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 Moon (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Laura Moon / ... (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Mr. World (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Technical Boy (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Bilquis (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Mad Sweeney (8 episodes, 2017)
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 Media (4 episodes, 2017)
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 Mr. Ibis (4 episodes, 2017)
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 Anubis (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Salim (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Laura's Mother (3 episodes, 2017)
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 Zorya Vechernyaya (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Mr. Nancy (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Audrey (2 episodes, 2017)
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 Czernobog (2 episodes, 2017)
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 The Jinn (2 episodes, 2017)
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 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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30 April 2017 (USA)  »

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Weird, but in a good way
5 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

First off, the series is rather unconventional. You do not wanna expect typical mystery / scifi stuff, or you'll be disappointed, as so many are.

The strength of Americans Gods is really strong acting, very interesting characters that get you hooked onto, and a carefully, intelligently developed story that unfolds around all of that.

Like I said in the beginning, this series does not want to be action centered, it deals with mythical/philosophical questions and puts it into context to the real world. Yet this might seem weird to a few people, it is not exceeding the boundaries to become pure art-fiction. Though there are lots of artistic pictures and metaphors, it is always rooted to reality. At least if you have a bit of a sense for fantasy or a passion for philosophical questions.


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