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A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself "Wednesday" and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow's life and past.
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The cast of "American Gods" chat with Kevin Smith on IMDb LIVE at NY Comic Con about the show's success and how the series will continue to veer creatively from Neil Gaiman's source material. Plus, learn more about the early career of Ian McShane (Mr. Wednesday).

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On the eve of war, Mr. Wednesday attempts to recruit the Old God Ostara, but needs Mr. Nancy's help in making a good impression and winning her over.


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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 12 nominations. See more awards »
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Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she's been killed in a terrible accident. Flying home for the funeral, as a violent storm rocks the plane, he is greeted by a strange man in the seat next to him. The man calls himself Mr. Wednesday, and he knows more about Shadow than is possible. He warns Shadow that a far bigger storm is coming. And from that moment on, nothing will ever be the same. Written by HarperTorch

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The "Lucy" photos appearing of Gillian Anderson were taken by Mark Seliger for US magazine in the late 90s and are unrelated to "American Gods". See more »

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Technically and visually impacting but impossible to follow without the book
25 August 2017 | by See all my reviews

I read the book years ago, and I loved it. My wife is a fan of Gaiman, But this book is still in his "to do" list. I spent all the time answering questions about what we are watching. It is simply impossible to follow if you have not read the book.

Of course Gaiman's universe is weird and personal, and you don't really realise where the story is taking you until maybe half or even three quarters of the book, but you can follow the underlying story. You can follow Shadow's "adventures" and how is slowly been involved with all Wednesday's world. But with this TV show, it is slightly more than few unconnected nonsense scenes. There is no story to tell, it is a collection of video clips. Nothing more.

After five episodes (out of eight) of the first season I don't feel the need for wait for a second season. Not at all.


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