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(Deadline)   "Fortunately, Nick is not entirely human," said Gaiman. Nick Offerman joins cast of 'Good Omens'   ( deadline.com) divider line
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2018-03-06 02:24:09 PM  
American Gods and Good Omens on screen? Good time to be alive.
 
2018-03-06 04:39:58 PM  
Nick Offerman is an American treasure.
 
2018-03-06 04:48:48 PM  
I was going to watch this anyway and then the go ahead and cast all my favorite people in it. Can't wait.
 
2018-03-06 04:58:57 PM  
"There may not be anyone alive who can deadpan a line quite as well as Nick Offerman. He's a terrific performer, and has to say a lot of things in Good Omens that are humanly impossible to deliver with a straight face. Fortunately, Nick is not entirely human," said Gaiman.

Actually, he's not. I've seen him live and he's merely OK. The Ron Swanson character was perfect for him but he's pretty mediocre in everything else (especially his book, which is flat out terrible).
 
2018-03-06 05:00:43 PM  
This is awesome, but the Ambassador doesn't have that big a part. Too bad he can't be Adam's father. Or the old witch finder.
 
2018-03-06 05:10:17 PM  

palelizard: This is awesome, but the Ambassador doesn't have that big a part. Too bad he can't be Adam's father. Or the old witch finder.


David John Bradley should have been the witch finder.
 
2018-03-06 05:12:42 PM  

simplicimus: American Gods and Good Omens on screen? Good time to be alive.


Or undead for that matter!
 
2018-03-06 05:13:01 PM  

palelizard: This is awesome, but the Ambassador doesn't have that big a part. Too bad he can't be Adam's father. Or the old witch finder.


I think Peter Capaldi is a perfect fit for Shadwell.
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2018-03-06 05:20:45 PM  
So this is Shadwell...
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/No matter, I'm still gonna nerd out when it comes out!
 
2018-03-06 05:27:29 PM  
McKean will do nicely

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2018-03-06 05:33:52 PM  

leevis: palelizard: This is awesome, but the Ambassador doesn't have that big a part. Too bad he can't be Adam's father. Or the old witch finder.

David John Bradley should have been the witch finder.


The guy's face is practically the model. Well, now that Vincent Price is dead.
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2018-03-06 05:39:52 PM  

phaseolus: McKean will do nicely

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He looks the part. This will be awesome.
 
2018-03-06 05:42:08 PM  
Tennant as Crowley? Oooh! I am SO there.
 
2018-03-06 05:56:52 PM  

bobug: Tennant as Crowley? Oooh! I am SO there.


Hopefully with his real accent.
 
2018-03-06 06:08:37 PM  

Last Man on Earth: bobug: Tennant as Crowley? Oooh! I am SO there.

Hopefully with his real accent.


I hope the plant terror scene is included. It always cracks me up.
 
2018-03-06 06:12:08 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: "There may not be anyone alive who can deadpan a line quite as well as Nick Offerman. He's a terrific performer, and has to say a lot of things in Good Omens that are humanly impossible to deliver with a straight face. Fortunately, Nick is not entirely human," said Gaiman.

Actually, he's not. I've seen him live and he's merely OK. The Ron Swanson character was perfect for him but he's pretty mediocre in everything else (especially his book, which is flat out terrible).


I liked him in Fargo, but then that was pretty close to Ron Swanson.
 
2018-03-06 06:19:57 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: "There may not be anyone alive who can deadpan a line quite as well as Nick Offerman. He's a terrific performer, and has to say a lot of things in Good Omens that are humanly impossible to deliver with a straight face. Fortunately, Nick is not entirely human," said Gaiman.

Actually, he's not. I've seen him live and he's merely OK. The Ron Swanson character was perfect for him but he's pretty mediocre in everything else (especially his book, which is flat out terrible).


He is a terrific performer.  What he is not, is a stand-up comic.  The two specials I saw were slightly amusing at times.

He is a master woodworker though (not a euphemism.)
 
2018-03-06 06:34:01 PM  
Offerman or Honorman?
 
2018-03-06 06:36:01 PM  
My only problem with the casting is Miranda Richardson as Madame Tracy.  From reading the book, I never wanted to have sex with that character, I felt she was a person only Shadwell could love.  Now I will have an embarrassing tent in my pants every time her character is on the page.  Lucky for me, it will still be virtually unnoticeable.
 
2018-03-06 06:48:23 PM  
So far, so good, Amazon. Please don't fark this up.
 
2018-03-06 06:54:05 PM  
There are couple scenes I am really looking forward to, including the transformation of the hellhound and the flaming car flying over the worst highway intersection ever built.
 
2018-03-06 07:08:49 PM  

Jack Sabbath: Contrabulous Flabtraption: "There may not be anyone alive who can deadpan a line quite as well as Nick Offerman. He's a terrific performer, and has to say a lot of things in Good Omens that are humanly impossible to deliver with a straight face. Fortunately, Nick is not entirely human," said Gaiman.

Actually, he's not. I've seen him live and he's merely OK. The Ron Swanson character was perfect for him but he's pretty mediocre in everything else (especially his book, which is flat out terrible).

He is a terrific performer.  What he is not, is a stand-up comic.  The two specials I saw were slightly amusing at times.

He is a master woodworker though (not a euphemism.)


CSB
I've met him a couple of times when he's come to my venue to perform with his wife. They do some silly hipster folk stuff, and to honest with you I'm not too familiar with any of the shows he's on because I'm always working inside a theater. So, as I'm doing his set up and getting his soundcheck together we would talk about music and of all things early LA punk rock. He's friends with the Zeros and The Dils.
Very nice guy and down to earth.
 
2018-03-06 07:13:16 PM  
If any of you want to see what his junk looks like, he "shows the goods" in Deadwood.

/Didn't realize he had been on that show until I was re-watching some episodes a while back.
//"Hey!  It's Nick Offerman!"
///*A Short While Later*
///"Hey!  It's Little Ron Swanson!"
 
2018-03-06 07:54:53 PM  

detonator: Jack Sabbath: Contrabulous Flabtraption: "There may not be anyone alive who can deadpan a line quite as well as Nick Offerman. He's a terrific performer, and has to say a lot of things in Good Omens that are humanly impossible to deliver with a straight face. Fortunately, Nick is not entirely human," said Gaiman.

Actually, he's not. I've seen him live and he's merely OK. The Ron Swanson character was perfect for him but he's pretty mediocre in everything else (especially his book, which is flat out terrible).

He is a terrific performer.  What he is not, is a stand-up comic.  The two specials I saw were slightly amusing at times.

He is a master woodworker though (not a euphemism.)

CSB
I've met him a couple of times when he's come to my venue to perform with his wife. They do some silly hipster folk stuff, and to honest with you I'm not too familiar with any of the shows he's on because I'm always working inside a theater. So, as I'm doing his set up and getting his soundcheck together we would talk about music and of all things early LA punk rock. He's friends with the Zeros and The Dils.
Very nice guy and down to earth.


You really should give Parks & Recreation a chance. Just, power through the first season. It's only 6 episodes and they got so much better in the second season, really toned down the awkward-cringey humor. Ended up my favorite show of pretty much all time.
 
2018-03-06 08:54:15 PM  
I still have reservations based entirely on how cheap/hokey Aziraphale and Crowley looked in the on the first shots. Like I want to trust this production, but I am low key worried it will look less like American Gods and more like Neverwhere based entirely on the fact that the two looked like they stepped off the set of 70's Dr. Who and The Young Ones.
 
2018-03-06 09:35:30 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: "There may not be anyone alive who can deadpan a line quite as well as Nick Offerman. He's a terrific performer, and has to say a lot of things in Good Omens that are humanly impossible to deliver with a straight face. Fortunately, Nick is not entirely human," said Gaiman.

Actually, he's not. I've seen him live and he's merely OK. The Ron Swanson character was perfect for him but he's pretty mediocre in everything else (especially his book, which is flat out terrible).


Whatever you say, Tami 2.
 
2018-03-06 10:18:18 PM  

Grungehamster: I still have reservations based entirely on how cheap/hokey Aziraphale and Crowley looked in the on the first shots. Like I want to trust this production, but I am low key worried it will look less like American Gods and more like Neverwhere based entirely on the fact that the two looked like they stepped off the set of 70's Dr. Who and The Young Ones.


This one?
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It's meant to. It's a flashback.
 
2018-03-07 01:48:28 AM  
Oh, please. They just ripped off Supernatural. I mean, come on! The Antichrist is a little kid? The frenemy demon is even named "Crowley"! At least they showed enough imagination to call their pet angel "Aziraphale" instead of "Castiel." And everyone talks about how great and original Gaiman and the late pTerry are.
 
2018-03-07 05:45:45 AM  

RevMercutio: Grungehamster: I still have reservations based entirely on how cheap/hokey Aziraphale and Crowley looked in the on the first shots. Like I want to trust this production, but I am low key worried it will look less like American Gods and more like Neverwhere based entirely on the fact that the two looked like they stepped off the set of 70's Dr. Who and The Young Ones.

This one?
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It's meant to. It's a flashback.


Do you have any current day photos? Im curious about the final look.
 
2018-03-07 07:46:51 AM  

IcedTorch: RevMercutio: Grungehamster: I still have reservations based entirely on how cheap/hokey Aziraphale and Crowley looked in the on the first shots. Like I want to trust this production, but I am low key worried it will look less like American Gods and more like Neverwhere based entirely on the fact that the two looked like they stepped off the set of 70's Dr. Who and The Young Ones.

This one?
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It's meant to. It's a flashback.

Do you have any current day photos? Im curious about the final look.


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2018-03-07 08:29:09 AM  

COMALite J: Oh, please. They just ripped off Supernatural. I mean, come on! The Antichrist is a little kid? The frenemy demon is even named "Crowley"! At least they showed enough imagination to call their pet angel "Aziraphale" instead of "Castiel." And everyone talks about how great and original Gaiman and the late pTerry are.


I hope that's sarcasm there friend, otherwise I'd have to point out the book come out in 1990 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go​od_Ome​ns so that meams Sir P and Mr G can either see the future, which I would not rule out, or are time travellers.

Either way, seconding the above statement, what a time to be alive. American Gods, Good Omens, The Expanse and Westwood. It's almost like some golden age so people can forget the real world or something
 
2018-03-07 09:58:49 AM  

Arachnophobe: detonator: Jack Sabbath: Contrabulous Flabtraption: "There may not be anyone alive who can deadpan a line quite as well as Nick Offerman. He's a terrific performer, and has to say a lot of things in Good Omens that are humanly impossible to deliver with a straight face. Fortunately, Nick is not entirely human," said Gaiman.

Actually, he's not. I've seen him live and he's merely OK. The Ron Swanson character was perfect for him but he's pretty mediocre in everything else (especially his book, which is flat out terrible).

He is a terrific performer.  What he is not, is a stand-up comic.  The two specials I saw were slightly amusing at times.

He is a master woodworker though (not a euphemism.)

CSB
I've met him a couple of times when he's come to my venue to perform with his wife. They do some silly hipster folk stuff, and to honest with you I'm not too familiar with any of the shows he's on because I'm always working inside a theater. So, as I'm doing his set up and getting his soundcheck together we would talk about music and of all things early LA punk rock. He's friends with the Zeros and The Dils.
Very nice guy and down to earth.

You really should give Parks & Recreation a chance. Just, power through the first season. It's only 6 episodes and they got so much better in the second season, really toned down the awkward-cringey humor. Ended up my favorite show of pretty much all time.


Better yet, skip season 1 entirely. It's terrible. Start with 2.
 
2018-03-07 01:44:27 PM  

WinterMuteAu: COMALite J: Oh, please. They just ripped off Supernatural. I mean, come on! The Antichrist is a little kid? The frenemy demon is even named "Crowley"! At least they showed enough imagination to call their pet angel "Aziraphale" instead of "Castiel." And everyone talks about how great and original Gaiman and the late pTerry are.

I hope that's sarcasm there friend, otherwise I'd have to point out the book come out in 1990 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo​d_Omens so that meams Sir P and Mr G can either see the future, which I would not rule out, or are time travellers.

Either way, seconding the above statement, what a time to be alive. American Gods, Good Omens, The Expanse and Westwood. It's almost like some golden age so people can forget the real world or something

Sarcasm? Shyeah, roight! I'm just down on those who rip off other people's work. Neil Gaiman is a serial offender at this, not only with the above but also how his "Tim Hunter" was a clear rip-off of Harry Potter, right down to starting out as a dark-haired skinny twelve-year-old British lad with horn-rim glasses who wound up with an owl for a familiar. And let's not even get started on how Babylon 5 ripped off Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Or how J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings was nothing more than a shameless rip-off of The Sword of Shannara.

"Westwood"? Did you mean Westworld? Autocorrect? Or is there something actually called "Westwood" that I should know about?
 
2018-03-07 02:10:08 PM  
Contrabulous Flabtraption:

Actually, he's not. I've seen him live and he's merely OK. The Ron Swanson character was perfect for him but he's pretty mediocre in everything else (especially his book, which is flat out terrible).

Do you know how I know you've never seen season 2 of Fargo?
 
2018-03-07 09:34:07 PM  

Grungehamster: I still have reservations based entirely on how cheap/hokey Aziraphale and Crowley looked in the on the first shots. Like I want to trust this production, but I am low key worried it will look less like American Gods and more like Neverwhere based entirely on the fact that the two looked like they stepped off the set of 70's Dr. Who and The Young Ones.


Neverwhere was a special kind of bad.  It was shot on video but lit for film and the post processing that was supposed to filmize it was either (depending on who you ask) either not done correctly or not done at _all_.  It's a show that looks better and better the more generations of bootleg you get away from the original source.
 
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