Parents' Guide to

Good Omens

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Good and evil team up in zany, teen-friendly fantasy/sci-fi.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 17 parent reviews

age 10+

I believe it's one of the best TV series

I absolutely loved the series, it's a great screen adaptation of a wonderful book. There is nothing not to like about the series, writing is excellent, acting is top notch, amazing music, costumes and special effects. And the show itself is a hymn to humanity. My 10 year old daughter enjoyed it almost as much as I did, and I liked her questions and comments, it was not just entertaining, but it made her think and ponder. Yes, there is some swearing and a hint to sex, but I was OK with it. So was she.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
4 people found this helpful.
age 10+

Amazing show !

Fun mini series to watch, definitely would recommend!! A sex scene is present... but it doesn’t show anything really, more suggestive. Alcohol drinking and a drunk scene between Crowley and aziraphale. May be scary for younger viewers since their are creepy looking demons and it’s the end of the world. Other than that... ten outa ten, would recommend

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (17 ):
Kids say (38 ):

Appealingly daffy and strange, this imaginative fantasy makes the End Times feel like a whole lot of fun. Tennant and Sheen have a marvelously crackling chemistry that makes it easy to picture the two alternately bickering and grudgingly helping each other out since the Dawn of Time -- which we get to witness in this epic show, along with Noah and his Ark, the French Revolution, and Jesus' crucifixion in the sweeping plot. Heady stuff, but it's all grounded in the uneasy lived-in friendship between Aziraphale and Crowley, who lovably bicker their way through Biblical legends.

The visuals are prime too, like a gorgeous sequence in which a mixup between three newborn babies at a satanic convent is illustrated by a set of celestial hands playing three-card monte. As the convent's nuns dash from room to room conveying the babies to and fro in a farce so goofy it might as well be scored with "Yakety Sax," we understand what Good Omens is really about: the heaviest of topics, given the silliest treatment. Fans of science fiction humor like The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (books and movies) are particularly urged to give this one a look -- it has what you need.

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