Despite Emily Browning getting a chance to show off the intriguing and powerful character that is the dead wife Laura, Ricky Whittle's Shadow continues to be little more than just a pretty face.
An incredible dark and twisted second episode with a distinctive road movie feel to itself. Some interesting new characters come to surface, but none as intriguing as Gillian Anderson's 'Media' - a serious 'wow' moment mid-episode.
The first episode of American Gods does a decent job of introducing us to the extreme characters, and the extreme violence, of Neil Gaiman's bestselling book. A memorable pilot that leaves us itching for more of this fascinating underworld of gods. Something tells me with but only scratched the surface of this massive universe.