History Series / TheAlmightyJohnsons

17th Jul '16 2:34:31 AM Ceraus
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The story revolves around Axl Johnson (Emmett Couling Skilton), a typical university student who has just turned 21 years old--an event which triggers weird signs all over UsefulNotes/{{Auckland}}. Upon turning 21, his brothers tell him that he and his brothers are [[PhysicalGod reincarnated Norse Gods]], although their powers have diminished over the years. It took a lightning bolt to make him realize the truth about his godhood, and he discovers that he is the physical incarnation of the god Odin. After a rival goddess shoots an arrow which nearly pierces his heart, fulfilling the prophecy that proves he is Odin, his older brother Mike (Timothy Balme) tells him about his quest: In order to get all their powers back, Axl (Odin) has to find his soulmate, Frigg, and seal the deal. If he doesn't find her before he dies, his whole family dies with him. However, several goddesses have united to prevent him from finding Frigg, including the one who tried to kill him earlier.

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The story revolves around Axl Johnson (Emmett Couling Skilton), a typical university student who has just turned 21 years old--an event which triggers weird signs all over UsefulNotes/{{Auckland}}. Upon turning 21, his brothers tell him that he and his brothers are [[PhysicalGod reincarnated Norse Gods]], although their powers have diminished over the years. It took takes a lightning bolt to make him realize the truth about his godhood, and he discovers that he is the physical incarnation of the god Odin. After a rival goddess shoots an arrow which nearly pierces his heart, fulfilling the prophecy that proves he is Odin, his older brother Mike (Timothy Balme) tells him about his quest: In order to get all their powers back, Axl (Odin) has to find his soulmate, Frigg, and seal the deal. If he doesn't find her before he dies, his whole family dies with him. However, several goddesses have united to prevent him from finding Frigg, including the one who tried to kill him earlier.
13th Jul '16 6:04:28 PM Adept
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Created by South Pacific Pictures, the makers of the long-running soap opera ''ShortlandStreet'' hit show ''Series/OutrageousFortune'', with the assistance of New Zealand on Air, ''The Almighty Johnsons'' is the latest product of star writers like James Griffin and Rachel Lang. Originally intended for one season, the first season's success led to the airing of a second season and a scheduled third season, which began filming on 14 January 2013. Many established Kiwi actors have participated in the show, most notably Keisha Castle-Hughes as Axl's flatmate and ShipTease Gaia, and Timothy Balme (Mike).

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Created by South Pacific Pictures, the makers of the long-running soap opera ''ShortlandStreet'' ''Series/ShortlandStreet'' hit show ''Series/OutrageousFortune'', with the assistance of New Zealand on Air, ''The Almighty Johnsons'' is the latest product of star writers like James Griffin and Rachel Lang. Originally intended for one season, the first season's success led to the airing of a second season and a scheduled third season, which began filming on 14 January 2013. Many established Kiwi actors have participated in the show, most notably Keisha Castle-Hughes as Axl's flatmate and ShipTease Gaia, and Timothy Balme (Mike).
23rd Sep '15 4:57:02 PM nombretomado
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''The Almighty Johnsons'' is a 2011 UsefulNotes/NewZealand UrbanFantasy {{Dramedy}} about a family of four Kiwi brothers and their CloudCuckoolander cousin--who all happen to be incarnations of [[NorseMythology Norse gods]].

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''The Almighty Johnsons'' is a 2011 UsefulNotes/NewZealand UrbanFantasy {{Dramedy}} about a family of four Kiwi brothers and their CloudCuckoolander cousin--who all happen to be incarnations of [[NorseMythology [[Myth/NorseMythology Norse gods]].
8th Sep '15 8:21:46 AM RingSlinger
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The quest involves several [[RedHerring Red Herrings]], including a netballer, a librarian, a homely daughter to a god, and even a goddess. Although the show centers around Axl's quest, it also gives character development to the other brothers, especially Ty and Mike, who refuses to use his god powers because of an incident which left his best friend in a coma.

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The quest involves several [[RedHerring Red Herrings]], including a netballer, a librarian, a homely daughter to a god, and even a goddess. Although the show centers revolves around Axl's quest, it also gives character development to the other brothers, especially Ty and Mike, who refuses to use his god powers because of an incident which left his best friend in a coma.
21st Jul '15 7:21:39 PM Discar
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* AllMythsAreTrue: [[spoiler: The introduction of the Maori Gods in season two hints that other Gods may still exist as wel]]l
** [[spoiler: Played with, Olaf dismisses most of the myths as completely inaccurate. Yet, several of the myths are proven true or the characters reenact them leaving it up in the air on how accurate the myths may be.]].

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* AllMythsAreTrue: AllMythsAreTrue:
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[[spoiler: The introduction of the Maori Gods in season two hints that other Gods may still exist as wel]]l
well]].
** [[spoiler: Played with, Olaf dismisses most of the myths as completely inaccurate. Yet, several of the myths are proven true or the characters reenact them leaving it up in the air on how accurate the myths may be.]].
21st Jul '15 7:14:12 PM seekquaze1
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* AllMythsAreTrue: [[spoiler: The introduction of the Maori Gods in season two hints that other Gods may still exist as well
** Played with, Olaf dismisses most of the myths as completely inaccurate. Yet, several of the myths are proven true or the characters reenact them leaving it up in the air on how accurate the myths may be.]].

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* AllMythsAreTrue: [[spoiler: The introduction of the Maori Gods in season two hints that other Gods may still exist as well
wel]]l
** [[spoiler: Played with, Olaf dismisses most of the myths as completely inaccurate. Yet, several of the myths are proven true or the characters reenact them leaving it up in the air on how accurate the myths may be.]].
21st Jul '15 7:13:45 PM seekquaze1
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* AllMythsAreTrue: [[spoiler: The introduction of the Maori Gods in season two hints that other Gods may still exist as well]].

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* AllMythsAreTrue: [[spoiler: The introduction of the Maori Gods in season two hints that other Gods may still exist as well]].well
** Played with, Olaf dismisses most of the myths as completely inaccurate. Yet, several of the myths are proven true or the characters reenact them leaving it up in the air on how accurate the myths may be.]].
29th Jun '15 6:37:20 AM callsignecho
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* ComboPlatterPowers: Rather unavoidable, since the original myths gave the gods dominion over areas either extremely broad (winning stuff!), apparently unrelated (love and...apples?), or overlapping (there are three love goddesses just on the show).



* DawsonCasting: A slight inversion occurs as well with Olivia Tennet who was 19 when she played 21-year-old Delphine--and who looks younger than her actual age.
26th Jun '15 11:11:47 AM callsignecho
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* DivineRanks: A major theme of the show. Odin's ascendancy over all the gods makes him the keystone for getting their full powers back. It also creates drama in other ways:
** Michele's primary character trait is an inferiority complex about being a "minor" goddess.
** Though the other characters try hard to ignore it, major gods--like Hod, Hel, and especially Loki--are operating on a whole 'nother plane of power. Olaf emphatically and bluntly tells Mike to give up his feud with Loki, because they are simply not a match for the god of fire.
** Freya is naturally and immediately the leader of the goddesses, and her domain of "prosperity" gives her a lot of resources to lead with.
** Eva is such a fount of power she sends the other goddesses into a kind of seizure when they first meet her.


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* DomesticAbuse: Joe/Njord beat his wife, and Ty/Hod resents the hell out of him for it. In a later episode, Joe expresses regret...then in the same breath implies the abuse was mutual, and that [[InterplayOfSexAndViolence to a certain extent they both enjoyed it]].
26th Jun '15 10:09:22 AM callsignecho
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** Anders' inability to keep it in his pants brings the god-killing cult to New Zealand. This has second and even third-order consequences which end up [[spoiler:turning Gaia into Idunn instead of Frigg like she was supposed to be.]]
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