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Blu-ray Review: American Gods Season 1
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American Gods
Season 1
Blu-ray | DVD
Developed by Bryan Fuller and Michael Green for Starz Television
Starring Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Peter Stormare, Crispin Glover, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Gillian Anderson
Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Release date: October 17, 2017

Much like Watchman, the highly regarded comic book miniseries from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, Neil Gaiman‘s 2001 fantasy novel American Gods was something fans figured would be too difficult to translate to the big screen. It’s definitely a story better left for television, where it could be told over many episodes and possibly even seasons, and it almost happened in 2011 when HBO snagged the rights. But the cable giant that gave us the masterpiece that is Game Of Thrones, a worthy adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s best-selling fantasy series, just couldn’t get an American Gods series off the ground. A few years later, Fremantle Media bought the rights with Starz jumping on to develop a show with Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and Michael Green (Logan) as showrunners. Now that sounded promising! Even more promising “” Gaiman himself was on board as an executive producer. What happened next was the creation of one of the best shows on television.

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‘American Gods’: Scenes From Episode 1.7 ‘A Prayer For Mad Sweeney’
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Earlier today, we dropped a poetic recap of American Gods Episode 1.7: “A Prayer for Mad Sweeney.”

But… not everyone enjoys epic prose.

Therefore, we’ve got a few video recaps from STARZ themselves.

(For those who dunna like the readin’, a video recap to keep yer eyes from bleedin’.)

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‘American Gods’ Episode 107 Poetic Recap & Analysis
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The Season 1 finale of American Gods, Episode 1.8, aired this weekend, and you can check out the episode of our podcast, The Dominant Paradigm, about it. But for now we’d like to go over the details of Episode 1.7. Below you’ll find a written recap of the episode, followed by some salient points regarding Mad Sweeney’s history and Laura’s newfound shame.

For followers of The Dominant Paradigm Podcast, please hop over here to listen to podcast Episode 7, A Prayer for Mad Sweeney.

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108: Come To Jesus – The Dominant Paradigm: An American Gods Podcast
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The Dominant Paradigm is a weekly podcast where Geeks of Doom Podcast hosts Dwayne D, Andrew Sorcini, and Tosin Onafowokan discuss STARZ’s TV series American Gods, the works that inspired it, and the larger questions about the lenses in which we see our world, AKA, the paradigms.

Below you’ll find a written recap of the season 1 finale of American Gods (Episode 1.8 “Come To Jesus”), followed by some salient points regarding Mad Sweeney’s history and Laura’s newfound shame.

Podcast (play or download podcast here)

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107: Prayer For Mad Sweeney – The Dominant Paradigm: An American Gods Podcast
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The Dominant Paradigm is a weekly podcast where Geeks of Doom Podcast hosts Dwayne D, Andrew Sorcini, and Tosin Onafowokan discuss STARZ’s TV series American Gods, the works that inspired it, and the larger questions about the lenses in which we see our world, AKA, the paradigms.

In this episode of The Dominant Paradigm podcast, Dwayne, Andrew and Tosin delve into American Gods, Episode 1.7, “Prayer for Mad Sweeney.” Beyond the recap, the three discuss the salient points about immigration, the unique format the episode takes on, Laura’s newfound shame, the history of Mad Sweeney, and the overall impressions about the episode; as well as changes from the 2001 novel.

Podcast (play or download podcast here)

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