Win It Wednesday Giveaway - Good Omens! A Feature by Jennifer Rhodes & Melanie Newton with an Intro from Dave Christy.
Dave - (Intro)
A brief into before we get into Jenn and Melanie's feature to give you a little background. The way I discovered Neil Gaiman was kinda.....well, odd. 1993. I was reading an article about Alice Cooper working on his new record, which would be a concept album "The Last Temptation". He enlisted the talents of Neil. I wanted a little sneak peek of what to expect from the story, so I started reading the Sandman comics. I was hooked right away and picked up the novel "Good Omens", co-written with Terry Pratchett. Two great minds working together. I loved the series too. There were a couple things from the book, I would have loved to have seen acted out but it’s still fabulous.
About The Author - Dave Christy loves horror, music, documentaries and more. He is also the co-runner of several fan based groups including Morningstars (THE Lucifer fan group also run by Melanie), and now is a member of the VIPers Spotlight Lounge team for Melanie's Muses. Other than "In The Spotlight" Features -check out his "31 Days Of Halloween Movies"
If you know me and my love of shows and movies that are different then of course why wouldn’t I watch "Good Omens"? A Demon and Angel friendship plus trying to save the world? Count me in! When I first heard about this show I was intrigued even though I’d never read the book. Not saying I won’t because Neil Gaiman is an absolute gem, but for now it’s all about the show.
"Good Omens" starts off with the garden of Eden and that’s the first time you see Crowley and Aziraphale. Now they just tolerate each other at this point but as time goes on you see it becomes so much more than that. A kind of friendship neither really understand. Who would? An angel and a demon are supposed to be mortal enemies, but they just sort of embrace, throwing caution to the wind, and that ends up being what helps them save the world.
Sure, there's a lot of other characters we meet but trust me this show is really all about these two. Plus the casting couldn’t have been better! I mean David Tennant as Crowley, yes please. Now if you’re skeptical about this show, you shouldn’t be. It’s fun, has great gag involving a rubber duck (???? I know you are confused now) and a great watch that you’ll have binged them all before you even realize it.
About The Author - Jennifer Rhodes met Melanie back when True Blood was popular and they have been friends ever since. She loves TV (especially things that make you smile), Doctor Who, Finding new shows, and regularly provides awesome fandom items for Muser Giveaways. Jennifer is now a proud member of the VIPers - the Melanie's Muses Spotlight Feature Team!
I've been a fan of Neil Gaiman for as long as I can remember, and I actually had the honor of meeting the late Terry Pratchett back when I was a teenager, so hearing that Amazon was going to make the book into a TV series was super exciting. I will admit that the first watch through I wasn't sure if I was completely in love with it. Don't get me wrong - any time David Tennant and Michael Sheen are on the screen even separately it's a good thing - and together they definitely have something special - but on the first watch through something didn't click for me and even now I can't really say what.
David Tennant is the perfect Crowley and his love of Queen music makes for a killer soundtrack. (That and anyone that knows me knows I will watch ANYTHING with David Tennant in it!) Michael Sheen as Aziraphale is about as far from his Prodigal Son character as you can get. The very fact that those roles were filmed so close together is definitely a testament to his acting skills for sure. These are both absolute legends.
Since that first watch through, where I wasn't quite sure, I have come to watch it through I don't know how many times since. And each and every time I find myself noticing things that I missed before and I have to wonder what didn't click for me the first time. For those that like Easter Eggs, especially Whovian ones yo won't be disappointed. I mean with the 10th Doctor and one of the Doctor Who writers - how could there not be? I will say that I spotted some - but not all. If you want to see what they are (either before or after watching the series) you can click HERE to read them. Be warned there are OBVIOUSLY spoilers lol.
And with that - I will say if you haven't seen it - Check out the trailer - and as you can literally watch for free with Amazon Prime (If you don't have it you can get a free trial) - there is no excuse not to at least check it out!
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GIVEAWAY DETAILS & HOW TO ENTER!
Melanie's Muses will be giving away an "Good Omens" Prize Pack featuring the 2 Good Omens Funko Pops, Copy of the Book, Emoji Clips and Stickers sent in by Dennifer Rhodes Christy and from the Melanie's Muses Swag Hoard!
For your chance to win- leave a comment ON THIS POST ON THE WEBSITE (comments left on shares around other social media WILL NOT COUNT) - If You Could Choose Would You Be An Angel Or A Demon?
The winner will be picked randomly from qualifying comments. Other comments about the article are very welcome but only entrants with the qualifying comments will go in the hat! What your answer is will not influence whether you go into the hat - Only that you answer the question!
Winner will be announced during the Live show on May 16th (and then posted here on the blog as well on May 17th. Full Rules Below!
Good luck everyone!