For months, Neil Gaiman has been dodging questions about Good Omens season 2, telling fans to wait and see. Well, that time has finally arrived.
On the 28th of July, season 2 of Good Omens, a British fantasy series created by Gaiman, adapted from the book of the same name written by Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett in 1990, was realised on Amazon Prime Video. Season 1 ended with Armageddon being averted by angel, Aziraphale (Michael Sheen), and demon, Crowley (David Tennant), with help from their friends.
Fans were intrigued as to where they would take the show next.
Similarly, to the first season, season 2 is written by Gaiman who is also the showrunner and directed by Douglas MacKinnon once again.
Season 2 takes place a few years after the events of the book and is based on conversations and plans Gaiman and Pratchett had for a proposed sequel. Which follows Aziraphale and Crowley’s relationship and the wacky hijinks they get up to.
From plotting a romantic meet cute for their fellow shop owners Nina (Nina Sosanya) and Maggie (Maggie Service), to orchestrating Jane Austen-esque balls. The otherworldly pair never find themselves far from trouble.
The central plotline concerns season 1 antagonist, Supreme Archangel Gabriel (Jon Hamm), who turns up on the doorstep of Aziraphale’s bookshop completely naked, with nothing but a cardboard box and no memory of who he is. This comedic scenario sets up the main mystery of the story, as Aziraphale and Crowley reluctantly agree to help him hide from the forces of Heaven and Hell and uncover the cause of his sudden amnesia.
The first season of Good Omens established Aziraphale and Crowley’s long and incredibly complex history with an episode dedicated to their several meetings across the centuries. Season 2 continues this with entertaining ‘minisodes’ scattered throughout the season.
These ‘minisodes’ were penned by different writers and each follow Aziraphale and Crowley at significant points throughout their six-thousand-year friendship. Viewers will be treated to the Book of Job, the ethics of grave-robbing, Nazi zombies, and much more.
These snippets into how their relationship has morphed and grown are expertly portrayed by Sheen and Tennant. They are humorous and light-hearted, yet perfectly communicate the complex morals of good and evil that Good Omens grapples with.
The highlight of the show is undoubtedly the chemistry between Michael Sheen and David Tennant. It is no easy feat to portray a relationship as old as the universe itself but their interactions and conversations convey an intimacy and connection which can only be described as natural and profound.
The moments where Aziraphale and Crowley’s relationship takes centre stage are beautiful to watch; the trust, affection, and love between them, shine through every single time.
Neil Gaiman described season 2 as ‘quiet, gentle and romantic’ and he certainly delivered. While it is light on plot, the little moments between characters are truly what makes this show so special and have enough emotional gut punches to leave fans begging for more.
Good Omens season 2 is available now on Amazon Prime Video.
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