The Secret of Spoons

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Critic Consensus: Expanding beyond the confines of the source material, "The Secret of Spoons" brilliantly introduces fascinating new characters and a sharp political sensibility.

Episode Info

Mr. Wednesday recruits for the coming battle, and Shadow Moon travels with him to Chicago, where he engages in a very high-stakes game of checkers with an old Slavic god.

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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.

May 15, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

In just two episodes, they have demonstrated they are willing to switch things up, with great effect for the most part.

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

American Gods... so far, it's hitting all those beats flawlessly in its first two episodes.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

American Gods continues to frustrate but it's not without potential.

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

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."

Mar 15, 2018 | Full Review…

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

Dec 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Anansi's monologue is blunt, cynical, and wrathful, and Jones effectively distills the rage and pain of centuries of subjugation in his furious, frightening performance.

May 9, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

In going beyond what's on the page, the show is more poised to tackle them -- and provide some captivating performances along the way.

May 9, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

May 9, 2017 | Full Review…

When he's not thundering out terrible truths, Mr. Nancy speaks with the spellbinding fluidity of a preacher, a seducer, or a con artist. Readers of Neil Gaiman's book will remember he's all three.

May 9, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…