Critic Consensus: American Gods opens with a series of wildly ambitious gambits -- and rewards viewers' faith with a promising first season whose visual riches are matched by its narrative impact.
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"American Gods" posits a different kind of war brewing -- one between Old Gods and New. The traditional Old Gods, with mythological roots from around the world, fear irrelevance as their believers die off or are seduced by the money, technology, and celebrity offered by the New Gods. Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) is an ex-con who, left adrift by the recent death of his wife, becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to conman Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane). But in truth, Mr. Wednesday is a powerful… More
as Shadow Moon
as Laura Moon
as Mr. Wednesday
as Mad Sweeney
as Technical Boy
as Mr. World
as Mr. Nancy
as Low Key Lyesmith
as Zorya Vechernyaya
as Mr. Ibis
as The Jinn
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All in all, American Gods does justice to Neil Gaiman's novel -- and as long as viewers are prepared to be a little patient, it should reveal itself as one of the best TV series of 2017.
American Gods is violent, gory, sexual, grimy and eccentric. It's also one of the most beautiful, sensual and invigorating new television series that takes every aspect of show-running Bryan Fuller is known for and accentuates it.
It's a weird and wonderful shot in the arm for TV fans looking for something a little different.
American Gods is mythic in scope. Almost a Game of Thrones set inside our world. You can feel elements of other programs in this series, but it's also unique in the television landscape.
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