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.

Every Good Quest Has a Sacrifice

#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.

star 8.48
265 votes
Directors: Mark Beesley
Writers: James Griffin
The End of the World As We Know It

#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?

star 8.44
113 votes
Goddesses, Axl, Come In All Forms

#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.

star 8.33
273 votes
Directors: Mark Beesley
Writers: James Griffin
Typical Auckland God

#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.

star 8.29
134 votes
Hunting Reindeer On Slippery Rocks

#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?

star 8.25
238 votes
Directors: Mark Beesley
Writers: James Griffin
The Asparagus is Kicking In

#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?

star 8.21
145 votes
Bad Things Happen

#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.

star 8.21
187 votes
Directors: Murray Keane
Writers: James Griffin, Tim Balme
I Can Give You Frigg

#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.

star 8.18
242 votes
Directors: Murray Keane
Writers: Rachel Lang
Like the Beserkers of Old

#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.

star 8.12
203 votes
Late to the Point of Knowledge

#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.

star 8.11
142 votes
Mike in the Mirror

#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.

star 8.03
139 votes
Everything Starts With Gaia

#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.

star 7.99
180 votes
A Bit Like Buses Really

#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.

star 7.98
171 votes
Unleash the Kraken!

#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.

star 7.94
148 votes
Playing God

#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.

star 7.92
133 votes
Bergerbar

#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.

star 7.89
173 votes
And Then On to Norsewood

#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.

star 7.83
137 votes
This Is Not Washing Powder, My Friend

#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.

star 7.81
190 votes
Directors: Mark Beesley
Writers: James Griffin, Maxine Fleming
Man-Flu

#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.

star 7.80
183 votes
It's Kind of a Birthday Present

#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.

star 7.75
441 votes
Directors: Mark Beesley
Writers: James Griffin
Effortless Manly Coolness

#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.

star 7.75
181 votes
This Thing Inside

#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?

star 7.69
169 votes
An Orchard of Trees

#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.

star 7.67
171 votes
This Is Where Duty Starts

#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.

star 7.66
348 votes
Directors: Mark Beesley
Writers: James Griffin
You Gotta Love Life, Babe

#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.

star 7.65
245 votes
Directors: Murray Keane
Writers: Rachel Lang