First Impressions: Good Omens.

Its been a while since I given my first impressions on a show, so why not start with one about the end of the world?

Yes, Good Omens is a comedic fantasy show about a demon and an angel trying to stop the end of the world because they like the world as it is. The show is based off of the book of the same name, written by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. If you know these two authors, then probably have a good idea as to what type of humour will be featured in this show. The dry, British kind. Neil Gaiman, in fact wrote the screenplay, so the tone and humour from the book won’t be lost.

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As for the characters, we have David Tennant as the demon Crowley and Michael Sheen as the angel Aziraphale. Let’s say, we couldn’t ask for a better good/evil duo. I get the impression that David Tennant, in particular, enjoyed playing the morally corrupt character. I also loved the scenes with the nuns of the Chattering Order of Saint Beryl. Who knew a wink could have so many different meanings?

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So far, I have really enjoyed watching Good Omens. Although its a fairly short season, with only six episodes; I’m going to wait until I’ve read the book, as the show has encouraged me to finally pick it and give it a go. If you want a TV show about an impending apocalypse, then I recommend you give Good Omens a go.

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9 thoughts on “First Impressions: Good Omens.

  1. Steve and I basically binge-watched this together. I read it at uni and loved it, and he hasn’t read it. We both loved it all. When you get around to watching it, keep an eye out for Doctor Who references….

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    1. My copy of Good Omens (the book) has arrived today, so hopefully I’ll be finished it soon and can then get back to watching the remaining episodes. Would you say the show is a close adaptation of the book or just inspired by it?
      Now I’m intrigued by these Doctor Who references…


  2. I enjoyed watching this over the course of a week. I read the book a lot as a child, and the things that were missing stood out, but they weren’t going to add much to a TV interpretation anyway. Personally, I’m glad it’s 6 episodes, as any more would feel like padding it out (plus I prefer shorter series anyway). I hope you enjoy it too!

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    1. I tend to find I prefer the books over the TV shows/films, which is why I’ve put this series on hold until I’ve read the book. I’m glad that so many people seem to have enjoyed both the book and the show!


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