American Gods: Season 2 (2019)

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Season 2
American Gods

Critics Consensus

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.

59%

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Critic Ratings: 26

65%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 297
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Episodes

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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Critic Reviews for American Gods Season 2

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…
Top Critic

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

  • Aug 11, 2019
    Still loved the premise and the characters involved but it failed in execution. The script was trying way to hard to be poetic and intelligent and the progress of the plot literally had too many detours. Too much chorus and not enough hook...
  • Jul 19, 2019
    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.

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