Finally finished watching S:1 American Gods (2017– )

I wouldn’t call this an easy watch. David Slade, king of the slow motion insert, sets the tone for the series. It’s strong on arresting images, weaker on connecting them to character development. Overall the lead, Shadow Moon, lacks agency. It’s not the shows fault, it’s in the book. Shadow has no purpose, no desire. He just tags along with Wednesday but we never really know why? He is carried by events rather than doing something that has consequences. It works in the book better than it does on screen. All that said I’m still going to watch Season 2.

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