American Gods Had a Surprising Trick Up Its Sleeve

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As American Gods’ second season has unfolded, the show’s focus on the humanity within its deities has intensified, and its interconnecting stories have become more grounded. For all the talk of war that’s dominated this season, it’s really the intimate character work that defined this portion of American Gods’ epic…

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American Gods Is Relying Too Much on Its Heady Subtext

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American Gods’ anthropomorphic deities are multidimensional concepts made flesh, but they’re also flawed, emotional beings very much like the mortals whose collective beliefs willed them into existence over the millennia. Striking the right balance between the gods’ larger-than-life personae and their everyday human…

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American Gods’ Concepts About Life and Death Are Becoming More Mythic

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It’s ironic that in its second season, American Gods, a show about old gods fighting to stay relevant in a world besieged by new deities, feels like it’s taking a more traditional approach to storytelling. That’s when you compare it to its first season, which was visually bold and unlike anything else on television at…

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