Serie - American Gods : the pilot is just one of the best of this year

By Mulder, Los Angeles, 03 may 2017

Neil Gaiman, man, he can spin a yarn. This is one of many books that should become some sort of series, but this is one of the shorter ones (please, please do a series of the Sandman, a movie is too short!).

It starts pretty basic, in fact it’s a pretty slow start, but that’s nice because for anyone trying to understand (like the main character, Shadow Moon), it keeps it open. It is like you are in his feet, not understanding who these people are and what the fuck is going on (swearing is allowed, if you plan on watching this). The Vikings are introduced, and they are vicious to the end to get what they want, even though it’s a short intro. They can’t get into a land, and it is amazing what they can handle to get their God’s attention to get home, although I’m more curious on what was on the island itself.

You know something is up with a guy that has a name like Shadow Moon, because along his whole life he could’ve changed it. Especially the first thing to do when he turned 18, unless nobody ever mocked him growing him. You meet a man (?) named Wednesday, who wants him to work for him, and can make apparently, anything he wants happen.

You meet a couple of characters along the way that you know aren’t human, and the portrayal of them is just lovely. Nothing says good tv show more than something reminding you of a succubus, but with more power, and if you don’t love a Irish leprechaun who’s got way entirely too much sport about him, well then get off this planet.
Terrible start for poor Shadow Moon’s entrance back into the world from prison. I personally love Emily Browning, and I can’t wait to see her, along with the other exceptional cast in this series. This review is short and sweet, and I’m sure we will be building up the rest of the story and our review of it, as it comes. Because this show should definitely be watched.

When Shadow Moon is released from prison, he meets the mysterious Mr. Wednesday and a storm begins to brew. Little does Shadow know, this storm will change the course of his entire life. Left adrift by the recent, tragic death of his wife, and suddenly hired as Mr. Wednesday’s bodyguard, Shadow finds himself in the center of a world that he struggles to understand. It’s a hidden world where magic is real, where the Old Gods fear both irrelevance and the growing power of the New Gods, like Technology and Media. Mr. Wednesday seeks to build a coalition of Old Gods to defend their existence in this new America, and reclaim some of the influence that they’ve lost. As Shadow travels across the country with Mr. Wednesday, he struggles to accept this new reality, and his place in it.

American Gods
Based on American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Developed by Bryan Fuller, Michael Green
Composer Brian Reitzell
Starring Ricky Whittle (Shadow Moon), Emily Browning (Laura Moon / Essie Tregowan), Crispin Glover (Mr World), Bruce Langley (Technical Boy), Yetide Badaki (Bilquis), Pablo Schreiber (Mad Sweeney), Ian McShane (Mr. Wednesday)

Photos: Copyright Starz