By focusing on its supporting cast, season 3 of American Gods has remedied perhaps the most concerning issue with the novel that enlivened it: the focal character of Shadow Moon isn’t just about as intriguing as the divine beings controlling him. While it is hazy if this choice was by plan or need, the outcome has at last been to the advantage of the striving arrangement.
Paradoxically, American Gods has come to invest more energy after the season 3 debut zeroed in on individuals from the outfit other than Shadow and uncovering what they have been doing. These subplots have enormously extended the universe of American Gods, with Shadow’s dead spouse Laura spending a few scenes in Purgatory after her endeavors to restore the leprechaun Mad Sweeney inadvertently finished her unlife and sent her soul to a heavenly bus stop. The show has likewise demonstrated a greater amount of the mystery life of America’s Odin, Mr. Wednesday, as he set about protecting his ex, the collect goddess Demeter, from a Florida nursing home.
While fanatics of the first novel may grouse about these deviations from the focal story, it was consistently writer Neil Gaiman’s expectation that the American Gods show expand upon the book and recount new stories conceived of a similar center thought of old divine beings finding new life in another world and new divine beings being conceived of mankind’s imaginative soul.
The move away from the primary storyline has likewise empowered the arrangement’s makers to move with the always moving cast and not stress over the issues brought about by center characters out of nowhere being inaccessible. In the case of nothing else, it’s considerably more enjoyable to watch Mr. Wednesday drawing power from the blood spilled in the mosh pit at a Viking-themed demise metal show than Shadow Moon sulking around Wisconsin doing whatever it takes not to look dubious.