American Gods

Author
Discussion

kowalski655

8,048 posts

82 months

Friday 2nd June 2017
quotequote all
Bilquis, an old goddess of, <ahem>, love

johnxjsc1985

15,207 posts

103 months

Friday 2nd June 2017
quotequote all
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?
you mean you have never met a woman like that ?. must confess it took me a while to figure what she was doing but had no idea why, its possibly why I really like this show.

gregs656

2,491 posts

120 months

Friday 2nd June 2017
quotequote all
Caught up with this today. Glad we had a couple of more explanatory episodes. Enjoying it on the whole.

D-Angle

4,359 posts

181 months

Friday 2nd June 2017
quotequote all
Watched this over the last couple of days, liking it so far. Best line has to go to the woman trying to have sex with her husband's lover's widower, on top of his grave right after the funeral: "Come on, I'm trying to regain some dignity here!" rofl

furrywoolyhatuk

626 posts

93 months

Saturday 3rd June 2017
quotequote all
johnxjsc1985 said:
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?
you mean you have never met a woman like that ?. must confess it took me a while to figure what she was doing but had no idea why, its possibly why I really like this show.
Never one quite so cavernous, no!


Advertisement

Butter Face

18,070 posts

99 months

Monday 5th June 2017
quotequote all
Caught up on 5&6 tonight, still confused as to what is really happening but it does feel like it's going somewhere now and the cinematography and music are top class.

JamieBeeston

9,148 posts

204 months

Monday 5th June 2017
quotequote all
Butter Face said:
Caught up on 5&6 tonight, still confused as to what is really happening but it does feel like it's going somewhere now and the cinematography and music are top class.
Seems to be one week of explanation, one week of confused.com

Loving the cinematography though so happy to run with it smile

MOBB

1,067 posts

66 months

Monday 5th June 2017
quotequote all
Watching the opening credits sequence on a decent tv and sound system is quite an experience!!

TheGroover

Original Poster:

858 posts

214 months

Tuesday 6th June 2017
quotequote all
It's diverging from the book quite a bit now.

dave_s13

12,042 posts

208 months

Friday 9th June 2017
quotequote all
MOBB said:
Watching the opening credits sequence on a decent tv and sound system is quite an experience!!
The soundtrack is general fking fantastic. The seemingly never ending incidental music works really well.

I'm also in the no idea what's going on but fking love it camp.

johnxjsc1985

15,207 posts

103 months

Friday 9th June 2017
quotequote all
dave_s13 said:
The soundtrack is general fking fantastic. The seemingly never ending incidental music works really well.

I'm also in the no idea what's going on but fking love it camp.
When most things now are made for people with an attention span of a gnat its great to sit there mouth wide open and think "just wtf is going on"

james_tigerwoods

14,628 posts

136 months

Sunday 11th June 2017
quotequote all
I'm up to episode 6 and I was in the WTF camp and now in the "ahhhh" camp.

I do wonder what will happen to her body over time....

Jonesy23

3,917 posts

75 months

Monday 12th June 2017
quotequote all
Ep. 7 with Mad Sweeney is a bit of a diversion but I thought was a really nice bit of storytelling.


johnxjsc1985

15,207 posts

103 months

Tuesday 13th June 2017
quotequote all
Jonesy23 said:
Ep. 7 with Mad Sweeney is a bit of a diversion but I thought was a really nice bit of storytelling.
the episodes do not appear to be sequential do they. I didn't particularly enjoy this one I want them to get on with it. Whatever "it" is.

kmpowell

1,875 posts

167 months

Tuesday 13th June 2017
quotequote all
I thought Episode 6 was a bit slow, but it did really start to explain WTF was going on. Episode 7 yesterday was a superb demonstration of storytelling, looping-in plot (the ice cream van rolling in the same way the car originally rolls, and production. The budget alone for Ep7 must have been off the scale!

Piersman2

5,509 posts

138 months

Tuesday 13th June 2017
quotequote all
I also thought episode 6 was a bit slow with too much incidental music being used, I assume it's a style the producer wanted to use for that episode, but I did find the constant jangling soundtrack was getting on my nerves about half way through.

Episode 7, watched it last night and enjoyed it. As others have said a tangential departure from the main story again, not sure what the forward significance will be of the Leprechaun bringing her back to life after having bumped her off under Wednesday's orders, but a whole episode devoted to explaining why he did it would indicate there is some important reason for this coming up. smile

Wobbegong

11,035 posts

108 months

Tuesday 13th June 2017
quotequote all
Enjoyed 7 smile

The atmosphere in this series is fantastic.

pimpchez

877 posts

122 months

Wednesday 14th June 2017
quotequote all
As soon as i found out it was a Bryan Fuller production i was sold. Hannibal really was/is the best thing on TV by a clear distance since the wire/sopranos etc era.

Anyway , this is one of those shows you have to listen and watch closely (like hannibal) , even so i still dont get it all other than there is a massive power struggle between Mr wednesday and Media + Mr world etc. I am not sure why shadow is key to the story , he hasnt manifested any epic powers.

Also the dead wife , man she his a of the highest order. She makes a cool zombie though , final episode next week.

Muntu

7,355 posts

138 months

Thursday 15th June 2017
quotequote all
pimpchez said:
Anyway , this is one of those shows you have to listen and watch closely (like hannibal) , even so i still dont get it all other than there is a massive power struggle between Mr wednesday and Media + Mr world etc. I am not sure why shadow is key to the story , he hasnt manifested any epic powers.

I thought Mr Wednesday is Odin (from the police interview room scene a couple of episodes back) which fits in with him being an "Old God". I think Shadow may be evolving to be his (Odin's) son Thor? Shadow did make it snow at one point, maybe he doesn't have the power yet to make it thunder etc?

I may be overthinking this hehe

ajprice

15,789 posts

135 months

Thursday 15th June 2017
quotequote all
Muntu said:
I thought Mr Wednesday is Odin (from the police interview room scene a couple of episodes back) which fits in with him being an "Old God". I think Shadow may be evolving to be his (Odin's) son Thor? Shadow did make it snow at one point, maybe he doesn't have the power yet to make it thunder etc?

I may be overthinking this hehe
I thought Peter Stormare was Thor, because he had a hammer hehe .