‘Good Omens’ Season 2 Review: A Devilishly Good Return

Amazon Prime delivers a devilishly good second season of 'Good Omens'.

After four years, our favourite angel and demon, Aziraphale and Crowley, return for their second season of Good Omens. Originally planned as a Limited Series, the show got renewed in 2021 for its second season. The first season adapted the original novel written by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. With that story being concluded, the only option for them was to start writing original stories. This provided some worries due to Pratchett’s passing but there’s absolutely nothing to worry about. Good Omens Season 2 holds the same heavenly magic that Season One had with its humour, chemistry and storytelling.

In Season 2, Aziraphale and Crowley are living normal lives after stopping the apocalypse. But when the archangel Gabriel appears at Aziraphale’s bookshop with no memory, things get complicated. Aziraphale wants to help Gabriel while Crowley is suspicious. They have to hide Gabriel from Heaven and Hell, causing unexpected problems. To solve the mystery and protect themselves, Aziraphale and Crowley must work together again.

Miranda Richardson (Shax), David Tennant (Crowley) in Good Omens S2

A lot of old and new faces return in this season of Good Omens. Returning as our star angel and demon is Michael Sheen and David Tennant as Aziraphale and Crowley. Reprising their roles also are Jon Hamm as archangel Gabriel, Doon Mackichan as archangel Michael, and Gloria Obianyo as archangel Uriel. Returning this season in brand new roles are Miranda Richardson as demon Shax, Maggie Service as Maggie, and Nina Sosanya as Nina. We also have some brand new faces joining this season with Liz Carr as angel Saraqael, Quelin Sepulveda as angel Muriel and Shelley Conn as demon Beezlebub.

All cast members give wonderful performances in this show but there are two performances that are hard to forget because of how funny and memorable they are. David Tennant and Quelin Sepulveda completely steal the show in their respective roles and when they get the small chance to share the screen together, it’s even better.

Unexpectedly, the second season of Good Omens is just as wonderful, if not better, than the first. The trailer for this season portrayed the Gabriel mystery as if it would be confined to one location and didn’t convey a sense of adventure or mischief. However, this season proves that we shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. While the bookshop and the streets of Soho form the majority of the season’s setting, the show maintains freshness and engagement by introducing interactions with humans who also work on the street.

The latest season of the show features an intriguing main plot revolving around Gabriel’s sudden change of character. However, the “minisodes” within the episodes add variety and maintain a connection with the main plot. The humor, especially in Gabriel’s scenes, adds an enjoyable element to the season. Additionally, fans of David Tennant will appreciate the numerous references to his famous role in Doctor Who. Overall, the season offers plenty of fun and humor.

Some minisodes slow down the plot and make certain episodes harder to watch. While they enhance the overall episodes, it would be better if they were separate and optional. They provide useful details, but not enough to make them necessary.

Jon Hamm (Gabriel), Michael Sheen (Aziraphale) in Good Omens S2

The highly anticipated new season departs from the established plotlines, focusing on fresh story arcs that diverge from the previous narrative. While this creative shift may leave some fans longing for closure on the unresolved archangel-related threads, the beauty lies in the fact that one can still fully immerse themselves in the season’s narrative without having watched its predecessor. This ensures that both loyal followers and newcomers alike can revel in the captivating storytelling without feeling alienated or left in the dark.

Additionally, this story’s main theme is about love, and it borrows from the Pride & Prejudice novel, which has been referenced frequently this season. Because of how skilfully it is weaves into the narrative, it may be difficult to recognise that it is an elaborate love tale at first, but as the story progresses, you can see how everything comes together and develops. It’s a story that’s told very beautifully and one that will stick with its viewers until the next season arrives.

One cannot help but marvel at how seamlessly the new season effortlessly carries the torch of quality, even as it diverges from the source material. This creative departure, while initially raising concerns for some, ultimately delivers a fresh and invigorating take on the story, imbued with a sense of novelty that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. Thus, it stands as a testament to the show’s ability to evolve and adapt while still maintaining its unmistakable charm and resonance with its audience.

Overall, Good Omens is back to its traditional ways, giving us a unique story in just six episodes without seeming hurried in any way. It is a straightforward binge thanks to its over-the-top humour and superb ensemble, and has quickly established itself as a mainstay on Prime Video.


Good Omens is streaming now on Prime Video.

Christopher Mills

Christopher Mills

A complete comic nerd who's into films, shows and games.
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