It’s time for the series to push beyond thematic foreplay and embrace the flawed and terrifying present tense.
In American Gods, deities work in a fashion similar to that of politicians, as both bedazzle the public.
The episode satirically equates exposition to sales as necessary binding agents of contemporary life.
The episode tells a story of a relationship tragically governed by imbalance of power.
The notion of transcendence runs through the latest episode of American Gods as a thematic thread.
The episode is deeply critical of America, yet offers a glance toward the possibility of salvation.
Like many pilot episodes, the premiere of American Gods mows through a wealth of exposition.