I can’t be the only one watching this show!
The premise is an easy one: four brothers turn out to be Norse gods, and while it seems like a sweet deal, it turns out being a God bring a whole lot of grief with it, especially when the youngest of the bunch turns out to be the reincarnation of Odin.
The story itself manages to distinguish itself nicely from the various other supernatural shows out there. The Norse pantheon is a welcome change from the various Vampires and Werewolves that have been running across the screen ever since True Blood became a hit. It’s different enough to keep watching and not write it off as “just another show about supernatural beings”.
The acting is solid for the most part, and while the characters do start out as insufferable twats, they grow on you as the series progresses. Although, in defense of the show, the gods of yesteryear tend to be a horribly annoying lot. I don’t think anyone has ever accused the old gods of being the most kind, moral, and trustworthy of people. Taking them from mythology and putting them in human form with all the failings of mortal men, it’s easy to depict them as utter and complete dicks.
The Almighty Johnsons tells a story about the fate of mankind and godkind, but at the same time, it tells a story about four brothers who aren’t exactly the best of friends. It managed to entertain me, I enjoyed seeing the main characters grow and develop themselves. Some twists and turns the characters take, can be seen from miles away, but others are come as a genuine surprise. The first season ended with just the right amount of questions answered, and the right amount unanswered, to make me curious about the second season.
It might not be perfect, but it sure is a fun ride.