Tuesday, June 13, 2017
In Which I Review American Gods (1x7)
--It sounds like all the gods are headed for the House on the Rock in Wisconsin. Hopefully, we aren't too far behind because--no exaggeration--it's my favorite part of the novel.
--"In truth, the American colonies were more of a dumping ground.
--"I will eat you!" Honestly surprised more people do not threaten Huginn and Muninn given how annoying they can be.
--Mad Sweeney himself becomes a much more sympathetic figure in this episode as we not only hear about how he fled from a war, but also hear just how far his kind have fallen over time. From kings to fairies to being a joke and mascot for a breakfast cereal. Is it any wonder he'd join up with Wednesday?
--Another thing that shouldn't have worked but did: the 1950 doo-whop soundtrack that played throughout most of the flashbacks.
--"The more abundant the blessings, the more we forget to pray."