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* So, how are we feeling about S1.2 of American Gods? Now we have the amazing Mr. Nancy and the confusing Czernobog. Peter Stormare is one of my most favourite favourite character actors. His Lucifer in Constantine is a flawless rendition. I can see why he was tapped to play the Black God in AG and he is doing an amazing job, no question! But Gaiman's deep research into the lesser known deities does make for a dog's dinner of a show, from a meta standpoint. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I'm beginning to lose hope for American Gods as anything more than a vignette of scenery chewing by cast and crew. Although if that means we get more scenes like the one with Mr. Nancy!!! then I'm all for sitting through that kind of craftsmanship! Shadow was amazing in this outing and his laid back but innate curiousity really came through loud and clear. Whittle was on point throughout! But that was in direct contast to McShane's Wotan. Sigh. And really with the Hannibalesque cellos????? Stop already. It's interesting that the screenplay is falling prey to the same monster that Gaiman wrestles with - all flash and no story. All character and no tale.

* Kidling1 and I are going to hit a matinee of Beauty & the Beast!!! I'm very excited about that!

* Family Game Night went wonderfully! Although three of the kids decided they would rather sleep in their own beds than crash here, so they designated a driver and left at midnight. Ah, well, I did have a big brunch planned for the next day but I think The Viking was relieved that he had Sunday all to his own self. We are going to host this again in two weeks and I'm going to start picking up more "fun" games. We played Pictionary and that was a hit for two rounds. But dice fell flat. There was a request for Balderdash and Charades. Strangely enough, late in the evening, the young people couldn't resist the lure of "the screen" and we ended up in the family room watching youtube videos which, for the most part, weren't as funny as they were pitched to be. ;)

* Early last week I was bleary-eyed filling up the coffee carafe when I realized it would not fill up! Only to look closer and see a sizable hole in the glass where the water was pouring out. Damn. I had to pull out the French Press and suddenly coffee became fun and strangely more tasty! I may not purchase a replacement carafe and stay with the press for a while. It feels like a morning ritual now.

Morning Joe and Memento Mori

The king of the intent profile.

LittleDog needs his shaggy face trimmed.

Z and those eyeballs!

Ha! Another eyeball!


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May. 9th, 2017 05:42 pm (UTC)
I really liked 1x02 of American Gods, mainly for the reasons you listed, I find a lot of those cons as pros. I'll happily take in something that's all character, character, character and no story at all. But it wasn't as good as the first episode.

I saw Beauty and the Beast and it was good.

Yay for game night going well.

I want that mug! Also I love that saying. Memento Mori.

May. 9th, 2017 06:30 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha - one man's cons are another man's pros. I agree, character is FUN, no question! But I also want story less it all be a music video....

Glad to hear B&tB is good! I'm excited! All incarnations of that fairytale are worth the while. Speaking of, have you gotten any more into Once Upon a Time?
May. 9th, 2017 06:40 pm (UTC)
Still haven't. But I plan on watching it after I've finished watching Grimm, watching the last season though I'm actually finding Grimm a bit underwhelming.
May. 9th, 2017 11:08 pm (UTC)
Hmmmmm. I really enjoyed the final season and cried during the finale...but I can see how it got a bit too much. Kidling1 is rewatching LOST but I think I've got her talked into giving OUaT a chance. We shall see!
May. 9th, 2017 05:54 pm (UTC)
I love your dogs. I also love French presses.

May. 9th, 2017 06:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks, baby! I love those things, too! And how is your big doggie?
May. 9th, 2017 06:34 pm (UTC)
currently barking at crows, which I feel is a metaphor for something, but I'm too tired to think of it. :)
May. 9th, 2017 06:37 pm (UTC)
Do the crows need barking at? You growing a garden?
May. 9th, 2017 06:38 pm (UTC)
It's the rabbits that eat anything I try to grow (have pretty much given up this year). The crows fly in with the chickens when there's food, but to be honest, there's usually more scraps than the chickens will be able to eat so I don't mind. I like crows.
May. 9th, 2017 06:17 pm (UTC)
The puppies! Love the puppies!

So glad your Family Fun Night was a hit.

Yay for going to see Beauty and The Beast! Don't think I'll be seeing it on the big screen, but it will be on demand soon enough, and I'll see it then. Do tell me what you think of it.
May. 9th, 2017 06:34 pm (UTC)
I hope to discuss it soon, M! I wonder how many flisters have seen it? Oh, the long gone days of LJ and pop culture. :(
May. 9th, 2017 07:13 pm (UTC)
Don't know what's going on with LJ. Got a notice that it is, or was celebrating its 18th anniversary. I didn't pay much attention because I was in the middle of switching my Idol post from public to private. (Note to self: do that right after poll closes!)

I wonder if there is anything we can do to help rebuild LJ, or if that's moot.
May. 9th, 2017 07:12 pm (UTC)
Hope you enjoy BATB. Mike and I saw it and we both adored it!

Glad family game night was fun!

Aww, the dogs! All cute pictures, but the last one of Z - AWWWWW!

May. 9th, 2017 10:05 pm (UTC)
I'd like to see Beauty and the Beast. Enjoy!
May. 9th, 2017 11:51 pm (UTC)

Haven't seen Ep 2 yet, will report back with my thoughts!!
May. 10th, 2017 03:27 am (UTC)
Did you notice Mr. Wednesday's heterochromatic eyes?? It's subtle in some scenes, but well-done ^___^

Who was the naked man floating in the cosmos? K thought it was the first man that Bilquis consumed, I thought it possibly looked like a younger Mr. Wednesday. (We are both really bad at identifying faces from a glimpse, though.)

Mr. Nancy was very well-done (I love Orlando Jones), although DAMN was that part bleak.

Peter Stormare was a delight, as always. I'm looking forward to seeing more of him!
May. 10th, 2017 03:48 am (UTC)
peter stormare and tilda swinton are the best things about constantine - i love keanu but no - so i'm not surprised he's great in american gods.

i love that coffeecup.

but most importantly, DOGGIES! the last pic is the best.
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