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TheProdigal
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(04-30-2017, 08:00 AM)
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I liked how in the beginning the arm flew over the letterbox
hydruxo
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(04-30-2017, 08:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheProdigal

I liked how in the beginning the arm flew over the letterbox

Lol yeah that was great. That whole intro scene was amazing. The guy getting riddled with a hundred arrows, the poking out one eye for Odin, etc.
Kevin
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(04-30-2017, 08:26 AM)
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Well that was an amazing pilot. If the entire series is of this quality then Starz will have something incredible on it's hands. Let's hope it performs well in ratings and lives to see another season.
More_Badass
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(04-30-2017, 08:37 AM)
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Well...that sure was something.

A gorgeous fascinating top-notch something.

I only ever read part of American Gods and this was that translated to the screen as if it was pulled directly from my imagination. Fuller captured the grandeur and style of the page and brought it to the screen immaculately
Monocle
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(04-30-2017, 09:56 AM)
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I'll be deliberately vague, but is it safe to watch this episode if I'm up to the part of the book where Shadow meets the sisters? I want to experience the book version of the story first but I'm starved for some Bryan Fuller goodness.
Zeus Molecules
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(04-30-2017, 09:58 AM)
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Just watched it and it felt like I was reading the novel again. Simply amazing
Matt_
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(04-30-2017, 10:51 AM)
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can't wait to watch this hungover tomorrow
thats if I dont break and watch it before
glad to see the positive reactions
TheOddOne
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(04-30-2017, 11:09 AM)
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Series premiere today:

Season 1: episode 1 "The Bone Orchard"

Shadow Moon is released early from his prison sentence, but has no job and no choices. The mysterious Mr. Wednesday approaches Shadow with an offer to become Wednesday's bodyguard, and Shadow accepts.

scarlet
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(04-30-2017, 01:19 PM)
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I bought the 10th years Anniversary edition. It's 12k words longer than the original.

Is this show based on the original one? Or thhe 10th years edition?
Turin
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(04-30-2017, 01:33 PM)
Love the thread title. Been waiting to see this for awhile.
Pixieking
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(04-30-2017, 03:42 PM)

Originally Posted by scarlet

I bought the 10th years Anniversary edition. It's 12k words longer than the original.

Is this show based on the original one? Or thhe 10th years edition?

Prooooooobablyyyyyy the 10th Anniversary edition, since that is also the Author's Preferred edition, and Gaiman has had a fair bit of input in the show, I believe.
FusedAtoms
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(04-30-2017, 04:37 PM)
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Watched this last night, such a cool ass show. I know nothing about the books so I'm interested to see where this goes.
Napoleonthechimp
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(04-30-2017, 04:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by scarlet

I bought the 10th years Anniversary edition. It's 12k words longer than the original.

Is this show based on the original one? Or thhe 10th years edition?

It contains extra material not in either of them. So there will be something new for everyone.
Solid Sora
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(04-30-2017, 06:07 PM)
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Where did you guys watched the episode?
Lord Frieza
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(04-30-2017, 06:12 PM)

Originally Posted by Solid Sora

Where did you guys watched the episode?

Pretty sure it went live early on all the streaming services where Starz can be subbed to (starz app, Amazon, Sling, etc)
Solid Sora
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(04-30-2017, 06:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lord Frieza

Pretty sure it went live early on all the streaming services where Starz can be subbed to (starz app, Amazon, Sling, etc)

Yeah it's up on amazon, thanks.
harSon
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(04-30-2017, 07:06 PM)
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That was so unbelievably faithful in the best way possible.
Yaska
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(04-30-2017, 07:15 PM)
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Have to wait 'til tomorrow before Amazon airs it in EU, judging from comments it'll be worth the wait.
ShadowSwordmaster
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(04-30-2017, 07:20 PM)
Watch the first ep and it's pretty good so far.
Alligatorjandro
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(04-30-2017, 07:21 PM)
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Loved the first episode. This show is going to be great.
Jag
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(04-30-2017, 08:54 PM)
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Don't know Ian McShane from his other work, but he's just channeling Pacino from The Devil's Advocate. Fantastic job.
princemarth23
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(04-30-2017, 08:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Monocle

I'll be deliberately vague, but is it safe to watch this episode if I'm up to the part of the book where Shadow meets the sisters? I want to experience the book version of the story first but I'm starved for some Bryan Fuller goodness.

You'll be fine. The first episode is very faithful to the opening act of the book and doesn't have anything you haven't read yet.
Chairhome
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(04-30-2017, 09:03 PM)
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Gonna start my Starz trial tonight and probably keep it til the season ends. Pretty excited!
Mr. Hyde
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(04-30-2017, 09:06 PM)
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I haven't read the book in years and I am glad they're expanding on it. I trust Bryan Fuller to pull it off.
Krowley
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(04-30-2017, 09:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mr. Hyde

I haven't read the book in years and I am glad they're expanding on it. I trust Bryan Fuller to pull it off.

Yep, this is one of my favorite books, but I'm totally fine with them making lots of changes and beefing things up. There are a lot of really cool ideas in the book that could benefit from a more extensive exploration.

The underlying concept is a great platform for a TV series. You could go in all sorts of directions with it.
Mr. Hyde
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(04-30-2017, 09:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Krowley

Yep, this is one of my favorite books, but I'm totally fine with them making lots of changes and beefing things up. There are a lot of really cool ideas in the book that could benefit from a more extensive exploration.

The underlying concept is a great platform for a TV series. You could go in all sorts of directions with it.

I agree! I wish they'd also make a high budget Neverwhere series since the movie never happened. That's probably my favorite gaiman novel.
Vincent Alexander
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(04-30-2017, 10:08 PM)
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WHOA WHOA WHOA. There is a 10th Anniversary Edition? Should I stop my read-through now and go pick up that one instead? Has anyone here read it and the original who can comment on the new one?
Kahoona
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(04-30-2017, 10:34 PM)
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Man, that was excellent. I remember not liking the book all that much, but the show is fantastic. It makes me appreciate the book more.
piratepwnsninja
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(04-30-2017, 11:12 PM)
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Fuck that was incredible. I don't really know what else to say other than as someone who places the book in my top 10 of all time, I'm super happy.
sammex
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(04-30-2017, 11:32 PM)
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Absolutely loved it. Better than I hoped it would be and utterly gorgeous.
RS4-
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(04-30-2017, 11:41 PM)
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MIght just have to read the book again, fantastic premiere.
Miles Quaritch
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(04-30-2017, 11:41 PM)
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So...Fuller unleashed.

As good as people hoped?
taoofjord
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(04-30-2017, 11:42 PM)
Holy shit that was so good. I so hope the quality of the first episode is maintained, they sure set the bar high already. It's got all the style of the director did Immortals and The Cell but it's way more competent. And fucking wow, Ian McShane is killing it as usual. Actually most the the performances are top notch. Really dig the casting so far.

I also think this show has serious potential to be huge.
Shy
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(04-30-2017, 11:45 PM)
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Just watched the first ep. Really liked it.

Though i wished i could just marathon all the episodes right now.

I mean, i could be dead by the end of the season, then how will i know what happens. LOL.
Grizzlyjin
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(04-30-2017, 11:50 PM)
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Ian McShane has such a commanding presence. As soon as he appears on screen, you just have to watch him.
dead souls
(04-30-2017, 11:57 PM)
^^^ True.

Solid premiere.
Haly
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(05-01-2017, 12:09 AM)
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Notes about the premier, relative to the books.

1) They took care of the prison segment pretty quickly
2) Changed the nature of his crime, I'm not sure why
3) Introducing Wednesday with a grift was an interesting change and probably better than how it was handled in the book
4) I'm not sure what was the point of giving him an extra delay during his first flight, although it's pretty funny in light of United's recent shenanigans how an ex-con got bumped to first class
5) Shadow comes off as a bit of a meat head here especially when he tells Laura's grave how he spent prison improving himself for her, he was portrayed as more of a reclusive intellect (not learned, but not exactly dumb either) in the books, and Wednesday mentions as much that Shadow is the kind of person to look dumb on purpose
6) Sweeney's coin trick was fantastic and Schreiber did a great job with the role
7) Bilquis' scene made much more sense than I had thought it would, and also they updated her from a hooker to someone trawling Tinder
8) Audrey was improved as a character. In the books she just seems vindictive. Here she's more of a tragic figure
9) I remember people groaning over Robbie's casting but we haven't even seen him yet lmao
10) Ian McShane is great, I wish he had a beard but it's going to be so fun watching him pull off grifts
11) The buffalo vision was changed from a minotaur like man-buffalo to a straight up buffalo
12) In the book Shadow was left off at his motel amicably, wondering where they go with this
Cornballer
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(05-01-2017, 12:14 AM)
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Just a reminder. Thank you.

Originally Posted by Cornballer

For those of you watching early, please remember to spoiler tag discussion before it airs tomorrow evening. Thanks.

Haly
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(05-01-2017, 12:18 AM)
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Ah yes I forgot.
CrimsonSquall
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(05-01-2017, 12:20 AM)
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First impressions here got me hype! I have access to the epidode on demand already but I'm just going to wait and watch to join the discussion live
Keyser Soze
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(05-01-2017, 12:37 AM)
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I wonder when this goes up on Amazon Prime (UK)? They have only said May 1st so far. I guess they will not go before the US airing... I would like it at midnight though... even if I know it won't happen.
Shy
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(05-01-2017, 12:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Keyser Soze

I wonder when this goes up on Amazon Prime (UK)? They have only said May 1st so far. I guess they will not go before the US airing... I would like it at midnight though... even if I know it won't happen.

Probably 8am, like Vikings and some other shows.
hydruxo
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(05-01-2017, 01:09 AM)
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I've had that 'Torture' song stuck in my head all day that plays when Shadow goes to that park to scream lol.
TankUP
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(05-01-2017, 02:05 AM)
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Everything I hoped for and nicely fits into the Hannibal sized hole in my heart.
Stinkles
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(05-01-2017, 02:14 AM)
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That was great. Very Hannibal visually and musically. Not a real complaint. But I did think the opening narrator mangled a few lines.

Can't wait for next week.

Bonus: I have forgotten everything about the book.
Lactose_Intolerant
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(05-01-2017, 02:27 AM)
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It is definitely a feast for the eyes but the 1st episode seems more style over substance. It felt like a 30 minute episode stretched out way too long.
Herr Schwarz
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(05-01-2017, 02:28 AM)
Man I'm finding it so hard to get into new shows, I got this and that other show the women in dystopian america. Hella hard to just start them for some reason
~Kinggi~
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(05-01-2017, 02:34 AM)
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So as someone who knows nothing about the book, i have no idea what that was. I think this show is gonna have some issues in ratings. Thats not to say though that i didnt really like it, but im not a normal viewer. Plus i love Hannibal.
Grizzlyjin
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(05-01-2017, 02:38 AM)
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My neighbors are coming over to watch this cause they don't have Starz. Curious to see what their reactions will be, they're not familiar with the book at all.

I hope we get more of Jonathan Tucker. Very underrated actor. He plays these idiosyncratic characters so well. He was the the orderly who was obsessed with Will in Hannibal, and Boone in the final season of Justified. Dude can turn the creep factor up to 11 in a second. Very intense.
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(05-01-2017, 02:38 AM)
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I would have to agree with Jonathan Tucker that guy really plays 'fucked up' very well.

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