Category: American Gods

American Gods is an American television series based on the novel of the same name, written by Neil Gaiman and originally published in 2001. The television series was developed by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green for the premium cable network Starz. Fuller and Green served as the showrunners for the first season, and are set to be replaced by Jesse Alexander for the second season. Gaiman serves as an executive producer along with Fuller, Green, Craig Cegielski, Stefanie Berk, David Slade, and Adam Kane.

 

The series focuses on Shadow Moon, who meets a strange man named Mr. Wednesday after being released from prison, and soon becomes embroiled in a large-scale conflict between the Old Gods and the New Gods, who grow stronger each day. The first season originally ran on the Starz network and streaming service from April to June 2017. In May 2017, the series was renewed for a second season.

American Gods Episode 6 Review: “Conscience of The King”

American Gods Episode 6 Review: “Conscience of The King” In American Gods’ thirstiest episode to date, we get a good look at Mr. Wednesday’s softer side and explore what’s up with Technical Boy. “Conscience of The King” raised a few mysteries we try to crack: What is Artifact One? Who...

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...

American Gods Episode 8 Review: “Moon Shadow”

American Gods Episode 8 Review: “Moon Shadow”

American Gods Episode 8 Review: “Moon Shadow” American Gods’ season two ended with “Moon Shadow,” not what we typically expect from a season finale. There wasn’t much resolution, heart-pounding action, or massive reveals. And we were left with more questions than answers: Is Mad Sweeney really dead? Why did Wednesday...

American Gods Episode 7 Review: "Treasure of the Sun"

American Gods Episode 7 Review: “Treasure of the Sun”

American Gods Episode 7 Review: “Treasure of the Sun” Welp, we finally found a character we really liked, and Season 2 Episode 7 took him away. Will “American Gods” be able to fill the gap left by Sunday’s shocking death? And will Odin ever be able to retrieve Gungnir? The...

American Gods Episode 6 Review: "Donar The Great"

American Gods Episode 6 Review: “Donar The Great”

American Gods Episode 6 Review: “Donar The Great” “American Gods” really strutted its stuff with Episode 6 of Season 2, going burlesque for the most entertaining installment of the series to date. Find out what set “Donar The Great” apart and get the history on American Gods’ newest character, Columbia....