I binge watched Good Omens over the last two days and it was so good I managed to avert the temptation of reading spoilers.
Based on the book of the same name by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the six-episode TV series tells the story of an angel and a demon who both have a role to play in the days leading up to Armageddon.
Although it contains a lot about heaven and hell, the story is really about humanity and being human.
As humans, we may be torn between the forces of good and evil, we may have been told that we were “destined” to be this and that, but at every point, we have a choice.
We have more power than we think we do. And we don’t always have to follow the path that has been set out for us.
After six thousand years on earth, the angel Aziraphale and the demon Crowley, who are natural enemies find that they’ve become friends.
Although there are things that they are meant to do, they find that being on earth gives them a little fluidity.
By the end of the series, what we see is that love can grow in unlikely ways. That if we want to survive the end of the world, we need friends.
That no matter what the plan for our lives may be, we still have the power of choice.