aberry89 said:Also, does anyone else have a strong hankering to watch some Hannibal after each episode!?? XD
Also, does anyone else have a strong hankering to watch some Hannibal after each episode!?? XD
pavlovsbell said: aberry89 said:Also, does anyone else have a strong hankering to watch some Hannibal after each episode!?? XD
Oh yes. Hannibal is more psychological, emotional, purple and operatic, European-influenced, and the aesthetics are more my bag. American Gods is brash, loud, crass, humorous, open -- sprawling even -- which makes sense as they're going for an American story. I enjoyed this episode more than the premiere overall, but some scenes still felt flat (Shadow packing up his house) or overly long and dragging (Czernobog). I loved Cloris Leachman and Gillian Anderson, but I thought Peter Stormare was OTT. I did get a kick out of Americanizing the ubiquitous Seventh Seal playing-chess-with-Death reference by changing it to checkers.Although I (think) have a good idea of what's going on, I still think it's a weird choice to deliberately be opaque and confusing. This felt more like the second half of a two-hour premiere because I don't think that the setup of a war between old and new gods was firmly established until "Lucy Ricardo" attempted to recruit Shadow to their side. And while this episode seemed to confirm that the show has been from Shadow's perspective so far, and thus a very limited POV, he didn't start asking questions until now. Which is a tad frustrating because he is the main protagonist, and I'm not sure what his motivation is.
aberry89 said: pavlovsbell said: aberry89 said:I loved Cloris Leachman, she is always pretty great. Gillian as Lucy pretty flat for me, and I love the SHIT out of both those women. It was just kinda offputting and a weird Lucy impression. @pavlovsbell
pavlovsbell said: aberry89 said: