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(Onion AV Club)   A Shadow is cast over Easter as Wednesday continues rallying the Old Gods against the New Gods. Will Mr. Nancy be enough to convince Easter to join the fight? It's the season finale of American Gods, 9pm ET on Starz   ( avclub.com) divider line
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2017-06-17 11:43:41 PM  
Is American Gods on Hulu?  I'm overseas and Starz won't let me access their On The Go section.
 
2017-06-17 11:45:22 PM  
That's a lot of Jesuses.
 
Boe [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2017-06-18 10:01:43 AM  
They've really deviated from the book, but I like where they're going.
Yes, those were a lot of Jesuses

/didn't spot Supply Side Jesus though
 
2017-06-18 10:34:31 AM  
Well that was a fun episode.   Damn cliffhanger ending though.
 
2017-06-18 11:31:44 AM  
need more episodes
 
2017-06-18 11:52:41 AM  

propasaurus: That's a lot of Jesuses.


Jesi? Jesuses?
 
2017-06-18 04:27:16 PM  
I'm not sure if I'm an episode behind or not, but I really dig this show. Ian McShane's voice sounds like whiskey and cigarettes and he's really knocked this role out.
 
2017-06-18 05:50:41 PM  

21-7-b: need more episodes


Renewed for a second season.  Sorry about the withdrawal.
 
2017-06-18 08:52:52 PM  

21-7-b: need more episodes


According to Wikipedia these 8 episode only make up 1/3 of the book, and that's with the extra Vulcan content.  Season 2 will be another part and a hopeed for season 3 will finish the book.
 
2017-06-18 09:47:26 PM  
I thought that was fantastic. I read an article today about how the best TV versions of books depart from the source material while staying in the same universe. I think American Gods has done a great job of that.
 
2017-06-18 09:53:21 PM  
Loved it. Didn't realize the leprechaun is pornstache from OITNB till recently.  And who is Gillian Anderson portraying in this episode?
 
2017-06-18 10:04:14 PM  

Calypsocookie: Loved it. Didn't realize the leprechaun is pornstache from OITNB till recently.  And who is Gillian Anderson portraying in this episode?


Media.

I heard they stopped production this season for mid course correction, and gave  up an episode in return. I'm assuming the Dead Wife episodes are what we got, which were great.

/so, next season, Laura forces Wednesday to resurrect her by grabbing his balls?
 
2017-06-18 10:19:58 PM  

knbber2: Is American Gods on Hulu?  I'm overseas and Starz won't let me access their On The Go section.


It's on Amazon Prime overseas.
 
2017-06-18 10:24:16 PM  

Calypsocookie: Loved it. Didn't realize the leprechaun is pornstache from OITNB till recently.  And who is Gillian Anderson portraying in this episode?


I think Judy Garland but I'm not sure.
 
2017-06-18 10:29:26 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: Calypsocookie: Loved it. Didn't realize the leprechaun is pornstache from OITNB till recently.  And who is Gillian Anderson portraying in this episode?

Media.

I heard they stopped production this season for mid course correction, and gave  up an episode in return. I'm assuming the Dead Wife episodes are what we got, which were great.

/so, next season, Laura forces Wednesday to resurrect her by grabbing his balls?


I know Media but she portrays a different icon each time. This one I can't put my finger on.
 
2017-06-18 10:40:09 PM  

Not_Todd: Calypsocookie: Loved it. Didn't realize the leprechaun is pornstache from OITNB till recently.  And who is Gillian Anderson portraying in this episode?

I think Judy Garland but I'm not sure.


That's exactly what I thought as well. From EASTER PARADE.
Complete with a complement of Fred Astaires.

img.fark.net
 
2017-06-18 10:42:04 PM  

Not_Todd: Calypsocookie: Loved it. Didn't realize the leprechaun is pornstache from OITNB till recently.  And who is Gillian Anderson portraying in this episode?

I think Judy Garland but I'm not sure.


Yep. The Faceless Men were Fred Astaire.

thejudyroom.com
 
2017-06-18 10:42:22 PM  

21-7-b: need more episodes


We're going to need a lot more penises.
 
2017-06-18 10:58:20 PM  

Johnson: Not_Todd: Calypsocookie: Loved it. Didn't realize the leprechaun is pornstache from OITNB till recently.  And who is Gillian Anderson portraying in this episode?

I think Judy Garland but I'm not sure.

That's exactly what I thought as well. From EASTER PARADE.
Complete with a complement of Fred Astaires.

[img.fark.net image 335x500]


You so smart!
 
2017-06-18 11:17:08 PM  

knbber2: Is American Gods on Hulu?  I'm overseas and Starz won't let me access their On The Go section.


Nope, and I doubt it will be. You might be able to get it through Amazon. You can add Starz as a seven day free trial.
 
2017-06-18 11:24:34 PM  
lh4.googleusercontent.com

I totally lost it and literally rolled on the floor laughing.
 
2017-06-18 11:25:43 PM  
Now that was a goddamn TV episode.
 
2017-06-18 11:58:44 PM  

MisterLoki: I thought that was fantastic. I read an article today about how the best TV versions of books depart from the source material while staying in the same universe. I think American Gods has done a great job of that.


As a fan of the book, I'm approaching the TV series like the various incarnations of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. All of them are equally valid and all of them differ from one another in significant ways.

I think the changes that Fuller and Green (with, presumably, Gaiman's blessing if not input) have worked quite well for the show. My only complaint (and it's a minor one) is that expanding the universe of the book has come at the expense of plot momentum but I'm assuming that it will pay off when everything's been wrapped up.
 
2017-06-19 12:10:31 AM  
Talk about having an Irishman by the short hairs.
 
2017-06-19 12:10:40 AM  

null: [lh4.googleusercontent.com image 500x630]

I totally lost it and literally rolled on the floor laughing.


i was equally confused. jesus...
 
2017-06-19 12:11:52 AM  

BullBearMS: 21-7-b: need more episodes

We're going to need a lot more penises.

img.fark.net
 
2017-06-19 12:14:08 AM  
globalization. fascinating.  i liked him...but Wednesday really showed his hand. i bow to almighty Odin. protect me and guide me to Valhalla.

Thor
 
2017-06-19 12:19:19 AM  
So Wednesday's big reveal happened before The House on the Rock? Aww, I was looking forward to the World's Largest Indoor Carousel and the gathering at Odin's castle in his mind.
 
2017-06-19 12:43:45 AM  
Moral of tonight's episode:  It's not nice to fool with mother nature.
 
2017-06-19 01:08:46 AM  

some_beer_drinker: null: [lh4.googleusercontent.com image 500x630]

I totally lost it and literally rolled on the floor laughing.

i was equally confused. jesus...


usercontent2.hubstatic.com
 
2017-06-19 01:10:49 AM  

some_beer_drinker: null: [lh4.googleusercontent.com image 500x630]

I totally lost it and literally rolled on the floor laughing.

i was equally confused. jesus...


schadenfreudepony.files.wordpress.com
 
2017-06-19 03:56:05 AM  
I've noticed they seem to have borrowed a concept from Terry Pratchett's Hogfather: that of Old Gods doing new jobs. Last week, we learned that Vulcan had reinvented himself as the New God of guns, and this time we learned that he was far from being the only one. (In fact, Bilquis is apparently working with the Technical Boy of all people - in the book they met exactly once, and that was when he killed her). None of this was the case in the book; there was just one New God who was also an Old God, and going into any details there would mean dropping a planet-sized spoiler, so I won't.

/not a criticism, just an observation
 
2017-06-19 09:36:43 AM  
Shadow:"You just cut off your friend's head! 'Kay, now what you're just gonna go and get a suit made like you're the god damn godfather?!"
Anansi:"Who the fark did you think he was?"
Wednesday:¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Ahahahaha!
 
2017-06-19 09:44:26 AM  

I Ate Shergar: I've noticed they seem to have borrowed a concept from Terry Pratchett's Hogfather: that of Old Gods doing new jobs. Last week, we learned that Vulcan had reinvented himself as the New God of guns, and this time we learned that he was far from being the only one. (In fact, Bilquis is apparently working with the Technical Boy of all people - in the book they met exactly once, and that was when he killed her). None of this was the case in the book; there was just one New God who was also an Old God, and going into any details there would mean dropping a planet-sized spoiler, so I won't.

/not a criticism, just an observation


Hogfather was published in 1996.

The Sandman comics dating to 1992 portrayed old gods doing new jobs. Ishtar was a stripper. A legendary king became a god of transportation. Lucifer runs a snazzy night club.
 
2017-06-19 09:55:49 AM  

Boe: They've really deviated from the book, but I like where they're going.
Yes, those were a lot of Jesuses

/didn't spot Supply Side Jesus though


He was the one with the dinosaur
 
2017-06-19 11:08:58 AM  

mr intrepid: Moral of tonight's episode:  It's not nice to fool with mother nature.


Never turn your back on Mother Earth:

SPARKS NEVER TURN YOUR BACK ON MOTHER EARTH
Youtube 6Y4W9yVA00c


...because she'll cut a biatch.
 
2017-06-19 11:31:03 AM  
Odin said man invents Gods to explain things he does not understand. Eventually, the Gods lose worshippers. This could be that man eventually figures out that which he does not understand and moves on.

Consider that last Gods, Jesus, and the religion of Islam. Why were they created? What aspects do these Gods represent that man does not/did not understand? When will they finally lose all followers?

Hint: Jesus is life, death, afterlife.
 
2017-06-19 11:50:02 AM  

Omnis_evil_twin: I Ate Shergar: I've noticed they seem to have borrowed a concept from Terry Pratchett's Hogfather: that of Old Gods doing new jobs. Last week, we learned that Vulcan had reinvented himself as the New God of guns, and this time we learned that he was far from being the only one. (In fact, Bilquis is apparently working with the Technical Boy of all people - in the book they met exactly once, and that was when he killed her). None of this was the case in the book; there was just one New God who was also an Old God, and going into any details there would mean dropping a planet-sized spoiler, so I won't.

/not a criticism, just an observation

Hogfather was published in 1996.

The Sandman comics dating to 1992 portrayed old gods doing new jobs. Ishtar was a stripper. A legendary king became a god of transportation. Lucifer runs a snazzy night club.


And Gaiman & Pratchett were good friends so it's hardly surprising that some of their concepts would bleed into each others work. Especially when that lead to such an epic collaboration as Good Omens.
 
2017-06-19 11:55:19 AM  

Omnis_evil_twin: I Ate Shergar: I've noticed they seem to have borrowed a concept from Terry Pratchett's Hogfather: that of Old Gods doing new jobs. Last week, we learned that Vulcan had reinvented himself as the New God of guns, and this time we learned that he was far from being the only one. (In fact, Bilquis is apparently working with the Technical Boy of all people - in the book they met exactly once, and that was when he killed her). None of this was the case in the book; there was just one New God who was also an Old God, and going into any details there would mean dropping a planet-sized spoiler, so I won't.

/not a criticism, just an observation

Hogfather was published in 1996.

The Sandman comics dating to 1992 portrayed old gods doing new jobs. Ishtar was a stripper. A legendary king became a god of transportation. Lucifer runs a snazzy night club.


I humbly grovel before your superior knowledge; I must confess to being considerably less familiar with Sandman than I probably should be.
That said, I think it's interesting that they've included this detail in American Gods. By making the boundaries between sides less concrete than they were in the book, not to mention adding potentially conflicted loyalties, they may have added a dynamic to the show that the book lacked.
 
2017-06-19 12:11:24 PM  
I think the show runners are slipping...episode 8 came very close to actually advancing the plot... fortunately they spend almost a 3rd of the episode re-telling us the origin story of Biliquis...in case the last two times they dwelled on her character didn't make things clear enough.
 
Boe [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2017-06-19 01:09:03 PM  

Stratohead: I think the show runners are slipping...episode 8 came very close to actually advancing the plot... fortunately they spend almost a 3rd of the episode re-telling us the origin story of Biliquis...in case the last two times they dwelled on her character didn't make things clear enough.


I think it explained that in order to survive, she had reluctantly alligned herself with the new gods, and by extension, as had Easter (and I suppose Vulcan).  Wednesday is now providing those compromised old gods with their own "come to Odin" moment in order to rejoin him for the battle or so Odin can, if possible, neutralize them.
 
2017-06-19 01:58:45 PM  

Boe: Stratohead: I think the show runners are slipping...episode 8 came very close to actually advancing the plot... fortunately they spend almost a 3rd of the episode re-telling us the origin story of Biliquis...in case the last two times they dwelled on her character didn't make things clear enough.

I think it explained that in order to survive, she had reluctantly alligned herself with the new gods, and by extension, as had Easter (and I suppose Vulcan).  Wednesday is now providing those compromised old gods with their own "come to Odin" moment in order to rejoin him for the battle or so Odin can, if possible, neutralize them.


I understood the plot relevance... I don't understand the decision to unfold story elements in such a slow and tedious fasion...
 
2017-06-19 02:08:22 PM  

Omnis_evil_twin: I Ate Shergar: I've noticed they seem to have borrowed a concept from Terry Pratchett's Hogfather: that of Old Gods doing new jobs. Last week, we learned that Vulcan had reinvented himself as the New God of guns, and this time we learned that he was far from being the only one. (In fact, Bilquis is apparently working with the Technical Boy of all people - in the book they met exactly once, and that was when he killed her). None of this was the case in the book; there was just one New God who was also an Old God, and going into any details there would mean dropping a planet-sized spoiler, so I won't.

/not a criticism, just an observation

Hogfather was published in 1996.

The Sandman comics dating to 1992 portrayed old gods doing new jobs. Ishtar was a stripper. A legendary king became a god of transportation. Lucifer runs a snazzy night club.


Good Omens was published in 1990, and obviously Pterry and Neil co-wrote it.  The Four Horsemen were doing "new jobs" if you want to look at it from a particular angle.  Mort was published in 1987 and dealt with someone stepping into Death's role.  Pyramids touched on there being multiple gods for the same role.
 
2017-06-19 03:15:41 PM  
The dialog between the old gods, (Wednesday and Easter)  and the new (media and tech boy) threw into relief their differences.   Media spike of the,trappings of Easter as if they were Easter.  As they tried to seduce Odin with the visions of fire from the sky. Instead, Odin draws down the lightning and wipes out the droogs.  Easter demonstrates her powers by by drawing spring back into herself, plunging everyrhing back into winter.  The old gods represent elemental powers. The new gods are just superficial by contrast.  The die has been cast.
 
2017-06-19 04:28:16 PM  
Every week I've said it. I've really tried to like this show but just not feeling the love. The interactions between dead wife and Ed Sheeran are great ("I'll pop it out of the sac like shucking peas" :0 ). But I just can't seem to get into it. Aw well.
 
2017-06-19 04:39:02 PM  

null: Pyramids touched on there being multiple gods for the same role.


I love the description of the various sun gods struggling with each other to move the sun across the sky, and the commentary sounded like a football game.
 
2017-06-19 05:04:20 PM  

Slypork: Every week I've said it. I've really tried to like this show but just not feeling the love. The interactions between dead wife and Ed Sheeran are great ("I'll pop it out of the sac like shucking peas" :0 ). But I just can't seem to get into it. Aw well.


I have a big problem with the pacing...but also it seems most of the characters are a nice mix of unrelatable and unlikable.
 
2017-06-20 02:36:50 AM  

Stratohead: Slypork: Every week I've said it. I've really tried to like this show but just not feeling the love. The interactions between dead wife and Ed Sheeran are great ("I'll pop it out of the sac like shucking peas" :0 ). But I just can't seem to get into it. Aw well.

I have a big problem with the pacing...but also it seems most of the characters are a nice mix of unrelatable and unlikable.


Pretty difficult to relate to gods.  And I don't think we're quite supposed to like any of them.
 
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