April 14, 2017 at 10:23 am #1202066492
I wonder if the giant cast of A list tv stars will get this a SAG ensemble nomination.April 14, 2017 at 11:40 am #1202066569
How do they expect me to study, work, play sports and have a social life with the hours upon hours of TV I need to watch over the next 2 months?! (Well maybe not social life- I am a Gold Derby member after all)April 14, 2017 at 7:44 pm #1202066844
This show’s cast (Incredible) AND Fuller makes it a must watch.
A must-sample anyway.
I wonder if the giant cast of A list tv stars will get this a SAG ensemble nomination.
I think that it has no chance.
If this was on HBO, would it be an Emmy contender? Since its on Starz, do you think it’ll be a contender
The value of the HBO brand has meant less in recent years. The Leftovers is exactly the kind of critically-acclaimed show with showy performances that I would have said would have gotten Emmy recognition had it been on another network not getting any. They also got no major nominations for limited series last year and their movies won nothing. I am hopeful after the Hannibal cinematographer won an Emmy last year for The Man in the High Castle. Maybe the network was entirely the issue for Hannibal and the rest of the crew will get some Emmy redemption for this show, since they are bringing their same expertise, but on a network that has done decently below the line (and occasionally above—on the limited side) in recent years.April 14, 2017 at 9:29 pm #1202066895
Cloris Leachman has more emmys than any other actor, could she get another nomination for this?
This show looks absolutely gorgeous from the trailer, something that I’m not sure if a show has really had since Hannibal and Penny Dreadful went off the air.April 14, 2017 at 9:31 pm #1202066898
The trailer looks like it is visually inspired by a clockwork orangeApril 16, 2017 at 2:00 am #1202067655
I hate it so much! American Gods is kind of just the fourth season of Hannibal in that it continues the progression of Bryan Fuller self-indulging. So if you somehow found the third season of Hannibal too mainstream, you might find this bearable. I feel like they still have not established the premise after half a season and looking it up online is the the only reason why I know what it is. We see this happen all the time where these auteurs get too revered, so they are rewarded with less and less oversight. Like Hannibal, this show is technically amazing (because he brought his crew), but with a terrible sound mix that requires constant adjusting of the speakers. I would love to see it win cinematography, but I hope that the show gets panned overall.April 16, 2017 at 3:13 am #1202067683
Is Ian McShane at least in contention for supporting actor? I was expecting a lot from this show.April 16, 2017 at 3:37 am #1202067690
I watched the trailer and it looks pretty dumb. Nothing compared to Hannibal.April 16, 2017 at 4:11 am #1202067694
I will never understand why people love Bryan Fuller shows so much. To me they are all visuals and no content. No wonder his shows don’t stay on for long.
I’ll start watching it for Gillian Anderson, but I’m expecting it to be the mess that was Hannibal and will probably stop midway.
I’ll stick to the book.April 16, 2017 at 7:15 am #1202067727
Definatley wasn’t what I was expecting after Riley’s little review.April 16, 2017 at 7:21 am #1202067739
I’m sure to Rileys displeasure, I have seen four reviews so far and they are all very good.April 16, 2017 at 7:45 am #1202067764
I believe I will gonna love so much, to be honest.April 16, 2017 at 12:09 pm #1202067940
Hey guys, this is getting great reviews!
– B from TVline
– B+ from IndieWire
– A- from The A.V. Club
– A- from Heroic Hollywood
– 9/10 from JoBlo
– 4/5 from Nerdist
– 5/5 from Den of Geek!
– several more without grades/ratings
In an effort to restore my credibility, here are some quotes that get at my viewing experience:
Positive review from Ben Travers (IndieWire): “For as bluntly as these topics are brought up—the more brutal moments are often so flamboyant they’re comical—how they stitch together remains a mystery. Exposition is often seen as the enemy of a tightly woven narrative, and American Gods all but eliminates explanation from its early hours. […] American Gods can be frustratingly slow and too mysterious for its own good—even when it acknowledges these criticisms directly.”
Positive review from Julia Alexander (Polygon): “American Gods is weird for the sake of being weird, experimental for the sake of seeing how far boundaries can be pushed before they snap completely. […] the question remains how successful it will be considering it is, in no way meant to please the majority of those watching it.”
Negative review from Alexander Lu (The Beat): “While the show’s over-exaggerated color grading can cover up a certain amount of bad CGI, some of the visuals […] look too faked to ignore. […] It’s an often aimless collection of character moments and short stories juxtaposed against unrelated stories. The story’s central conflict is so vague it might as well be non-existent.”
Mixed review from Miles Surrey (Mic): “American Gods has the look and feel of prestige television, but the Starz series doesn’t know what to do with itself yet. It has the audacity to throw a lot of things at the wall and see what sticks. […] this somewhat reckless approach also leads to irresponsible, tone-deaf imagery and laughably bad dialogue. Perhaps most indicting: Unless you’re familiar with the book or have thoroughly researched the premise, you’ll have a hard time knowing what the hell is happening. […] American Gods won’t likely be considered for any major Emmys this year, since its flaws are plentiful”