The BEST Episodes of The Almighty Johnsons
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 1, 2020
Network: TV3 (NZ)
The Almighty Johnsons is a 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.
#1 - Every Good Quest Has a Sacrifice
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 11, 2011
The time has finally come for Axl Johnson and his brothers to man up and be the Gods they truly are.
#2 - The End of the World As We Know It
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Sep 26, 2013
If you had one night left, and in the morning everything changes forever, what would you do with that night?
#3 - Goddesses, Axl, Come In All Forms
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 14, 2011
It's hammer time, as a road trip to follow a falling star takes the God boys into uncharted territory; to a heartland of darkness where the usual rules no longer apply. The paths of the gods and goddesses cross at a rural funeral and both groups encounter the current incarnation of Thor. But will Axl mate with Derek/Thor's daughter, Delphine? Meanwhile, Olaf and Ingrid bond, and Anders and Michele spar with one another.
#4 - Typical Auckland God
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 15, 2013
A stag do with two stags leads Axl down the path to wisdom, while Ty finds that something that is forgotten isn’t necessarily gone.
#5 - Hunting Reindeer On Slippery Rocks
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 4, 2011
What if the one you're with isn't necessarily the one you love? And what if the one you love, you love her so much it is dangerous to her health?
#6 - The Asparagus is Kicking In
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 22, 2013
Why are Grandpa and Axl naked on the beach? Does Anders actually even have a conscience? And just what will it take for Mike to go to war?
#7 - Bad Things Happen
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 21, 2011
Two nights out drinking lead to two different forms of temptation - both of which could end very badly for the parties concerned.
#8 - I Can Give You Frigg
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 28, 2011
The arrival on the scene of a singing butcher causes a shift in celestial power as the Gods and Goddesses work to get on the right side of the equation.
#9 - Like the Beserkers of Old
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 25, 2013
As the righteous are vanquished, Anders is made an offer he should refuse. Mike finds out his is not the only family with issues and Axl makes a new and interesting friend.
#10 - Late to the Point of Knowledge
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 19, 2013
Forget what you think you know. Throw away all your preconceived notions, and how you think things will go. Because today is the day everything changes.
#11 - Mike in the Mirror
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 29, 2013
Miracles and visions abound, as do secrets and lies, when Axl's quest encounters many Friggs.
#12 - Everything Starts With Gaia
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 25, 2012
Sometimes all it takes is a door getting kicked down, and a large man walking in, for many many truths to be revealed.
#13 - A Bit Like Buses Really
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 12, 2013
Two pretenders must overcome a host of obstacles, mortal and Godly, as they race for the prize.
#14 - Unleash the Kraken!
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 1, 2013
Monsters from the past unlock the demons of today, as the Johnsons dress up for the family reunion they never expected.
#15 - Playing God
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 5, 2013
In which the best-laid plans and sundry schemes are thwarted by a man of morals, who also happens to be a man of action.
#16 - Bergerbar
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 18, 2013
Axl tries his hand at therapeutic binge-drinking, Ty experiences a life-changing catastrophe and Mike changes teams; all for the greater good of the family.
#17 - And Then On to Norsewood
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 8, 2013
As Axl’s road trip takes a couple of unexpected turns, Mike and Michele take their own roads to the dark side, and Dawn becomes the launch pad for a journey Anders can’t see ending well.
#18 - This Is Not Washing Powder, My Friend
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 7, 2011
When something seems too good to be true, this is inevitably because it is too good to be true. And this is a lesson Axl Johnson is about to learn - big time.
#19 - Man-Flu
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 18, 2012
Axl and Michele get sick. Mike punches Anders. Axl and Michele get better. Anders punches Mike.
#20 - It's Kind of a Birthday Present
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 8, 2011
It is Axl Johnson's 21st birthday - which explains the fire in the sky; the Waitemata Harbour being the colour of blood; the various women who seem to want to kill him; and the sudden need for a family ceremony in a forest.
#21 - Effortless Manly Coolness
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 11, 2012
Axl learns that the path to being a benevolent God, one who commands respect, is strewn with idiots and half-wits.
#22 - This Thing Inside
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 11, 2013
Attraction versus repulsion; destiny versus free-will; Godliness versus humanity: oh yes, the battle is most definitely on. The morning after the night before, and Gaia is doing the walk of shame, returning to the flat from her tryst with Anders. Axl is waiting, along with the ruins of the apple tree, and Gaia has the opportunity to tell the truth; to confess her sins. But does she?
#23 - An Orchard of Trees
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 4, 2013
Entering its third season, we pick up the action hours after the ceremony at the lake where Gaia chose destiny over love, sending Axl into a downward spiral.
#24 - This Is Where Duty Starts
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 14, 2011
Axl Johnson learns very quickly that when you're on a quest to find one woman among millions, your heart is not necessarily the part of your anatomy you should be following.
#25 - You Gotta Love Life, Babe
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 28, 2011
Sometimes the line between doing the honourable thing and doing the easy thing, can get very blurred - especially when it comes to Gods and their offspring.