Based on the acclaimed novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens is a brand new TV adaption which follows Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and Crowley (David Tennant) as they join forces in an attempt to intercept the Anti-Christ and avert the apocalypse. A wildly imaginative and gloriously funny story, where the choices between good and evil can have catastrophic consequences, it is currently available on Amazon Prime Video in over 200 countries and territories. Good Omens is produced by Amazon Studios, BBC Studios, Blank Corporation and Narrativia.
What We Thought:
Do you watch Supernatural and wonder what a spin-off featuring Misha Collins’ Castiel and Mark L. Sheppard’s Crowley would be like? Well have I got a show for you. That show is Good Omens. Based on the acclaimed novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, despite not being a religious person, it was a show I was looking forward to seeing. I don’t have Amazon Prime so I had to wait for the physical media to come my way and I’m glad it did.
The show is quirky, funny, well made, odd and very easy to binge. I got the Blu-ray on a Thursday, watched four episodes that day and finished the last two on Friday. David Tennant and Michael Sheen have great chemistry together with Tennant as the demon Crowley and Sheen as the angel Aziraphale. Their Earth-bound relationship spans thousands of years and they’ve adapted throughout the years.
The overall premise of the show is that Crowley is to switch the Anti-Christ baby with that of the newborn of an American politician in England. Another couple shows up early with their own birth and all the babies get switched. Crowley and Aziraphale help raise the child they believe to be the son of Satan, but as the apocalypse gets closer, they put the pieces together and hope to prevent Armageddon.
I had heard great things about the show and overall it does live up to the hype. Sheen is such a chameleon when it comes to his performances. He deadpans most of his lines and it’s that line delivery that made me laugh throughout. That and his affinity for food. His good guy opposite Tennant’s bad guy works for me. I haven’t read the source material so I’m not sure how close they are to the novel versions, but fans of both actors will most certainly enjoy the pair.
The show also features some great supporting actors including Nick Offerman, Jon Hamm, Michael McKean and more. It’s that mix of two great leads with quality support, a funny script and quirky production and effects that will really capture an audience. It’s not for everyone, some people will never understand British humor, but for those who enjoy it, they will really enjoy it. With all these positives, Good Omens is…
Featuring a star-studded cast including Adria Arjona, Miranda Richardson, Michael McKean, Jack Whitehall, Nick Offerman, Mireille Enos, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sam Taylor Buck with Jon Hamm.
Brand new bonus material includes:
- Page to Screen
- Aziraphale’s World
- Bookshop Tour
- Crowley’s World
- Deleted Scenes
- Storyboard Gallery
- Concept Art Gallery
- Costume Design Gallery
- Queen compilation
- Good Omens VFX reel
- Audio commentaries for all 6 episodes
- Good Omens trailer
- Characters of Good Omens
- The World of Good Omens