American Gods

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GrandMufti

2 posts

33 months

Wednesday 24th May 2017
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ribiero said:
bounce embalming fluid, cant beat a bit of toilet humour winkcool
The most realistic having-a-crap noises I've ever heard on a TV program. Not that I've heard many.

geeks

5,209 posts

89 months

Thursday 25th May 2017
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So i binge watched the first four episodes last night, pretty sure I have half an idea what is going on and who is who, also pretty sure i am half lost and not really understanding anything. Still its well written and directed, I shall carry on and pick up the book for the next time I am travelling to read!

Adz The Rat

9,544 posts

159 months

Thursday 25th 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?!
Watched Ep3 last night, my girlfriend was wondering what the hell I had on.

_dobbo_

11,709 posts

198 months

Thursday 25th May 2017
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The book is not long, whereas on the TV show they are filling loads of additional back story and doing loads more character development, presumably to string it out for several seasons.

Chronologically it's also not quite in step with the book but it is pretty close.

However the story on the show is staying very close to the book indeed.

So anyway, the book is amazing, but no less weird than the TV show. I'd wait and read the book when series 1 finishes myself.


james_tigerwoods

15,254 posts

147 months

Friday 26th May 2017
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I caught the 4th episode yesterday - It was a really good episode, I liked the hook back to how she ended up on his bed and that it was her that saved him that night, it really tied it up well. I did think that it would be a stty flashback episode, but I liked it a lot.

A few moments of confusion, but I did really enjoy her kicking that guy's spine out smile

johnxjsc1985

15,948 posts

114 months

Friday 26th May 2017
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just watched the first three episodes and its compelling stuff can't say I understand all of it but I cant turn it off. Never liked Ian McShane but he is really good in it. its quite "graphic" at times.laughlaugh

JamieBeeston

9,178 posts

215 months

Friday 26th May 2017
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johnxjsc1985 said:
Never liked Ian McShane but he is really good in it. its quite "graphic" at times.laughlaugh
Sacrilege!

If you like him in this, you'll love him in Deadwood - Imagine him in this, on steroids, with a foul mouth!

_dobbo_

11,709 posts

198 months

Friday 26th May 2017
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JamieBeeston said:
Sacrilege!

If you like him in this, you'll love him in Deadwood - Imagine him in this, on steroids, with a foul mouth!
You haven't lived until you've seen Lovejoy with a prostitutes finger up his arse!

johnxjsc1985

15,948 posts

114 months

Friday 26th May 2017
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_dobbo_ said:
You haven't lived until you've seen Lovejoy with a prostitutes finger up his arse!
thanks for that image.

johnxjsc1985

15,948 posts

114 months

Tuesday 30th May 2017
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Great episode especially if you like the David Bowie References . Still haven't a clue how this all ties together but I don't care its compelling viewing.

blade runner

804 posts

162 months

Wednesday 31st May 2017
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Not sure about this any more. Started well, but the last two episodes have been pretty dull and nothing much has happened to progress the story-line much. Visually very impressive, but feel like it needs to get moving along again asap.

Smollet

5,065 posts

140 months

Wednesday 31st May 2017
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Only watched one episode so far and I think it's going to go the same way as Legion for me and gave up half way through ep2 with that.

_dobbo_

11,709 posts

198 months

Wednesday 31st May 2017
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Smollet said:
Only watched one episode so far and I think it's going to go the same way as Legion for me and gave up half way through ep2 with that.
Well in my opinion you missed out because I thought Legion was phenomenal, some of the best new TV for years.


alanwul

120 posts

34 months

Wednesday 31st May 2017
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Just watched episode 5. Heating up his dinner in the bath hehe That's not a spoiler btw.

kmpowell

1,941 posts

178 months

Wednesday 31st May 2017
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I think it's absolutely fantastic.

Stuffed full of superb acting, great script delivery, and a storyline that is slowly unfolding as you get your head around the parallel plot lines.

In a world of mind-numbing ste on the television where the likes of BGT, CBB and Mrs Brown's boys are deemed prime time television, I yearn for stuff that challenges my mind/brain, and American Gods delivers this in spades.

ajprice

16,994 posts

146 months

Wednesday 31st May 2017
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I'm up to 3, it's weird, it looks good in terms of visuals and cinematography, I'm liking Ian McShane and Peter Stormare's characters a lot. Not sure what's happening. Thumbs up.

Daz68

2,937 posts

160 months

Thursday 1st June 2017
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Watched 3 last night and it did confuse me a little but going to stick with as its far the best thing I have watched for ages apart from the new House of Cards.

TheGroover

Original Poster:

867 posts

225 months

Friday 2nd June 2017
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_dobbo_ said:
The book is not long, whereas on the TV show they are filling loads of additional back story and doing loads more character development, presumably to string it out for several seasons.

Chronologically it's also not quite in step with the book but it is pretty close.

However the story on the show is staying very close to the book indeed.

So anyway, the book is amazing, but no less weird than the TV show. I'd wait and read the book when series 1 finishes myself.
Finally caught up! Agree with this, they seem to be sticking quite close to the book , with a few deviations here and there (Mad Sweeny has been in this more already than he was seen in the book) but all to the good for the show. I was reading last night that this season will be 8 episodes, so there's absolutely now way it's being finished in 1 season. The pace it's going and with 8 episodes a season it'll be at least 4. Which is fine by me smile

furrywoolyhatuk

626 posts

104 months

Friday 2nd June 2017
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For my own sanity and wishing to forgo entering "man sucked into vagina" into google, which god/deity is this lady representing please?

FN2TypeR

6,597 posts

43 months

Friday 2nd June 2017
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furrywoolyhatuk said:
For my own sanity and wishing to forgo entering "man sucked into vagina" into google, which god/deity is this lady representing please?
She's the Queen of Sheeba, half woman half demon