As Game Of Thrones has shown so beautifully, it’s entirely possible to adapt a sprawling novel (or series of novels, as the case may be) into an equally impressive television show. The same can now also be said of Neil Gaiman’s 2001 fantasy novel American Gods. Though what’s great about the American Gods Season One Blu-ray and DVD is how its extras are almost as much about the original book as they are about the show.
In the South Park episode “Simpsons Already Did It,” Professor Chaos (y’know, Butters) keeps coming up with evil schemes, only to be told by his sidekick, General Disarray, that all of them have previously been done on The Simpsons.
Watching South Park: The Complete Sixteenth Season, though, it’s hard not to wish the people who put it together had watched some of The Simpsons DVDs and Blu-rays because, then maybe, they might do theirs like The Simpsons did it.