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American Gods: Season 1 (2017)

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Critic Consensus: American Gods opens with a series of wildly ambitious gambits -- and rewards viewers' faith with a promising first season whose visual riches are matched by its narrative impact.

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"American Gods" posits a different kind of war brewing -- one between Old Gods and New. The traditional Old Gods, with mythological roots from around the world, fear irrelevance as their believers die off or are seduced by the money, technology, and celebrity offered by the New Gods. Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) is an ex-con who, left adrift by the recent death of his wife, becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to conman Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane). But in truth, Mr. Wednesday is a powerful old deity, on a cross-country mission to build an army and reclaim his lost glory.

Cast

Ricky Whittle
as Shadow Moon
Emily Browning
as Laura Moon
Ian McShane
as Mr. Wednesday
Pablo Schreiber
as Mad Sweeney
Bruce Langley
as Technical Boy
Crispin Glover
as Mr. World
Orlando Jones
as Mr. Nancy
Jonathan Tucker
as Low Key Lyesmith
Cloris Leachman
as Zorya Vechernyaya
Peter Stormare
as Czernobog
Demore Barnes
as Mr. Ibis
Mousa Kraish
as The Jinn
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Critic Reviews for American Gods: Season 1

All Critics (64) | Top Critics (22)

American Gods demands to be seen on the biggest screen in your house. It is so visually impressive in its scope and imagination, experiencing American Gods on anything less than a 50-inch TV is a waste.

May 2, 2017 | Full Review…

The Starz adaptation of Neil Gaiman's bestselling fantasy novel is so outrageous in its ambitions and so spectacular to look at, you may get caught up in the illusion and wonder only later, "What the heck was that about?"

May 2, 2017 | Full Review…

American Gods is a long, slow burn, but if it stays so true to the novel it's based on, the bang, when it comes, will be unforgettable.

May 1, 2017 | Full Review…
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When it isn't trying to engulf viewers with extravagant setpieces and discombobulating plot shifts, American Gods demonstrates its potential as a meditation on the compatibility of ancient traditions and modern life.

May 1, 2017 | Full Review…

The new Starz series American Gods, based on Neil Gaiman's Hugo- and Nebula award-winning 2001 novel of the same name, offers a cure for moderate to severe sagaphobia.

April 28, 2017 | Full Review…

Stridently daring, unique, and unapologetically bizarre. You won't be able to turn away.

April 28, 2017 | Full Review…

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