American Gods is a fantasy-drama television series based on the novel of the same name, written by Neil Gaiman. The story focuses on an ex-convict named Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) who starts working for a mysterious man called Wednesday (Ian McShane) and is drawn into a big bloody battle.
With only days remaining in his sentence, Shadow is given an unexpected early release after his beloved wife Laura is killed. Taking a plane back home to her funeral, Shadow finds himself next to Wednesday, who knows everything about Shadow and offers him a job. Wednesday appears to be a con artist but he is someone bigger. Two other characters are also introduced, Bilquis(Yetide Badaki) and Mad Sweeney(Pablo Schreiber), who are also an important part of the story.
During the first half of the one-hour long episode, many things happen but you never get an idea what is the story all about. You start getting some idea only during the last 10 minutes. This is a long time to get viewers attention in this highly competitive web series market.
American Gods is not a gripping story but has some good vfx scenes which gives it a fantasy touch. Only good actors and meaty one-liners couldn’t make the show entertaining. It also needs smart writing which is clearly missing in this show.
Rating – 💋💋💋
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Action
Developed by: Bryan Fuller, Michael Green
Starring: Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Crispin Glover, Bruce Langley, Yetide Badaki, Pablo Schreiber, Ian McShane