‘Good Omens’ remains good fun thanks to Michael Sheen and David Tennant
Posted By: Sophia Andrew
Posted On: July 29, 2023
Returning to Amazon after over four years since its first season, “Good Omens” brings us a delightful and whimsical story about an angel and a demon and their long-lasting friendship over the ages.
The new season, consisting of six episodes, focuses more on the charming interactions between the characters rather than a complex plot.
The main reason for the story is to give Michael Sheen and David Tennant the opportunity to reunite on-screen.
The show sometimes feels like a playful version of “History of the World,” where heavenly and hellish beings act as our guides.
Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s novel continues to be the source of inspiration, and Neil Gaiman, who is also known for “The Sandman,” serves as a producer, while Douglas Mackinnon directs all the episodes.
Even though Aziraphale (played by Michael Sheen) and Crowley (played by David Tennant) have made Earth, particularly London, their home, the series takes us on a thrilling journey across time and space, visiting different eras like Victorian England, World War II, and even biblical times, with ease.
In this new part of the story, we meet the archangel Gabriel, played by Jon Hamm, who is known for his funny side but doesn’t always get the credit for it.
Gabriel suddenly appears at Aziraphale’s doorstep, completely naked and confused. He can’t remember anything about himself or how he ended up there.
This strange and confusing situation catches the attention of representatives from both Heaven and Hell. In their own ways, these representatives are stuck in frustrating bureaucratic systems.
Now, Aziraphale and Crowley have to work together to figure out what happened to Gabriel and prevent any potential problems that might arise because of his situation.
“Good Omens” is a very lighthearted and enjoyable show. It’s so light that it almost feels weightless! But that’s okay because it’s always fun to watch.
The show has a good mix of silliness and a touching, warm feeling, which comes from the special friendship between the two main characters, even though they are quite different from each other.
And when you see an angel and a demon becoming friends, it makes you think that maybe there’s hope for all of us to bridge our differences too.
Apart from the great actors like Sheen, Tennant, and Hamm, there are many other talented actors in the show.
Miranda Richardson plays a grumpy demon who likes to cause trouble, Derek Jacobi is the voice of God, also known as the Metatron, and Shelley Conn portrays Beelzebub.
These days, streaming services tend to keep fantasy and sci-fi shows going, even if they are not doing so well, just because they don’t want to give up.
For example, Apple’s “Foundation” and Netflix’s “Sweet Tooth” have already returned for second seasons, and Amazon’s “The Wheel of Time” is scheduled for another season in September.
However, “Good Omens” is a different story. It’s a delightful and fun show with a humorous and irreverent tone.
While we might not have desperately needed another season, it’s still nice to have one, especially when the show’s vibe is so enjoyable. As the song goes, it’s a show that truly has time on its side.
The second season of “Good Omens” premieres on July 28 on Amazon’s Prime Video.
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