Hi everyone! So as I’ve said in my last blog post, I was finally able to watch the first episode of the much anticipated Starz series American Gods, developed by the amazing Bryan Fuller and Michael Green and based on the novel by one my favorite authors: the awesome Neil Gaiman.
Okay so before I get into it I just want to point out just how much of a Neil Gaiman fan I am. I’ve read all of his novels, and almost everything he has published, with a few exceptions, (American Gods is one of my favorite btw) I even met him in person almost ten years ago… yeah I know I’m a Gaiman geek.
Anyhow, every time I hear that one of his books is getting adapted for the big screen or the TV I immediately get really excited. Then when it finally comes out, I hope with everything I’ve got that they don’t screw it up, just because I believe that his work is incredibly good and I would die inside a little if the adaptation doesn’t live up to the original material.
I realize that living up to the standard of his work is not an easy task. A few past adaptations were not what I hoped they would be, but when I heard that Bryan Fuller was going to adapt it, I was super excited. Then when I saw how the casting was spot on I became even more excited.
After watching it last night I can finally say wow! It’s even better that I expected. I know it’s hard to say after just one episode but the premises are good. The cast was amazing, especially Ricky Whittle and Ian McShane who play the two main characters. Apart from the acting and the storytelling, what I’ve found particularly interesting and unique was just the visual impact of the frames. The shots, the colors, the scenes and also the soundtrack was spot on.
So yeah my first impressions were really good, I’m very excited about it. I can’t wait for the next episodes.
If you want to share your thoughts about it please do in the comments, and if you have watched it but you haven’t read the book yet, let me know your impressions. As someone who loves the book I can say it only gets better, believe me.