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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.

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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...

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...

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...

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...