The BEST Episodes of The Almighty Johnsons

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 15, 2019

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

The time has finally come for Axl Johnson and his brothers to man up and be the Gods they truly are.

star 8.69
76 votes
Directors: Mark Beesley
Writers: James Griffin
Bad Things Happen

#2 - Bad Things Happen

Season 1 - Episode 7

Two nights out drinking lead to two different forms of temptation - both of which could end very badly for the parties concerned.

star 8.49
79 votes
Directors: Murray Keane
Writers: Tim Balme, James Griffin
Goddesses, Axl, Come In All Forms

#3 - Goddesses, Axl, Come In All Forms

Season 1 - Episode 6

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 8.41
84 votes
Directors: Mark Beesley
Writers: James Griffin
Hunting Reindeer On Slippery Rocks

#4 - Hunting Reindeer On Slippery Rocks

Season 1 - Episode 9

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 8.34
76 votes
Directors: Mark Beesley
Writers: James Griffin
The Asparagus is Kicking In

#5 - The Asparagus is Kicking In

Season 3 - Episode 8

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 8.34
91 votes
Everything Starts With Gaia

#6 - Everything Starts With Gaia

Season 2 - Episode 9

Sometimes all it takes is a door getting kicked down, and a large man walking in, for many many truths to be revealed.

star 8.28
72 votes
The End of the World As We Know It

#7 - The End of the World As We Know It

Season 3 - Episode 13

If you had one night left, and in the morning everything changes forever, what would you do with that night?

star 8.27
86 votes
Magical Fluffy Bunny World

#8 - Magical Fluffy Bunny World

Season 2 - Episode 10

A rescue mission, a roast chicken, a very small car and, for one particular person, the weirdest day ever.

star 8.26
73 votes
Like the Beserkers of Old

#9 - Like the Beserkers of Old

Season 3 - Episode 4

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 8.25
95 votes
A Bit Like Buses Really

#10 - A Bit Like Buses Really

Season 3 - Episode 11

Two pretenders must overcome a host of obstacles, mortal and Godly, as they race for the prize.

star 8.22
90 votes

#11 - Man-Flu

Season 2 - Episode 8

Axl and Michele get sick. Mike punches Anders. Axl and Michele get better. Anders punches Mike.

star 8.22
74 votes
This Is Not Washing Powder, My Friend

#12 - This Is Not Washing Powder, My Friend

Season 1 - Episode 5

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 8.21
82 votes
Directors: Mark Beesley
Writers: Maxine Fleming, James Griffin
Playing God

#13 - Playing God

Season 3 - Episode 10

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 8.20
79 votes
A Damn Fine Woman

#14 - A Damn Fine Woman

Season 2 - Episode 5

There are new women in the lives of both Axl and Ty - but are they here to stay?

star 8.20
86 votes

#15 - Folkmoot

Season 2 - Episode 6

Lust, vengeance and some really dodgy stuff involving food.

star 8.19
83 votes
Unleash the Kraken!

#16 - Unleash the Kraken!

Season 3 - Episode 5

Monsters from the past unlock the demons of today, as the Johnsons dress up for the family reunion they never expected.

star 8.19
94 votes
And Then She Will Come To You

#17 - And Then She Will Come To You

Season 2 - Episode 1

Several months have passed. Mike is now living with Axl and Zeb, and has still not dealt with the end of his marriage. Ty and Eva have an interesting and passionate relationship, while Agnetha sends Anders off to Norway to secure a mysterious object. Axl expresses frustration that his brothers appear to have abandoned the quest for Frigg, while Loki continues to manipulate the situation. Agnetha discloses her real identity as their mother to Axl, Mike and Ty. An old acquaintance of Olaf prophesies that Axl must become a man before he can be a god; and then Frigg will come to him.

star 8.19
85 votes
Directors: Simon Bennett
Writers: James Griffin
Late to the Point of Knowledge

#18 - Late to the Point of Knowledge

Season 3 - Episode 12

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 8.17
88 votes
Typical Auckland God

#19 - Typical Auckland God

Season 3 - Episode 7

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 8.15
80 votes
I Can Give You Frigg

#20 - I Can Give You Frigg

Season 1 - Episode 8

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 8.14
80 votes
Directors: Murray Keane
Writers: Rachel Lang
Frigg Magnet

#21 - Frigg Magnet

Season 2 - Episode 2

Axl is taken to school, while Ty is scarred for life.

star 8.13
82 votes
Death's Cleansing Embrace

#22 - Death's Cleansing Embrace

Season 2 - Episode 4

You have to love it when a plan comes together.

star 8.13
75 votes
The House Of Jerome

#23 - The House Of Jerome

Season 2 - Episode 11

As Axl deals with duelling prophecies, a cold wind sweeps in from the North, leading to a marriage Anders never saw coming. Meanwhile Olaf makes an intriguing discovery at the bottom of a bottle.

star 8.12
79 votes
God's Gift to Zebras

#24 - God's Gift to Zebras

Season 1 - Episode 3

One of the things about Goddesses is that they can show up anywhere - be it in a library or at a bar. But whether they are the Goddesses you're looking for is a whole other matter.

star 8.12
93 votes
Directors: Murray Keane
Writers: James Griffin
Effortless Manly Coolness

#25 - Effortless Manly Coolness

Season 2 - Episode 7

Axl learns that the path to being a benevolent God, one who commands respect, is strewn with idiots and half-wits.

star 8.11
73 votes