Good Omens

The end is nigh.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Comedy Drama
English     7.998     2019     South Africa

Overview

Aziraphale, an angel, and Crowley, a demon, join forces to find the Antichrist and stop Armageddon.

Reviews

r96sk wrote:
**SEASON ONE REVIEW:** !only watched two episodes! Not for me. I'm evidently in the minority, but I found this a disappointing watch; even after only two episodes. First off, it's nothing to do with the (amusing) religion outcry about 'Good Omens'. If anything, I applaud them for having fun with it. However, I found everything about it from a television show perspective a chore to sit through. I like Michael Sheen and David Tennant as actors, especially the former, but neither of them fit their roles here in my opinion. Sheen feels like he's holding back, while Tennant's performance comes across as a Bill Nighy impersonation at times - a partly tongue-in-cheek comment, but kinda not. I didn't sense any chemistry between the two, either. The special effects are average, some of the enhanced (?) backgrounds look weak. The humour is alright, if forced. I also found the show remains on scenes for too long. For example, there's one involving three babies which they build as some sort of quick, smart, sleight of hand thing but choose to play it out in such a drawn out and obvious manner - it needed to be much more snappier, which sums up my overall feelings for this show. As noted at the top, I am evidently in a small crowd in terms of my thoughts for this. Each to their own, I respect everyone's opinions, but I honestly didn't connect to it unfortunately. Who knows, perhaps I'll give it another chance later in life but I doubt it.

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