What happens to gods of old when people stop worshipping them? What happens when what humans care about changes? Does it give rise to new gods?
Beyond that, we’re not touching the plot. Why? The mystery of what exactly is going on is a large portion of the fun of the series. Just know it is based on a novel by Neil Gaiman – best known for his classic comic series Sandman – and is co-created and co-written by Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Hannibal) and that should give you a good idea of what you can expect from the writing and the show visually.
This is one of the easiest Blu-ray recommendations, to be frank. A stellar cast, with great writing and you can’t miss. The only thing that keeps this from being a perfect score is a few of the extras are a bit dry, but if you’re after just the series, you’re in for a great time with no regrets.
BLU-RAY / DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
- “The Road to ‘American Gods’” Documentary
- “Title Gods” Featurette
- ‘American Gods’ Origins” Featurette
- “Old Gods” Featurette
- “New Gods” Featurette
- “What Is ‘American Gods?’” Featurette
- “Book vs. Show” Featurette
- God Squad Video Documentary
- Explore the Crocodile Bar in 360 Degrees with Commentary by Cast and Crew
- Audio Commentary with Cast and Crew on the Premiere and Finale Episodes
- Episode 101 with Creators-Writers Bryan Fuller and Michael Green and Director David Slade
- Episode 101 with Actors Ian McShane and Ricky Whittle
- Episode 108 God Squad Video with Actors Ricky Whittle, Emily Browning, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, and Orlando Jones
American Gods is off to a fantastic start with this first season, and it will be well worth your time to check it out if you haven’t already.
Lionsgate provided us with a copy of the Blu-ray set for this review.
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