American Gods

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TheGroover

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858 posts

214 months

Sunday 3rd March 2013
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I've just found out HBO are turning American Gods into a TV series. This could go either way, but the book is fantastic, one of the best I've read, so my fingers are firmly crossed. If they do as good a job with it as they've done with Game of Thrones then it will be a winner.

Conian

8,030 posts

140 months

Sunday 3rd March 2013
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Whats it about?
I know I could google it, but .... sell the concept to me?

TheGroover

Original Poster:

858 posts

214 months

Sunday 3rd March 2013
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Conian said:
Whats it about?
I know I could google it, but .... sell the concept to me?
Well, the root of it is there is a war brewing between the old Gods ( Zeus, Loki and their ilk) and the new Gods born from the worship of money, the internet etc. The story centers around 1 man who has to find a path through it all whilst coming to terms with the death of his wife. Written by Neil Gaiman, so therefore awesome! ;-)

Halb

46,671 posts

122 months

Sunday 3rd March 2013
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Now that sounds cool. And Gaimen is great.

Is Yahwah in it?

Getragdogleg

5,663 posts

122 months

Sunday 3rd March 2013
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Conian said:
Whats it about?
I know I could google it, but .... sell the concept to me?
Um, well, it is complicated, hell I have read the book many times but it is complicated.

Really really dumbed down it's about the Gods that people believe in exist because people believe in them and how the old Gods are pissed that the new Gods are taking over as the popularity of the old Gods reduces and the new ones rise. In America.



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Conian

8,030 posts

140 months

Sunday 3rd March 2013
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As a Terry Pratchett fan, I am being drawn in by the concept of bickering gods biggrin

RumpleFugly

2,375 posts

149 months

Sunday 3rd March 2013
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If anyone can do this justice it's HBO.

Will be keeping an eye out for progress avidly smile

TheGroover

Original Poster:

858 posts

214 months

Sunday 3rd March 2013
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Halb said:
Now that sounds cool. And Gaimen is great.

Is Yahwah in it?
No. Not in the book anyway.

slopes

28,615 posts

126 months

Monday 4th March 2013
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Conian said:
As a Terry Pratchett fan, I am being drawn in by the concept of bickering gods biggrin
He does do that sort of thing very well does TP

Halb

46,671 posts

122 months

Monday 4th March 2013
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TheGroover said:
No. Not in the book anyway.
Interesting, one would think that Yahwah would be a bit miffed at the rise of the new Gods as well.


slopes said:
Conian said:
As a Terry Pratchett fan, I am being drawn in by the concept of bickering gods biggrin
He does do that sort of thing very well does TP
He covers 'belief' very well. Small Gods is an ace book.

judas

5,359 posts

198 months

Saturday 18th June 2016
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Holy thread resurrection!

Some more details are coming out now on the cast: http://www.ew.com/article/2016/06/16/american-gods...

TheGroover

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858 posts

214 months

Saturday 18th June 2016
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Good to see it's still moving! Let's hope they do it justice.

kowalski655

8,048 posts

82 months

Saturday 18th June 2016
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Should be good with Orlando Jones,Peter Stormare,Gillian Anderson,and Ian McShane in it

judas

5,359 posts

198 months

Tuesday 26th July 2016
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joshleb

746 posts

83 months

Tuesday 26th July 2016
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I really don't know how I feel about this.

I liked the book, and lots of Neil Gaiman's writing, but I just don't know if this is going to work.

I assume the first season will be covering the book, if so, what next if it's a success...?

popeyewhite

8,870 posts

59 months

Friday 5th May 2017
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This has started now on Starz I think. Looks interesting.

judas

5,359 posts

198 months

Friday 5th May 2017
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Watched the first episode on Amazon Prime on Monday. It was very good and kept to the book very well (there are some small, inconsequential changes). Still not wholly convinced by some of the casting (we all have our own vision of the characters when reading the original - for some reason I always had Vin Diesel in my head as Shadow paperbag)

Looking forward to seeing how it develops, and in particular seeing Peter Stormare as Czernabog, who is a perfect casting for my favourite character smile

popeyewhite

8,870 posts

59 months

Friday 5th May 2017
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Sorry, Amazon Prime and produced by Starz. I've also read the book and thought the first episode was quite close. We'll see. Let's hope the lead has a hard enough edge.

Butter Face

18,070 posts

99 months

Monday 8th May 2017
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Just watched the first episode and just starting on ep2, very enjoyable imo and very slick.

joshleb

746 posts

83 months

Monday 8th May 2017
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I'm going to start this tonight, intrigued...

Are they all uploaded, or will it be one a week?