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A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself "Wednesday" and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow's life and past.
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On the eve of war, Mr. Wednesday attempts to recruit the Old God Ostara, but needs Mr. Nancy's help in making a good impression and winning her over.


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Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she's been killed in a terrible accident. Flying home for the funeral, as a violent storm rocks the plane, he is greeted by a strange man in the seat next to him. The man calls himself Mr. Wednesday, and he knows more about Shadow than is possible. He warns Shadow that a far bigger storm is coming. And from that moment on, nothing will ever be the same. Written by HarperTorch

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The language of the slaves in the beginning of episode two is called Igbo language, one of the main languages of Nigeria in Africa. See more »

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Style over substance
27 July 2017 | by (London, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

American Gods the book is witty, insightful and chugs along at a decant pace.

American Gods the TV series is dull, full of overly styled set pieces and slow-mos and characters that are downright stupid.

I made it to the end of the second episode before I gave up.

Bottom line here is as a film American Gods would work well. That's the right length to push the story along, but moving it into a TV series means it has to slow down and branch out. Perhaps feeling annoyed he didn't get to finish his masterpiece Hannibal, Bryan Fuller has thrown every style and trope he used in that series at this, resulting in a stylistic mess that's close to unwatchable.


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