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on: January 19, 2017, 12:38:17 PM

http://io9.gizmodo.com/terry-pratchett-and-neil-gaimans-good-omens-tv-miniseri-1791374071

Next year Amazon and the BBC are releasing a 6 part adaptation of Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. The Showrunner and writer of the series will be Neil Gaiman so I think we can be pretty sure that this will be amazing.
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Reply #1 on: January 19, 2017, 12:47:45 PM


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Reply #2 on: January 19, 2017, 12:58:23 PM

American Gods in a few months and Good Omens next year... DRILLING AND MANLINESS
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Reply #3 on: January 19, 2017, 01:01:22 PM

Good Omens is one of my favorite novels of all time. Please don't fuck this up.

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Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 07:19:45 AM



David Tennant and Michael Sheen are playing Aziraphale and Crowley. It's still on track to be released in 2018 (in the UK at least). 2019 for the US. But there's no way I'll be able to wait that long. So Yarrr, I guess.
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Reply #5 on: October 06, 2018, 10:18:09 AM

The first trailer is out and it's looking very promising.

https://twitter.com/GoodOmensPrime/status/1048589384692289536
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Reply #6 on: October 06, 2018, 11:57:15 AM

That looks fun.

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Reply #7 on: October 06, 2018, 05:27:30 PM

David Tennant is channeling his inner Bill Nighy.

Looks fun.

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Reply #8 on: February 14, 2019, 07:32:30 PM

They released the opening title sequence the other day as another little teaser.  Only a few months until this comes out and I'm jazzed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsrPO8qslBE

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Reply #9 on: February 17, 2019, 02:42:48 PM

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Reply #10 on: February 17, 2019, 02:50:20 PM

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Reply #11 on: March 06, 2019, 08:36:03 AM

Another new trailer. I think this is the last one before it starts.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUJoR4vlIIs
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Reply #12 on: March 06, 2019, 01:13:44 PM

May 31?  Too far...

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Reply #13 on: March 06, 2019, 03:55:07 PM

Me like.

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Reply #14 on: April 27, 2019, 12:43:05 PM

https://youtu.be/Boz7rHYLj6s

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Reply #16 on: May 30, 2019, 11:02:24 PM

This was made available at 12AM Eastern. (I was still up when it hit 11pm here in Central land and it is available).

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Reply #17 on: June 01, 2019, 07:47:14 AM

Episode and a half in, this is good, with two caveats.

Like most Prachett or Wodehouse adaptations it struggles to present internal monologue and narration and make them as funny as it is on the page. It feels like Gaiman wanted to include all of Pratchett's really good bits but sometimes they just don't fit.

Whenever neither aziraphale or crowley are on screen it is less good.

But I bought another streaming dongle to watch this and no regrets so far.

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Reply #18 on: June 01, 2019, 08:34:53 AM

3 episodes in for me and I'm enjoying it. I don't think it's quite as good as the book but it's rare that a TV adaptation ever is.
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Reply #19 on: June 01, 2019, 09:47:41 AM

I stalled halfway through the second episode. It isnít bad but the change in the narrative order of some bits was jarring. I think if I hadnít just re read the book earlier this week things might have bothered me considerably less.

Iíll get back to it in a couple days. I may just not have been in the right mood to binge a show like this.
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Reply #20 on: June 01, 2019, 11:39:25 AM

I watched the first episode and it felt a bit slow. Of course, it's been literally 20 years since I read the book so remembering details from it is right out, which means I kind of struggle while watching it remember if that's how it went in the book. Tennant and Sheen are clearly enjoying themselves though.

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Reply #21 on: June 01, 2019, 03:03:36 PM

So far it's been very true to the book. Though they've expanded Anathema Device and Newt's roles a bit.
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Reply #22 on: June 03, 2019, 05:40:05 AM

Michael Sheen and David Tennant are spot on as Aziraphale and Crowley. So far I've really enjoyed the series with one exception. I don't really like the narration. Frances McDormand is not necessarily a bad fit but the directon they've given her makes the narration something that doesn't really fit the wit of the source material
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Reply #23 on: June 03, 2019, 06:37:46 AM

I think the issue I have with 'God' is that she is mostly reading narration from the book rather than dialog that makes sense as God. It isn't even clear why she as a character is talking to the audience.

Her characterisation of God is also getting in the way. The book narrator is written as a kind of mischievous hitchhiker's guide editor, but God is being acted as a serene being.

It is as if Bertie Wooster's narration were being read in the voice of Jeeves.

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Reply #24 on: June 05, 2019, 08:05:07 AM

I walked away with similar issues about the narration.  In my head, it was a super dry British man reading it.  A John Cleese type.  Otherwise, absolutely loved this.
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Reply #25 on: July 02, 2019, 02:17:02 PM

I'm not familiar with the source, but this show is awesome. It punches all my favorite buttons.

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Reply #26 on: July 02, 2019, 02:31:41 PM

If you like "this kind of thing" you probably owe it to yourself to read some Gaiman and Pratchett.  Good Omens was the very first thing I read by either of them.


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Reply #27 on: July 02, 2019, 06:32:29 PM

Good Omens is the only thing by Gaiman I actually enjoyed. Pratchett's stuff is a blast.

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Reply #28 on: July 11, 2019, 08:45:43 PM

Goddamn, I loved this.  The book is easily one of my favorite things ever and from casting to pacing, they nailed it.  The McDornand bits were tolerable, if only because I can't think of another way to actually get the footnotes (which were largely the funniest parts about the book) to convey properly.

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Reply #29 on: July 15, 2019, 06:52:43 AM

The narration is just Pratchett monologuing. So either keep them and give the actor the note 'just do it like Terry Pratchett monologuing' or cut them.


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Reply #30 on: August 16, 2019, 05:28:11 PM

This was good, except for the woeful miscasting of Brian Cox.

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