good omens

Starring: david tennant, michael sheen, adria arjona and jon hamm 

 

REVIEWER: lyall carter

★★★★

A tale of the bungling of Armageddon features an angel, a demon, an eleven-year-old Antichrist, and a doom-saying witch.

I only found out about Good Omens because of the protests from ultra conservatives in America. And I’m so glad they alerted me to it because Good Omens is completely and utterly bizarre, bonkers, and highly entertaining.

 

Based on the book of the same name by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman Good Omens sees fussy angel Aziraphale and loose-living demon Crowley team up to form an unlikely duo. The two have become overly fond of life on Earth, and they are forced into forming an alliance in an attempt to stop the approaching Armageddon. To do that, they have to find the missing Antichrist, an 11-year-old boy who is unaware that he is meant to bring the end of days upon humanity. 

 

I know - bonkers right? But even though it’s a bit bonkers the world of Good Omens is completely believable because of the quality of the story. It’s completely engaging, hilarious, dark and brooding as we follow Aziraphale and Crowley’s attempts to stop Armagedon because they love their earth life so much.  

 

And it really is the Sheen and Tennant show. David Tennant is glorious as Crowley, reveling in such a deliciously evil role. Sheen also gives a wondrous performance having to play the ‘good’ character Aziraphale which is sometimes a lot harder gig than playing the ‘bad’ character.

 

Bizarre, bonkers, but highly entertaining with standout performances from David Tennant and Michael Sheen Good Omens is a TV show not to miss. 

★★★★★

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Good Omens is available on DVD and Blu-ray from all good disc retailers. 

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