Good Omens

Year: 2019

Synopsis: A Demon and an Angel, who have developed a distinct relationship over the past 6,000 years, set out to prevent Armageddon.

Pros:
• A divinely, devilishly fun story fully driven by characters driven by a mad plot.
• Crowly (David Tennant) and Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) are a perfect odd couple, as the overall plot revolved around seemingly opposite sets of beings. Everyone had a great time in this.
• Only grew more hilarious and engrossing as the series progressed.
• Unique in its own right, while not only refusing to shy away from what it parodies, but also highlights how the original story likely inspired other series like Supernatural.
• The equal parts dark and light visuals perhaps stays with the viewer as much as the parodic story.

Cons:
• Perhaps related to the story likely inspiring others, the overall plot was not wholly unpredictable.
• Might leave the viewer wanting more when, like the original novel, there probably won’t be. Indeed, much of the purportedly outlined sequel was incorporated into the series.

Discussion:
Good Omens was all about the fallacy of seeing everything in black and white, good and evil. In the beginning, quite literally, both Crowly and Aziraphale do the wrong thing for the right reasons. And even before that, it was clear the sides they chose were what felt right, when both secretly wonder about even that choice. Perhaps Agnes Nutter manipulated future events with knowledge of past wonderings, or perhaps she merely ushered things along. Perhaps only time itself will tell, as the Antichrist had the power to chose something beyond good and evil as it was known. In the end, it was all about the inevitable and unsuspecting choices they all needed to make. Maybe all that really matters is a good apple and the miracle of a good table opening up at the favorite restaurant at the other side of our universe.


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Rotten Tomatoes — 83%

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