Good Omens

  • Title: Good Omens – Hard Times / Saturday Morning Funtime
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Good Omens - Hard Times / Saturday Morning Funtime TV review

Anathema (Adria Arjona) unknowing befriends the very child she is looking for while also exposing the Antichrist to a boatload of conspiracy theories which have unexpected consequences for reality (as a nuclear reactor loses its reactor, the appearance of aliens, the Kraken, Tibetan spies tunneling under England, and Atlantis all suddenly appear). Towards the end of “Saturday Morning Funtime,” Adam begins to understand his effect on the world and a burning need to enforce his will on Earth (albeit a far goofier will than Hell had originally intended). “Hard Times” takes a look at the relationship of Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and Crowley (David Tennant) and how it has evolved over the millennia from the Garden of Eden until today. Although almost never able to admit their true feelings for each other, we see both make sacrifices to help the other over the centuries as they have each made Earth, rather than Heaven or Hell, their home.

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Good Omens – The Book

by Alan Rapp on June 7, 2019

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  • Title: Good Omens – The Book
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Good Omens - The Book TV review

The second episode of Good Omens introduces a few more characters into the fold as it jauntily strolls towards the end of the world. Adria Arjona (Pacific Rim: Uprising, Emerald City) is introduced as Anathama Device, the last decedent of witch Agnes Nutter (Josie Lawrence) who prophesied all that has happened and all that is yet to come. Despite knowing where to look, Anathama doesn’t recognize the Antichrist when she runs into Adam and his friends (or an angel and demon when she runs into them later that night). The explanation for the trouble in finding the boy comes from Crowley (David Tennant) who offhandedly remarks on the the spawn of Satan’s adaptive camouflage in place to hide his existence until the time is right. We also get a flashback to Agnes as well, and her book of predictions which gives the episode its title and unexpectedly falls into the hands Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) when Crowley runs over Anathama with his car.

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Good Omens – In The Beginning

by Alan Rapp on June 3, 2019

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  • Title: Good Omens – In The Beginning
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Good Omens - In The Beginning television review

Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch is a terrifically amusing novel from Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman about an angel and demon coming together in an attempt to save the Earth from Armageddon. Adapted as a six-part Amazon series, the first episode introduces us to both the angel Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and the demon Crowley (David Tennant) who have grown quite comfortable on Earth sine being stationed there before Eve plucked the apple from the tree in the Garden of Eden. Having formed an unlikely friendship in their shared exile, neither is all that keen on the coming of the Antichrist and the end of the world. After a brief set-up, including the pair’s first meeting, “In The Beginning” jumps forward eleven years prior to present day when Crowley is tapped to deliver the baby Antichrist into the arms of the human couple who will unknowingly raise it to destroy the world. As latch-ditch plans go, this one isn’t so bad… but then fate steps in.

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