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American Gods

Converting Neil Gaiman's "American Gods" from novel to TV show is no easy feat. With complex symbolism and a massive cast including Ian McShane and Crispin Glover, things will get hairy. That's why the American Gods podcast is here! Following on the heels of their hit "Westworld" podcast, the Shat on TV team works with the audience to explain old gods and new through interactive episodes and well-researched insights. Leave a Review - https://shatontv.com/american-gods-review Subscribe & Social Media - https://shatontv.com/subscribe-and-follow Website - https://shatontv.com/category/american-gods Email - mailto:hosts@shatontv.com Our Movies Podcast - http://shatthemovies.com
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May 31, 2017

Notice anything different about American Gods: Episode 5? We did.

"Lemon Scented You" was the first American Gods episode not written by showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green. Instead, viewers got a taste of David Graziano's take on Neil Gaiman's universe. And it was a winner.

What was the opening CGI sequence all about? What does Mr. World represent? Why did Laura Moon's heart start beating? And was the arrest scene necessary? All the answers are right here on the American Gods podcast.


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May 25, 2017

If you're a fan of Laura Moon and American Gods Episode 4: Git Gone, you're not alone. This week's viewer mail reveals an audience delighted with Emily Browning's performance and American Gods going off-book.

Of course, there are some critics disgusted with Browning's performance. And we round out the show with some mind-blowing theories and Easter eggs from listener Jez Bell.

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May 23, 2017

After three weeks of sticking closely to the Neil Gaiman novel, Starz' American Gods breaks free with Episode 4: Git Gone.

Was Laura Moon's shocking backstory the birth of a new kind of female TV character or just cheap gags and poor acting?


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May 18, 2017

This week's American Gods viewer mail gets hella deep with some of our most thoughtful letters yet. We cover the unifying meaning behind Episode 3: Head Full of Snow, unravel some confusing narrative, and chip away at blank-slate Shadow Moon's true identity.

American Gods podcast listener Drew shares a gay man's perspective on the Salim/Ifrit sex scene, and Roger then shares a straight man's perspective on a gay man's perspective on the Salim/Ifrit sex scene. Not to be outdone, Gene then offers a Middle Eastern's perspective on a white Rog's perspective on a gay man's perspective on the Salim/Ifrit sex scene.

And you thought we just talked about dick pics.


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May 16, 2017

Another American Gods episode, another brace, and racy scene. Episode 3: Head Full of Snow brought us one of the most graphic gay scenes ever televised, but it was much more than that. We finally saw Ricky Whittle really shine as an actor. We saw, in the Anubis scene, how the gods interact with humans on an entirely different level. And we saw way more CGI than Gene could stomach.

If you're upset about American Gods, commiserate with us. If you're loving the show, come celebrate its many wins. If one thing is for sure, there is a lot to talk about.

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May 12, 2017

This week's American Gods fan mail focuses on the symbolism behind the gods, opinions on the Neil Gaiman book and the horrific nature of male anatomy. Long-time listener Jez Bell chimes in with some Easter eggs we all missed, and "Westworld Theorycast" host W. Axel Foley laments American Gods' repetitive formula of the blood, slow motion, high-speed film, blood and more blood.

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May 9, 2017

American Gods Episode 2: "The Secret of Spoons" divided a growing audience and sparked debate over Orlando Jones' depiction of old god Anansi. And then there was Robbie's dick pic and the Space Boner.

This week's topics also include Gillian Anderson's portrayal of Media, Bilquis breaking the Fourth Wall, Shadow Moon's importance to the gods, and Czernobog's prolonged screen time.

Among all the thrill and shock value, Starz is building a solid, artistic show that isn't afraid to take chances and treat us to beautiful camera tricks and visual delights.


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May 6, 2017

In the first batch of "American Gods" listener mail, we uncover hidden Easter eggs, debate Bilquis' true nature, dig deeper into symbolism and discuss Neil Gaiman's obsession with hangings. Look for more listener mail every week on American Gods Confessional and write us some of your own at hosts@shatontv.com.


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May 2, 2017

"American Gods" Episode 1 showered us in blood, dazzled us with Ian McShane and provided the first on-screen depiction of a man swallowed whole by a vagina (Big D thought it was sexy). What more do you want?

Someone, to help make sense of it all? We got you, Boo.

The action gripped us. The soundtrack, visual effects, and performances were better than most series' finales. Thus, we're willing to forgive a few inconsistencies and give "American Gods" the Shat on TV seal of approval. 


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