Head Full of Snow
American Gods Season 1



Critic Ratings: 26
Critics Consensus

More deliberately paced than previous installments, "Head Full of Snow" nevertheless continues American Gods' stunning visual sensibility and sharp character development.

Episode Info

Shadow questions his job when Mr. Wednesday informs him of his plan to rob a bank, and just when Shadow thought life couldn't get more complicated, he discovers something surprising in his motel room.


Ricky Whittle
as Shadow Moon
Emily Browning
as Laura Moon
Ian McShane
as Mr. Wednesday
Pablo Schreiber
as Mad Sweeney
Yetide Badaki
as Bilquis
Bruce Langley
as Technical Boy
Jonathan Tucker
as Low Key Lyesmith
Cloris Leachman
as Zorya Vechernyaya
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Critic Reviews for Head Full of Snow

With this episode, I feel like we're FINALLY getting through the setup of the show and moving along briskly.

May 15, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

After the enraged and despairing racial-religious politics of "The Secret of Spoon," "Head Full of Snow" serves as a tonal palette cleanser for American Gods, reveling in the solace of belief during times of loneliness and despair.

May 14, 2017 | Full Review…

One of the joys of watching Neil Gaiman's mythology-inspired Americana fantasy adapted for TV is that there are virtually no limits to the settings and storylines.

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

It did what good art does. It tells you something about itself while also telling you something about you.

Jun 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Head Full of Snow is the strongest entry thus far and promises potential that won't come without a reasonable amount of frustration for a show such as this.

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

One of the things I like about American Gods so far is how it's telling stories within stories. The gods' histories of themselves, the "Somewhere in America" vignettes.

May 22, 2018 | Full Review…

It is another opportunity for American Gods to teach a history and humanities class under the guise of good old fashioned entertainment.

Mar 15, 2018 | Full Review…

Not that I'd be surprised if fans of the show look back on "Head Full of Snow," its third episode, as the one where the series came into its own, a la "College" from The Sopranos Season One.

Dec 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Sunday night's episode of American Gods is my favorite so far in the fledgling series from Starz.

May 15, 2017 | Full Review…

Things are definitely ramping up.

May 15, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

What this relatively languid pacing affords American Gods becomes crystal clear in episode 3, which is founded on a few beautifully constructed character scenes driven by superb performances and the best dialogue you'll hear anywhere on TV right now.

May 14, 2017 | Full Review…

In a visually stunning episode, American Gods erases the lines between reality and fantasy.

May 14, 2017 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

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