The Almighty Johnsons is a New Zealand fantasy comedy/drama, which follows a student named Axl Johnson, who on his 21st birthday is taken into the woods by his 3 other brothers & grandfather and is told that he (and his other brothers) are actually modern day reincarnated Norse gods!! The only problem is, their powers are pretty rubbish and it is up to Axl to restore them.
What follows then is Axl's quest to find his soul mate, the Frigg. Should Axl manage to find her and...err...well....consumate their reunion then their familys powers will be restored to their full glory.
Now if you are expecting this series to be laden with special effects and CGI super powers then you might be disappointed as the show instead choose's to focus on the relationship between the 4 brothers and is character driven rather than action packed. Anders is selfish and arrogant brother, wanting to reclaim his power for his own selfish needs. As he is the God of Poetry he has the power of manipulation of those that can hear his voice. By contrast Ty (God of all that is cold) is very shy and spends a lot of time alone. Ty cannot feel warmth and is unaffected by below freezing temperatures, hence his perfect job is selling and repairing refrigerators. Mike is the oldest of the Johnson brothers and also the wisest. He is seen as a father figure to Axl. He is the god of the hunt, and has the power of skill at any game. Finally there is Olaf, the boys' grandfather who is an oracle, though his years of drug use mean he's not very good at it. He is god of long life and rebirth, and therefore while currently being in his 90s he still looks youthful as he is "reborn" every morning.
The whole series oozes a certain charm and is extremely likeable. Throw in some rival goddesses, other Gods they meet along the way, and the problems of trying to have a mortal relationhip when you are a God there is a lot of fun to be had. Highly recommended !