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Re: American Gods
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2017, 02:56:30 PM »

I really like Low Key I hope they work him in a lot more than he is in the book

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Re: American Gods
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2017, 03:04:21 PM »

I'm mixed about this, we'll see how it turns out.  I liked Wednesday and pretty much all his scenes, but found the overall tone of the show a little campier than I expected.  Time will tell if that's a good or a bad thing.
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Re: American Gods
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2017, 05:54:27 PM »

Shadow is a pretty horrid actor, I'm hoping he improves through the show

Did you read the book? He's pretty much what I expected. Shadow was pretty emotionless and just kinda spent the whole book going through the motions.

Yea bra. Still don't think he has good chops.
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Re: American Gods
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2017, 10:19:37 PM »

I agree something off with tone but Mcshane killed it
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Re: American Gods
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2017, 08:20:50 AM »

I enjoyed the use of "comedy slapstick" when it came to the violence.

The lone viking getting plugged with a couple dozen arrows & no one else.
Severed arm with sword flying into someone else's throat.
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Re: American Gods
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2017, 01:13:49 PM »

It works with the viking story because your not actually seeing the events play out. You're seeing the visualization of a person telling a story. When you actually see events playing out like the bar fight its don't a lot more realistically.

Fuller is a great showrunner.
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Re: American Gods
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2017, 08:46:21 PM »

When you actually see events playing out like the bar fight its don't a lot more realistically.



Totally agree.

But even Tech Boy's henchmen getting ripped apart in blood & guts & seeing their skeletal form momentarily suspended in air has a certain brief comical appeal.
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Re: American Gods
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2017, 10:41:01 AM »

Episode 2


The framed picture...


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Re: American Gods
« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2017, 11:05:45 AM »

Much better ep
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Re: American Gods
« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2017, 01:01:40 PM »

To those who have read the books, does the action pick up in later chapters?

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Re: American Gods
« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2017, 01:17:51 PM »

To those who have read the books, does the action pick up in later chapters?

It's been a while since I've read it, but my recollection is that there isn't much action in the book.  One thing that might suffer in a visual adaptation is that much of the books appeal is in how the story is told/written more than what the story's plot actually is.  It's a thought provoking exploration of themes and culture put over the framework of a road trip with slight mystery. 

I thought the Czernobog encounter in the book felt heavier thanks to the prose alongside the situational absurdist humor, for example, while the show can really only show the weirdness of the situation without resorting to something distracting like narrative voiceovers.
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Re: American Gods
« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2017, 04:51:44 PM »

Orlando Jones was a great choice for Mr. Nancy. That monologue got me fired up to go fight some shithead slavers.
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Re: American Gods
« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2017, 08:56:10 PM »

Orlando Jones was a great choice for Mr. Nancy. That monologue got me fired up to go fight some shithead slavers.

Had no idea he could kill it like that
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Re: American Gods
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2017, 06:49:20 AM »

There is a battle scene toward the end of the book, but it is a backdrop for a more important sequence of events.
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Re: American Gods
« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2017, 09:58:18 AM »

Cool, thanks guys
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