Critic Consensus: "A Murder of Gods" wades into politically charged storytelling while advancing American Gods' first-season arc -- and firmly establishing the show apart from its source material.
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Critic reviews for A Murder of Gods
Oh boy, somebody call for the God of Hot Takes (me) because "A Murder of Gods" sure felt topical.
Our prayers from last week were answered, as it now appears that the dynamic duo of Mad Sweeney and Laura Moon will be a continuing source of comedic relief.
But expecting sociopolitical subtlety from this show is a fool's errand. Think of how it's addressed race: the spider-god Anansi dressed like a cartoon pimp, lecturing a ship full of slaves.
In many ways, "A Murder of Gods" feels like the calm before the storm... For now, however, it's just enough to see these fascinating characters interact as they make their way across an equally fascinating and diverse America.
"A Murder of Gods" showcases just how willing American Gods is to venture into politically charged topics, and how easily the show can go off book and still provide a story that is in keeping with Gaiman's original work.
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