Thursday, September 7, 2023

Good Omens Two Good Too!


The first season of Good Omens told a complete story based on a single novel. It was excellent and self contained.

Fortunately for everyone, Neil Gaiman and Sir Terry Pratchet had discussed what follow up stories would be and now we have another season.

I feel the same confusion for this show as I do for the book Lamb. Anyone with enough knowledge of all the reference material from the religious side has a decent chance of falling into the group without enough of a sense of humor about it to be annoyed by the show. Then again, it's so well done, the folks it's targeting may miss they're the target.

There's also a huge amount of straight historical information strewn about this series as well, inspiring those interested to looks up more details.

The show does an excellent job of presenting the main two characters (Tennant and Sheen are brilliant once again) as acting in the interests of what the supposed core parts of religions are (compassion, doing good, helping others). The other angels and demons take on the roles of those who use interpretations of "divine teachings" to further their own beliefs or agendas. 

I love the way the show has brought back some actors from the first season in entirely different roles with absolutely zero explanation. It highlights the bonds between the performers and the fact that it must be a fun working environment.

Anyway, a ridiculous amount of things happened, the cast was fantastic, the writing was fun and clever, and Neil Gaiman said he'll put the finish in a novel if season three doesn't happen. Therefore it isn't an ending one can get upset about, its a cliffhanger. The flashbacks were, once more, my favorite part, and they were even better than last season.

Too much really wild stuff happened for me to want to spoil any of it. 

Final thought- Bringing in two humans that were very similar to Aziraphale and Crowley was a cool and interesting dynamic to highlight the relationship of the two main characters of the stories. 

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