American Gods

Supergirl and I binge-watched American Gods this weekend. It’s based on the book of the same title by Neil Gaiman. The show is available on the Starz network and made this months subscription worth every penny. I strongly recommend it.

The list of stars involved in this show is pretty incredible (full cast here). Ricky Whittle does an outstanding job as Shadow Moon, Ian McShane, Gillian Anderson, Orlando Jones, Pablo Schreiber, Crispin Glover, and Peter Stormare were my favorite God-impersonators. Ian McShane was perfectly cast, in my opinion, as were Gillian Anderson and Pablo Schreiber. Crispin Glover is absolutely creepy and Peter Stormare’s performance brings a whole new level to understated menace. Orlando Jones’ introductory sequence might be the best scene in the entire season — and that’s saying quite a bit, given the production quality of the show.

Watching the show brought back memories of reading Neil Gaiman’s book about a decade ago. I loved the depth of the story, the layers, the way Gaiman wove the mythologies of numerous cultures into a solid, believable narrative.

We loved this show, and can’t wait for more!  Congratulations to all involved!

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