How ‘Good Omens’ Feels Like Monty Python – And Why Terry Gilliam Gets Credit for…

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How ‘Good Omens’ Feels Like Monty Python – And Why Terry Gilliam Gets Credit for the TV Series




  1. If you loved the book, you’ll love the show. I get it’s the shtick of the book but the tangents got a bit old IMO so it works better for me in the TV show that they’re reduced.

    David Tennant and Michael Sheen are pitch perfect. Some of the best casting I’ve ever seen. I also loved Jon Hamm. The kids though…. Didn’t like them in the books, don’t like them in the show.

  2. He seems to get credit because he didn’t do the film?

    Anyway, I really enjoyed it and I thought it would be terrible. It was only boring in some parts, but the good parts made up for it.

  3. Damn Good Omens knocked it out of the park.

    I’m a book reader, though, how did people new to Crowley & friends find it?

  4. I binged it. Didn’t love the last episode but the rest were quite good.

    I think my enjoyment of the series wouldn’t have been that high if I hadn’t read the book though. It does a very good job adapting the book. That is until the last episode which is a bit rocky. Still good, just not as good as the rest.

  5. I loved the book, but I didn’t find the first episode particularly funny or interesting. Does it get better? Had the same issue with Catch-22. In both shows it’s like they saw how funny the book was and decided to make it less funny.

  6. I’ve seen the first 2 episodes and I’m undecided. I don’t hate it enough to not continue but I don’t love it yet either.

  7. I’m not even a half hour in to the first episode and I already hate it. David Tennant is amazing as always but the rest feels like a really shitty religious version of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

  8. Totally! I mean… Mr and Mrs Young are straight out of Python. The marriage councillor sketch specifically comes to mind; Mrs. Young’s name is DEDRIE for crying out loud! Mr. Young is dress exactly like Michael Palin’s character too [](

    Also, Miranda Richardson’s prostitute/psychic/jezabel character looks exactly like Carol Cleveland, especially the first time we see her. []( (I swear, there is one skit on Flying Circus where Carol Cleveland wears exactly the same blue robe outfit, but I can’t find a pic)

    Definitely agree that it has a heavy Hitchhiker’s influence too, but aesthetically I really see the Python.

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