Season 2 of Good Omens follows Aziraphale and Crowley who have to investigate something dangerous coming their way that involves the archangel Gabriel. The episodes are streaming on Prime Video.
Crowley and Aziraphale are living peaceful lives on Earth until Gabriel shows up at Aziraphale’s doorstep without any of his memories. The ex-angel and demon try to keep Gabriel hidden while they find out why he is that way.
The other angels of heaven are searching for Gabriel to complete some unfinished business while the demons of hell are after him to use him as a bargaining chip against their holy enemies.
Crowley and Aziraphale’s relationship is also explored as they cross paths on multiple occasions throughout Earth’s history and learn a lot from each other.
They also act as cupids for Nina and Maggie, two humans who own shops on the same street as Azirphale’s bookshop.
David Tennant and Michael Sheen have bags of chemistry with each other and they are absolutely delightful in the roles of Crowley and Aziraphale respectively.
Jon Hamm is also a load of fun as Gabriel (‘Jim’ which is short for ‘James’) who just stumbles around like an overgrown toddler learning new things. Hamm’s comedic talents are an underrated aspect of his repertoire.
Nina Sosanya and Maggie Service are quite pleasant as an alternate version of Crowley and Aziraphale, albeit a lot less dramatic in their behaviors.
The work of Tennant and Sheen is what keeps the season afloat and to see their journey across centuries is very fulfilling. The way the season ends is heartbreaking but it does build up the anticipation for a follow-up.
The script is exceptionally written and offers so many opportunities for the cast to run wild with their interpretations. Kudos to Douglas Mackinnon for his direction as well through it all.
Apart from Aziraphale and Crowley’s story, there isn’t a lot about the season that piques interest. The subplot of Maggie and Nina is average and the scenes in heaven and hell aren’t as entertaining.
There isn’t the same level of pressure or adversity to the narrative and that makes the whole thing a little dull. One could certainly skip a few moments here and there and not miss out on the general picture.
Season 2 of Good Omens mostly serves as a showcase of David Tennant and Michael Sheen’s compatibility but beyond that, it is very much boiler plate stuff. Fans of the two leads will certainly enjoy their efforts and there are definitely good moments but this is a clear drop off from the first season.
Good Omens season 2
Director: Douglas Mackinnon
Date Created: 2023-07-28 00:00