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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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The cast of "American Gods" chat with Kevin Smith on IMDb LIVE at NY Comic Con about the show's success and how the series will continue to veer creatively from Neil Gaiman's source material. Plus, learn more about the early career of Ian McShane (Mr. Wednesday).

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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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Neil Gaiman declared in twitter in May 2016: 'Just saw @GillianA in A Streetcar Named Desire at St Ann's warehouse. She was remarkable, powerful, funny, tragic. shar.es/1eBJbq'. The day after Gillian Anderson finished the play, flew to Toronto in order to appear in the series as Media. 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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A promising start to the wonderful world of American Gods
2 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

I read the book about a year ago and needless to say i liked it. Hearing of this TV show really excited me but at the same time i had that apprehension of it falling short of expectations or deviating from the book. I must say the first episode dispelled all such apprehensions. The TV show remains fairly faithful to the book (as per my memory at least) and Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday is near perfect. The visual effects are good and the episode was engrossing. I am really stoked about this one. Thinking of all the scenes that are coming.

The only thing that i can complain about is that at times the choice for the musical score seemed off with the actual events of the scene. This is a minor issue though and very subjective. All in all, this is a must watch for both, people who have or haven't read the book. :)


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