“An angel and a demon enter a bar …” it could be the beginning of a joke, but the phrase ends up being quite the definition of what to expect from Good Omens, miniseries with 6 episodes, available at Prime Video.
Thus, we can say that the production, based on the book Beautiful Curses in Neil Gaiman, is already on our list of the best things of the year, thank you very much. But what Good Omens is it so special? First, its duo of protagonists, two talented actors, who, when put together on screen, create fun interactions, where the performance of one completes that of the other.
Here in Good Omens, Michael Sheen and David Tennant they are divinely good, and devilishly captivating, where they exude a chemistry without size, like the angel Aziraphale, and the demon Crowley, respectively. The duo then guarantees to do Good Omens deliver a good thing, a fine, sarcastic and good-humored thing, in which the series gets it right by doing a reinterpretation of biblical historical events in a peculiar way and with a sharp look at the almost 6,000 years of existence of the cosmos.
Good Omens, then, gives us a great film divided into 6 parts, with addictive and thought-provoking moments, where the viewer will feel the need to want to continue and continue to watch, even if each chapter has almost an hour. The pace of production makes time go by as fast as a bite from an apple delivered by a snake, where the captivating and interesting characters that the series presents us, help to tell this adventure, the moment when Adam and Eve leave paradise, until the Apocalypse, all of this in a curiously exciting way to go.
The cameos and the other names that complete the cast, still leave Good Omens even more impressive in its concern to unhurriedly tell a good story. We have since Frances McDormand, as the narrator and the voice of God in person, even, Jon Hamm like the Angel Gabriel, Miranda Richardson as the seer Madame Tracy, and still Mireille Enos as one of the Knights of the Apocalypse.
The text of Good Omens it is full of bright little moments, as seen in the excellent 1 × 03 – Hard Times, where we see the friendship of immortal beings over the years, from the beginning of everything, through the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, even, the duo in London’s Shakespeare. In Good Omens, everything turns out to be very, very well written, where the writers seem to know what to put at each moment to make the production even more neat.
The arc that starts in 1 × 02 – The Book, and that involves the book of Agnes Nutter, a powerful seer and her descendant Anathema (Adria Arjona), is a great treasure hunt to try to decipher the mysterious phrases and how it will unfold over the days approaching the end of time seen in 1 × 05 – The Doomsday Option and the great 1 × 06 – The Very Last Day Of The Rest Of Their Lives.
AND Good Omens, turns out to be the definitive proof that one of the biggest hits of the film Bohemian Rhapsody, in addition to highlighting Rami Malek, was to mark this return of the band Queen on movie and series soundtracks. Here, the production uses songs from the English band, at different times, to set the tone of the series, where the production knew how to put each of them at the right and key moments.
Good Omens, makes a series of misfortunes, during important moments of the world ‘s journey, where two immortal beings begin to question their participation in the system and in the Great Plan. The greatest success of the series, for delivering a closed production, is that everything turns out to be very well worked out, where things happen at their own pace, even the slightly weaker ends, like the children’s plot, led by the devil’s son in person, the young man Adam (Sam Taylor Buck) clearly picking up a strong reference for Stranger Things, and the Witch Hunt group that gathers the clumsy Shadwell (Michael McKean) and Newton Pulsifer (Jack Whitehall).
In the end, in general, Good Omens delivers a round production, made to Earth, which Aziraphale and Crowley they fight so hard to prevent it from ending, even though the pair must face a legion of angry Angels and Demons for this to happen. Perhaps it is really the end of time.
Good Omens available on Prime Video