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More deliberately paced than previous installments, "Head Full of Snow" nevertheless continues American Gods' stunning visual sensibility and sharp character development.
With this episode, I feel like we're FINALLY getting through the setup of the show and moving along briskly.
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.
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.
It did what good art does. It tells you something about itself while also telling you something about you.
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.
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.
It is another opportunity for American Gods to teach a history and humanities class under the guise of good old fashioned entertainment.
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.
Sunday night's episode of American Gods is my favorite so far in the fledgling series from Starz.
Things are definitely ramping up.
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.
In a visually stunning episode, American Gods erases the lines between reality and fantasy.