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Old 09-18-2017, 03:01 PM
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Default All the Days Are Nice Days: BBC2 & Amazon's Good Omens

It's Goddamn Happening, people!

Michael Sheen as Aziraphale and David Tennant as Crowley. Hype is now.
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Old 09-18-2017, 03:50 PM
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I always imagined Crowley sharper --as in, ridiculously sharply dressed, because demons have style-- but, man, Tennant can do whatever he wants so long as he pulls off Crowley's panic and snark

Yet, these two are probably the "easiest" casting choices to make, as they're the fan-friendliest characters and actors. It's Adam, Anathema, and Newton who will define the soul of the show. On the one hand, I never imagined Anathema as Hispanic, but it could work great. On the other, Newt REALLY should've been black and/or a hell of a lot nerdier-looking (Jack Whitehall is too Hollywood Handsome to be believable as a hapless dork). But if the series can pull off the Them, if they can find four kids that can mimic even just a bit of what American films have done with gangs of childhood friends, with a devilish and charismatic Adam at the lead, the show will be gold.
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Old 09-18-2017, 04:08 PM
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Tom Ellis kind of a perfect fit for Crowley, but he's also playing "basically exactly Crowley" on a different show, so I guess it's okay they went with the best second-choice
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I'm just hoping they somehow can replicate Hell communicating through the voice of Freddie Mercury, somehow.
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Trailer is up.

Of course it has a Queen song in it.
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I like how I've never heard of this but could instantly tell Neil Gaiman was involved

Anyways that trailer sold me
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Yeah, that looks pretty damned good.
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Trailer is up.

Of course it has a Queen song in it.
I wonder who they'll use as a Freddie Mercury soundalike.
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Probably the guy they hired to do the reunion tour a while back?
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I'd be okay with Hell just using a soundboard with actual Freddy Mercury quotes/song lines.
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Probably the guy they hired to do the reunion tour a while back?
I saw Queen with Adam Lambert when they were here last year, and while he did a great job and was in the ballpark, I don't know if he's convincing enough for a voice double. Especially considering he's from the U.S.
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Brand new trailer!



And apparently Satan is Benedict Cumberbatch and God is Frances McDormand. They are crushing this.
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Pro: I LOVE that it's apparently a distinct take on the original story rather than a direct adaptation. Very hyped for all the new characters showing up!

Con: I don't buy this Adam. He looks too... fabricated? Too... unlike the Adam from the novel? I said I like how it's a different version of the story, but Adam is literally its heart. If HE doesn't work none of it works. Could just be very, very poorly-chosen clips (what's with the screaming) but I'm nervous now.

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Crawling around as Smaug apparently awakened a kink for playing growly, guttural CGI monsters he didn't even know he had.
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I dunno, I think the sheer gravity of Sheen and Tennant's charisma can pick up a lot of slack.
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