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.
Some fascinating gods, and series revelations come in episode 3, shrouded in storms and snow. Shadow finally comes out of his shell and we're again introduced to some new characters. Another extremely visual and poetic episode.
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.