Monday, June 5, 2017
In Which I Review American Gods (1x6)
--In my very first review of American Gods I also posited the question of what exactly was a god. It's something Mr. Wednesday shoots at Shadow as well before trying to explain, "people believe things which means they're real. That means we know they exist. What came first--gods or the people who believed in them?"
--"I got stabbed by Charlie Brown's Christmas tree!"
--My stomach did a whole lot of churning watching Wednesday pull out a root from Shadow's insides.
--“What the fuck are you? I mean, what the fuck are any of you, but first tell me, what the fuck are you?"
--"Did you just name drop Jesus Christ like you know a guy who knows a guy?" Laura and Sweeney's comedic timing is on point and I'm quite enjoying this non-novel insert.
--Speaking of Jesus, RIP Mexican Jesus? That whole scene was darkly funny in that of course the very second the Mexicans get across the river they are gunned down (because welcome to America!) but when the tumbleweed blew across Mexican Jesus and left a tumbleweed crown of thorns, I may have laughed just a little too long.
--"You could sacrifice yourself. You've done it before."