THE ALMIGHTY JOHNSONS – With the popularity of the movie Thor I want to help spread the word about this New Zealand program that debuted in February of this year. This treasure is not so much forgotten as it is simply unknown here in the states but I want to change that since it has “cult hit” written all over it, and because it has nothing to do with vampires, unlike 68% of the new shows lately.
The Almighty Johnsons is about a group of brothers in New Zealand (?) who realize they are reincarnations of the old Norse deities like Odin, Ull, Bragi, etc. The gods were forced to incarnate as humans with their memories wiped clean, but their powers are beginning to manifest themselves and our heroes struggle to come to grips with their emerging abilities while trying to find Odin’s lost wife Frigga in order to get their full godly selves back as well as get to the bottom of what happened to cause all this.
The goddess Freya is for some reason a villainess in this tale but Loki, the usual godly villain of Norse myths, is allied with her. Freya and a band of other Aesir goddesses like Fulla, Sjofn and Snotra (Frank Snotra? Nancy Snotra?- rimshot) are trying to find the missing Frigga first for mysterious reasons of their own, but all indications are the fate of all existence is at stake in this unusual fantasy-drama. Let’s all get in on the ground floor of this puppy and hopefully it will be picked up by the Sci Fi Channel or somebody. Here is the show’s official site – http://www.tv3.co.nz/Shows/TheAlmightyJohnsons.aspx
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