Has anyone else watched and loved the New Zealand fantasy comedy/drama television The Almighty Johnsons?
Well, you really should. Here’s the synopsis: The Almighty Johnsons is a new South Pacific Pictures comedy-drama series about four brothers, raised in heartland New Zealand, who also happen to be the living incarnations of Norse Gods. They even have their own super-god-powers. Sort of – it’s just that their powers aren’t actually all that powerful. Well, not yet – but that could all change soon….
It’s so funny. And has everything to do with Norse Mythology. I watched the show a few years ago on a recommendation and I absolutely loved it. Neil Gaiman’s retellings of a lot of the legends of the Norse gods has me all hyped up again about these beautiful stories.
Neil did nothing but HONOR the legends and myths of the Norse gods. We have Odin the chief divinity of the Norse pantheon, Thor god of thunder (that’s right, he isn’t just a Marvel Avenger), Loki the god of trickery (he makes a few appearances too), and many more gods and goddess (like Figg and Freya!).
If you like the tall tales that are mythological stories, then you will love that Neil Gaiman did. He did a lot of research for this and it paid off. He’s a great story teller, and he even reads the story phenomenally.
I am just in awe.