[Then you look at ?] Good Omens miracles

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Almost thirty years after the release of the book Good Omens : The nice and accurate prophecies of Agnes Nutter Witch, Neil Gaiman sign itself, the adaptation of the title on our screens with a six-part series, available from today on Amazon Prime. A script faithful to the original work, which traces the adventures of the demon Crawled (Crowley VO), and the angel Aziraphale, two creatures bible despised by their peers, and determined to save the universe from the Apocalypse. After having lived thousands of years among the men, the two partners do indeed seem to not really decided to give up the pleasures of the earthly life, and will eventually decide to team up to prevent the Antichrist – personified in a boy of eleven years, from destroying the world. But would it still know where is the last…


A casting fiendishly effective


For this mini-series in six episodes, which should not (normally) not aware of, following, Neil Gaiman offers a casting tasty, the british accent no hidden. The tandem master, played by David Tennant (Doctor Who, Jessica Jones) and Michael Sheen (Alice in wonderland, Twilight), works wonderfully, and gives the reply to the second role, no less talented. You will find Frances McDormand (Fargo) in the divine voice, Adria Arjona (True Detective) as a witch prophetic a little clueless, or even Jon Hamm (Mad Men) in unbearable Archangel Gabriel. A cast that is as effective as successful, at the height of the rest of the series. Used to the epic biblical with American Gods, the second season has made its arrival in 2019 on Amazon Prime Video, Neil Gaiman offers us this time a new battle is theological, where the figures of christ are more akin to the ball than true deities.


Humor apocalyptic


After watching the first two episodes of the series, the conclusion is without appeal : if the bet fit on the small screen the work of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett was bold, it is devilishly successful. Mid-way between H2G2 and The Orphans Baudelaire, Good Omens sign a fine posthumous tribute to Terry Pratchett. Put in image by the film’s director Douglas McKinnon, who was already a few episodes of Doctor Who and Sherlock, the humor of the series is resolutely british, irreverent, colorful and funky, sometimes bordering on the burlesque. The universe of the series shouldn’t disorient fans of the inheritance Pratchett, who in turn will find an artistic direction to a colorful and dreamlike.

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