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Good Omens
« on: October 08, 2018, 09:14:10 PM »
Based on the brilliant work by Pratchett and Gaiman, with David Tennant starring. Don't think this needs much more of an introduction...

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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2018, 10:18:31 PM »
I wouldn't call myself a big fan of Gaiman, but anything with Tennant in it has my interest.
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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 01:14:12 AM »
The book is indeed brilliant, so the series has the potential to be really good if done right.

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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 01:35:19 AM »
Ironically I never read the book. For someone who's a big fan of him (loved Neverwhere, American Gods, Anansi Boys, Coraline, Stardust, Cemetery Stories etc...) how big of an omission is to have not read The Good Omens? (I have to decide if to just watch the series or to read the book beforehand)
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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 02:12:02 AM »
I've only read American Gods by Gaiman, and while it's really good I think Good Omens is better. But then it's a collaboration with Terry Pratchett who is one of my absolutely favorite writers.

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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2018, 02:50:15 AM »
American Gods and Good Omens have almost nothing in common. :lol

Gaiman and Pratchett are two of my favourite authors, and Good Omens is tremendous fun, so I've been really excited about this since it was first announced!

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« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2018, 05:16:44 AM »
I'd say the book is a really nice mix of Gaiman's quirky type of modern fantasy and Pratchet's excellent satirical humor. It's an excellent read.

While I'm excited about Tennant, I'm very curious to see how they handle the four horsemen. I remember that being my favorite part of the novel. I think I'm gonna have to give that one a re-read before the series starts to be honest, it's been a good two decades at least. Fuck I'm old.
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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2019, 06:49:59 PM »
Barely over a week left. Just looked and it'll be only six episodes, all available on the 31st. Think I'll be quite lazy that weekend. :lol
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2019, 10:18:48 PM »
Put down two episodes tonight, this seriously good, just entertaining as fuck and really catches Pratchett's vibe.
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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2019, 01:20:49 PM »
I'm on episode 2 now. Looks like Gaiman wrote the whole series himself. Always like when the actual (co)author is involved.
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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2019, 02:38:34 PM »
I mean.... Terry Pratchett is dead, isn't he? Kind of hard to involve him at this point.
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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2019, 05:41:52 PM »
I mean.... Terry Pratchett is dead, isn't he? Kind of hard to involve him at this point.

Didn't know that. Now I get why he isn't a producer or something. I just finished the series. Loved it. Sheen and Tennant's chemistry was just awesome.

Found this wonderful interview with Gaiman that discusses Terry's death and how that seemed to spawn what I just saw.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/30/18645935/neil-gaiman-interview-good-omens-amazon-adaptation-terry-pratchett-michael-sheen-david-tennant
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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2019, 06:38:14 PM »
Yeah, Tennant and Sheen are just fabulous in this, in fact casting all around is quite excellent. On Ep4 now.
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« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2019, 06:14:30 AM »
Been seeing the ads for this and it looks good.  Am not familiar with the book(s).  Is this a 6 part mini-series or only 6 episodes this season with more to come?

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« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2019, 09:33:45 AM »
6 part miniseries, and they wrap everything up tidily.
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« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2019, 03:24:00 AM »
Haven't watched this yet but just really have to plug the book. It reads more like a Terry book (and a really good one at that), but if you're looking for Neil in it, you'll find him. It's fucking hilarious and it gets a little confusing near the end with the full fucking apocalypse going on but then it all clicks.

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« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2019, 02:36:45 PM »
Good Omens was fantastic. No complaints at all, with the exception I wasn't totally crazy on the actor who played Adam. Other than that, I'm sure Terry was smiling. And I loved that it was just a mini series, instead of bloating it like some other Gaiman project that's currently out there

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« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2019, 06:15:53 AM »
Finished this last night. Excellent mini-series with a surprisingly satisfying conclusion. I had few laugh-out-loud moments but I was chuckling the entire time. The cast was fantastic. For the side characters, I especially enjoyed Mireille Enos as War and John Hamm as Gabriel.

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« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2019, 10:31:06 PM »
Over 20,000 Christians signed a petition, claiming that the show mocks the apocalypse, and religion in general...

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The petition, sponsored by a Christian group called Return to Order, and titled “Tell Netflix: Cancel Blasphemous ‘Good Omens’ Series,” claims that the series is “a mockery of God’s order and religion,” and expresses anger that “an angel and demon are good friends,”and that  “God is voiced by a woman.” In addition, the petition complains that “he Antichrist…is portrayed as a normal kid that has special powers.”

The petition complains about the attempt “to make Satanism appear normal, light and acceptable,” and concludes with a demand to “Stop promoting evil!”


Yes, you read that right...they petitioned Netflix to cancel the Amazon Prime series Good Omens.  :lol
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« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2019, 05:40:39 AM »
I'm just waiting on a petition from drug dealers to remove Breaking Bad, as it shows them in a bad light.

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« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2019, 11:12:31 AM »
Amazon tweeted to Netflix for an agreement that if Netflix took down Good Omens, they'd take down Stranger Things.

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« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2019, 04:47:01 AM »
Notice how they find insulting, among other things, the idea that God is a woman  :lol

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« Reply #24 on: June 29, 2019, 12:09:13 AM »
Amazon posted a tribute to Terry on YouTube today. It's mainly Neil sharing how him and Terry came to collaborate on the original book and wanting to make a show that Terry would be proud of.

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