler tagged stuff about a certain sex scene, relevant to the above discussion i guess, but it's not the one everyone is talking about

To go off this while we're still on the subject, there's also this interview where Bryan Fuller & Michael Green go into detail a bit more on those two scenes in particular and how the approached adapting them on the show.

They also talk about how they added some extra 'Coming to America' sections that weren't in the book, and how they want to add Asian gods in future seasons.
RatskyWatsky
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(04-25-2017, 03:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by blainethemono

via Abraham Riesman -
https://twitter.com/abrahamjoseph/st...01221234102272

spoiler tagged stuff about a certain sex scene, relevant to the above discussion i guess, but it's not the one everyone is talking about

In for the pornographic gay sex~
Ithil
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(04-25-2017, 05:09 AM)
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So recommendations, should I watch the show as it airs and then read the book, or read the book first?
RatskyWatsky
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(04-25-2017, 06:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ithil

So recommendations, should I watch the show as it airs and then read the book, or read the book first?

I haven't read the book but I intend to watch the show. Join meh
More_Badass
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(04-25-2017, 06:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by RatskyWatsky

I haven't read the book but I intend to watch the show. Join meh

Same. I was thinking of reading the book first before the show started, but then I got pulled into a cosmic horror fiction rabbithole

Either way, it sounds like the show is more of what I'd want anyway, with more exploration of the different gods.

It'll be interesting to see how Fuller's take on things will influence my perspective of the written story when I eventually read it
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(04-25-2017, 07:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by More_Badass

Same. I was thinking of reading the book first before the show started, but then I got pulled into a cosmic horror fiction rabbithole

American Gods is one of those books that's been on my radar for years that I just never got around to - and it's probably going to stay that way since I pretty much never read a book after I've seen the movie/show.
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(04-25-2017, 07:35 AM)
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The book is great. Ya'll should read it.

Anyways, I'M IN. Gonna grab my magic runes and snuggle them close.
suzu
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(04-25-2017, 07:44 AM)
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I've read it a long time ago but only recall a couple of plot points and characters. I remember it being an ok book. Might as well watch the show first though since it's coming soon.
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MartyStu
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(04-25-2017, 07:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheOctodad

Apparently it's
The man being consumed by the vagina.

Shit, we are getting that episode 1? Fuck yeah.
Alcotholic
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(04-25-2017, 07:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by MartyStu

Shit, we are getting that episode 1? Fuck yeah.

I mean it's like, chapter 3 of the book or something. I'd be surprised if it wasn't near the beginning of the show.
Plus there's nothing like a shocking moment to start off the show. :)
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Originally Posted by Alcotholic

I mean it's like, chapter 3 of the book or something. I'd be surprised if it wasn't near the beginning of the show.
Plus there's nothing like a shocking moment to start off the show. :)

True, but if I remember correctly, it does not have immediate relevance so it could fit in other places too.
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(04-25-2017, 08:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by MartyStu

True, but if I remember correctly, it does not have immediate relevance so it could fit in other places too.

Considering they're expanding the material, she probably could play a bigger part for an episode.
metsallica
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(04-25-2017, 07:31 PM)
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Hey TheOddOne / CB / etc, first-run is at 9 PM Eastern, not 10. It re-airs at 10.

Related to that for people who subscribe to Starz via their app or Amazon, when do new episodes go up? Right as the show airs on cable? If so, can I start the episode at any time after 9PM? Trying to figure out how best to deal with this since it conflicts with The Leftovers. The Starz app is cheaper than adding the channel to my cable subscription, but if there are limitations I'd like to consider them. Example, if it isn't like HBO Go / Now and you have to wait a bit for episodes to show up, etc.
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(04-25-2017, 07:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shaanyboi

Considering they're expanding the material, she probably could play a bigger part for an episode.

Gaiman tweeted that his favorite episode of the ones he saw was the one that featured ZERO things he wrote

edit:

Originally Posted by metsallica

Related to that for people who subscribe to Starz via their app or Amazon, when do new episodes go up? Right as the show airs on cable? If so, can I start the episode at any time after 9PM? Trying to figure out how best to deal with this since it conflicts with The Leftovers. The Starz app is cheaper than adding the channel to my cable subscription, but if there are limitations I'd like to consider them. Example, if it isn't like HBO Go / Now and you have to wait a bit for episodes to show up, etc.

V

Originally Posted by hydruxo

Also, a super important PSA: If you're watching this on the Starz app, they make their new episodes available at midnight on the day they air.
So you'll be able to see the new episodes each week close to a full day before it airs on cable.

So yeah, definitely the best option. Be wary of spoilers floating around if you don't plan on using the app though.

metsallica
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(04-25-2017, 07:46 PM)
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WHOA. Game-changer. Thank you Platy (and hydruxo). This was actually causing some issues with the GF's bedtime (heh) which are now all solved!

EDIT: Just thought of another question... Is the app audio 5.1?
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Cornballer
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(04-26-2017, 05:33 AM)
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I listened to a couple of podcast previews for the show (Sepinwall/Grubb and Ryan/Ryan) this week, and they got me excited for the show. They're effusive with their praise for the show (acting, visuals, storytelling) even in the face of not understanding where it's going. Sounds like it's a little spotty in terms of the overall narrative (jumps from story to story and the tone is intentionally all over the place), but they all loved it. Ryan McGee's description of it as "The porn version of comparative religion, and that's not even a diss" made me laugh. Bring it on.

Also, a minor procedural note - if Starz is uploading episodes early to on demand platforms, please make sure to use spoiler tags until the show airs on Sunday nights. (East Coast broadcast is at 9pm ET). This is the same thing we did for Black Sails and it kept the thread from becoming a complete minefield of spoilers every week. Thanks!
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(04-26-2017, 09:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by metsallica

Hey TheOddOne / CB / etc, first-run is at 9 PM Eastern, not 10. It re-airs at 10.

You're right! Should be 9/8c.
CloudWolf
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(04-26-2017, 09:35 AM)
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Wait... Emily Browning and Pablo Schreiber are also in this? Goddamn, what a cast.
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- Sepinwall's review

At times, it’s a deep and powerful saga while at many others, it’s more of an exercise in style over substance.

But what style! Fuller and his collaborators — including a bunch of Hannibal directors like David Slade (behind the camera for the first three episodes) and Vincenzo Natali — make every frame of American Gods look museum-quality. The blood and sex on this show are abundant in roughly equal measure but presented in a baroque style befitting the scale of the show’s characters. These are gods fighting, and seducing, and these acts can’t be presented as mundane in any way. The whole thing is jaw-dropping to look at, as visually audacious as anything Fuller, Slade, and company did on Hannibal, but without that pesky serial killing.

- Sepinwall interview: Bryan Fuller And Michael Green Discuss The Ups And Down Of Making ‘American Gods’
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(04-26-2017, 10:49 PM)
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Got bored of the book around 1/3 or halfway in, but I'm excited to see Ian McShane and some crazy stuff on screen.

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