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The Almighty Johnsons 

Four brothers living in New Zealand are modern reincarnations of Norse gods.
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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 / ... 33 episodes, 2011-2013
Hayden Frost Hayden Frost ...  Zeb 30 episodes, 2011-2013
Fern Sutherland ...  Dawn 30 episodes, 2011-2013
Rachel Nash ...  Ingrid / ... 29 episodes, 2011-2013
Eve Gordon Eve Gordon ...  Stacey / ... 28 episodes, 2011-2013
Michelle Langstone ...  Michele Brock / ... 27 episodes, 2011-2013
Keisha Castle-Hughes ...  Gaia 21 episodes, 2011-2013
Shane Cortese ...  Colin Gunderson / ... 16 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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New Zealand

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11 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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Всемогущие Джонсоны See more »

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Auckland, New Zealand

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Both Dean O'Gorman (Anders) and Michael Hurst (Kvasir) have portrayed incarnations of the character Iolaus, Hurst as the adult Iolaus in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995), and O'Gorman as a young Iolaus in Young Hercules (1998). See more »

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New Zealand family burdened with semi-godlike powers - not suitable for kids or prudes
1 December 2011 | by sorrelmSee all my reviews

Other reviewers have compared it with several other shows - I think the most relevant comparisons are with Misfits and Northern Exposure. Don't expect a Heroes style epic adventure, the stories are on a smaller (more human) scale, but very engaging.

The character development is nicely handled and by the end of the season I was really interested in all the characters - even the ones that annoyed me at first.

Some of the acting is a bit soapy hence my lower rating but it's a great concept, well executed and the story gets better and better as it develops. I can't wait to see where they take it next season!

UPDATE: Having watched and re-watched all the episodes of the first 2 seasons and having just finished and digested watching season 3, I felt I really needed to update my review, written after watching season 1. I have upgraded my vote from a 7 to a 9. I only marked it down (from an 8) originally because I thought some of the acting a bit soapy, but on reflection it wasn't the acting, it was the lighting, and this improved by season 2. The stories are creative and compelling and human; the actors play their parts really well. It just gets better and better as the seasons progress. I was worried at the end of season 2 that it would jump the shark if it continued, but season three was just utterly AWESOME! That is what pulled it up to a 9. There are very, very few shows out there as good as this one. It ended beautifully, but with a sneaky little something to leave a door open to continue and I really, really hope they do.


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