American Gods

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Adz The Rat

9,272 posts

148 months

Monday 8th May 2017
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Saw a trailer for this over the weekend, think I will give it a go.

SlimJim16v

2,065 posts

82 months

Monday 8th May 2017
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Just watched the first episode, quite good, had me hooked by the end.

rednotdead

966 posts

165 months

Monday 8th May 2017
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I loved the book, but thought episode 1 was a bit meh. It was done well, just didn't grip me like I was hoping it would. Will still be watching ep2 though.

Halb

46,671 posts

122 months

Tuesday 9th May 2017
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Is HBO still involved?

james_tigerwoods

14,628 posts

136 months

Tuesday 9th May 2017
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I've watched the first two and it's safe to say that it's pretty surreal... I will watch the third and see where it goes as I'm not 100% convinced by this...
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Adz The Rat

9,272 posts

148 months

Wednesday 10th May 2017
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I watched ep1 last night, very good! That opening scene was horrific.

The last 5 mins lost me a bit, will try another episode tonight.

Good cast too.

Jonesy23

3,917 posts

75 months

Wednesday 10th May 2017
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Adz The Rat said:
The last 5 mins lost me a bit, will try another episode tonight.
It's a bit like Preacher or Legion, where to a casual viewer it really isn't obvious what's going on. Needs the Amazon info plus side reading to understand it. Some bits like the ID of Mr Wednesday are really obvious and clues dropped but other stuff much less so.

As for the last 5 minutes I guess you mean the bit where Shadow had a run in with Internet (one of the New Gods) who decided to have his minions kill him, and then he was rescued - I assume by Mr Wednesday

I thought the 'Lucy'/'Media' bit in the store was very nicely done, looked proper and creatively handled.

ribiero

341 posts

105 months

Wednesday 10th May 2017
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Don't worry if you don't get it straight away, it'll become clearer. I loved the Anansi opening episode 2.

I read Anansi Boy's before I read American Gods, it was my first Gaiman book (well, apart from Good Omen's w/ Pratchett) and was a random choice so I didn't know they were connected, until I started reading American Gods. I kicked myself a bit when I worked it out!

Gaiman and Pratchett play with "belief" quite well, Small God's by Pratchett is good (far from my favourite DW), but nothing beats Billbous, the God of hangovers from Hogfather smile

Adz The Rat

9,272 posts

148 months

Thursday 11th May 2017
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ribiero said:
Don't worry if you don't get it straight away, it'll become clearer. I loved the Anansi opening episode 2.

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Watched Ep2 last night, great opener! Had me laughing at the use of MF on an old boat.

Understanding it a bit more now, although the GF has lost interest.

That black chick is a bit freaky!

alanwul

120 posts

23 months

Thursday 18th May 2017
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Watched episode 3 last night and I'm more confused now than I was after episode 1 yikes

Wobbegong

11,035 posts

108 months

Thursday 18th May 2017
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alanwul said:
Watched episode 3 last night and I'm more confused now than I was after episode 1 yikes
My arse had sympathy pains after that episode laugh

alanwul

120 posts

23 months

Thursday 18th May 2017
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Wobbegong said:
alanwul said:
Watched episode 3 last night and I'm more confused now than I was after episode 1 yikes
My arse had sympathy pains after that episode laugh
Yes, I wasn't best pleased that the scene of which you speak was displayed on my 60" tv in full view of people walking past my house. You've never seen someone grab for the remote so fast.

PieSlayer

7,436 posts

126 months

Sunday 21st May 2017
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I haven't read the books so can anyone tell me why I've just watched a genie bum a salesman?!

ribiero

341 posts

105 months

Sunday 21st May 2017
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PieSlayer said:
I haven't read the books so can anyone tell me why I've just watched a genie bum a salesman?!
The same reason you saw that old dude get jiggy with the lass on episode 1.

Gawds work in mysterious ways.

Butter Face

18,068 posts

99 months

Monday 22nd May 2017
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Episode 4 was very good!

Jonesy23

3,917 posts

75 months

Monday 22nd May 2017
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Yes enjoyed that.

Extra points for having someone kicked in the balls so hard their entire spine came out though the top of their head.

Butter Face

18,068 posts

99 months

Tuesday 23rd May 2017
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Jonesy23 said:
Yes enjoyed that.

Extra points for having someone kicked in the balls so hard their entire spine came out though the top of their head.
The whole fight was like a Mortal Kombat game hehe


andyr30

588 posts

125 months

Tuesday 23rd May 2017
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I really like this, don't have a clue what is going on but it's pretty good! The OH keeps glancing up whilst I'm watching and catching the, shall we say, weirder, parts of it. Say's I watch some very strange stuff hehe

ribiero

341 posts

105 months

Tuesday 23rd May 2017
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bounce embalming fluid, cant beat a bit of toilet humour winkcool

as400

102 posts

151 months

Wednesday 24th May 2017
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I watched it with Billy Bong Thornton and its maaaaad!...don't understand any of it but that doesn't really matter...its still wicked.