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6 minutes ago, Anders said:

Isn't that what the new American Gods are? The goddess Media in particular, but also gods of the internet and technology and the stock market.

Ah.  You're right.  It's been too long since I've read it, probably shouldn't have commented without checking Wikipedia first.  That is one of the main conflicts of the book isn't it, between the old gods and the new?

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Kristin Chenoweth is Easter

And since this show is definitely happening, should we move this thread or open a new one in the appropriate forum?

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So, the trailer is out, and it is looking really good.

 

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This trailer has the Hannibal fan in me doing a minor sort of happy-dance.

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Whoa. Stormare! Glover! I'm in.

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I imagined Wednesday as quite a bit older, but other than that, I'd say this looks like it's keeping right in the spirit and atmosphere of the book.

 

Hm. On looking at the IMDB page, it looks like Laura and Lyesmith are going to have much bigger roles; I wonder what other changes will be made. It still looks really good.

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[May not be available in Canada]

EDIT:  "The idea of this show is that everybody worships something."

Oh, man. This is going to be so--if I can get David Darkian for a second--talkaboutable. 

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NBooth wrote:
: [May not be available in Canada]

It *is* available. But I don't have enough time/interest for this hour-long video right now. :)

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Jeremy Davies is playing Jesus.

The picture at my blog post is of Davies playing Charles Manson in Helter Skelter (2004). He was also on Lost for a few seasons (along with Henry Ian Cusick, who played Jesus in The Gospel of John), and he won an Emmy for a guest stint on Justified. And some people might recognize him from Saving Private Ryan (1998), where he played the more book-ish member of the American squad. I still think of him as the guy who sleeps with his mom in David O. Russell's Spanking the Monkey (1994), though; that was one of the first film reviews I had to assign after I became entertainment editor at The Campus Times.

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Interesting since Jesus is little more than a footnote in the novel

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Gonna be in the Episodic program at SXSW. Look forward to seeing pilot.

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So, yeah, that scene with Bilquis is definitely in the pilot. Is it just me or do HBO, Starz, and Cinemax have their own NC-17 style?

There's a lot to like here. Gaiman gave a a video message to SXSW saying he loved the adaptation, and Fuller and Greene said they've messed with timeline a little and tried to bulk up female presences. Pablo Schrieber and Betty Gilpin kinda steal the pilot, and I'm wondering if Shadow is going to become overshadowed by the huge cast of more colorful supporting characters.

Still thinking about: they moved the funeral home scene to a (I think Roman Catholic) Church. I suppose it is understandable for a TV audience to underline themes, but it seemed wrong for the characters and was the one place the first episode made me scratchy. 

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On 9/3/2016 at 9:23 PM, Peter T Chattaway said:

Jeremy Davies is playing Jesus.

The picture at my blog post is of Davies playing Charles Manson in Helter Skelter (2004). He was also on Lost for a few seasons (along with Henry Ian Cusick, who played Jesus in The Gospel of John), and he won an Emmy for a guest stint on Justified. And some people might recognize him from Saving Private Ryan (1998), where he played the more book-ish member of the American squad. I still think of him as the guy who sleeps with his mom in David O. Russell's Spanking the Monkey (1994), though; that was one of the first film reviews I had to assign after I became entertainment editor at The Campus Times.

He's currently on Sleepy Hollow, playing an anti-Christ-like character who's raising the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. I trust our heroes, who are operating out of Washington, D.C., this season, will defeat him.

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Not capturing me like I'd hoped it would. Perhaps I'm still sad that Vin Diesel isn't Shadow lol

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