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Good Omens: Miniseries Reviews

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May 31, 2019
It feels like being told you're having fun rather than being allowed to have it.
June 27, 2019
Those things that made the (Neil Gaiman's) book so funny and fun are nearly thirty years old and have become so ubiquitous for some of us that Good Omens is no longer the absurd outlier, but the norm.
June 6, 2019
It sounds brilliant, but good performances from Sheen and Tennant aside, Good Omens is a disjointed slog, with ugly special effects, useless peripheral characters, and no palpable sense of urgency.
June 3, 2019
It feels like it's been directed by 12 people, none of whom has ever directed anything before, featuring actors who have apparently never acted before.
June 25, 2019
Good Omens clearly had the potential to be the next great fantasy show but it fails to put forward a strong narrative, favouring instead a series of oddly connected moments which do little for the overall theme and tone of the show.
May 21, 2019
The omens aren't good. When you're planning an apocalypse, timing is everything.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 21, 2019
In cramming in quite so much incident and varyingly successful attempts at humor, "Good Omens" traverses a great deal of ground. That it ends up saying so little feels like a missed opportunity.
May 28, 2019
The six-episode limited series loses momentum as it goes, making the teased possibility of a sequel less and less appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 31, 2019
It is a shame that Good Omens' advent on to our screens at last feels like such a wasted opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 30, 2019
Such archness. Such ostentatious charm and so-called wit. It made me feel like I wanted to suck the sugar from my teeth.
May 22, 2019
A few witty lines and good chemistry between the leads don't atone for cluttered storytelling and utterly cloying, unnecessary and incessant voice-over narration by The Almighty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 31, 2019
Animated signposts keep swinging onto the screen to tell us how many days and hours are left until doomsday, and yet Good Omens meanders along as if it had all the time in the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 30, 2019
Good Omens continues to have its special effects moments. But there aren't enough of them to overcome the basic tedium afflicting it.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 22, 2019
The end of the world sounds pretty terrible, but turns out it's tolerable as long as David Tennant is there.
Full Review | Original Score: 50/100
May 29, 2019
Good Omens comes across as less of its own distinct enterprise than one reminiscent of other British genre fare created by the likes of Terry Gilliam or Douglas Adams.
September 10, 2019
With an engaging cast, a wonderful sense of style, and a story that feels both timeless and tailor-made to today, Good Omens crafts a very binge-worthy fantasy tale that audiences will likely fall in love with.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 20, 2019
Gaiman - also showrunner on the series - has pulled off a colourful, quirky, funny, poignant (although not entirely flawless) feat. One might even suspect there's been a spot of divine (or devilish) intervention.
June 4, 2019
The chemistry between Tennant and Sheen is remarkable and unmatched. Good Omens hooks you from the start and is more than worth the six hour binge.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 20, 2019
Devilishly funny in places while cosily meandering in others, Good Omens earns its wings thanks to the heavenly double act of Tennant and Sheen.
June 4, 2019
With echoes of Mikhail Bulgakov and Douglas Adams, Good Omens is a farce, a cheeky lark, as stylish as it is stylized, macabre and endlessly inventive.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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