June 1st, 2019

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"Good Omens" mini-review

I was going to post a full review of Good Omens, but honestly, it would take way too long to write everything I want to say. So, I'm going to abridge this. Let's start with a tl;dr.

tl;dr: This show is fantastic, both from the point of view of an interesting mini-series and as an adaptation of a complex and unique novel. I honestly had no confidence they could translate the dry, surreal British humor to the screen, but Gaiman did it. By his own admission, he wrote it in honor of Terry Pratchett, so that it would be something that Pratchett would be proud of, and kept as much of the original plot as he could. Sure, some things had to be cut, and new thing were added, but the story is tight and the spirit is spot-on.

Now for the longer review, with spoilers:

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