American Gods: Season 2, Episode 2 Recap and Review

Guys, what else can I say?

Life, ya know?

Sometimes it just gets…

Well, lifey.

Yanno?

It’s that time of year where it’s definitely not winter.

But not really spring or summer, either.

Is rain a season?

In other words, the month of March.

It’s 792 days long, after all.

But wouldn’t it be nice if we had something to look forward to, on a weekly basis?

Say, on Sundays?

Well, we actually do now…

Thank God!

(Insert Old God or New God here, along with a side of Jinn and Leprechaun.)

American Gods has returned to us, finally.

So now the month of March is shortened to 790 days.

Hey, I will take those two days wherever I can get them.

And for the second episode, I *only* had to wait a week to get my fix…

I mean, a week can be long…

(Especially in the month of March, where they have approximately 3.841 days a piece, but I digress.)

But luckily, the band (as in an asshole dead wife, leprecunt, a lovelorn cab driver, a wisecracking Trickster god, along with a few other er colorful characters) is back together, to provide us some relief from lifey-ness that is the month of March.

So join, as I review and dissect the second episode of the second season of American Gods, titled The Beguiling Man.

And, as always:

 

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American Gods: Season 2, Episode 1 Recap and Review

Oh My God!

Two years, guys!

Two fucking years!

For two years, I have been without my man, Shadow Moon.

For two years, I have been missing my Leprecunt!

For two years, I have had do without that lecherous Mr. Wednesday.

For two years I have missed seeing the asshole dead wife kick some ass!

Well, thank God for this weekend, though.

Because I had a reunion with the friends mentioned above.

God knows, it had been too long since I got to hang out with these guys, right?

In other words, this weekend saw the long awaited return of the second season of the show, American Gods.

And my God, it was worth it!

(Yeah, I know.  But it’s been two years, God knows I can’t help myself here!)

So, was it worth the wait?  And all the drama?

Well, if the first episode of the second season is any indication…

The answer is God yes!

So, grab your favorite glass from Jack’s Crocodile Bar, fill it with your favorite mead…

And settle in, as we review and dissect the first episode of season 2, titled House on the Rock.

And, as always…

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American Gods: Season 1, Episode 8 Recap and Review

Unfortunately, good things have to end.  They can never last forever.

Good meals, good vacations, good sex…

And good television shows end as well.  Well, at least for the season.

This weekend, I experienced one of these endings.  Actually, I experienced an ending to a few of the above mentioned things, although only one of them is a relevant blog topic.

In other words, I watched the last episode of the season for American Gods last night.

Yep, sniff, gulp.  The last episode.

Now, I may get to experience a *good meal* or two between now and next spring, but I am still trying to come to terms with the fact that I will probably not see a new episode of American Gods for almost another full year.

But, I feel an empty spot in my heart already.  There is now a free hour on Sundays that I will have to fill with something else.

Whatever that something else, it won’t be American Gods.  And that is a weird feeling, almost like I am missing a tooth or something, like my favorite technical douche…

But, even though it was the last episode, it was still a blast.  I mean, go big or go home, right?  Well, American Gods chose the former.  And it did the “going big” part really well.

The season finale, titled Come to Jesus, was everything a season finale should be:  it advanced the story arc, introduced potential future story arcs, introduced new characters and ended on a bit of a cliffhanger.

Perfect, in other words, just like most of the rest of the season.

So, come join me one last time (at least until next spring), as we review and dissect Come to Jesus.

And, as always:

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American Gods: Season 1, Episode 7 Recap and Review

Often, you think that you know someone, and know that person very well, indeed.

That is one thing that I have discovered in being with the same person for over 10 years now:  I think I know him, but then I learn something new about him, such as the fact that he is not in fact allergic to reading and is capable of reading a book every now and again…who knew?

It is the same when watching a television show.  You think you know a particular character and then wham…he surprises you, and you see him in a whole new light.

This can even be true after only, say…seven episodes of said TV show.

I mean, you think you know your really tall, loud and foul mouthed, drunk leprechauns who are obsessed with their gold coins.

But then, you watch the seventh episode.

And you see your leprechaun in a new light.

(And no, I am not seeing light because the leprechaun has a new, shiny gold coin.)

The leprechaun in question is still really tall, loud and foul mouthed.  And I don’t think he will quit drinking any time soon.

But now the leprechaun has a new, softer side.  Dare I say, a more human side?  That makes him actually…someone to relate to?

So, in case you are confused, I am talking about the second to last (sniff, boo) episode of season 1 of the show American Gods.

It was an unexpected episode, in many ways, letting us get to know someone, who, up until this point, had been somewhat of a minor character, although his dialog (the phrase “dead wife” still makes me giggle) had been pretty spectacular.

But, after this episode, the leprechaun in question (aka Mad Sweeney) has become a pretty significant part of the story.  And now I love him even more.

So, let us begin with the recap and review of season 1, episode 7 of American Gods, titled A Prayer for Mad Sweeney.

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