Conner’s Critique – Good Omens 2

We were big fans of the first season of Good Omens, you can see our prior review Here. When we heard that they were getting a second season we were a bit confused, but more than happy to see how they chose to continue the story.

As always, are of use breakdown our reviews by story, acting, and overall. So let’s jump on it!

Story 8/10

I will specifically say, without giving up to much in the way of spoilers for the season, it does feel like this seasons stakes are a lot lower when compaired to the events of the first season.

The first season of good omens dealt with the idea and concept of the Anti-Christ and the end of the world. Followed by the realization that both sides of good and evil have been planning this, and are more then happy for it to come to be.

In the second season, however, we deal with the concept of a missing angel. On top of that the series shows ongoing political strife and stress between heaven and hell. The highest stakes are revealed when they mention that Heaven can erase beings from existence. However, once mentioned it disappears from discussions. At least during the first 6 episodes.

I will say that the one thing that is beneficial about the lower stakes of this season is that we are able to delve deeper into the relationship between Aziraphale and Crowley.

With the inclusion a lot more flashbacks, but also longer flashbacks, the audience is treated to a lot more detail about the dou’s relationship over the course of time.

I’ll be honest, the relationship between the two main characters was my favorite part from the first season. So I am more than happy to see it take center stage in the second season.

Acting 10/10

I have to give it up to Jon Hamm for this season of Good Omens. He was one of my most hated characters of the first season, but forcing him into the position of being an amnesiac who doesn’t really know anything about being a person is a fun change of pace. From flashbacks we see how much of a bumbling try-hard angel Gabriel was in the past. This works great to show off it’s contrast to how much of a bumbling human he has now become.

When it comes to the characters of Aziraphale, Michael Sheen, and Crowley, David Tennant, you can easily see the love they have for each other within the character’s actions, even though Crowley is grumpy all the time.

The performance by Sheen and Tennant is clearly made so much better by the real world friendship between the two whenever you see them in any other show, in their online comedy sketches, or just interviews for their relative projects. You can easily feel the chemistry between these two actors.

There couldn’t possibly be a better casting then Sheen and Tennant in this show.

Overall 9.5/10

While we were only given the first six episodes to review, we could be wrong about the stakes of the season. But through our entire reviewed episodes, the biggest stakes appears to be the potential war between heaven and hell. One real question is what happened to Gabriel, and why.

Conner’s Final Thoughts

That being said, whether it’s low stakes or high stakes, at the end of the day, this show is definitely worth the watch just for the interactions between the two main characters.

Watch Good Omens 2 on Prime Video starting July 28, 2023.

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