The Johnsons are typical Kiwi blokes who don’t much like to stand out from the crowd. And everyday gods have everyday struggles – striving to love stroppy women, overcoming sibling rivalry and fulfilling your God-like destiny, all while still finding the time to enjoy a few beers with your mates.
In series one, the Johnson brothers were on a quest to find Frigg and fulfil the ancient prophesy so that they might get their full God powers. But by the end of the season, after some trying encounters with some rather forthright women, the Quest of the Johnson boys was no closer to being resolved.
In series two, this quest continued and youngest brother Axl found himself on a more personal quest – to become Odin, he must first ‘become’ Odin, framing the second series as a coming of age story.
In Series 3, the Johnsons continue work on resolving the pesky Quest of matching up Odin with his Frigg before the whole family crashes and burns, but they also set about reclaiming their lives in the ‘real’ world. For a while, a heartbroken Axl rejects the whole notion of the Quest, choosing instead to party and live the life of a typical 23-year-old bloke. He’ll spend some time in New Zealand’s heartland, where he meets a good kiwi girl. But is she really the ‘normal’ girl he desires?
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