Opinion – Good Omens

So I’ve mentioned before that I’m quite fond of the various works of the late Sir Terry Pratchett. I have to say, though, that I’ve never read any of his work outside the main Discworld series, including Good Omens.

A lot of people have asked me about it and talked about it, so I figure I might as well go ahead and watch it sooner rather than later. Something, something, spoilers.

Ironically, my wife watched it before I did, and her only comment on the matter was that she “forgot how irreverent his tone was.” I, for one, quite liked it, as did my co-worker.

I don’t really have a lot to say, I don’t think since I cannot compare it to the source material. I do feel that David Tennant plays a pretty good demon and that the overall character and tone are to my liking.

For my time I was quite entertained and laughed at several different points, which is generally a good sign. The pop culture references, while present and numerous, were not overly intrusive.

I’m not overly fond of the fact that it’s broken out into six one-hour pieces, as I don’t normally devote that much time to actively watching video and would have rather had it in smaller pieces. Still, there’s a pause button for a reason, I suppose, and I used it quite liberally.

Anyone interesting in checking it out can look here, I think? Never tried to link to Prime video before. It would also seem that they have The Hogfather, which I’ve seen, and Going Postal, which I have not. I have read both of the respective books, however.

Unfortunately, much like the blog writing has been a bit spotty, my reading time is consumed entirely by class work. In fact, I should probably be doing that, but it’s nice to focus on something else for a while.

Y’all take care, and “be nice to each other.”

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