Is Good Omens Good Enough?


Good Omens is a TV show on Amazon prime, and co-produced with BBC. Based off of the book of the same name by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, it follows the adventures of the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley respectively played by Michael Sheen and David Tennant. The two team up to find and protect the world from the missing Antichrist, who’s an 11-year-old boy unaware that he is supposed to bring the end of days to humanity. While the show is fast pace, it’s very captivating and intriguing. Without giving the whole show away, some of my favorite scenes include: when the antichrist is misplaced in the very beginning, Agnus Bane, when the hell hound is released, the four horsemen, Armageddon, and the very end. I know that many of the things that I have mentioned don’t make much sense, but trust me when I say that once you watch it, you will understand. So I will do my best to explain them without giving it all away. 


The antichrist is the son of Satan who’s supposed to bring the end of times. Agnus Bane was a witch in the 1500’s who predicted the future. A hell hound is a dog meant to serve and protect it’s master, so in this case it would be the antichrist. The four horsemen are War, Famine, Pollution, and Death. They are key to get Armageddon started. Armageddon is supposed to be the war to end all wars also known as the war between angels and demons. The very end is the best part of the show in my opinion although I won’t spoil it. 


While the show has some religious aspects, it doesn’t feel like it. I’m not a religious person, but I absolutely love the biblical aspects this show takes. Honestly, it feels like something that would come from the author of Harry Potter or the writers of Doctor Who. As a big fan of Doctor Who myself, I love how it has that element of being very sci-fi like while giving that element of real life. A little fun fact, David Tennant who plays Crowley, also played the 10th Doctor on Doctor Who, and both shows are produced by BBC. 


I adore the banter between Aziraphale and Crowley. Aziraphle always ends up getting himself in some sort of situation in which Crowley has to come save the day whilst trying to remain his status in the underworld as the baddest demon. The two of them are supposed to be enemies, but they are the farthest thing from it. They become friends over time starting at the very beginning with Adam and Eve all the way until present day. Even with the prophecies of Agnus they still were able to save the world from Armageddon. As of right now, there is only one season, with six episodes and each an hour long. Every chance I get, I always try to get my friends into it. 5 out of 5 stars from me.