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Good Omens

Postby freezeblade » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:25 pm UTC

Good Omens is a miniseries based on the 1990 novel of the same name by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. The series stars an ensemble cast led by David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Adria Arjona, Jack Whitehall, Jon Hamm and Frances McDormand.

Set in 2018, the series follows the demon Crowley (David Tennant) and the angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen), who, being accustomed to life on Earth, seek to prevent the coming of the Antichrist and with it Armageddon, the final battle between Heaven and Hell.

I'm currently 3 episodes into the 6 episode season, and so far it is completely amazing. They have kept the silly magical realism of the book, even retaining the narrator voice. So far I think it's been an excellent on-screen representation of one of my favorite books.

Anyone else watching this?
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Re: Good Omens

Postby Pfhorrest » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:31 pm UTC

Not yet, but now I definitely want to check it out!
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Re: Good Omens

Postby Zohar » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:27 pm UTC

Good Omens is not my favorite Pratchett book or my favorite Gaiman book, but I'm interested in checking this show out!
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Re: Good Omens

Postby maybeagnostic » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:40 am UTC

Some friends who've reread the book more recently found some of the changes and additions not as good as the adapted original material but I haven't read it in over 15 years myself so I couldn't even tell what those changes were. Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed the series.
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Re: Good Omens

Postby HES » Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:59 am UTC

I started the first episode and accidentally watched the entire series.
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Re: Good Omens

Postby Zohar » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:13 pm UTC

We're up to the second episode now. I found the second better than the first, possibly because there's less exposition involved. I'm not a huge fan of the chaotic editing style they're employing, but it doesn't particularly bother me, either. I'll probably end up watching the rest of the show. It's just... it seems like it's a lot of "we had some great ideas and we're gonna have scenes all about these great ideas, even though they're not particularly relevant to the plot"? Like the plant scene in the second episode, for instance. I'm guessing a lot of it is in the original material, and might be why I don't love it as much as other Pratchett books or Gaiman books. They both like(d) going on tangents, which I think is fine, but seems like the amount of it has exponentially increased when they collaborated.
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Re: Good Omens

Postby Pfhorrest » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:24 pm UTC

I watched five episodes of it over the weekend and have been enjoying it immensely thus far. Very dry British style of humor, reminds me a lot of Douglas Adams. (I haven't read the source book, but have read some other Pratchett, and enjoyed it, but so far I'm enjoying this more).
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Re: Good Omens

Postby Sungura » Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:20 am UTC

Watched it in two days.

My fav new show. A++ will watch again.

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Re: Good Omens

Postby Pfhorrest » Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:10 am UTC

Oh yeah, I finished watching this a while back. The ending was less climactic than I expected, and my girlfriend was disappointed with the show for that, but overall I still enjoyed it a lot.

I've heard that there were a lot of Doctor Who references throughout the show but I only spotted one or maybe two. Can anyone help point out the others?
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