Critic Consensus: Expanding beyond the confines of the source material, "The Secret of Spoons" brilliantly introduces fascinating new characters and a sharp political sensibility.
as Shadow Moon
as Laura Moon
as Mr. Wednesday
as Mad Sweeney
as Technical Boy
as Mr. World
as Mr. Nancy
as Low Key Lyesmith
as Zorya Vechernyaya
as Mr. Ibis
as The Jinn
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Critic reviews for The Secret of Spoons
Man, so much good stuff to get to in this episode that was so plot and exposition heavy that I somehow forgot on each subsequent viewing that the majority of this episode takes place in my Bubby's apartment.
Even with a few less out-of-this-world visuals, yesterday's follow-up to the much talked-about premiere revealed a little more of where we are going, but with a lot more "what the hell is going on."
Corny and cringeworthy, it otherwise leads you to suspect that American Gods is material tailor made to bring out the worst in Bryan Fuller. It reduces his visual spectacle to mere excess and flattens his writing from operatic to dime-store paperback
In going beyond what's on the page, the show is more poised to tackle them -- and provide some captivating performances along the way.
Two episodes in, American Gods has proven one thing is certainly true: though he has what is essentially a thankless job, Ricky Whittle is doing what he can to make Shadow Moon as interesting as possible.
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