Netflix condemned for "Good Omens"

Good Omens. Image shows from L to R: Aziraphale (Michael Sheen), Crowley (David Tennant).

Good Omens

TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's novel about an angel and demon who are working together to try to stop the world ending

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Rood Eye

  • Friday 21st June 2019, 8:06am [Edited]
  • England
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A Christian group has delivered a 20,000-name petition to Netflix demanding that the miniseries Good Omens be cancelled. Signatories to the petition believe the show normalises and even promotes Satanism.

The problem is that Netflix is in no way responsible for the content of Good Omens: it's a BBC Studios production for BBC One and Amazon Prime.

I'm not a fan of Satanism or indeed Godism (is that a thing?) but I am a great fan of both Michael Sheen and David Tennant.

Accordingly, I hope the show is resurrected for a second series.

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Firkin

  • Friday 21st June 2019, 1:24pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 599 posts

These 20,000 people could only object to the accuracy of Demons, if they themselves have met them, in which case they must be very bad people. Should we let very bad people govern us ? At least Netflix doesn't bang on your front door and demand we all talk about God, right there and then.

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Sitcomfan64

  • Sunday 23rd June 2019, 10:35am
  • England
  • 523 posts

The Last Leg had the best line on this - they should cancel it to appease the zealots then bring it back three days later.

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chipolata

  • Sunday 23rd June 2019, 9:18pm
  • England
  • 29,512 posts

I haven't seen this yet, but wasn't the book it's based on a one off novel? So this would have been a limited one off series anyway.

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Rood Eye

  • Tuesday 25th June 2019, 1:27pm
  • England
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Quote: rrr 969 @ 25th June 2019, 12:01 PM

Beautiful song Je t'aime... moi non plus

In Britain, there are about 3½ million people in their early 50s.

I bet most of them were conceived to that soundtrack. Laughing out loud