My husband had read Good Omens back in his college days. While he doesn’t remember if he finished the book (since he does not recall the ending), he did remember really enjoying the writing. When we first saw a commercial for the mini series, Jason started freaking out with excitement.
We finally were able to binge watch all six episodes this past week. The combination of being exhausted from work and wanting to avoid the hot, humid weather that is typical of Panhandle Florida during this time of year, we decided to start Good Omens.
Let me preface this with saying I had no idea what to expect. The series is a dry comedy about Armageddon. David Tennant plays a demon named Crowley, and Michael Sheen plays an angel named Aziraphale. The chemistry between these two actors is amazing! Tennant and Sheen really make the friend between Crowley and Aziraphale look genuine.
Anways, the series starts off explaining the origin of humanity, and you see that Aziraphale and Crowley’s bond started during the days of the Garden of Eden. You see snapshots of the two growing closer as time moves up to current day. Then one day, the Antichrist is born, and the preparation for Armageddon begins.
Little does the fictional world know, that Crowley and Aziraphale are both very incompetent at their jobs. Thus, Armageddon is not the flawless “Great War” the demons and angels believed God promised.
If you enjoy British shows and/or dry humor, you will really like this show. It’s definitely more my husband’s cup of tea, but I still got quite a few chuckles throughout every hour long episode.