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Weekly Recs: ‘American Gods’, El Michels Affair, & Playlist of the Week

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Weekly Recs is a column where our writers, editors, and other creative types tell you what they’ve been loving this week, and why you should be loving it too!

American Gods (TV, 2017)

The latest project from Bryan Fuller (HannibalPushing Daisies), American Gods focuses on the inexplicably named Shadow Moon, a man who is released from jail only to find that his wife has died in a car accident. As he searches for meaning and purpose in his new life, he is taken under the wing of a man who calls himself Mr. Wednesday.

From this unlikely start, Mr. Wednesday introduces Shadow to a world of supernatural creatures, unexplainable events, and, of course, gods. American Gods is filled with the kind of jaw-dropping imagery Hannibal fans might expect from Fuller, and its dark, twisted storytelling (based on a novel of the same name by Neil Gaiman) will enthrall viewers who are seeking something fresh and exciting in their weekly viewing.

Filled with an all star cast including, Gillian Anderson, Crispin Glover and the insanely talented Ian McShane, American Gods is quickly emerging as television’s next MVP. Only five episodes deep so far, this series already a must-watch. (Mike Worby)

American Gods is currently airing its first season. It can be found on Starz and online at Amazon Prime. 

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