Good Omens: Miniseries Reviews

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]
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
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
Good Omens continues to have its special effects moments. But there aren't enough of them to overcome the basic tedium afflicting it.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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May 30, 2019
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 29, 2019
It's a lot, and sometimes the pace is more exhausting than bracing... Still, Tennant and Sheen make an ideal buddy-comedy duo; their banter does justice to Gaiman and the late Pratchett's witty prose.
May 29, 2019
Much of the fun in Good Omens comes from the over-the-top fantastical elements and how the various surprise cameos (and others best left for their own discovery) make everything feel buoyantly, giddily surreal in a tale well told.
May 29, 2019
Good Omens comes across as less of its own distinct enterprise than one reminiscent of other British genre fare created by the likes of Terry Gilliam or Douglas Adams.
May 29, 2019
It is self-consciously constructed as a silly, constructed thing. When you watch the series, you get a visual version of the book's gleeful wordiness. That's no small feat.
May 28, 2019
The six-episode limited series loses momentum as it goes, making the teased possibility of a sequel less and less appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 21, 2019
In cramming in quite so much incident and varyingly successful attempts at humor, "Good Omens" traverses a great deal of ground. That it ends up saying so little feels like a missed opportunity.