Love is the steady heartbeat of the TV adaptation of “Good Omens” by Sir Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
I just about cried while writing this so please read because I can’t have my tears wasted 👉👈🥺
@angelsnuffbox and @starrysheen this is for you 💞
Originally tweeted by elena ✨ TGOSG Sign-Ups Begin in 3 DAYS! (@ineffableyikes) on September 28, 2020.
This twitter post is everything I’ve been trying to put into words for so long after rewatching Good Omens, and doing deep dives into what makes these characters tick. Aziraphale and Crowley’s love reminds me of the passage from 1 Corinthians (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)
4. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
I don’t know if any of you are religious out there, but for me personally, seeing love like this in practice, portrayed with such delicate kindness, was the truest expression of partnership, fidelity, and trust ever put to screen. It didn’t need to be said out loud (“love doesn’t boast”). It didn’t need to be showy (“love isn’t proud”). It didn’t need to be anything other than the stillness between words unspoken because what’s important is that the moments were FELT.
For that, I say thank you for writing this, and thank you to Neil Gaiman for bringing this type of selfless adoration to the screen.
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I am in fact a religious person and I wholeheartedly agree on that beautiful analysation of yours and some Twitter users about Good Omens. It might sound a bit odd that a Christian would love a.k.a. obsess on that show when people paint that masterpiece as blasphemy, but for me, as you’ve said, it isn’t just what other people think of it, it is more than just a comedy and people keep on missing that point. Mr. Neilman said he wrote it as a love story and yet people seem to disregard his claims which I find 𝘦𝘹𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘭𝘺 disappointing. Love isn’t about kissing or making out, it isn’t about saying “I love you”s or whatever… love isn’t faulty nor deceiving, love can be in different shapes and sizes, love is something you shouldn’t preach but show.
The things you’ve listed down beginning at number four sounds like of things you’d find in an ideal married life, they weren’t called Ineffable Husbands for nothing! It’s beautiful and comforting. Aziraphale and Crowley have the most healthy relationship I’ve seen on-screen, it’s the best out there and I hope more people will appreciate the beauty of Mr. Neilman and Sir Terry Pratchett’s Armageddon’t Romcom.
To the world 🥂
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Thank you so much! And thank you for leaving a comment–my blog is brand new and you’re my first commenter!
I wholeheartedly agree with you that Aziraphale and Crowley have a very healthy relationship (bandstand scene notwithstanding). They truly are a beautiful example of how to love unconditionally and without reservation. Good Omens never fails to make me happy, and like Aziraphale, I feel “flashes of love” whenever I rewatch it!
I remember seeing this shared on Twitter, but I’d love to comment here for your new blog :-). To be honest, despite how I look, I never put much emphasis on religious texts in my daily life, but sometimes there are verses from various religious books that resonate strongly in my heart. I think these are perfect to encapsulate what many of us (including me) feel about how Good Omens is portrayed in the series. It communicates the way how a perfect love could be, in a way that can be experienced by everyone, which I think is an achievement itself. Honestly, after being drowned much in all things Good Omens, I feel there are layers of me that are ready to unravel, in a way that I never experienced before, being a tight-lipped person with “first-kid syndrome” that suppresses her internal life for the sake of “being strong”. Seeing your blog is refreshing, because usually I read these kinds of confessions on Twitter. It’s nice to see your thoughts about it in these first several posts. I can’t wait to see your thoughts in the next posts. 🙂
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Thank you! Your encouragement means so much!! 🙂 I love diving deep into Good Omens and thinking about all kinds of connections that give the show so much depth–it’s like looking into a kaleidoscope and seeing new shapes and patterns every time! I think that’s part of the beauty of a well-crafted program. It’s something to keep coming back to over and over, and it still feels as new as the first time you watched it! These verses from 1 Corinthians, as well as the entirety of Song of Solomon, and most of the Psalms, were always my favorite parts of the Bible. I just love love, and I wish there was more love in the world instead of hate! ❤