Friday, June 16, 2017

Starz Struck: American Gods- Episode 4

As another week comes around, let's see if they figured out what this Show is about yet...
Instead of a neat-but-pointless Opening Bit, we get to see how Shadow and his wife met.
Their semi-charmed kind of life is interrupted when she decides that they should rob the Casino.  We know that he ends up in Prison, so this is no SPOILER.
This time, we see her life outside of Prison without him and how things got to where they were when the Show began proper.
Sticking with her, she gets to experience that bit from the beginning of last Episode.  No SPOILER as to how that goes though.
We also see how that strange bit from the end of the 1st Episode went down from the outside.
All of this builds up the last Episode ended.  Joy.
How come we got the most Plot from a Flashback Episode?!?  Yet again, this looks pretty, is made well and generally feels interesting.  Yet again, not much of anything happens.  Am I getting repetitive?  Am I getting repetitive?  All jokes aside, I want this Show to be great and will stick with it for a little longer at least.  When it gets to a real Plot, it has to be amazing, right?  Speaking of amazing, how did Dane Cook end up on this Show?!?
Next time, there has to be a clear goal in sight.  How long can they keep this up otherwise?  See you then...

1 comment:

  1. I haven't seen the show yet, but I read the book back when it had first came out (that hardcover was a beast to carry with me!), and from what I've heard the show follows it pretty closely. At least the first third, which is what this season encompasses.

    What I'm saying is, if you want a plot, you're probably going to have to wait quite some time. My main issue with the book itself was that I thought it would have made an excellent book of thematically connected stories, but didn't make much of a novel on its own. The 'plot' (what little there is) doesn't kick in until the last act, and even then it's resolved with pretty much a shrug and everyone going about their business.

    The best way to enjoy this show, if it is going to follow that pattern, is to just sit back and enjoy the ride. Don't think of an end goal, just enjoy the moment. Or at least learn to accept disappointment, if a full plot is what you seek.