American Gods (the show, not the book, asshole)

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Postby LloydChristmas » Mon May 01, 2017 6:10 pm

Also enjoyed it, but agree on the music. Spent the first 20 mins worrying that it would continue like that for the whole series before they started to break it up a bit with some different stuff.
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Postby odilonredon » Mon May 01, 2017 6:15 pm

Frank wrote:hell yeah nicky sobotka was great


oh shit that's who that was! i thought the antagonist from grandmas boy just got swole and grew a beard lol.

anyway i liked this a lot but the acting was noticeably shoddy in a bunch of places
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Postby worrywort » Mon May 01, 2017 6:42 pm

thought it was very good, and thought the music was right on the money.
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Postby davideotape » Mon May 01, 2017 6:45 pm

oh yeah i thought it was the dude from Suicide Squad whos super power was producing beverages to sip on during the heat of battle.

im not sure why i had such a negative reaction to this but it just seemed like a mess. like an amalgamation go-bots version of twin peaks/true blood/stranger things/carnivale

ill give it a few weeks but first episode meh
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Postby starttomelt » Mon May 01, 2017 7:13 pm

This was kinda bad.
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Postby scornyorno » Mon May 01, 2017 7:20 pm

I made some props for this. Did anyone notice weird copper crocodiles in a bar?
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Postby Feech La Manna » Mon May 01, 2017 7:30 pm

I'm intrigued enough to keep watching but the "I wanna spit your cum on his grave" scene was a bit much
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Postby starttomelt » Mon May 01, 2017 7:43 pm

Much Honoured Lord Nefarious wrote:
starttomelt wrote:This was kinda bad.


have you read the book?


Nope.

Young tech god doing a bad Jesse Eisenberg impression was even worse than the main dude have no charisma whatsoever
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Postby worrywort » Mon May 01, 2017 7:44 pm

that's actually a direct quote from the Kennedy funeral
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Postby Ted Pikul » Mon May 01, 2017 7:51 pm

Much Honoured Lord Nefarious wrote:i liked it. pretty faithful so far. the visuals are cool, mcshane is obviously fucking great, nicky sobotka was good, music was a tad overbearing at points. it was cool to see the bilquis scene actually work. i was worried about how they would do that.


Agree with this

I feel like people who haven't read the book aren't going to like at all though
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Postby fuckles » Mon May 01, 2017 7:53 pm

scornyorno wrote:I made some props for this. Did anyone notice weird copper crocodiles in a bar?

there was a croc themed bar, yes
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Postby Ted Pikul » Mon May 01, 2017 7:54 pm

If I hadn't read the book I would definitely feel like my time was being wasted
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Postby fuckles » Mon May 01, 2017 7:54 pm

Much Honoured Lord Nefarious wrote:the opening with the norse dudes was pretty dumb.

i agree but it also showed that worship/sacrifice is necessary to make the gods "work"
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Postby fuckles » Mon May 01, 2017 7:55 pm

give power to the gods, rather

same with the tinder god scene i forget her name
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Postby starttomelt » Mon May 01, 2017 8:04 pm

I mean at times I had no idea what's going on, but I'm fine with that. I expected that from Fuller.

Wasn't too crazy about the visuals as well – expected way more after all the glowing reviews. How did the book readers feel about them?
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Postby Ted Pikul » Mon May 01, 2017 8:08 pm

starttomelt wrote:
Wasn't too crazy about the visuals as well – expected way more after all the glowing reviews. How did the book readers feel about them?


The felt kinda sandman-ish to me, so I think they're right for the story. The violence was a bit surprising since the book is not graphically violent at all

Assuming they're faithful to the story, there will probably be some crazy cool stuff next episode



That's not a spoiler, relax
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Postby Feech La Manna » Mon May 01, 2017 8:08 pm

yeah this show subscribes to the Snyder/Vaughn school of goofy gore and I'm not really into that
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Postby fuckles » Mon May 01, 2017 8:12 pm

Feech La Manna wrote:I'm intrigued enough to keep watching but the "I wanna spit your cum on his grave" scene was a bit much

i thought that was one of the best scenes *shrug*
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Postby Frank » Mon May 01, 2017 8:13 pm

dumbles wrote:
Much Honoured Lord Nefarious wrote:the opening with the norse dudes was pretty dumb.

i agree but it also showed that worship/sacrifice is necessary to make the gods "work"


as well as showing the first god to be introduced to the new world was odinToggle Spoiler
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Postby abs » Mon May 01, 2017 9:01 pm

scornyorno wrote:I made some props for this. Did anyone notice weird copper crocodiles in a bar?


very cool!

yeah music was fine/over the top. it's in line with the book and kind of integral to the "America" myth. love love that they've remained so faithful dialogue-wise to the book.

just imagine the show as a comic book and it starts feeling less campy.
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Postby bobble » Mon May 01, 2017 9:07 pm

loved the book ten years ago or whatever but had no idea this was happening, will watch a few eps for fun!!

also sandman is some of the best any fiction ever imo
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Postby grammatron » Mon May 01, 2017 11:49 pm

Yeah I didn't love this. I'm hoping I'll like it more once things really get going. Even though it does feel pretty faithful to the book, I'm not crazy about the visuals. The music was really overbearing. It felt like a music video a lot. It felt a lot campier than I wanted. Like, the Bilquis scene, I'm not sure what could have been done differently, and obv that is how it goes down in the book, but it felt pretty corny seeing Freddy Rumsen getting swallowed by a giant vagina.

My wife watched it too and she hasn't read the book. She had no idea what was going on and said "eh, it was ok," after we were done. Fingers crossed it picks up for me (and her).

McShane and Schreiber were both great.
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Postby deadwolfbones » Tue May 02, 2017 1:41 am

dumbles wrote:
Feech La Manna wrote:I'm intrigued enough to keep watching but the "I wanna spit your cum on his grave" scene was a bit much

i thought that was one of the best scenes *shrug*


Yeah same. Overall thought this was real good. Fuller loves gore huh?

edit: I (somehow) haven't read the book.
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Postby Frank » Tue May 02, 2017 4:14 am

still trips me up when I realize Freddy Rumsen is a Murray brother
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Postby mellowgold » Tue May 02, 2017 8:09 am

not sure how i felt about this based on just one episode. i have no idea whats going on or really what this show is even about but ill stick with it for awhile. i got a true blood meets kill bill vibe; the last scene reminded me of a less good version of

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Postby Klint » Tue May 02, 2017 9:44 am

This show looks like Zack Snyder's Sucker Punch. The dialogue comes off like bro intellectual bullshit. I signed up for a free trial of Starz for this?
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Postby deadwolfbones » Tue May 02, 2017 11:25 am

I don't think it looks anything like a Zack Snyder production.
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Postby banquo » Tue May 02, 2017 11:47 am

first ep was ok, but I hear it improves a lot going forward.

at least 8 eps are out to reviewers, but not sure if or when to expect a sudden leak
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Postby deadwolfbones » Tue May 02, 2017 12:21 pm

8 is the whole season, no?
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Postby Rainbow Battle Kid » Tue May 02, 2017 12:32 pm

Klint wrote:I signed up for a free trial of Starz for this?


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