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plytho
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American gods

Postby plytho » Thu May 18, 2017 7:20 am UTC

I really enjoyed the book back when I read it and luckily that’s a sufficiently long time ago. There’s a certain amount of time needed between the first and second read of a book to make the second read enjoyable. Too soon and I remember too much and there’s a lack of rediscovery. I feel that amount of time has passed and I can enjoy the show like a good reread of the book. At least if it’s high quality (which I think it is after the first three episodes).

It’s wonderful to have Ian McShane back after deadwood, he’s doing a great job. I also like Ricky Whittle’s performance as shadow moon so far.
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Re: American gods

Postby freezeblade » Thu May 18, 2017 4:30 pm UTC

Been loving this, especially the cinematography.

I'm no prude by any means, but I did get into a discussion with my wife about how it seems this show, even more so than GoT, is more explicit with sex scenes than I prefer in my regular TV consumption. I'm not saying it shouldn't be there, because it's an important part of the story (in the book as well), I just feel it could be done a bit more tastefully. We seem to linger quite a bit longer than necessary to drive plot, and I think pulling it back, just a tough, would actually be better for the show. giving more time to storyline.

When we were on episode 1, and there was the one long sex scene, I didn't notice it much because it was just one, it was more that in episode 3 there was two long scenes, which I just don't think needed to be quite as lingery.
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Re: American gods

Postby Bane Harper » Fri May 19, 2017 10:33 am UTC

I heard that it's a great new show but haven't started to watch yet! I have to catch up :D

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Re: American gods

Postby plytho » Sun May 21, 2017 2:58 pm UTC

freezeblade wrote:When we were on episode 1, and there was the one long sex scene, I didn't notice it much because it was just one, it was more that in episode 3 there was two long scenes, which I just don't think needed to be quite as lingery.

I just watched the third episode and only saw one sex scene. Did you perhaps watch episode 2 and 3 back to back? Because unless I've missed something there is
Spoiler:
a bilquis scene in ep1, another in ep2 and an ifrit scene in ep3.
To me it doesn't feel like too much, possibly because the previous one wasn't close in my mind.
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Re: American gods

Postby TimelordSimone » Mon May 22, 2017 3:48 pm UTC

We started watching this this weekend! Three eps in, loving it.
Read the book, but a while ago, long enough that I've forgotten entire characters, apparently (Mad Sweeney).

I'd forgotten they'd cast Gillian Anderson and didn't actually notice until I saw her name in the credits.

I like that they're adding new little, like, side vignettes, the 'coming to/somewhere in america' bits.
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I'm like 90% sure the Anansi and Anubis bits were new, anyway. They were both very good.
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