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The Almighty Johnsons 

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Four brothers living in New Zealand are modern reincarnations of Norse gods.
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2014   2013   2012   2011  
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Series cast summary:
Emmett Skilton ...  Axl Johnson 36 episodes, 2011-2013
Timothy Balme ...  Mike Johnson 36 episodes, 2011-2013
Dean O'Gorman ...  Anders Johnson 36 episodes, 2011-2013
Jared Turner ...  Ty Johnson 36 episodes, 2011-2013
Ben Barrington ...  Olaf Johnson 36 episodes, 2011-2013
Fern Sutherland ...  Dawn 35 episodes, 2011-2013
Hayden Frost Hayden Frost ...  Zeb 34 episodes, 2011-2013
Eve Gordon Eve Gordon ...  Stacey 34 episodes, 2011-2013
Rachel Nash ...  Ingrid 32 episodes, 2011-2013
Michelle Langstone ...  Michele Brock / ... 31 episodes, 2011-2013
Keisha Castle-Hughes ...  Gaia 21 episodes, 2011-2013
Shane Cortese ...  Colin Gunderson / ... 19 episodes, 2011-2013
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The Almighty Johnsons is a new South Pacific Pictures comedy-drama series about four brothers, raised in heartland New Zealand, who also happen to be the living incarnations of Norse Gods. They even have their own super-god-powers. Sort of - it's just that their powers aren't actually all that powerful. Well, not yet - but that could all change soon.

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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During season 2. Anders (Dean O'Gorman), is absent most of the time. Due, presumably, to his portrayal of Fili in The Hobbit Trilogy. See more »

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Clever & Down to Earth
21 April 2012 | by routierSee all my reviews

This is a fun show. Where did the Norse gods go? As far from Europe as possible, of course - New Zealand! The unlikely premise, and the typical NZ down-to-earth way of dealing with things are a great combination.

This show is hard to classify - sometimes it's funny, sometimes it's dark, sometimes exciting, sometimes intriguing. Various mysteries pop up. Enemies become friends, and friends, enemies. Alliances are made & broken. Everyone has their own agenda.

At the center of all this is Axl, the youngest Johnston brother, just turned 21, feckless, reckless, unassertive and a bit slow on the uptake. Which makes it at first hilarious, then very very interesting when he discovers that he's the greatest Norse god of them all.

This is not a show you can watch 5 minutes or even 1 episode of & make a decision. It'll make no sense to you. You have to watch a few episodes, pick up the storyline & get to know the characters. Then it's worthwhile.

If you like your shows formulaic & predictable, it's definitely not for you. But if you like a character-driven story line with the occasional laugh and supernatural thrill thrown in, it's great. The characters react very naturally, like normal people in an extraordinary situation.

Love it.


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