Author: Michelle Biller

Come to Jesus: Review of ‘American Gods’ Season Finale

In Advance There are episode spoilers in this review. This review will also contain book spoilers, but only up to where the show has covered, as I compare the two side-by-side. All images are from American Gods on STARZ unless otherwise noted. Previous episode reviews can be found here: Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 4, Episode 5, Episode 6, Episode 7 CW: Sexual assault Footnotes Footnotes will return next season! This episode has too much to unpack to focus on anything but content. Manipulations “Come to Jesus” sustained a lot of major manipulations from the initial version of...

Read More

A Prayer for Mad Sweeney: Review of ‘American Gods’ Episode 7

In Advance There are episode spoilers in this review. This review will also contain book spoilers, but only up to where the show has covered, as I compare the two side-by-side. All images are from American Gods on STARZ unless otherwise noted. Previous episode reviews can be found here: Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 4, Episode 5, Episode 6 Footnotes A collection of the latest Neil Gaiman and American God relevancies, but not as related to the show specifically. This week, I don’t have a dominant Footnote(s), so instead, I thought I’d update on two of the most...

Read More

A Murder of Gods: Review of Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’ Episode 6

In Advance There are episode spoilers in this review. This review will also contain book spoilers, but only up to where the show has covered, as I compare the two side-by-side. All images are from American Gods on STARZ unless otherwise noted. Previous episode reviews can be found here: Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 4, Episode 5 CW: Photo depicting violence Footnotes A collection of the latest Neil Gaiman and American God relevancies, but not as related to the show specifically. Do you know what makes for an terrifically grumpy Michelle? When Stephen Fry and Neil Gaiman interview...

Read More

Lemon Scented You: Review of Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’ Episode 5

In Advance There are episode spoilers in this review. This review will also contain book spoilers, but only up to where the show has covered, as I compare the two side-by-side. All images are from American Gods on STARZ unless otherwise noted. Previous episode reviews can be found here: Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3, Episode 4 Footnotes A collection of the latest Neil Gaiman and American God relevancies, but not as related to the show specifically. The past few weeks have proven more fruitful than I’d have imagined when it comes to quality American Gods/Neil Gaiman headlines. My most...

Read More

Git Gone: Review of Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’ Episode 4

In Advance There are episode spoilers in this review. This review will also contain book spoilers, but only up to where the show has covered, as I compare the two side-by-side. All images are from American Gods on STARZ unless otherwise noted. Previous episode reviews can be found here: Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3 CW: Suicide, Depression Footnotes If you’ll recall, Footnotes is my section for American Gods related media that is not directly episode related. This week, I’ve got a Footnote I am particularly fond of. Much to my surprise this past Saturday, I finally got to encounter...

Read More

Head Full of Snow: Review of Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’ Episode 3

In Advance There are episode spoilers in this review. This review will also contain book spoilers, but only up to where the show has covered, as I compare the two side-by-side. All images are from American Gods on STARZ unless otherwise noted. Please enjoy a new, balanced structure for more precise reviews. “Footnotes” discusses American Gods’ non-direct facts and accounts: events or notes that happen outside of the show but that are relevant or interest-piquing. “Manipulations” considers changes that have occurred from the translation of the book to the screen: all of the most noteworthy among new events, changes to...

Read More

The Secret of Spoons: Review of Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’ Episode 2

In Advance I usually attempt to keep these concise and focused. This week’s review is longer than most reviews will be because in this episode, there is much to be discussed on race in America and the story. In my opinion, to comb that over would be an unforgivable injustice. And if you missed it, here is last week’s review: Analysis: Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’ on STARZ – Episode 1 A Heroic Cockblock So… I’m not known to (ever) start directly on task, so let’s just start again with an intriguing in-the-background fact that has both amused and impressed...

Read More

Analysis: Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’ on STARZ – Episode 1

Before we dive into a satisfying freefall regarding the translation of book to screen for a fiercely coveted novel, I’m going to be an obscenely cruel host. We’re not going to jump straight into actors, depths, and representations. Instead, we’re going to stay briefly mundane and necessary for a important consideration. In an intensely interesting interview attached to the end of the Audible narration of American Gods, Neil Gaiman discusses the process for the novel. He mentions that the writing the process for the novel took five years to write and many of the inspirations arose from his long...

Read More
  • 1
  • 2

Navigate

GET REWARDED

Support The Geek Initiative on Patreon!

MAKE A ONE TIME DONATION

$
Personal Info

Donation Total: $5.00