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American Gods: ‘Come to Jesus’ Review

Written By: Mathew ‘JJ’ Simoes American Gods’ season finale aired Sunday, and brought with it some huge revelations, as well as the beat of war drums. The episode opened with Wednesday and Shadow meeting with Mr. Nancy so as to procure two suits.  I’ve missed Mr. Nancy ever since that fantastic opening in the series ...

Torchwood Series 5 Confirmed as an Audio Drama

Written By: Mathew ‘JJ’ Simoes Good news Who-verse fans, Torchwood is coming back in the form of an audio drama produced by Big Finish.  The show aired for three series on BBC, until shifting to a BBC One/Starz co-production for it’s fourth and last television series.  The Audio drama has been titled Torchwood: Aliens among ...

American Gods: ‘A Prayer for Mad Sweeney’ Review

Written By: Mathew ‘JJ’ Simoes American Gods started as Shadow’s journey with Mr. Wednesday, but as the series continues it starts it seems to be becoming more of an ensemble piece. Sunday’s episode focused on Laura and Mad Sweeney’s side quest which runs parallel to Shadow’s journey.  One of the things that I absolutely adore ...

American Gods: ‘A Murder of Gods’ Review

Written By: Mathew ‘JJ’ Simoes Holy fuck, gods can be killed!  Both Vulcan and Mexican Jesus bit the dust last week, and man was that interesting.  Since the gods existence are based in belief, can they really die?  Considering that gods are based on human belief, and that belief would continue after their deaths, I’m ...

American Gods: ‘Lemon-Scented You’ Review

Written By: Mathew ‘JJ’ Simoes This may be the most significant episode of American Gods thus far, as the series mythology was made far clearer, and Wednesday was confronted by the new gods. The opening scenes of this episode were fantastic as they delved deep into the state of Shadow and Laura’s relationship to each ...

American Gods: ‘Git Gone’ Review

Written By: Mathew ‘JJ’ Simoes American Gods takes a break from it’s usual format in the fourth episode to do a one hour character piece on Shadow’s wife, Laura.  And it was fucking awesome. As mentioned earlier, this episode is a complete format break, as it does not include an opening vignette.  That being said, ...

American Gods: ‘Head Full of Snow’ Review

Written By: Mathew “JJ” Simoes This week’s episode of American Gods may be the best one yet, though as there are only three episodes, that’s not saying much.  The season’s central narrative moves forward with a fresh bit of comedy, and other old gods experience the pitfalls of being an immigrant in America. The highlight ...

American Gods: ‘The Secret of Spoons’ Review

Written By: Mathew “JJ” Simoes American Gods builds on its premiere episode with a thought provoking and slightly expository second chapter. Immigration is an inherent theme in American Gods, one that is especially relevant today, and the series’ writers seem to be aware of and leaning into it.  This is evident in the episode’s opening ...

American Gods: The Bone Orchard’ Review

Written By: Mathew ‘JJ’ Simoes Bloody, visceral and brilliant are the three words I would use to describe the first episode of Starz’s new television series, American Gods. Adapted from Neil Gaiman’s critically acclaimed novel of the same name (a personal favourite of mine), American Gods blends elements of classic Americana and folklore into the ...

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