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Syfy's 'Almighty Johnsons' an amiable take on Norse gods
Syfy's 'Almighty Johnsons' an amiable take on Norse gods

In the fullness of time, in the country of New Zealand, it occurred to James Griffin and Rachel Lang that what their country needed was a television series in which four brothers and their cousin, who is really their grandfather, were the human incarnation of Norse gods. These gods had at some time in the far past crossed the rainbow bridge from Asgard to go among humans, who scared them off to the Antipodes, where their powers and godliness have been in decline ever since. They called their show "The Almighty Johnsons," and in due course it was picked up by the American network Syfy, where it will premiere Friday. As is so often the case in life, the question "Why?" is best answered...