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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2019, 05:15:01 PM »
Christians Petition Netflix to Cancel Amazon's Good Omens

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A Christian group called Return to Order is very upset with the Amazon series Good Omens, which features the forces of heaven and hell teaming up to stop the Antichrist. So upset, in fact, that they have amassed more than 20,000 signatures demanding it be canceled (all episodes are already streaming on Amazon Prime) by … Netflix.
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« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2019, 06:50:37 PM »
Hilarious.
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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2019, 10:04:17 AM »
It left me a little cold.  The more I think about it, swaths of the book does too.  Especially Shadwell's treatment of Agnes, and her "ability to see the love underneath".
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« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2019, 06:15:27 PM »
The series is fabulous. All of the cast is good, but David Tennant is brilliant as the demon Crowley. The series is worth watching just to see how he inhabits the character.
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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2019, 02:31:41 PM »
Well that was brilliant!

Thanks for turning me on to that. I binged it all yesterday.

Now I want to read the book.

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« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2019, 11:08:19 AM »
It was very faithful to the book, which is great if you liked the book.  I kind of hated it though.
But it's still worth watching just for David Tenant, if it wasn't for his um, other role, this would be a career defining job.  Saying he is brilliant is a huge understatement. 
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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2019, 02:59:38 PM »
It was very faithful to the book, which is great if you liked the book.  I kind of hated it though.
But it's still worth watching just for David Tenant, if it wasn't for his um, other role, this would be a career defining job.  Saying he is brilliant is a huge understatement.

Dude sure can sashay.  He may be a devil, but them hips do not lie.
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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2019, 03:56:10 AM »
Well that was brilliant!

Thanks for turning me on to that. I binged it all yesterday.

Now I want to read the book.

It's wonderful, and includes much the show didn't have room for. Do eeeeet.
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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2019, 06:38:07 AM »
It was very faithful to the book, which is great if you liked the book.  I kind of hated it though.
But it's still worth watching just for David Tenant, if it wasn't for his um, other role, this would be a career defining job.  Saying he is brilliant is a huge understatement.

Which other role?


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I am assuming you meant the Dr but he was bloody fantastic and quite horrible as The Purple Man.

Oh, we all loved Good Omens. Tennant is brill, isn't he?
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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2019, 07:35:55 AM »
I am not David Tennant - but that is flattering.
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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #26 on: July 16, 2019, 08:14:24 AM »
I didn't read the book. My wife is a huge fan. I enjoyed it. Very HHGTTG. Obviously the writing and humor and tone were inspired by it.

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I didn't pick up on the angel and devil switched images before being abducted and put on trial. Is that what happened? I just assumed the devil was now more angelic and the angel was now more devil and the holy water/hell fire didn't affect them like pure devils and angels.
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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #27 on: July 16, 2019, 11:32:52 AM »
Pratchett had a ton of Adams-esque tones to his writing, for sure.  Distinct in his own style, but similar.

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I didn't pick up on the angel and devil switched images before being abducted and put on trial. Is that what happened? I just assumed the devil was now more angelic and the angel was now more devil and the holy water/hell fire didn't affect them like pure devils and angels.
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Correct, they switched places so that the intended punishments for each would not be effective.
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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2019, 02:50:00 PM »
Pratchett had a ton of Adams-esque tones to his writing, for sure.  Distinct in his own style, but similar.

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I didn't pick up on the angel and devil switched images before being abducted and put on trial. Is that what happened? I just assumed the devil was now more angelic and the angel was now more devil and the holy water/hell fire didn't affect them like pure devils and angels.
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Correct, they switched places so that the intended punishments for each would not be effective.
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I suspect a little of the 'impurity' is also true. :) I liked the way it was handled in the show: a nice fakeout with a nice payoff.
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Re: Good Omens
« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2020, 11:59:14 AM »
Necro, but we are *finally* getting to this, after waiting and waiting for months.  1.5 episodes left.

It's just what I was hoping for.

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