Author: Dick Ebert

American Gods Episode 5 Review: “Sister Rising”

American Gods Episode 5 Review: “Sister Rising” It’s an all-Gene episode as disaster strikes the Shat on TV crew! This solo podcast covers Season 3, Episode 5 of American Gods: “Sister Rising.” Gene Lyons adds to Technical Boy’s original story, the Mechanical Turk, and Mr. Wednesday’s newest grift. Ash calls...

American Gods Episode 4 Review: “The Unseen”

American Gods Episode 4 Review: “The Unseen” An “American Gods” episode that made Gene emotional? Season 3, Episode 4 was the perfect mid-season addition to the series, giving Shadow more power, Laura more motivation, and viewers a powerful history lesson on slavery in America. In this edition, Ash shares her...

American Gods Episode 3 Review: “Ashes and Demons”

American Gods Episode 3 Review: “Ashes and Demons” Ash Schlafly joins the podcast to cover Season 3, Episode 3: “Ashes and Demons.” In this Deep Dive, Shat on TV explores the history of Demeter, the newest “American Gods” goddess, and how she fits into the overall picture of a very...

American Gods Episode 2 Review: “Serious Moonlight”

American Gods Episode 2 Review: “Serious Moonlight” “American Gods” continued a strong third season with “Serious Moonlight,” telling us more about Cordelia, Alison, Hinzelmann, thunderbirds, and Lakeside. Episode 2 added mystery and further humanized a growing list of characters while reintroducing gods and storylines from seasons past. Why is Tyr...

American Gods Episode 1 Review: “A Winter’s Tale”

American Gods Episode 1 Review: “A Winter’s Tale” After a lengthy off-season, “American Gods” roared back to life with an impressive season premiere. Stronger dialogue, rich scenery, and camera discipline pulled us into the world as Shadow found his way through Wisconsin and Mr. World found a new face. In...

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American Gods Season 3 Preview

American Gods Season 3 Preview The long wait is over! After a pandemic and behind-the-scenes battles delayed production, “American Gods” returns for Season 3 on January 10. The King Bee and Gene Lyons are back with a look at what’s happened since Season 2, who’s coming back, and multiple ways...

Lovecraft Country – Last Letters

Lovecraft Country – Last Letters “Lovecraft Country” Season 1 is over, but the letters and voicemail keep pouring in. Ash and Gene respond to your thoughts on Leti’s survival, Diana’s revenge, Ruby’s final acts, and the quality of the series as a whole.

Lovecraft Country Episode 10 Review: “Full Circle”

Lovecraft Country Episode 10 Review: “Full Circle” True to its title, the “Lovecraft Country” season finale tied up several huge storylines explored during its 10-episode run. Listeners asked what we thought of those storylines, and we’re here to tell you. Our “Full Circle” Deep Dive also examines the sometimes-confounding magic...

Lovecraft Country Episode 9 Review: “Rewind 1921”

Lovecraft Country Episode 9 Review Lovecraft Country redefined the purpose of a penultimate episode this week with Episode 9: “Rewind 1921.” As Leti, Tic, and Montrose traveled back in time, we were reintroduced to Uncle George, shown Hippolyta’s power, and invited to explore the interplay between homosexuality and fatherhood—all played...

Lovecraft Country Episode 8 Review: “Jig-a-Bobo”

Lovecraft Country Episode 8 Review: “Jig-a-Bobo” Lovecraft Country aspired from day one to mix eldritch horror with the terrors of racism in America. And Episode 8 showed us exactly how powerful that combination could be. The scares were scarier. The action was intense. And “Jig-a-Bobo” painfully examined the complex issues...