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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:20 am    Post subject: Good Omens Reply with quote

There was a book published in 1990 called Good Omens. This was no ordinary book, it was a comedic masterpiece by none other than Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman.

Before Terry Pratchett died, he asked Gaiman to get Good Omens made into a movie. Instead of a movie, Neil Gaiman made it into a miniseries on Amazon Prime. *Neil cannot follow directions.

I watched this over the weekend, and it was brilliant. Incredible cast, and while not a 1:1 copy of the book, it has the spirit of the book.

6 parts, each part nearly an hour long. Check it out, but read the book first ;)

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Cast includes Miranda Richardson, Nick Offerman, Frances McDormand, Michael McKean, John Hamm, and of course David Tennant & Michael Sheen.. plus many others.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I loved it.

Side note: I have loved every recommendation you, Muso, have ever made for viewing. I just so happened to watch this one before your endorsement! I actually put it on my calendar months ago because it looked so good to me. I was not disappointed -- which is really saying something (IMO).

I've noticed that the delta of my pre-perception of a thing to my post-perception of a thing dictates most my lasting perception of that thing. I've also noticed that if I expect a lot out of that thing I am rarely pleased with it. In the few rare exceptions I KNOW that it was truly good.

In many cases when I have VERY VERY low expectations and find myself happily surprised that perception tends NOT to stand the test of time.

Far TOO often (apparently I need to get my enthusiasm and optimism in check) I am sadly disappointed with things.

But, "Good Omens" was FANTASTIC and I'd wager I will feel the same longer than I or FGOOTW exists!

Thanks for creating the thread Muso -- and for all the other fantastic things you've introduced me to over the years that I was shying away from!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

:lol: :lol: :lol:

That was beautiful, BonezTheGoon.

Thank you for the kind words :D
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good. Never read any Prachett or Gaiman, so I'll have to start with the show.

I'm glad that Bonez appreciates your recommendations, but as for me, you are 0/1 so far. I declared the book you told me to read may have been the worst book I ever read. Of course, maybe your goal was just to torture me - then you would be 1/1.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Looks good. Never read any Prachett or Gaiman, so I'll have to start with the show.

I'm glad that Bonez appreciates your recommendations, but as for me, you are 0/1 so far. I declared the book you told me to read may have been the worst book I ever read. Of course, maybe your goal was just to torture me - then you would be 1/1.


You knew it was a partisan shit book before you read it, ffs.

This is apolitical. And brilliant. Also, you should read it.

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Are you a fan of British comedy? If so, you will love this.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Good Omens Reply with quote

Muso wrote:
There was a book published in 1990 called Good Omens. This was no ordinary book, it was a comedic masterpiece by none other than Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman.

Before Terry Pratchett died, he asked Gaiman to get Good Omens made into a movie. Instead of a movie, Neil Gaiman made it into a miniseries on Amazon Prime. *Neil cannot follow directions.

I watched this over the weekend, and it was brilliant. Incredible cast, and while not a 1:1 copy of the book, it has the spirit of the book.

6 parts, each part nearly an hour long. Check it out, but read the book first ;)

Trailer

Cast includes Miranda Richardson, Nick Offerman, Frances McDormand, Michael McKean, John Hamm, and of course David Tennant & Michael Sheen.. plus many others.


I'll have to watch that.
The adaptations of the colour of magic, the light fantastic and hogfather were all great.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

That was beautiful, BonezTheGoon.

Thank you for the kind words :D


Sure, I honestly feel they are well deserved.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried the tv-series. It was like "I hope, and it missed the target" (for me). I realy liked the concept so I tried the whole four first episodes before I got fed up with it. I feel I know where this will be heading.
Secondly, if it's based on a book (series?), I bet it was a great read. :) (read: Terry Pratchet )
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BAN THIS THREAD NOW !

I <3pratchett and <3good omens and I am having to wait 3months until this comes on the BBC
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naib wrote:
BAN THIS THREAD NOW !

I <3pratchett and <3good omens and I am having to wait 3months until this comes on the BBC


That's weird! It was partly done BY the BBC.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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BAN THIS THREAD NOW !

I <3pratchett and <3good omens and I am having to wait 3months until this comes on the BBC


You don't have Prime?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

seems to be well supplied on torrents. why did not i hear of this before??? got to update my TV HDD.
Thank you Muso. I have the red and forgot this book many times now can i watch it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Naib wrote:
BAN THIS THREAD NOW !

I <3pratchett and <3good omens and I am having to wait 3months until this comes on the BBC


That's weird! It was partly done BY the BBC.
it was and the agreement was 3months later
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Naib wrote:
BAN THIS THREAD NOW !

I <3pratchett and <3good omens and I am having to wait 3months until this comes on the BBC


You don't have Prime?

I don't and I have to control myself not to get it just for this.
My wife is reading Good omen to my boy right now and they both love it and they are both begging me to get it for the miniseries
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll look for the books, but Prime is just too expensive for what it offers.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'll look for the books, but Prime is just too expensive for what it offers.


Except for people in Hawaii. The shipping pays for itself.
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I'll look for the books, but Prime is just too expensive for what it offers.
book, singular (unless you are talking about discworld)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@muso:

And if I win the lottery, maybe I'll move there and sign back up :)

I haven't purchased anything from them since I let it expire about 6 months ago. Although I probably will soon as there are a few staples I can't find elsewhere and haven't found an alternative.


@Naib:

book. Haven't been overly compelled by the concept of Pratchett's work. This might be a good survey of his influence :).
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Such archness. Such ostentatious charm and so-called wit. It made me feel like I wanted to suck the sugar from my teeth.


https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/tv-radio/2019/05/good-omens-david-tennant-michael-sheen-neil-gaiman-terry-pratchett-amazon-video-review
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should read the book again. I watched the trailer, and my memory was not brought back.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naib wrote:
BAN THIS THREAD NOW !

I <3pratchett and <3good omens and I am having to wait 3months until this comes on the BBC


It's Prattchet, so as has my will been done, by god! I feel it right! Yeah, The demonic -ett. 'number one' is henious....
Anyways - A camel having to do a algebraric equation to just go from a standstill and upright is a book I want to read.

Maybe if I end up in the blackbook store...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I don't and I have to control myself not to get it just for this.
My wife is reading Good omen to my boy right now and they both love it and they are both begging me to get it for the miniseries


Completely understood... and cheers on you for having both a wife and son with excellent taste.

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And if I win the lottery, maybe I'll move there and sign back up :)

I haven't purchased anything from them since I let it expire about 6 months ago. Although I probably will soon as there are a few staples I can't find elsewhere and haven't found an alternative.


Yeah, the math really doesn't work out as well when you live on the mainland. We have one bookstore on the island which isn't just some quaint used book shop, and as for computer parts, we have Best Buy (ok, stop laughing...). So as much as I try to support the local economy, I end up shopping online all the time. By February, my Prime membership has paid for itself for the year in savings on shipping alone. Prime Video is essentially just a nice bonus.
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mocks God's wisdom

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A US Christian group calling for the cancellation of Amazon's Good Omens have been lampooned after mistakenly sending a 20,000-strong protest petition to Netflix.

The Return to Order sect argue the show, about a demon and angel uniting to stop Armageddon, normalises Satanism and "mocks God's wisdom".

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mocks God's wisdom

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A US Christian group calling for the cancellation of Amazon's Good Omens have been lampooned after mistakenly sending a 20,000-strong protest petition to Netflix.

The Return to Order sect argue the show, about a demon and angel uniting to stop Armageddon, normalises Satanism and "mocks God's wisdom".

the best bit is they went for Netflix when it is an Amazon/BBC show :lol: :lol: :lol: its like they are looking to be offended and dont actually know what it is
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mocks God's wisdom

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A US Christian group calling for the cancellation of Amazon's Good Omens have been lampooned after mistakenly sending a 20,000-strong protest petition to Netflix.

The Return to Order sect argue the show, about a demon and angel uniting to stop Armageddon, normalises Satanism and "mocks God's wisdom".


Just perfect. I love Neil Gaiman's response.

Netflix UK & Ireland had a great response too.
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