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American Gods: Season 2 (2019)

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Critic Consensus: American Gods retains its bombastic style but loses its divine inspiration in a derivative second season that, after a change in show-runners and even some crucial cast members, feels like a false idol.

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"American Gods" posits a different kind of war brewing -- one between Old Gods and New. The traditional Old Gods, with mythological roots from around the world, fear irrelevance as their believers die off or are seduced by the money, technology, and celebrity offered by the New Gods. Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) is an ex-con who, left adrift by the recent death of his wife, becomes bodyguard and traveling partner to conman Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane). But in truth, Mr. Wednesday is a powerful old deity, on a cross-country mission to build an army and reclaim his lost glory.

Cast

Ricky Whittle
as Shadow Moon
Emily Browning
as Laura Moon
Ian McShane
as Mr. Wednesday
Pablo Schreiber
as Mad Sweeney
Bruce Langley
as Technical Boy
Crispin Glover
as Mr. World
Orlando Jones
as Mr. Nancy
Jonathan Tucker
as Low Key Lyesmith
Cloris Leachman
as Zorya Vechernyaya
Peter Stormare
as Czernobog
Demore Barnes
as Mr. Ibis
Mousa Kraish
as The Jinn
Devery Jacobs
as Sam Black Crow
Kahyun Kim
as New Media
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All Critics (26) | Top Critics (7)

American Gods is building to something - an apocalyptic clash of ideas about who we are, what we believe and what defines us. The thing is: It's looking to be a long trip... But man, the scenery is pretty.

March 8, 2019 | Full Review…
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Watch this show cynically, and the whole edifice might topple down. But go along with it and it's one hell of a ride. Like the gods themselves, American Gods requires - and rewards - your unquestioning faith.

March 5, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

After all the work done to keep the show going - and the very real risk it might not keep going - one would hope for more onscreen urgency. Instead, it just continues on, as if nothing changed and nothing will.

February 25, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Overall, the series doesn't quite pack the same punch as the first, but still is in the spirit of Neil Gaiman's original work.

June 24, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

The frenetic, kinetic punk/anarchic sci-fi fantasy aspects, accentuated during the industrial toxic neon intro credits, combined with digital flies and spiders, is odd, redolent and alluring.

March 1, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

In its current form, this show plays like an Instagram-ready cupcake: layers of decorative frosting with nothing substantial at its core.

February 25, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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