Good Omens

Need to Know
Good Omens is a British fantasy comedy series created by Neil Gaiman, based on he and Terry Pratchett’s 1990 novel of the same name. The show’s second season picks up following the aftermath of part one and manages to find new ways of being hilarious and entertaining when you least expect it.

Director: Douglas Mackinnon
Cast: Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Nick Offerman, Adria Arjona, Jon Hamm, Miranda Richardson, Michael McKean, Jack Whitehall, Frances McDormand

Why Is It Worth Watching?
In part one, angels and demons are destined to face each other on the battlefield during the impending Armageddon. Demon, Crowley (David Tennant) and angel, Aziraphale (Michael Sheen), representatives of Heaven and Hell on Earth, are long-time acquaintances and have grown fond of each other’s company as well as to the pleasantness of life on Earth. Looking to maintain their mutually beneficial existence here, they unexpectedly team up to prevent Armageddon and succeed.
The second season deals with the events following that conclusion. Now, with the end of times averted, the unlikely duo are separately going about their lives unbothered as intended. That is until supreme archangel, Gabriel (Jon Hamm) suddenly makes an appearance at Aziraphale’s bookshop sans any knowledge or memory of who he is, why he’s there and what he’s supposed to do! This unanticipated guest leads to Aziraphale and Crowley teaming up once again to figure out what happened to Gabriel as they also attempt to hide him from other beings from Heaven and Hell, who are eagerly looking to find him, while they figure out their next move. A top crew of actors dishing out great performances in another wonderfully crafted misadventure makes this show most certainly the good-est of omens indeed!

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Need to Know
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is an animated superhero film that is the second chapter of the Spider-Verse saga. This time, Miles is sent on an epic adventure that will transport him across the Multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-People to face off against a villain more powerful than anything they have previously encountered.

Directors: Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson
Cast: Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Oscar Isaac, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Vélez, Jake Johnson, Jason Schwartzman, Issa Rae, Karan Soni, Shea Whigham, Greta Lee, Daniel Kaluuya

Why Is It Worth Watching?
The movie is a follow up to 2018’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which showcased stunning animation and remarkable characters and explored complex themes in such an impressive manner that even esteemed industry veterans such as James Gunn claimed it as his favourite comic book movie of all time. Most notably, the film also picked up the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in the same year.
Across the Spider-Verse builds on that masterful foundation and offers more of that same tone, form and style. We see Miles trying his best to balance being a student while also carrying out his friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man duties. He faces up against The Spot, an unpredictable new foe who was initially a scientist working on Kingpin’s collider until an accident led to him get mysterious powers that let him open interdimensional portals. Miles reunites with Gwen Stacy, and is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters the interesting Spider Society. But when the heroes clash on how to handle the new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders and must set out on his own to save those he loves most. The movie culminates in another undeniable homerun!