Good Omens Review

Good Omens

I really like David Tennant. Perhaps not as much as my Sister does, but he’s an entertaining guy. His presence was my only real buy in to watching Good Omens.

The main push to watch Good Omens came from my better half, who as a big lover of Supernatural found the whole demon/angel set up rather interesting.

Based on the book by Neil Gaiman, Good Omens is essentially a love story. I’ve recently begun to try and lessen my use of ‘bromance’, especially in this situation, as that belittles the situation. Tennant and Sheen’s romance is the core of the story, as they struggle with being a good demon and a bad angel through the centuries.

Their general resistance to change is interesting, bar Tennant’s hair. I did read an interesting piece about the colours they wear, and how they’re essentially opposites on the colour spectrum ,which makes them a good match. Clearly a lot of thought has gone into these two and how they interact. I can’t comment on how the book deals with them, but here it’s heartfelt, and they have great chemistry.

There is a pretty big problem though. When they aren’t on screen, I don’t really care. Things slow down and aren’t half as entertaining. Perhaps if I had a love for them from the book I’d be more involved? I can’t say for sure, but everything pales next to Tennant and Sheen. Oh, and Tennant’s car. It’s very cool.

Props to Jack Whitehall, who manages to shed his sometimes overly sarcastic and chirpy comedy persona to play a particularly incompetent office worker who becomes a Witch Hunter.

My wife enjoyed it, but for me Good Omens is a mixed bag. It’s only 6 episodes long so it’s not the biggest ask of your time, especially if you find more enjoyment in the scenes that lack Tennant and Sheen than I did.

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