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 Post subject: Re: American Gods
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:01 pm 
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The border crossing. Just having firearms cause stigmata seemed, I dunno.


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 Post subject: Re: American Gods
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I think you have to be a pedo to be attracted to Emily Browning. She has a cute face but her body looks like that of a child.

This leprechaun story seemed a bit indulgent for an 8 part season. I suppose they knew they were getting at least two years. I think the episode would make for a nice stand alone story. I really enjoy coming to America stories.

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 Post subject: Re: American Gods
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This show is the shit, I'm 5 episodes deep.

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 Post subject: Re: American Gods
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:34 am 
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I wish Mad Sweeney had included a shot at ND when he was decrying the public view of the leprechaun but I doubt Gaiman is aware of the school and the American director has other agendas he has to shoehorn in to every episode.

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 Post subject: Re: American Gods
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Have been out of town. Figure I'll watch this one and next one on Monday as I'm swamped until then. Well, I suppose I could watch now but doubt I can concentrate worth shit.


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 Post subject: Re: American Gods
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:45 am 
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I don't feel that they made enough progress with the story in eight episodes.

Also, whoever is producing/directing this thing ham handedly insinuates a political agenda into the opening scene each week. He wanted to make a point about Bilquis fleeing the Middle East but didn't want to make it so obvious that it was by Khomeni's fundamentalist movement. Instead he made her attackers look like drug lords from Scarface. The odd balancing act of the far left on full display.

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 Post subject: Re: American Gods
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:53 am 
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This episode unintentionally details why we should hate the old gods. They are generally indifferent and when they do participate it is to callously toy with humans for their own amusement.

Also, the handling of Jesus is incoherent to the story. If Jesus is a subjective concept, then Odin, Eostre, ect., should be equally subjective with countless incarnations of them walking the earth. They also refuse to touch on the subject that if Jesus is the son of god, then "Allah" must be present to them in their pantheon and be much stronger than them due to continued worship.

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 Post subject: Re: American Gods
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It is very slow moving. I like the show, it is beautifully shot but it has its moments that feel like they can be condensed. Now you are at season break, mind you they were renewed very early on, and they aren't even to Wisconsin yet. I haven't read the story so I don't know where in the story we are at but this seems as if they have barely dipped their toes into it. The Tehran scene was a bit silly especially with the benefit that anyone with half a brain knows they were not scarface's henchman coming in and busting up discos.


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 Post subject: Re: American Gods
PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:39 pm 
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Drunk Squirrel wrote:
It is very slow moving. I like the show, it is beautifully shot but it has its moments that feel like they can be condensed. Now you are at season break, mind you they were renewed very early on, and they aren't even to Wisconsin yet. I haven't read the story so I don't know where in the story we are at but this seems as if they have barely dipped their toes into it. The Tehran scene was a bit silly especially with the benefit that anyone with half a brain knows they were not scarface's henchman coming in and busting up discos.


The narrator even used words like "laundered" in relation of changing her power over to men. That is a word not commonly used in religion but very commonly used in drug empires.

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 Post subject: Re: American Gods
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This episode unintentionally details why we should hate the old gods. They are generally indifferent and when they do participate it is to callously toy with humans for their own amusement.

Also, the handling of Jesus is incoherent to the story. If Jesus is a subjective concept, then Odin, Eostre, ect., should be equally subjective with countless incarnations of them walking the earth. They also refuse to touch on the subject that if Jesus is the son of god, then "Allah" must be present to them in their pantheon and be much stronger than them due to continued worship.



I'm just spit balling ideas here, I don't think you will see Allah because he isn't forgotten like the old gods on the show... The multiple Jesus characters is strange, I agree with you on that.

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 Post subject: Re: American Gods
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312player wrote:
good dolphin wrote:
This episode unintentionally details why we should hate the old gods. They are generally indifferent and when they do participate it is to callously toy with humans for their own amusement.

Also, the handling of Jesus is incoherent to the story. If Jesus is a subjective concept, then Odin, Eostre, ect., should be equally subjective with countless incarnations of them walking the earth. They also refuse to touch on the subject that if Jesus is the son of god, then "Allah" must be present to them in their pantheon and be much stronger than them due to continued worship.



I'm just spit balling ideas here, I don't think you will see Allah because he isn't forgotten like the old gods on the show... The multiple Jesus characters is strange, I agree with you on that.


but he is the elephant in the room if you are going to acknowledge Jesus in your universe. I don't care as it is a difficult story in which to provide complete coherence.

Also, I understand it was pretty edgy to have a homosexual Muslim but if they really want to set the world on fire they should represent Muhammad.

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