Movies & Television

TV Show Thursday: The Almighty Johnsons

tvshowthursdayAnother Thursday, so time for another TV Show Thurday. TST is something I’ve made up myself, and in every TST post I will introduce you to a new or old TV show that I’ve recently started watching, that I’ve watched from the beginning until the end, or a TV show that I plan on watching, because it sounded awesome. I will share a trailer with you, a small summary, my opinion and/or why I want to watch the show. Last week, I gave you the longest running Sci-Fi show in the universe, today I will give you a TV show all the way from the beautiful New Zealand.


Starring: Emmett Skilton, Dean O’Gorman, Tim Balme, Jared Turner, Ben Barrington, and many more | TV3 (NZ), Syfy (UK) | Currently on air | 3 seasons | 2011 – 2013 | IMDb
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.

Last year at HobbitCon, Dean O’Gorman (who you all might know as Fili from the Hobbit) got a lot of questions about this show, and it made me wonder what kind of show it was. I looked it up and watched the trailer you see near the top of this posts, and I liked it. The Almighty Johnsons is a show about four brothers from New Zealand, who are Norse Gods. Oldest brother Mike Johnson (Tim Balme) is Ullr, god of Games; Ty Johnson (Jared Turner) is Hodr, god of everything dark and cold (yay Hodr!); Anders Johnson (Dean O’Gorman) is Bragi, god of poetry, and youngest brother Axl Johnson (Emmett Skilton) turns out to be Odin, the allfather of the Gods.

Axl’s tasks now is to find Frigg, who’s Odin’s wife. Without Odin and Frigg being together, they can’t get their full God powers. If the mission fails, things could get bad for all of them. Unfortunately, the quest becomes more complicated when they meet a group of Goddesses, who will do everything in their power to stop Axl and his family from finding ‘The Frigg’.

I started watching this show a while ago with a friend, and we both started loving it. It currently has three seasons, the third still being broadcast (the twelfth episode was broadcast a couple of hours ago, and I haven’t watched it yet, omg!!). The fans of the show hope that there will be a fourth season, because honestly, it’s just an awesome show! And not just that, you also learn a lot about the Norse mythology, which is always a plus!

Besides that, the show has its funny moments, sad moments, happy moments (those that literally made me go ‘awwwwwwwwww’ out loud for at least five minutes), moments that made me so angry I wanted to throw my popcorn at the telly, it has everything!

So if you want to learn about the Norse mythology in an easy way, and watch a nice new TV show, I would recommend the Almighty Johnsons!