Good Omens: Miniseries (2019)


Miniseries
Good Omens

Critics Consensus

A smörgåsbord of heavenly imagery and irreverent hilarity, Good Omens works thanks to to Michael Sheen and David Tennant's very-nearly-holy (or maybe unholy?) chemistry -- though, at only six episodes, it's a rare adaptation that may have benefitted from being a little less faithful to the good book.

83%

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Critic Ratings: 87

91%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 1015
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Episodes

1
Air date: May 31, 2019
2
Air date: May 31, 2019
3
Air date: May 31, 2019
4
Air date: May 31, 2019
5
Air date: May 31, 2019
6
Air date: May 31, 2019

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In series 1, the year is 2018 and the Apocalypse is set to descend upon humanity. An angel and demon mourn their luxurious earthly lifestyles, a child Antichrist goes missing and the Four Horsepeople prepare as the End of Times nears.

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Critic Reviews for Good Omens Miniseries

All Critics (87) | Top Critics (21)

If everything else feels decidedly extraneous, it's mostly worth it to see two such estimable actors having such a lovely doomsday.

May 31, 2019 | Full Review…

It feels like being told you're having fun rather than being allowed to have it.

May 31, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Together, it's like watching two musicians at the top of their game play a duet; they positively sing... The rest of it's not bad -- not world-ending, but not exactly heavenly, either.

May 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Such archness. Such ostentatious charm and so-called wit. It made me feel like I wanted to suck the sugar from my teeth.

May 30, 2019 | Full Review…

Good Omens continues to have its special effects moments. But there aren't enough of them to overcome the basic tedium afflicting it.

May 30, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

A cursory overview of the plot would suggest that the two decide to work together to defend humanity from divine caprice - but the performances make it clear that what each entity is truly fighting for is one another, and the bond they've forged.

May 30, 2019 | Full Review…
NPR
Top Critic

This series is a fun and wild ride that you'll want to stay on until the very end.

Sep 30, 2019 | Full Review…

With an engaging cast, a wonderful sense of style, and a story that feels both timeless and tailor-made to today, Good Omens crafts a very binge-worthy fantasy tale that audiences will likely fall in love with.

Sep 10, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

It's got enough satirical elements for it to develop its story in a very entertaining and deliciously unexpected way. [Full review in Spanish]

Aug 4, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Their depiction has real power and impact, and Good Omens is a hugely important story of found families and love that isn't able to be pigeonholed.

Jul 1, 2019 | Full Review…

The reliably quirky Gaiman has fashioned a script that crams all the delicious silliness of the book and their relationship...

Jun 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Those things that made the (Neil Gaiman's) book so funny and fun are nearly thirty years old and have become so ubiquitous for some of us that Good Omens is no longer the absurd outlier, but the norm.

Jun 27, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Good Omens: Miniseries

  • 2d ago
    Characters all feel realistic. While complex they are still very understandable and relatable. Great on-screen chemistry between actors. Isn't stressing; a good show that incorporates drama without making it too much/ overconsuming. So much attention to details in the design and writing, the more I watch it the more I get from it, it feels like a new show every time.
  • 3d ago
    Very good. Michael Sheen and David Tennant, the two main characters, carry the series. A fun, light comedy with some darkness as well. Lots of little jokes everywhere.
  • 3d ago
    I did not read the book, so each episode was wonderfully exciting. Sheen and Tennant's chemistry is a match made in heaven, or hell, pun intended. The entire cast did a beautiful job of supporting this show, and you could feel the connection of each role, to the next. I had to force myself to not binge watch in one sitting, very difficult; as this series was captivating and quirky, and fun, and witty, and everything you want in a mini-series. I do hope there's a second season.
  • 3d ago
    I wish amazon would release the IP and let this air on other streaming services, EVERYONE SHOULD SEE THIS
  • 5d ago
    Just get past the first episode (I'd give it a B-). The rest of the show is A+.
  • Oct 04, 2019
    This show is really addicting and immensely amazing. There are some scenes that are quite funny and entertaining. Really love this show!. Hopefully there is a season 2..
  • Oct 03, 2019
    Perfectly wonderful -- layered, nuanced and wickedly funny. The only mini-series I immediately watched again start to finish.
  • Sep 24, 2019
    It's not so often that you find a show with great chemistry between its main characters. Sheen and Tennant's performances alone make this mini-series a must-see.
  • Sep 20, 2019
    In my opinion Terry Pratchett's best novel. My only criticism of this miniseries is that it's far too short.
  • Sep 18, 2019
    Hugely creative, absurd and hilarious. It feels like Douglas Adams. It lags a bit whenever the amazing Tennant and Sheen aren't on screen but thankfully they're on screen a lot.

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