The Bone Orchard

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Critic Consensus: "The Bone Orchard" represents a strong opening salvo for American Gods, thanks in part to the strong dramatic interplay between Ian McShane and Ricky Whittle.

Episode Info

Mythological gods muster forces to prepare for war with modern-day deities. In the Series Premiere, Shadow Moon gets early release from prison and meets Mr. Wednesday, who recruites him to be his bodyguard.

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Critic Reviews for The Bone Orchard

I should've known to trust Bryan Fuller.

May 15, 2017 | Full Review…

American Gods is liable to be the best urban fantasy series since, well, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Apr 17, 2017 | Full Review…

To say that American Gods hit the ground running is to understate things to the point of meaninglessness. It hit the ground, the sea, the sky and the universe running - at top speed.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

American Gods sets up a world in this first episode that is fascinating and confounding in the best possible way, but also in ways that are infuriating and obtuse.

Jun 14, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

American Gods manages to feel real and makes fantasy almost relatable...before slapping you across the face with a big dose of man-eating goddesses and angry hammer wielding eastern European boogeymen.

Mar 15, 2018 | Full Review…

If Fuller and company can combine that emotional tone with the rich, ultraviolent surrealism of the imagery on a regular basis, the way they did on Hannibal, American Gods will be something worth worshipping.

Dec 20, 2017 | Full Review…

With both a plot and cast this commanding already, episode two can't come soon enough. We've got a feeling we ain't seen nothing yet.

Nov 4, 2017 | Full Review…

Then there's the cinematography. The wacky, colorful, contrasting, and completely insane-in-all-the-best-ways cinematography. American Gods looks stunning.

Nov 4, 2017 | Full Review…

"The Bone Orchard" bears more than whiff of formal masturbation, though it reminds me of how much I missed Fuller's flamboyantly decadent sensibility

May 11, 2017 | Full Review…

Bryan Fuller and Michael Green's adaptation of Neil Gaiman is stunning, challenging and culturally relevant.

May 9, 2017 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

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