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Best Episodes of 2017

It’s here! It may be a week late but it’s here! My favorite article of the year which seems egotistical but it’s not because the reason I like it so much is because of all the words everyone but me put. (Perfect sentence.) Enjoy this year’s breakdown of the best TV episodes of 2017 from a variety of my friends, all with a unique perspective.

 

American Gods — “The Secret of Spoons”
(Season One, Episode 2)

American Gods best of

By Robbie Mehling

“We’re not taking the highway. Not now. Not ever,” says Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) as they drive from Indiana to Chicago and beyond. This summer I did my own personal road trip from Minneapolis to Southern Indiana using back country roads. First you turn left, then right, then left again as you meander past cornfields and farmhouses. It certainly takes longer but the possibility exists for some truly stunning views, more so anyway than the interstate rest stop. It’s this mentality that runs through Neil Gaiman’s original novel and is certainly present in Bryan Fuller’s adaptation. This show moves at a slow pace as the whole first season only covers the first few chapters of the book. But I think it works incredibly well as it meanders through folklore, mythology, and back road America.

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Episode #16 — Elizabeth

Elizabeth podcast review

Austin and Eric are traveling back to England just before its Golden Age as they view the rise of Elizabeth I. Their new Five is to delve into the work of Cate Blanchett and there’s no better place to start than her break-out film as the Virgin Queen. They discuss the politically confusing plotline, the absurd amount of great actors that Blanchett upstages and the fact that Netflix really should have subtitles for those French scenes. Get excited!

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