American Gods: Season 2 (2019)

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Season 2
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American Gods retains its bombastic style but loses its divine inspiration in a derivative second season that, after a change in show-runners and even some crucial cast members, feels like a false idol.

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Critic Ratings: 26

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1
Air date: Mar 10, 2019
2
Air date: Mar 17, 2019
3
Air date: Mar 24, 2019
4
Air date: Mar 31, 2019
5
Air date: Apr 7, 2019
6
Air date: Apr 14, 2019
7
Air date: Apr 21, 2019
8
Air date: Apr 28, 2019

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All Critics (26) | Top Critics (7)

American Gods is building to something - an apocalyptic clash of ideas about who we are, what we believe and what defines us. The thing is: It's looking to be a long trip... But man, the scenery is pretty.

Mar 8, 2019 | Full Review…
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Watch this show cynically, and the whole edifice might topple down. But go along with it and it's one hell of a ride. Like the gods themselves, American Gods requires - and rewards - your unquestioning faith.

Mar 5, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

After all the work done to keep the show going - and the very real risk it might not keep going - one would hope for more onscreen urgency. Instead, it just continues on, as if nothing changed and nothing will.

Feb 25, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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Overall, the series doesn't quite pack the same punch as the first, but still is in the spirit of Neil Gaiman's original work.

Jun 24, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The frenetic, kinetic punk/anarchic sci-fi fantasy aspects, accentuated during the industrial toxic neon intro credits, combined with digital flies and spiders, is odd, redolent and alluring.

Mar 1, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

In its current form, this show plays like an Instagram-ready cupcake: layers of decorative frosting with nothing substantial at its core.

Feb 25, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

American Gods is missing the magic of its provocative first season, but the cast remains as compelling as ever.

Mar 11, 2019 | Rating: 6.9/10 | Full Review…

I can't entirely despise a TV show where Peter Stormare plays a Slavic deathlord who gleefully mumbles, "I am cancer!" But consider yourself warned: Do not worship false Gods.

Mar 4, 2019 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

The series has lost some of the visual flair that helpfully contrasted with the material's most languid, expository moments.

Mar 8, 2019 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

American Gods' main character is a backseat passenger in his own story.

Mar 8, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for American Gods: Season 2

  • 9h ago
    the season was just ok. by the end i feel it raised more questions than it answered. the last episode was a major let down that killed my interest in season 3.
  • Jul 07, 2019
    Sound, sound ! Truly awful sound. Good sound design, but some compression in the final mix would have helped a lot. Turning my tv to max and then dropping in back for each scene. Dude - post production engineer - that is your job!
  • Jul 07, 2019
    I loved the first season and the cast remains great, but the plot for season 2 is obtuse, meandering and dull. Season 3 is really make it or break it. I almost didn't make through this one. The last time I saw a series nose dive this hard after a first season was Heroes, and this one arguably does it worse.
  • Jun 16, 2019
    Season 2 was so good, until the final episode - what happened??? Still, beats the utter fail of Game of Thrones.
  • Jun 12, 2019
    For understand this show, need brain and sensibility. It's a great metaphor of american society. Powerful dialogues
  • Jun 07, 2019
    You need to pay attention to understand.
  • Jun 05, 2019
    sad... first season promsing... this one...well...kinda boring...visually still top notch...writing....baad!
  • Jun 03, 2019
    Amazing story with many symbolisms
  • Jun 02, 2019
    I absolutely loved the first season, and was really looking forward to the second one. But this one is a major disappointment. Nothing is really happening, the story diverges completely from the books and dwells on uninteresting characters, and if I had to sum season 2 up in one word, it would be "boring". Let's hope they get the story back on track with season 3, and finish the thing by coming back to the book.
  • Jun 01, 2019
    basically, I stopped watching this because of that undead whore that cheats on his BF multipletimes and still thinks that its OK. thats completely wrong message to viewers from the scenarists.

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