I (like many folks) binge watched Shrill on Hulu recently. I had heard some really positive things about it, and was ready to experience it myself. I’m so glad that I did.
Do you know the one thing that makes me sad about TV shows? The waiting between seasons. I am now waiting on every show I watch. Most recently, American Gods aired its season finale. Thankfully we were blessed by Media to receive a second season during the airing of the second episode. And this finale is leading up to a big old battle.
I cannot stop smiling about this week’s episode. It was all about Mad Sweeney, who’s my favorite, and his travels with two very strong women, played by the same actress. Woven through the modern day story is the story of how Mad Sweeney came to America, narrated by the one and only Mr. Ibis, who – as Mr. Jacquel remarks in the beginning of the episode – has a story to tell.
This episode is going to be extremely difficult to summarize. This episode had a ton of stuff in it and I need to figure out how to unpack it all. I’m going to try to here but I gotta say, this episode is best watched and heard rather than summarized. The writing is more superb than ever.
I’m so excited for this week’s episode. Why? Because it’s all new territory. After last week’s surprise of Laura being dead but not dead, tonight is all about Laura. We are getting all new story never before told in the books. I love it.
We met a lot of new characters this week on American Gods, and each introduction was perfect. The writing, casting, cinematography and music all continue to be wonderful. So, without any further ado let’s jump into episode two. (Small warning, this post will be discussing things such as spiders and slight violence)
My favorite book ever, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, has just aired as a brand new television series on Starz. It’s made by Bryan Fuller (best known for the show Hannibal) and Michael Green, and Gaiman himself is an executive producer. It stars Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, and a whole lot of other amazing actors. And it is a thing to be worshiped.