Series Review

'Good Omens': angels go rogue in this on-screen ode to Terry Pratchett

This Amazon Prime series, based on a hit book of the same name, presents a rich, anarchically humorous vision of the end of days

09 June 2019 - 00:00

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times - it was the age of the First Gulf War and the first Bush presidency, it was the end of the excess of the '80s and the beginning of the "whateverness" of the '90s and it was the age in which two future fantasy-genre giants decided to put their heads together and have a laugh and write an award-winning comic tale about the end of days.

When Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett wrote and published Good Omens in 1990 they were just having some fun together and making fun of the seemingly so-insane-it-couldn't-possibly-get-any-crazier world in which they lived...

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