Season three eschews the notion that there’s a single experience of the ‘80s that should dominate above the others.
The film is defined by its straight-faced attachment to outmoded ideas about masculinity and law enforcement.
As the film becomes increasingly reliant on predictable narrative tropes, it evolves into the very thing it set out to parody.
The episode tells a story of a relationship tragically governed by imbalance of power.
Like many pilot episodes, the premiere of American Gods mows through a wealth of exposition.