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A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself "Wednesday" and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow's life and past.
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Shadow is a man with a past. But now he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life with his wife and stay out of trouble. Until he learns that she's been killed in a terrible accident. Flying home for the funeral, as a violent storm rocks the plane, he is greeted by a strange man in the seat next to him. The man calls himself Mr. Wednesday, and he knows more about Shadow than is possible. He warns Shadow that a far bigger storm is coming. And from that moment on, nothing will ever be the same. Written by HarperTorch

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Season 1 originally had 10 episodes, but after seeing the cuts for episodes 3 and 4, the producers decided to merge them into one single episode and then use the cliffhanger for the second to last episode as the season finale, then using parts of the original season finale through the whole season. Hence making the season 8 episodes long. See more »

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Mr. Wednesday's Missouri license plate starts with the number 3. In Missouri, only trucks have license plates that start with a number. His 1966 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham would start with a letter, or better yet would be eligible for Missouri historic vehicle plates. See more »

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Excellent watch on a cold evening with a blonde by your side
18 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

The exquisite American Gods is based off of the popular book by Neil Gaiman which recounts the tale of conflict between gods, old and new. And you know how I love conflict.

Gaiman has said that he was approached to make his novel a film, but that producers told him it was excessively sprawling. Well, he didn't want to cut back on the excessiveness and if there's one thing TV can offer that films can't, it's the space to be long and sprawling. With Gaiman aboard as a producer, and a million people who loved the book across 22 languages, how could this series ever go wrong?

It can't.

It's an amazing visual escape along with being at times intelligently confounding and murky and I stress the intelligently part of that. From the opening scene in which a gathering of men deliberately butcher each other on a shoreline, make no mistake, this is in parts an uncontrollably vicious show, with lashings of blood, viscera and disjointed appendages but which holds at its heart the cartoonish whimsy and set-in-the-near-present realism of the novel. That is to say nothing of the ridiculous and joyfully provocative sexual aspects. What is clear, is that apart from being for a more selective and intelligent audience, this series is not for the squeamish or prudish. Watch with me if you dare. If you're a blonde, all the better.


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