Good Omens: Season 1 Reviews

November 10, 2021
Adapted from a 1990 novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, the apocalyptic miniseries has a quirky British comedic tone.
April 26, 2021
A clever and funny debate about right and wrong, and the role we humans play in this fight. [Full review in Spanish]
January 18, 2020
If you're one of those people who find stories about the End Times stressful or upsetting, don't worry, Good Omens is neither. It's funny and charming and very human.
January 16, 2020
The supporting characters, such as the two couples each raising a son (one the Antichrist, one not), were insubstantial and underpowered, and the part where the nuns bungled the swapping of the babies was dull and protracted when it could have been funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 16, 2020
There's no denying it's a stupendous show.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 15, 2020
It's a show made in heaven, and hellishly good.
December 3, 2019
While [David] Tennant and [Michael] Sheen are incredibly engaging, their chemistry gets lost in a story that doesn't make much sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5.0
November 25, 2019
Good Omens' greatest achievement isn't its hilarious story of the end of the world.It's the recognition that we're all not that different, in the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
November 25, 2019
The show's script is fresh, original, and will keep most viewers entertained throughout. However some of the side-characters' backstories are less than impressive, and take away from pace and rhythm of the otherwise well-crafted show.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 25, 2019
Much like existence, Good Omens is a messy, sometimes confusing experience whose highs make the whole enterprise worth it.
November 25, 2019
No screen version of the book was going to be perfect, or work for everyone, but this is probably the closest we were going to get. Praise be!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 6, 2019
Gaiman creates a tight story in six nearly hour-long episodes. For a tale about the end of times, it's a surprisingly streamlined story, despite the different jumps in time.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
September 30, 2019
This series is a fun and wild ride that you'll want to stay on until the very end.
September 10, 2019
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 5, 2019
It's got enough satirical elements for it to develop its story in a very entertaining and deliciously unexpected way. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.