Good Omens, a TV Mini-Series review

A mini-series review written by Lee Sonogan

(2019) Fantasy, Comedy

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I kept watching hoping it would get better, it didn’t. If you start watching this show with the mindset that it is just silly then you will not be dissapointed. This show has a lot of potential, I think stretching it to 6 episodes actually crippled it by stretching out content and storylines that didn’t add to the show. 4 Episodes would have been great. – scp23 (IMDB 7/10)

Testing out a suggestion giving to someone else in the midst of a conversation, Good Omens tell a story of theology in its own way. Based on a best selling book in the nineties and Neil Gaiman one of my favourite writers attached, I consumed this to its conclusion. There we get a classic tell of Armageddon although you should know it is utmost a teenager comedy/fantasy more of Terry Pratchett’s body of work. While there are some subtle philosophical messages here, other than the other two main character’s is pretty underwhelming.

Crowley and Aziraphale played by two talented actors emphasise the differences in good vs evil but in opposites attract dynamic that works well. Both living since the Garden of Eden, some of the best scenes were their meetings referencing a lot of stuff from history that will go over people heads, unlike mine. There is some tragedy/comedy in their delivery although anyone else’s attempt is childish awkwardness, lameness and undesirable.

As the other cast storylines focus on relationships, I found myself caring less about them. The more they establish the antagonists, the less credible you take them as, making them look even more foolish than they had to be. Laying the groundwork for something more dark and gritty, I am glad I have seen Gaiman’s more modern stuff way more impressive than all of this.

Overall scenes with Crowley are the most three-dimensional undeniably, spoiler > Even when satan himself shows, you will lose all faith in this being memorable at all. I do not recommend this unless you love Dave Tennant portrayals like Doctor Who that I have not seen or Jessica Jones season one that I have seen. There is so much more demons and angels content that does a better job than this.


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