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American Gods

American Gods

Starz 2017

An ex-con becomes the traveling partner of a conman who turns out to be one of the older gods trying to recruit troops to battle the upstart deities. Based on Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel.

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The 10 Best Episodes of American Gods

American Gods - S1E8

#1 - Come to Jesus (Season 1 - Episode 8)

On the eve of war, Mr. Wednesday must recruit one more Old God: Ostara, ne Easter, Goddess of the Dawn, but winning her over will require making a good impression, and that is where Mr. Nancy comes in.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 5434 votes.

American Gods - S2E7

#2 - Treasure of the Sun (Season 2 - Episode 7)

In Cairo, Mr. Wednesday entrusts Shadow with the Gungnir spear. Mad Sweeney recalls his journey through the ages as he awaits his promised battle. Once again, he warns Shadow about Wednesday. Meanwhile, Laura receives sage advice from Mama-Ji.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 1567 votes.

American Gods - S1E5

#3 - Lemon Scented You (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Trying to work things out with his dead and unfaithful wife, Shadow's emotional reunion is interrupted when he and Mr. Wednesday are kidnapped by the New Gods.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 6293 votes.

American Gods - S1E4

#4 - Git Gone (Season 1 - Episode 4)

Alternating between the past and the present, Laura’s life and death are explored—how she met Shadow, how she died, and how exactly she came to be sitting on the edge of his motel room bed.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 6600 votes.

American Gods - S1E7

#5 - A Prayer for Mad Sweeney (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Her brief reunion with Shadow over far too quickly, Laura turns to an unlikely travel companion to find her way back to life, and back to Shadow. Mad Sweeney's long, winding, and often tragic past is explored.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 5490 votes.

American Gods - S3E2

#6 - Serious Moonlight (Season 3 - Episode 2)

Shadow's attempt to break away from Mr. Wednesday and the brewing war is thwarted by the secrets of the Gods — both Old and New.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 32 votes.

American Gods - S2E1

#7 - House on the Rock (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Following the epic showdown at Easter's party, Mr. Wednesday continues his quest to pitch the case for war to the Old Gods. Meanwhile, Mr. World plans revenge and Technical Boy goes on the hunt for Media.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 2210 votes.

American Gods - S1E6

#8 - A Murder of Gods (Season 1 - Episode 6)

On the run after the New Gods' show of force, Shadow and Mr. Wednesday seek safe haven with one of Mr. Wednesday's oldest friends, Vulcan, God of the Fire and the Forge.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 5956 votes.

American Gods - S2E2

#9 - The Beguiling Man (Season 2 - Episode 2)

Promising vengeance for the death of a beloved old god, Mr. Wednesday begins preparation for a great battle. Meanwhile Laura and Mad Sweeney chase Shadow’s diminishing light after his disappears. The Jinn and Salim set out to retrieve the Gungnir spear, and Shadow encounters an associate of Mr. World.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 1926 votes.

American Gods - S1E3

#10 - Head Full of Snow (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Shadow questions the terms of his employment when Mr. Wednesday informs him of his plan to rob a bank (because, naturally, every army needs a source of funding). And just when Shadow thought his life couldn’t get any more complicated, he returns to his motel room to a surprising discovery.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 7165 votes.

American Gods - S1E2
#11 - The Secret of Spoons
Season 1 - Episode 2

As Mr. Wednesday begins recruitment for the coming battle, Shadow Moon travels with him to Chicago and agrees to a very high stakes game of checkers with the old Slavic god, Czernobog.

The episode was rated from 8024 votes.
American Gods - S1E1
#12 - The Bone Orchard
Season 1 - Episode 1

When Shadow Moon is released from prison early after the death of his wife, he meets Mr. Wednesday and is recruited as his bodyguard. Shadow discovers that this may be more than he bargained for.

The episode was rated from 10422 votes.
American Gods - S3E1
#13 - A Winter's Tale
Season 3 - Episode 1

A meeting with the god Wisakedjak leaves Shadow with a prophecy about his destiny.

The episode was rated from 446 votes.
American Gods - S2E3
#14 - Muninn
Season 2 - Episode 3

As he is tracked by Mr. World, Shadow makes his way to Cairo, thanks to a ride from Sam Black Crow. Mr. Wednesday slyly gains Laura’s help in forging an alliance with a powerful god. Mr. World introduces Technical Boy to New Media and assigns them a very important task.

The episode was rated from 1783 votes.
American Gods - S2E6
#15 - Donar the Great
Season 2 - Episode 6

Shadow and Mr. Wednesday seek out Dvalin to repair the Gungnir spear. But before the dwarf is able to etch the runes of war, he requires a powerful artifact in exchange. On the journey, Wednesday tells Shadow the story of Donar the Great.

The episode was rated from 1534 votes.
American Gods - S2E5
#16 - The Ways of the Dead
Season 2 - Episode 5

Shadow learns the ways of the dead with the help of Mr. Ibis and Mr. Nancy. In New Orleans, Mad Sweeney introduces Laura to old friends who share their world of voodoo healing. Mr. Wednesday embarks on a road trip with Salim and the Jinn.

The episode was rated from 1616 votes.
American Gods - S2E4
#17 - The Greatest Story Ever Told
Season 2 - Episode 4

While Shadow and Mr. Wednesday take a secret meeting in St. Louis, Bilquis arrives at the funeral home in Cairo, where she engages in a debate with Mr. Nancy and Mr. Ibis. Laura rejoins Mad Sweeney, and Tech Boy pays a visit to his first worshipper.

The episode was rated from 1697 votes.
American Gods - S2E8
#18 - Moon Shadow
Season 2 - Episode 8

Shadow is tormented by recent events and Wednesday has disappeared. Those that remain witness the power of New Media as she is unleashed, and the nation is enveloped in a state of panic brought on by Mr. World.

The episode was rated from 1498 votes.

Last updated: nov 24, 2022



Ian McShane as Mr. Wednesday and Bryan Fuller (Hannibal, Pushing Daisies) as show-runner. With a pedigree like this, a show cannot possibly fail.


I personally found this show awful. It just seemed slow and lacklustre. I have absolutely no caring about the main characters, Odin is okay but Shadow is really boring as hell. The episode diverge in to random really boring back stories and the finale was terrible....I will not be watching season 2


So i just got back from a special screening of the first episode and I can assure you this show is definitely going to be great. As a fan of both Fuller and the book, Gaiman being one of my favorite authors of all time and Hannibal, well, one of my favorite show of all time, everything I expected to see on screen was delivered here. The classyness of Fuller's aesthetic (that was already there in Hannibal) mixed with even more gore and blood serves Gaiman's work perfectly, if you've watched any of Fuller's previous work then you know that his way of telling stories lies deeply on the psychology of his characters and for an adaptation of American Gods you could not hope for someone better. This really is a perfect match and a fan of American Gods (the book) cannot possibly be disappointed in what he's going to find in this first episode. Oh and yeah, THAT scene with Bilquis is there, and.......well yeah, you have to see it. Don't hesitate for a second and watch the show as soon as it airs, Gaiman and Fuller are both geniuses and this series is sure to be incredible.


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