American Gods: Season 1 Reviews

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May 4, 2020
Visually striking, bloody, strange and brutal, this fantasy-drama based on a novel by Neil Gaiman makes a potent debut, aided considerably by its charismatic lead.
January 15, 2020
In the hands of director and showrunner Brian Fuller, it has blossomed into the weirdest trip on the flat screen.
October 8, 2019
There is more than enough in this episode to suggest American Gods has been worth the long wait for TV/film adaptation.
August 15, 2019
Apart from the initial buzz, its final stretch manages to create the necessary interest to engage us with its second season. [Full review in Spanish]
May 20, 2019
So many characters pass in a blur... that there's a danger of the story arc getting trampled. But the thrill ride is so stylish I'm more than happy to keep the faith. Or lose it, depending on how you read your Gaiman.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 13, 2019
American Gods commits the biggest sin a prestige television show can-giving the glossy veneer of thoughtful racial and gender commentary but leaving much to be desired.
January 13, 2019
By the gods, this is good.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 19, 2018
Precisely the adaptation of this work that we deserve in 2017. Perhaps it's ironic -- or perhaps it's more representative of the struggle between old and new gods -- that the American Gods series has power that not even Neil Gaiman ever imagined.
October 10, 2018
With Slade and Fuller running the show, expect the violence to only get more intense from here.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 6, 2018
It's an adaptation that feels like the story I remember, even if it does have a few more swerves and dalliances from Gaiman's text.
June 19, 2018
American Gods is as raw and as basic as stories and myths can get, while being as wild and visually stunning as a modern audience demands.
May 22, 2018
The many unfinished plot threads will continue to unwind next season, but this season ended with a satisfying reveal.
March 30, 2018
American Gods has been pretty mind-blowing so far. What's looming is not merely a clash of titans, or even a clash of individual gods - it's a clash of pantheons.
March 7, 2018
The show's creators ... have put together a show with sensuous cinematography, full, tight shots, and bold colors, plunging the viewer even further into the world of gods and magic.
December 29, 2017
This is a vivid, technicolor fever dream, awash in mysticism and the occult, remarkably strange yet oddly accessible. In short, American Gods is something of a miracle, worthy of being worshipped.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 27, 2017
American Gods is terribly slow and portentous, quite aware of its own heft. With eerie music, slow-motion sequences and a fondness for deep chiaroscuro, it comes on like a particularly long and mystical car ad.
November 4, 2017
Have faith, friends.
October 12, 2017
American Gods can get obtuse at times but rarely is it boring, populated with the bizarre.
September 12, 2017
In its first season, American Gods suggests there is room for every interpretation of gods -- and that designation is not just reserved for the entities we pray to.
August 28, 2017
This is the Iliad narrated through barfights and wheat fields and walk-ups.
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