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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Air date: Apr 30, 2017
2
Air date: May 7, 2017
3
Air date: May 14, 2017
4
Air date: May 21, 2017
5
Air date: May 28, 2017
6
Air date: Jun 4, 2017
7
Air date: Jun 11, 2017
8
Air date: Jun 18, 2017

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In Series 1 of "American Gods", Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) is released from prison to the news his wife, Laura (Emily Browning), has died in a car accident. Bereft and desperate to return home for her funeral and the full story, Shadow finds himself sucked into the world of the enigmatic and all knowing Mr Wednesday (Ian McShane). As he and Wednesday travel across the United States, recruiting for a mysterious war that Wednesday believes is imminent, Shadow has his faith tested in the strangest of ways.

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Critic Reviews for American Gods Season 1

All Critics (83) | Top Critics (26)

When you get right down to it, American Gods is simply a gripping, entertaining tall tale buoyed by a standout cast.

May 3, 2017 | Full Review…

The eagerly anticipated and much hyped adaptation is a dramatic, cinematic exploration of mythology and migration, pushing the bar of "prestige television" up yet another impressive notch.

Apr 17, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The spirit of Gaiman's classic has been captured, but not yet the vision.

Apr 27, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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While we're still waiting to see if the story's substance can match its visual splendor, there's so much meat here, it's hard to doubt the blood is coming - especially with Fuller wielding the cleaver.

Apr 19, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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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…
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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 commits the biggest sin a prestige television show can-giving the glossy veneer of thoughtful racial and gender commentary but leaving much to be desired.

Feb 12, 2019 | Full Review…

By the gods, this is good.

Jan 13, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

American Gods is as raw and as basic as stories and myths can get, while being as wild and visually stunning as a modern audience demands.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

With Slade and Fuller running the show, expect the violence to only get more intense from here.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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