Good Omens: Miniseries Reviews

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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 15, 2020
It's a show made in heaven, and hellishly good.
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
June 21, 2019
David Tennant and Michael Sheen bounce off each other with an energy that makes for intoxicating viewing.
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 3, 2019
Occasionally it verges on being too knowing and arch, but Tennant and Sheen redeem it, the message of their alliance being that even those with as polar-opposite views as an angel and a devil can work together.
June 3, 2019
It feels like it's been directed by 12 people, none of whom has ever directed anything before, featuring actors who have apparently never acted before.
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.
Top Critic
June 1, 2019
With [Neil] Gaiman at the helm, and with an ample amount of time to do the book's nuances justice, Good Omens succeeds much better than any recent Gaiman (or [Terry] Pratchett) adaptation in memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
Animated signposts keep swinging onto the screen to tell us how many days and hours are left until doomsday, and yet Good Omens meanders along as if it had all the time in the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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]
May 31, 2019
It is a shame that Good Omens' advent on to our screens at last feels like such a wasted opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 31, 2019
Good Omens can work only with the right leads, so cheers to bringing in Sheen and Tennant, two actors who know how to make a three-course meal out of understated dialogue and cosmic absurdity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 30, 2019
Good Omens boasts an assured sense of tone from the very start.
May 30, 2019
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.
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