Critic Consensus: A smörgåsbord of heavenly imagery and irreverent hilarity, Good Omens works thanks to Michael Sheen and David Tennant's very-nearly-holy (or maybe unholy?) chemistry -- though, at only six episodes, it's a rare adaptation that may have benefitted from being a little less faithful to the good book.
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If everything else feels decidedly extraneous, it's mostly worth it to see two such estimable actors having such a lovely doomsday.
It feels like being told you're having fun rather than being allowed to have it.
Together, it's like watching two musicians at the top of their game play a duet; they positively sing... The rest of it's not bad -- not world-ending, but not exactly heavenly, either.
Such archness. Such ostentatious charm and so-called wit. It made me feel like I wanted to suck the sugar from my teeth.
Good Omens continues to have its special effects moments. But there aren't enough of them to overcome the basic tedium afflicting it.
A cursory overview of the plot would suggest that the two decide to work together to defend humanity from divine caprice - but the performances make it clear that what each entity is truly fighting for is one another, and the bond they've forged.
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