Good Omens: Miniseries Reviews

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June 1, 2019
Among its copious jokes, "Good Omens" has the wit and good taste to mock "The Sound of Music" on multiple occasions. For that alone it deserves an Emmy.
May 31, 2019
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
It feels like being told you're having fun rather than being allowed to have it.
May 31, 2019
Good Omens is an undeniably faithful adaptation of its source material, porting over stretches of text to serve as dialogue, often in the form of exposition.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 31, 2019
Most of the show's charm hinges on the unlikely camaraderie between an Angel and a Demon, played, with considerable gusto, by Michael Sheen and David Tennant.
May 31, 2019
[W]hen viewed as a collection of clever sketches by master performers it's a fun frolic - and with a cast of biblical proportions. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 1, 2019
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.
June 28, 2019
The reliably quirky Gaiman has fashioned a script that crams all the delicious silliness of the book and their relationship...
June 27, 2019
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.
June 25, 2019
There is plenty of substance that aims to please a crowd and the series is flavored with comedic notes and rich character tones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 25, 2019
Good Omens clearly had the potential to be the next great fantasy show but it fails to put forward a strong narrative, favouring instead a series of oddly connected moments which do little for the overall theme and tone of the show.
June 21, 2019
David Tennant and Michael Sheen bounce off each other with an energy that makes for intoxicating viewing.
June 19, 2019
Jon Hamm, 48, soars as the angel Gabriel (a total jerk).
June 17, 2019
A concise and direct production, with very intelligent but very accessible humor. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 14, 2019
A consistently entertaining adaptation that's worth seeing for Sheen and Tennant's terrific comic double-act alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 11, 2019
Good Omens is doing its best work precisely because it has a defined beginning, middle, and end, and zero plans or interest in extending to a Season 2, no matter how large a hit it might be.
June 6, 2019
It sounds brilliant, but good performances from Sheen and Tennant aside, Good Omens is a disjointed slog, with ugly special effects, useless peripheral characters, and no palpable sense of urgency.
June 5, 2019
Highly imaginative and will all no doubt be catnip for fans of the book, who will get to see an impressive cast bring a multitude of much-loved characters to life... Jolly good biscuit-dunking fun.
June 5, 2019
Tennant's swag and edgy comedy easily compliments Sheen's bon vivant in a bowtie who has an unshakeable belief in the God's 'ineffable' plan.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 5, 2019
It's the end of the world, my dears. And who could have predicted how delightful it would turn out to be?
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