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American G-ds

Postby Mikey » Wed May 31, 2017 1:12 am

Okay, so I'm all of one episode into watching Starz's small-screen adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel American G-ds. On one hand, it is every bit as pretentious and faux-Lynch-ian as one would expect from an adaptation of a Neil Gaiman book. OTOH... Ian fucking McShane. I swear, I believe he could read a telephone directory and be entertaining. I am pleased to see the adaptation follow the book as closely as it has so far; but the stop-motion rain in the dramatic denouement of ep 1, the low angles on the grave, just about all the production is really full of itself.

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Re: American G-ds

Postby Graham Kennedy » Wed May 31, 2017 7:52 am

I saw the first three episodes and felt no real need to continue. The weirdness : story ratio was a little high for me.
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Re: American G-ds

Postby Bryan Moore » Wed May 31, 2017 7:54 am

Looked like utter crap to me, but I do love McShane. My cousin keeps trying to sell me on it, so I may give it a whirl - he DID turn me on to Game of Thrones, so I owe this a chance I suppose =)
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Re: American G-ds

Postby Nutso » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:43 pm

It's all setup so far. Just question mark after question mark. At least one mystery was finally answered last episode. It's not really must-watch for me. Only the mystery of what Mr. Wednesday is up to, is what I'm interested in.
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Re: American G-ds

Postby Mikey » Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:45 pm

I'm through episode 4, and about to give up. They just mailed in some useful and important parts, changed the whole character of Mr. Nancy, and obscured the whole bit about Mad Sweeney.
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Re: American G-ds

Postby T'Pau » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:09 pm

I too watched for McShane: he was so wonderful in 'Deadwood', that I had to give it a try. And I wasn't disappointed...confused often, but not disappointed.
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Re: American G-ds

Postby Nutso » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:44 am

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/america ... 202626402/

Bryan Fuller exits another show. At least he finished a season this time.

Bryan Fuller and Michael Green are exiting their posts as showrunners on Starz drama “American Gods.”

Creators and executive producers on the series, Fuller and Green are said to be departing after clashing with producer FremantleMedia over budget and creative direction. Fuller and Green were said to have been pushing for an increase to the series’ budget for season two. Sources close to the production said that the per-episode budget for “American Gods” season two already nearly $10 million.

No replacement showrunner has yet been named

Green and Fuller both have multiple irons in the fire elsewhere. Green is shepherding the Netflix drama “Raising Dion” and another TV series project in the works. Bryan Fuller is working on Apple’s “Amazing Stories” as well as other projects.

After hitting an impasse on plans for season two, Fuller and Green opted to bow out. The decision comes a year after Fuller exited his role as showrunner on CBS’ “Star Trek: Discovery” amid multiple production delays.
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