Coming to Amazon: Good Omens
Good versus evil. Heaven versus Hell. Certainly classic stories…
But what if Hell’s demon is actually working with Heaven’s angel to stop the upcoming Apocalypse?
You get Good Omens.
Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, Good Omens is a quirky and silly story of an unlikely partnership working to stop the end of the world.
Sheen’s Aziraphale (angel) and Tennant’s Crowley (demon) have been on earth for thousands of years (we see them start in the garden of eden…) – and the time has come for the Anti-Christ to be born – and they both must work together to stop the end of days. Why? Well, because they’re kinda selfish – and they don’t want their time on earth to end.
Dogma meets Monty Python?
I had visions of Buddy Christ and Holy Grails when I started to screen this show. There’s a lot of silliness and oddity throughout.
Satanic nuns bumbling a baby’s delivery? Yep, it’s in there. How about a witch or the “Four Horsemen”? They’re in there too. What about a witch-finder army? Did you even know those exist? Well, they do!
Let’s not forget the voice of God (Frances McDormand) either. An imposing character just from helpful narration – She assists in bringing the story to life.
Things don’t always go according to plan for all the various characters in the series and some of their own internal conflicts show off the fun nature of the show. Be prepared to do quite a bit of laughing – and buckle your seatbelts – Crowley is a TERRIBLE driver.
So Many Shows Scoring 1-10: 6.0
High points: David Tennant and Michael Sheen are exceptional. Their overall delivery and their banter is top-notch and you can’t help but be entertained with this unlikely duo.
Potential low points: The story is a little slow. Supporting cast isn’t nearly as exciting or involved as our main antagonists – and while we need them for the story, there are times you’re just waiting for more.
Final thoughts: I really wanted to like this a lot. I was excited to see this coming out – and with it being only a 6 episode series, I thought we’d get a little more than we did. Tennant and Sheen are really going to be the driving force behind any success for the show – and without them, this series would cease to exist. Is it worth the watch? Sure – just make sure you have a good sense of humor, don’t expect too much, and I think you’ll enjoy.
Good Omens premieres May 31st on Amazon. See the official trailer below:
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