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Offline Niloc

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Good Omens
« on: June 12, 2019, 05:14:26 AM »
The first episode of Good Omens is quite well done. It's a comedy about the biblical apocalypse. Son of Satan, hellhounds, that sort of thing.

It's also in that sweet spot where I read the book, but it was long enough ago that I remember very little of it, other than basic plot points and that I enjoyed it. It's a collaboration between the late Terry Pratchett and Niel Gaiman.

It's on Amazon Prime (and therefore it's out everywhere if you don't have Prime), and all episodes are out, only 6 total. Pretty sure it's a one-and-done series too, since there was only one book.

Good cast. Many well-known actors. David Tennant plays the main demon and is suitably over the top with it.

I'll definitely watch the rest.

Got to get to the somewhat-similar American Gods season 2 as well, another Neil Gaiman adaptation. Season 1 was decent, though not amazing IMO.

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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 09:48:05 AM »
Good Omens is my fav book ever. So let's add this one to the watching list! Thanks for the tip

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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 03:02:27 PM »
It was really enjoyable to watch. It did leave hints for a second season.
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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2019, 10:44:04 AM »
Finally finished this.. yes it was really good! Loved all the actors, always nice to see Miranda Richardson back on screen and Micheal McKean seems to be popping up in a lot of stuff these days which is great.

Script was well done, I think Neil Gaiman did a good job and the Pratchett humor really shines through. If there's a slight against it the show does reach it's climax pretty early in Episode 6 leaving a lot of Epilogue but it's all fine.

All of the Pratchett adaptations have been great so far.. if you haven't checked out Going Postal look it up.. I think I saw it on Amazon Prime as well.

Good Omens also re-inforces why British television is usually better. Contrast it with a recent American show that also deals with a similar theme.. Sabrina the Teenage Witch on Netflix. That show is so fucking stupid.

As far as a 2nd season I'm not sure Gaiman would do that without Pratchett but supposedly they had briefly worked on some ideas for it before Pratchett died so who knows?