submitted 11 months ago by weecious to c/cafe

I first came across the book in 2017, bought it and was immediately hooked by the story.

Years passed, and when they announced the casts for the series, I was skeptical (I'm not a big movie/TV person) as I knew nothing about Michael Sheen and David Tennant.

Decided to give it a try, and boy, it's so good. Everyone is so perfectly casted.

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[-] Overzeetop@beehaw.org 18 points 11 months ago

I’m genuinely worried about II. Not because I don’t think Gaiman can go it alone, but because the original had an unstable insanity to it that will be difficult to continue without being ridiculous for ridiculous’ sake.

I hope it’s good, of course.

[-] CassowaryTom@lemmy.one 3 points 11 months ago

I think I'm out of the loop. Did he have a writing partner for the first season but not the second?

[-] cendawanita 10 points 11 months ago

The first season is based entirely on the book that's cowritten with Terry Pratchett. How you feel about the second season that'll be entirely from him and despite early assurances there won't be more, depends on how you think he is as a writer. I think he's matured, but certainly the book was a favourite that counted him as a writer because he had Pratchett to humanize and bring down the stakes to what I consider to be his storytelling tics to be clever and a bit grand.

[-] cendawanita 5 points 11 months ago

(that said, despite my issues with the series, for a lot of reasons, it's probably the best adaptation of a Pratchett story because on the other hand his characters don't seem to survive transition to visual media, e.g. the Discworld shows)

[-] CassowaryTom@lemmy.one 3 points 11 months ago

Oh my goodness. I've read that book 3 times but somehow I totally forgot that he wrote it with Pratchett. Embarassing. I really did enjoy the first season, though. I have high hopes for the second.

[-] DJDarren@beehaw.org 2 points 11 months ago

The second season was co-written with John Finnemore, so I think we’re safe. Finnemore has a similar vibe to Pterry.

[-] cendawanita 2 points 11 months ago

tentatively crossing fingers Gaiman has gotten better at breaking a long form story as well, so we'll see

[-] weecious 4 points 11 months ago

He actually co-authored the book with the late Terry Prachette. They had plans for a sequel, but that didn't pan out as PTerry was afflicted by dementia.

[-] oyenyaaow@lemmy.zip 1 points 11 months ago* (last edited 11 months ago)

While it was never written, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gailman talked about the second book all through the night whenever they shared hotel room while promoting the first book. It's somewhere on Neil's tumblr where he said that.

So while it is only Neil that wrote the second season, i think he'd know what Terry wanted out of it too.

[-] alternative_factor@kbin.social 0 points 11 months ago

Yeah I agree, the thing that makes the book so good is the tag-team between Pratchett and Gaiman, Pratchett was amazing at mixing humor and seriousness like a true comedian. No offense towards Gaiman of course, but even if it's good it'll probably feel like something is missing, because it is.

[-] frieslovingvampire 14 points 11 months ago

The chemistry between Angel and Crawley is just umph chef's kiss.

Although, I'm the archangle fucking gabriel is said in such an impeccable manner.

[-] weecious 5 points 11 months ago

Someone downvoted you, here's an upvote. Their chemistry and slow burn love is hnngghh.

[-] frieslovingvampire 5 points 11 months ago

I know right. I love it! That scene at the paintball arena. Angel was like 🥺🥺 devil could u help me with the stain. So cute 🥺🥺🥺🥺 Can't wait for season 2.

[-] weecious 2 points 11 months ago

And the part where Crawley said, "I lost my best friend :("


[-] Dogs_cant_look_up@kbin.social 5 points 11 months ago

Actually reading the book right now for the first time! I'm about halfway through and really enjoying it so far.
I did watch the show when it first aired so I'm struggling not to picture Tennant and Sheen in the main parts but i think they did a pretty good job so I'm not too worried.
It's my first Gaiman book but umpteenth Pratchett. I think a second TV series without TP will work better than a second book would've done.

[-] HipPriest@kbin.social 2 points 11 months ago

The BBC audio drama with Mark Heap and Peter Serafinawiz is also excellent. Gaiman and Pratchett make a small cameo playing some policemen!

[-] Jarix@lemmy.world 2 points 11 months ago

My introduction to michael sheen was the movie underworld

I would LOVE to see them do an alternate season where rhe actors switch roles.

Heres my introduction to michael sheen to share our first impressions of the guy


[-] Jarix@lemmy.world 3 points 11 months ago

Also David Tenant in Jessica Jones did such a good job with the character he played

[-] weecious 2 points 11 months ago

He's so feral in Underworld, yet is the total opposite in Good Omen.

I saw clips of David Tennant in Jessica Jones. He's bloody scary.

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