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12 or 13 feels the norm for me.

 
   
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Yeah. I mean things like big bang theory do 24-26

But they established.
Even GOT sticks to around 10, Rome did ish, quite a few more expensive productions have hovered around that line per season.

But it seems both a short or long serrid seems to bracket a 10-12 hour window for show total length by that...

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I think 8 - 10 is about right for 'story' shows, and whilst world building and sub-plots is nice sometimes they cause drag, for example I loved Daredevil and Jessica Jones but think they could have trimmed 2 or 3 episodes without losing much

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 Turnip Jedi wrote:
I think 8 - 10 is about right for 'story' shows, and whilst world building and sub-plots is nice sometimes they cause drag, for example I loved Daredevil and Jessica Jones but think they could have trimmed 2 or 3 episodes without losing much


Long enough to a deep story, quick enough to avoid drag and get to the point.
Maybe 12 if its a first season and you have to set the scene and get groundwork laid.

But yeah. I think around 10 is ideal for a show like American gods.

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I'm all for short seasons if they're dense and everything is important. So far in American Gods we've had one total filler episode (Git gone) and one largely filler episode (Prayer for Mad Sweeney). I get that they want to flesh out some characters so they can get at least three seasons out of the book, but it does mean that a quarter of the episodes wont have advanced the plot meaningfully.

It's a real shame because when it's on point it's absolutely fantastic.
   
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Kinda works though as it builds up background properly if doing 3 seasons. They let you get into the universe properly even if not read the book.

They are pretty darn on point though and given oddities etc.
8.5 to 9 out of 10.

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Vulcan... Mr wensday, new gods, things are indeed heating up.

Honestly one of few serris I've seen of late to truely grab my intrest and hold it.

Want a season two already!

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 jhe90 wrote:
Yeah. I mean things like big bang theory do 24-26

But they established.
Even GOT sticks to around 10, Rome did ish, quite a few more expensive productions have hovered around that line per season.

But it seems both a short or long serrid seems to bracket a 10-12 hour window for show total length by that...


I think it's more relevant to compare AG to GoT, in terms of the production value and (I should imagine) the amount of budget, CGI that is going into each episode (rather than comparing to something like Big Bang for instance)

 
   
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 Pacific wrote:
 jhe90 wrote:
Yeah. I mean things like big bang theory do 24-26

But they established.
Even GOT sticks to around 10, Rome did ish, quite a few more expensive productions have hovered around that line per season.

But it seems both a short or long serrid seems to bracket a 10-12 hour window for show total length by that...


I think it's more relevant to compare AG to GoT, in terms of the production value and (I should imagine) the amount of budget, CGI that is going into each episode (rather than comparing to something like Big Bang for instance)


True however if you add total tun time. They both add up near same. 30min vs hour episodes. And actor costs it sounds crazy but big bang might cost as much per episode as some cast are on some pretty high salary.

But yeah, the cgi I cannot fault, the production values are excellent, episode have me engrossed and guessing.
Its very rare for me to find something this good.

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Overall I enjoyed the first season, a little trippy in some parts but at least it wasn't so trippy it was stupid like Legion. I gave that show 1 episode and never cared enough to look back.

I liked the filler episodes, but i felt like the season should have been longer if they wanted to do that much character backgrounding. But they were still all well done. I'm saving up for a 4K TV this xmas, hoping for a good black friday sale. Maybe I'll rewatch it when I get it... but if my cable box can only do regular HD, is it really gonna look any better?

   
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I'll note that Legion gets better after the second episode. I did really hate that non-linear story telling aspect of the first two though.

 
   
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I am enjoying the show, but I have a few issues with choices made by the writers and directors. They keep inserting their politics and it distracts from the experience (for those that have different views).

For example, I always watch the commentary after the episode. On one episode they said they wanted to show the best and the worst of Christianity. Their "best" example was a group of people breaking the law for economic opportunity (illegal immigrants). Their "worst of Christianity" was rednecks slaughtering the illegal immigrants with gunfire . So they wanted to show the worst but had to make up some perverse fantasy because this does not happen in reality.

Same episode had a "gun town" where everyone dressed as Nazis for a funeral. They all shot their guns into the air. Actual gun owners outside of the middle east never do this (barring the odd drunk redneck).

Third and final example, the show runners were so interested in crapping on Christianity with multiple Jesus guys, they ruined a great moment from the book about Easter. Instead of a rich estate, Wednesday talks to her in a cafe where some moody college girl says she does not celebrate Easter because she's "pagan" and Wednesday really rubs in that the old worship is so forgotten that even those who claim to be followers are just posers. A key moment from the books that was lost just to score "Haha! Korean Jesus! Silly Christians!"points.

<end rant>

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Seen the first few episods and enjoying it alot - lots of great imagery and characters - even if ti did turn into an overlong gay porn epsiode at one point - still guess it makes a change from the african goddess absorbing partners.

So are the old pagen gods are they just the American versions of themselves - ie Old Norse relegion stille exists in their homeland as do some of the others?

Laura is great - probably my favourite - and her "friend" is also much fun "get away you zombie whore" - liked that she clicked on pretty quickly what she was having actually watched movies etc.

How much fun is Gillian Anderson having


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