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

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Postby Ted Pikul » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:35 pm

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Postby odilon redon » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:44 pm

if this means hannibal comes back sooner i can’t bring myself to be that upset about it tbh
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Postby reversemigraine » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:15 pm

Gillian Anderson says she's left, too.

This should probably just be written off at this point.
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Postby Bad Craziness » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:23 pm

yeah I fucking loved every minute of the first season but it's clear that any second season at this point would be a massive disappointment

what a fucking bummer

why didn't they just give them the budget they wanted

every fucking network is trying to get into the "big tv" game but they're all too fucking timid to follow through

like oh you didn't get enough viewers?

maybe if you embraced cord cutters and sold your own ad slots for your own streaming

but no you continue to suck cable's cock so we get a "choose your provider" screen and then we make an immediate heel turn to torrent town

fuckers
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Postby Poptone » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:30 pm

does the first season even come close to telling a complete story?

was planning on watching this but with both fuller and anderson out i dunno if it's worth the time to sink into this show going absolutely nowhere
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Postby Bad Craziness » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:34 pm

absolutely worth watching

tv gold

if you know the book it's a brilliant companion piece

if you don't know the book you can just watch S1 and then read it

but definitely better to have read the book and then watch the show
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Postby mellowgold » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:40 pm

This had its moments but I can’t recommend it. Maybe if you’re a big fan of the book but I guess you’d have watched by now. Bad show.
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Postby reversemigraine » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:46 pm

Shadow's a lousy character played by a lousy actor. Making Laura the de facto lead halfway through was the smartest decision they made.

I started the book after watching the first episode and feel like you need at least some exposure to the text in order to really care about what's happening on screen. Season 1 never really got around to providing any sort of "so what" moment for general audiences.
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Postby Poptone » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:51 pm

i liked the book but also haven't read it in about 13 years
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Postby mudd » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:08 pm

the things best about this show are not things in the book.

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Postby Self Destructive Zone » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:11 pm

the book is rad, the show is pretty good.

as mentioned, shadow kind of sucks. he is a stand in for the audience in the book and on the show he is basically a grim silent protagonist that it is impossible to like, but ian mcshane rips and the visuals are cool.

as for plot, shadow pretty much moves from believing in nothing to believing in everything, and the ending is spectacular. on the other hand, you won't care about shadow.
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Postby Self Destructive Zone » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:11 pm

mudd wrote:the things best about this show are not things in the book.

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this is also somehow true
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Postby mudd » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:14 pm

shadow is a weak point in the novel as well. his biggest character traits are an affection for singing 'don't let me be misunderstood' in karaoke and being told he's large. nonetheless it's an enjoyable book and an enjoyable show.

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Postby Self Destructive Zone » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:35 pm

i think in the novel it's easier to just kind of use him as an avatar though. think "link" from Zelda.
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Postby deadwolfbones » Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:32 am

This was a really good audiobook if you want a TV show surrogate.
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Postby reversemigraine » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:36 pm

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/american-gods-hires-new-showrunner-season-2-1080813

Fuller and Green had already written the first six episodes of season two, with sources noting Fremantle planned to toss those scripts and start from scratch with Alexander. In addition to budget concerns, sources note Gaiman was also unhappy with the direction Fuller and Green planned to take season two as their vision was not a straight adaptation of his source material. Gaiman is said to have wanted a showrunner to come in and produce a straight take on his novel (which would include ignoring the cliffhanger from season one).

Insiders note that Fuller and Green had a contentious relationship with Fremantle on season one of American Gods, with the freshman run coming in at an estimated $30 million over budget. Originally ordered for 10 episodes, the show underwent multiple rewrites, with Fuller scrapping a couple of episodes and reworking others for what wound up as an eight-episode season. Fremantle set a $9 million-an-episode budget on season two, sources say, with Fuller and Green asking for more to produce 10 episodes of high-concept drama.
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Postby Bad Craziness » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:10 pm



Neil Gaiman wrote:I’m still part of the show and enthusiastic about it — I just did a rewrite on the first episode which starts filming this week. Bryan Fuller and Michael Green left, after disagreements over budget issues. (They wanted more than the 9 million an episode they had). Gillian Anderson was only signed up for one season. Kristen [Chenoweth] should be back the next time Easter is in the story.
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Postby feral » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:51 pm

I thought the first season of this was fantastic, and I am absolutely dreading this second season.
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