Category Archives: American Gods

Converting Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” from novel to TV show is no easy feat. With complex symbolism and a massive cast including Ian McShane and Crispin Glover, things will get hairy. That’s why the American Gods podcast is here! Following on the heels of their hit “Westworld” podcast, the Shat on TV team works with the audience to explain old gods and new through interactive episodes and well-researched insights.

Episode 1 The Bone Orchard Review

American Gods Episode 1 “The Bone Orchard”

American Gods” Episode 1 showered us in blood, dazzled us with Ian McShane and provided the first on-screen depiction of a man swallowed whole by a vagina (Big D thought it was sexy). What more do you want?

Someone, to help make sense of it all? We got you, Boo.

The action gripped us. The soundtrack, visual effects, and performances were better than most series’ finales. Thus, we’re willing to forgive a few inconsistencies and give “American Gods” the Shat on TV seal of approval.

After you listen, send us your theories, observations, and opinions at hosts@shatontv.com! Continue reading Episode 1 The Bone Orchard Review

Character Preview and Discussion

American Gods Character Preview and Discussion

“American Gods” hits a home run with Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday, but how does the rest of the cast stack up?

In this series preview, we discuss big names like Crispin Glover, Kristin Chenoweth, Corbin Bernsen, Orlando Jones and Gillian Anderson.

More importantly, we focus on the lesser-known actors — like Ricky Whittle and Emily Browning — upon whom the show’s success will hinge.

“American Gods” debuts April 30 on Starz. Let us prepare you. Continue reading Character Preview and Discussion

American Gods cast starts strong, but we have concerns

“American Gods” stars Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday. That alone is reason enough to watch the first season, but how well does the rest of the cast stack up?

Starz bought some serious acting firepower for this new series based on a Neil Gaiman novel, including Crispin Glover, Kristin Chenoweth, Corbin Bernsen and Orlando Jones. And, if you’ve ever read Gaiman, you know the entire cast will be hard pressed to make “American Gods” believable. That might be why HBO passed on this series.

So, here’s a quick rundown of the cast and what Shat On TV thinks of Starz’ decisions. Remember the Shat Score is determined by how many wipes it would take to get a performance off your bum. Zero is a perfect score; five is a disaster. Continue reading American Gods cast starts strong, but we have concerns

American Gods Podcast Introduction

American Gods Podcast Introduction

Converting Neil Gaiman’s “American Gods” from novel to TV show is no easy feat. With complex symbolism and a massive cast including Ian McShane and Crispin Glover, things will get hairy. That’s why the American Gods podcast is here! Following on the heels of their hit “Westworld” podcast, the Shat on TV team works with the audience to explain old gods and new through interactive episodes and well-researched insights.

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