Good Omens (6 Eps)
I went into Good Omens not really expecting much, sure the cast was top tier and there was a lot of general hype around the show but the trailer gave me strong Preacher vibes which is a show I didn't like that much and just overall this didn't seem like a show I was going to get much from. Yet with there being only 6 episodes and countless recommendations from people online and people I know in my personal life I finally decided to give it a go and I have to say I am quite happy I did. An angel named Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) and a demon named Crowley (David Tennant) has formed a friendship over the thousands of years they have spent together on earth that seems to be impossible considering they are an angel and a demon yet somehow it has worked. Armageddon is on the horizon with the antichrist turning of age and the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse riding once again yet these two are not ready to say goodbye to the earth and have it go into a war between Heaven and Hell. They decide to team up to try and sabotage the end of the world and save their lives that they have grown to like so much.
Like I said even though overall the show failed to engage me that much from the marketing the one thing that really stood out to me was the cast. Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Jon Hamm, Frances McDormand, and Nick Offerman are just a few of the actors seen in this and are all actors I absolutely love. It came as no shock to me that the best part of this show were these actors and how much fun they clearly were having. They all get to play really fun and expressive characters that play well into who they are and all around were just a ton of fun. Specifically, the chemistry and banter between Sheen and Tennant made the show for me, I loved seeing these two together playing off of each other. They both are so likable and provide a great base for the audience in this crazy story. Of course, a lot of this has to be rewarded also the script, this takes the path of being quirky and fun which is not always the easiest thing to pull off but really worked here. This is so much of the reason that I had so much fun with the show which is easily where it works the best. At heart, this is a crazy fun adventure with out of this world characters and when the show embraces that it really works. Though even with some more emotional scenes I thought this show landed quite well (specifically when it comes to the relationship between Crowley and Aziraphale). This show has a great understanding of its characters and how it is presenting itself and is always able to avoid falling off the rails at really any point because of that.
Though there are a few complaints I do have with the show still, first I will say that the CGI is very hit or miss. Where some of the effects are quite impressive plenty leave a lot to be desired. There is nothing more noticeable than bad CGI and I would be lying if I didn't say it took me out of multiple scenes. I also think the conclusion for the show is a bit underwhelming, with 5 episodes of build it seems like there is going to be a big grand finale worth 6 hours of television for but that never really comes, it's not the worst ending but I found it to fall a little flat especially compared to the great build it had. The story could also be cleaner. We jump between many characters and places in time and it is easy to lose track of where everyone is and what exactly is happening. With a story like this, it is bound to happen so I don't necessarily blame the people behind this show for this as a lack of talent, just a natural issue that comes from a story like this with the structure it decides to take. Still though overall, I had a great time with Good Omens, sure it's not the deepest show especially compared to some of the other recent miniseries such as Chernobyl or When They See Us, but it is truly a blast and one I would absolutely take again.