So, last night I had an OMG moment.
And thank god I had that too.
For the love of god, it was good!
And I can’t wait to experience it again, godspeed!
Ok, enough with the un-godly horrible jokes…
Well, in case you haven’t figured it out yet, I am referring to the series premiere of American Gods, Starz network’s latest offering that is based on a book of the same name, written by the illustrious Neil Gaiman.
Under the premise of the show (and book), gods are real. They are real because we worship them, although their powers are declining because we have moved away from religion, and towards our modern “gods,” aka media, technology and the stock market.
The old gods are gearing up for a battle with th newe gods, so that the old gods may show the young whippersnappers who is really in charge.
And woe to any innocent bystander who gets caught up in this battle…
Especially if said bystander goes by the name Shadow Moon…
At its core, American Gods is a fantasy, somewhat similar to The Lord of the Rings, but set in modern times and familiar places, with a main character who symbolizes the melting pot that is America.
American Gods can also be seen as a sort of allegory for how immigration has shaped this country, as the immigrants not only brought their foods and languages to this country, but also their religion and beliefs.
In other words, their gods.
So, without further ado, here is the recap and review of the first episode of the first season of American Gods, titled The Bone Orchard.
Oh, as always: