Good Omens Season 1 Episode 1: “In The Beginning”
Directed by Douglas Mackinnon
Written by Rebecca Sonnenshine
Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Starring Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Frances McDormand, Jon Hamm and Nick Offerman Amazon Prime Video
Air Date: Friday, May 31, 2019
The long-awaited Amazon Prime Video original series, Good Omens, has finally been released for our viewing pleasure. Having covered New York Comic-Con and SXSW panels on the show –– based on the Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett novel Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch –– as well as interviewing the cast and creators, the Geeks of Doom have been READY to see David Tennant (Crowley), Michael Sheen (Aziraphale), and their outstanding castmates in all their glory. Gaiman servers as writer and showrunner on the series, which takes a bizarre and delightful poke at religious tropes.
Read here below for a review of Good Omens Episode 1: “In The Beginning.” WARNING: Spoilers ahead!
The delightful chaos wrought by Amazon Studios’ new Good Omens TV series at SXSW cannot be denied or ignored, literally. With such an enormously immersive marketing strategy, you’d expect it was being positioned as the next Game of Thrones or Westworld, both of which saw HBO employ similar tactics in years past. But, you’d be utterly and completely wrong.
Good Omens is something entirely different — and, if successful, could have the potential to usher in a new era of TV.
Amazon Prime Video has released an official trailer for Good Omens, the upcoming series based on the Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman novel Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch.
The show follows an odd couple angel and demon (played by Michael Sheen and David Tennant), who have grown fond of their lives on Earth and aren’t at all fans of the coming end of days.
Continue below for more info on Good Omens, and to check out the trailer.
During Amazon’s Prime Showcase panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 their adaptation of Good Omens, the book by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, was on hand.
At one point during the show’s time on stage a disembodied voice rang out, speaking to Gaiman, who created the series and is the showrunner. The voice belonged to God, a character on the show. And who was voicing God? That would be two-time Academy Award winner Frances McDormand (Fargo, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri).
Continue below to see what she had to say and to check out a Good Omens behind the scenes video as well as a new poster.
Isle Of Dogs Director: Wes Anderson
Screenwriter: Wes Anderson
Cast: Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Kunichi Nomura, Ken Watanabe, Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Courtney B. Vance, Fisher Stevens, Nijiro Murakami, Harvey Keitel, Koyu Rankin, Liev Schreiber, Bob Balaban, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Akira Ito, Akira Takayama, F. Murray Abraham, Yojiro Noda, Mari Natsukim, Yoko Ono, Frank Wood
Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Rated PG-13 | 101 Minutes
Release Date: March 23, 2018 (Limited); April 6, 2018 (Wide)
There is plenty of visually pleasing aesthetics to look at when seeing a film like Wes Anderson‘s Isle Of Dogs. The director’s latest stop-motion animation effort has all of his signature symmetrical, camera-panning style and deadpan humor. It also happens to be one of Anderson’s most politically charged films by addressing some very serious themes that affect us today. Unfortunately, none of that takes away from the fact that there is some appropriation going on, with the added white savior factor, and that the Japanese characters are playing supporting roles in a film set entirely in Japan.
Therein lies one of the greatest problems of this film. How much of it is Anderson paying homage to a culture by using the beautiful aesthetics and Akira Kurosawa inspirations, and how much of it is his signature being written over a culture? It’s the paradox that just keeps on giving. Check out my full review here below.