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American Gods - TV adaptation (merged)
« on: June 17, 2015, 12:22:34 PM »
http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/neil-gaiman-american-gods-bryan-fuller-starz-1201520765/

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I've been burned by adaptations before but I feel like you'd need to make a concerted effort to fuck up this story.

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Re: American Gods
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2015, 04:04:07 PM »
Been so excited about this for ages, so it's great to hear it's been greenlit now! :caffeine: :caffeine: :caffeine: :caffeine: :caffeine:

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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2015, 07:30:52 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2015, 09:03:31 PM »
I just learned of this.  Sounds good and has piqued my interest in Gaiman's work. 
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2015, 11:54:56 AM »
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« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2015, 02:35:29 PM »
I could pry open a locked car trunk with the boner I have right now.

This. Glad it's finally official. I have mixed feelings about The Rock but he would fit the profile. I always pictured Wednesday as looking like George Carlin for some reason, so maybe they can have him resurrected for the role.
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2015, 08:06:46 AM »
Hoping noone misinterpreted my first post: The Rock hasn't already been cast he's just who I'm hoping for.

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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2015, 09:19:10 AM »
I always pictured a thuggish Edward Norton myself.
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Re: American Gods
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2015, 09:38:08 AM »
It's never expressly stated in the books to my knowledge but Shadow is definitely half-black half-white. This is primarily based on a part where it talks about Shadow's mother having had sickle-cell anemia, a disease which is far more common in (in fact almost exclusively affecting) women of African descent than any other demographic.

Not that his race is super important (though for obvious reasons he needs to be at least half white) but I think turning a half-non-white person into a full-white person would stir some outrage.

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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2015, 01:54:33 PM »
It's never expressly stated in the books to my knowledge but Shadow is definitely half-black half-white. This is primarily based on a part where it talks about Shadow's mother having had sickle-cell anemia, a disease which is far more common in (in fact almost exclusively affecting) women of African descent than any other demographic.

Not that his race is super important (though for obvious reasons he needs to be at least half white) but I think turning a half-non-white person into a full-white person would stir some outrage.
Pretty sure Gaiman himself has already said that the actor cannot be white caucasian, or words to that effect.

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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2015, 05:54:11 PM »
Yeah, he's definitely not white and he's also supposed to be very large... I love Norton, but no way. Unless you meant Wednesday  :lol
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« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2015, 07:08:35 PM »
I wonder how they intend to get the Low Key Lyesmith thing past anyone when it will be said out loud.

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« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2015, 01:58:16 AM »
I wonder how they intend to get the Low Key Lyesmith thing past anyone when it will be said out loud.
Mm, they might need to use a different name possibly. Something that similarly hints at who he is but isn't as obvious out loud.

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« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2017, 02:16:04 PM »
Anybody looking forward to this series? I am so far removed from reading the book I have yet to become really super enthused about it, but I'm sure if I reread it I'll be eager for it.

Anyone else? I hear it's supposed to debut at SXSW this year.
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Re: American Gods - TV adaptation (merged)
« Reply #14 on: January 07, 2017, 06:38:18 AM »
Looking very forward to it! The book was wonderful and captivating, and Ian McShane as Wednesday looks like a glorious casting decision  :metal
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Re: American Gods - TV adaptation (merged)
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2017, 10:42:37 PM »
Just saw the preview on Starz...April 30th can't come soon enough... :caffeine:
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Re: American Gods - TV adaptation (merged)
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2017, 10:05:24 PM »
And so it begins...




So far, so good. Good casting on Shadow, great casting on Wednesday. Very brutal, very in your face, very surreal and completely out there. That "what the fuck" sense of wonder that encapsulates the book is carried over perfectly in my eyes. Can't wait for more.
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Re: American Gods - TV adaptation (merged)
« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2017, 09:36:45 AM »
Watched the first episode last night having never ready the book. Very out there at times, but very interesting. I'm in for at least a few more episodes.
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« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2017, 01:52:33 PM »
First episode and already mind is blown. Awesome concept.
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« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2017, 02:00:57 PM »
Haven't seen the episode yet because work is heavy for the next 2 days but I'm somewhat excited. Wasn't a huge fan of the book but Bryan Fuller is a genius so I'm looking forward to it on the whole.

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Re: American Gods - TV adaptation (merged)
« Reply #20 on: May 01, 2017, 04:55:27 PM »
Waiting to see the opinions before watching. I'd have to order STARZ to watch, it's only $9 a month through Amazon but I'm not sure I want to do that yet.
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« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2017, 09:57:37 PM »
Seems pretty positive across the board, especially from peeps like me who treasure the book.
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« Reply #22 on: May 02, 2017, 06:17:39 AM »
First episode was visually and artistically stunning. Good acting too, Shadow and Wednesday both obviously great but I also really liked the other characters like Mad Sweeney and Lyesmith.

Very excited to see how the show develops. The story is so amazing, I hope it translates well. Given Gaiman is directly involved as exec producer, I would imagine that at least the characters are portrayed well and the key themes come out.

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« Reply #23 on: May 02, 2017, 12:12:24 PM »
I'm more a "Watch one episode per day" kind of person so I will patiently wait when the whole season will be over. I guess that knowing and loving the book, I could even survive with some spoilers here and there. But I'm glad that first impressions are all positive, American Gods was a too much mesmerizing book to mess up!  :metal
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« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2017, 02:28:18 AM »
Personally, I'm not a fan of the 'heavy on the red-sauce' style of showing violence. It pretty much made Spartacus unwatchable for me.

For this I'm willing to make an exception, though.
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« Reply #25 on: May 03, 2017, 06:08:37 AM »
Personally, I'm not a fan of the 'heavy on the red-sauce' style of showing violence. It pretty much made Spartacus unwatchable for me.

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« Reply #26 on: May 03, 2017, 07:19:33 AM »
Wait, she's in there? Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuu..  :facepalm:
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« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2017, 11:06:50 PM »
Holy shit that opening of Ep 2 was some powerful shit. :omg:
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« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2017, 01:20:40 AM »
Yeah, Shadow can't seem to get a f'in' break!  ;D
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« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2017, 09:48:45 PM »
Interesting episode tonight, none of that was from the book as far as I know, yet they didn't skip a beat.
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« Reply #30 on: May 23, 2017, 03:10:26 AM »
I don't know. I must be the only one, but at least the first half bored me to to tears. After the car crash, it became more enjoyable

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« Reply #31 on: June 12, 2017, 08:35:54 AM »
Even though it didn't really advance the main story, I really enjoyed last nights episode. It added a layer, dimension, to Mad Sweeny that I wasn't really expecting. I was surprised at the sympathy I felt for him when Laura woke up and punched him. Great episode!

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« Reply #32 on: June 20, 2017, 11:18:10 AM »
The season finale was a pretty big departure from the book and I'm really not understanding why.

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« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2017, 02:28:09 AM »
I enjoyed the first season and the final episode looked spectacular. Maybe a bit too much polish and too little story though.
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« Reply #34 on: November 09, 2017, 07:26:44 AM »
Bumpetee bump.

Finally watched the whole season... I liked it, but I don't know how much I would have enjoyed it without having read the book. I would have found it very slow (2 "detour" episodes out of 8?) and weird, and the story would have looked a bit like a mess.

Some scenes from the book were done more than justice, it was a thrill to see them. And Ian McShane as Wednesday is one of the best castings ever. Still looking forward to the rest, but I'm glad I've read the book before because otherwise I wouldn't have gone and read the book from the TV series.
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