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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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Series cast summary:
...  Shadow Moon 9 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Laura Moon / ... 9 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Mad Sweeney 9 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Mr. World 9 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Technical Boy 9 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Bilquis 9 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Mr. Wednesday 9 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Media 4 episodes, 2017
...  Mr. Ibis 4 episodes, 2017
...  Salim 4 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Anubis 3 episodes, 2017
...  Laura's Mother 3 episodes, 2017
...  Mr. Nancy 3 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Czernobog 3 episodes, 2017-2019
...  The Jinn 3 episodes, 2017-2019
...  Zorya Vechernyaya 2 episodes, 2017
...  Audrey 2 episodes, 2017
...  Jack 2 episodes, 2017
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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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Despite appearing in the opening credits as a main cast member, Crispin Glover only appears in two scenes in the whole first season. 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, but
18 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

A great series but as another reviewer said, it is not meant for slow people or people who want their car crashes and chases tube fed to them. You actually have to use your brain for this one (sorry). As yet another reviewer wanted to put it, but I'm not quite sure if they were just pulling our leg with the spelling, this is mostly for the intellectually savvy. It also helps if you like art.

Like in all my reviews however, I urge you to watch it for yourself if you haven't yet. These days you have people living in less than optimum situations who don't get out much so they create accounts in order to be somehow relevant and try to sway public opinion. In the end though, only you know what you like and don't like and no one who isn't old enough to shave or have known the feel of a woman's caress can really sway your opinion no matter how much they try. Right?

One last thing. I was going to give it a 10, but I agree that it is overhanded with its political agenda, so I decided on an 8. Seeing the number of fake negative down ratings on the positive reviews and imagining there are at least a few negative fake reviews to back those up, brought it back up to a 10.


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