Good Omens

Recently my family and I have started watching the TV show Good Omens. And if you’re one of my friends, I’m sure you haven’t heard me shut up about it. In my defense, it’s a really good show. Well, that’s my opinion, at least. My mom said it’s very slow, but I disagree with her.

I’ll start with the fact that Good Omens is a satire about religion. If you don’t like that, this show might not be for you. Anyway, the concept is that the demons of Hell decide to start Armageddon. They switch out a baby with The Antichrist with the plan that he will grow up to cause Armageddon. Great idea, right? But they messed up and switched out the wrong baby. Now they’re keeping tabs on a normal kid, but the Antichrist is just growing up unsupervised. Except for his “parents,” of course, but they don’t suspect anything.

“Elliott, I have moral objections to this whole ‘Armageddon’ thing,” you might think. Well, you aren’t the only one! The two main characters, an angel named Aziraphale and a demon named Crowley (who go way back- I mean thousands of years), decide that destroying Earth is probably not sensible. I mean, as they should because I’m a human, and I’m generally against world destruction.
Aziraphale and Crowley decide to watch the Antichrist as he grows up so they can influence the kid not to be a world-destroyer. They don’t realize it’s the wrong kid until he’s around 11 years old.

I’ll stop talking about Good Omens now. I don’t want to spoil it too much. If you read this column and are looking for a show to watch, consider watching it!