One of my all time favorites.
As Good As It Gets
One of the worst ways to make a cult movie is to set out to make a cult movie.
An old-fashioned movie made with new-fashioned finesse.
I believe that this tv show is too boring. Waste of time!
With the advent of internet we are witnessing some kind of a golden age of TV series and American Gods is a most unconventional example of this. Myths and superstitions embroidered in American culture melt here in the most imaginative and surrealist of manners. The show is visually astonishing. The storyline vague. The characters shallow. But, then, I am guessing that that is precisely how it is supposed to be for its structure borrows from the Greek and other mythologies (think, for instance of the Mabinogion) where Gods, heroes and simple mortals get entangled in plots that, unbound to any notion of logic or realism, may well appear childish absurd to a modern audience.I, for one, am savouring it (in all its imperfection).
Personal view, I admit, but this is boring. Again that awkward, ridiculous view on mythology. I do not like it. I worked myself --yes, I did not enjoy it-- through the first season in the hope that it would evolve in an interesting way. But no... So, I will not view the next season, if ever there will be one.My god --hey, a god-- what do I miss Carnivale. This series should have got more seasons. It was also awkward, but in a intriguing way. American Gods is a weak, cringingly version of it.
"American Gods" is a sensual opiate. A flood of rich textures of the American experience are conjured in dreams and memories that echo around the story of a conflict brewing.It is a wholly unique drama with a clear sense of identity. It's a fantastic entry in the list of shows that give no care to the whims of pretentious awards culture.