Pointless Nonsense

Posted in tv by Bill on May 8, 2017

American Gods is Starz’s new series that adapts Neil Gaiman’s book that I know nothing about. Brian Fuller (Dead Like Me, Wonderfalls, Pushing Daisies) serves as showrunner, so that was largely the thing that attracted me to the series. It’s… weird. I thought the first episode was weird, but it had a vague shout out to the Muffin Buffalo of both Wonderfalls and Pushing Daisies, which I thought was great, so I wanted to give it another episode to have… interesting plot, or something? Instead, it’s just long artsy shots of stuff, often involving blood, extended sequences with no dialogue and not much happening, and then sometimes monologues. I like a good Ian McShane monologue, but here there’s no meaningful context to me. There might be a good show in here somewhere, but I lack the patience to find it.  This just isn’t for me.

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