Good Omens

{5/5} “Don’t think of it as dying. Think of it as leaving early to avoid the rush.”

Good Omens, aired in 2019

The Antichrist has been born and will bring about Armageddon in 11 years. Aziraphale is an angel and Crowley is a demon — they’ve both been on Earth for a long time and they’ve gotten used to it. They don’t want Armageddon to happen, so they hatch a plan to stop it. One of them becomes the family’s nanny and one becomes the gardener — but through a misunderstanding, they’ve been looking after the wrong boy.

This is a 6-part miniseries based on the book by Neil Gaiman (Stardust) and Terry Pratchett (Mort). I read the book some years ago and loved it.

There’s a delightful sense of humour throughout.

The dialogue between Aziraphale and Crowley is thrilling. I don’t usually comment on cars, but Crowley’s car is glorious.

Stars Michael Sheen, David Tennant, and the voice of Frances McDormand. The whimsical music is by David Arnold.

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