Review: Season 2, Episodes 1-3 of “American Gods”

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Release Date: Season 2 March 10, 2019
Starring: Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover, Bruce Langley, Yetide Badaki Yetide Badaki, Pablo Schreiber, Ian McShane, Mousa Kraish, Omid Abtahi, Kahyun Kim, Orlando Jones, Peter Stormare
Genre: Fantasy

My Thoughts

AmericanGodsS2-coverAfter two complicated years of firings, quittings, delays, and rewrites, American Gods is back. Odin is gathering the weaker gods at the House on the Rock to convince them to join his side in a war against the New Gods—easier said than done, especially as Shadow keeps getting caught in the crossfire. I’ve now seen the first three episodes of Season 2 and while I hate to be the bearer of bad news, this early stretch of American Gods is a dull affair. This season seems to be an exercise in watching a bunch of excellent actors dealing with mediocre scripts, cheap-looking CGI, and crass misogyny. I’m disappointed, to say the least…

To read the rest of my review, head over to Tor.com.

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