American Gods Episode 2 Review: “The Secret of Spoons”

American Gods Episode 2
American Gods Episode 2

American Gods Episode 2 Review: “The Secret of Spoons”

American Gods Episode 2: “The Secret of Spoons” divided a growing audience and sparked debate over Orlando Jones’ depiction of old god Anansi. And then there was Robbie’s dick pic and the Space Boner.

This week’s topics also include Gillian Anderson’s portrayal of Media, Bilquis breaking the Fourth Wall, Shadow Moon’s importance to the gods, and Czernobog’s prolonged screen time.

Among all the thrill and shock value, Starz is building a solid, artistic show that isn’t afraid to take chances and treat us to beautiful camera tricks and visual delights.

Storyline for “The Secret of Spoons” :
Episode 2: Mr. Wednesday begins recruitment for the coming battle; Shadow Moon travels to Chicago with Mr. Wednesday and agrees to a high-stakes game of checkers with the old Slavic deity Czernobog.

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4 Responses

  1. V says:

    No Roger? : ( Was looking forward to dickpic comments of the puerile variety. BTW, I straight up LOL-ed at Shadow’s reaction to them–which I think was the intention.

    Someone on Reddit posited that we are seeing Mr. Ibis’ modern, embellished spin on these mythical “Coming to America” stories and hence they are not meant as faithfully-reconstructed historical snapshots.

  2. Gakaris says:

    I love the portrayal of Mr. Nancy. He was not talking to every viewer in terms of the words and the delivery. Why is that a problem? It was not preachy, the character was not necessarily used to make a statement about social injustice- he is sataing a point of fact. The slave ship is the beginning of the African American experience and the scene mood was concise and correct.
    I loved the suit, the sax, the changes in Jones’ performance from Ebonics, to African language dialects. I loved what he said and how he said it. It was funny and horrifying enough to make me angry.
    It was not a complete portrayal (it was a sanitized slave cargo hold) but it was impactful.

    BTW: The Astro Erect man was “Robbie” who died in a sexual act. It was a sequeway to Bilquis who has worshippers “dying” in a sexual act. And yes Big D, Bilqius is not completely satisfied with this form of worship, it’s hollow and dead. She wants really live and active worshippers not prey.

    • Gene Lyons says:

      I thought he looked familiar, but my brain fought valiantly against accepting a nude Dane Cook.

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