The Good Place

The Good Place

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9.1

Amazing

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Who knew moral philosophy could be so funny? A fantastically unique comedy that follows Eleanor Shellstrop who has mistakenly found herself in an afterlife known as The Good Place, despite her dubiously immoral existence on earth.

The Good Place centres around Eleanor Shellstrop, played by the very funny Kristen Bell, a woman who wakes up in the afterlife and is introduced by Michael, played by Ted Danson, to ‘The Good Place', a utopia he designed to reward people for the righteous lives they lived on earth. It doesn't take Eleanor very long to figure out that she is in the wrong place and must hide her morally imperfect behaviour in a bid to try and become a better person to avoid being sent to ‘The Bad Place'.

Aided by her soul mate Chidi, who she confesses her secret to, Eleanor sets out on a voyage of self reflection which is hampered by the fact that she really doesn't see anything wrong with the appallingly selfish life she lived on earth until of course it dawns on her that unless she truly becomes a selfless person her prospects of being able to stay in The Good Place are very limited.

This is an entirely unique proposition as far as tv series go and I genuinely have very little to compare it to which is probably what makes this show so damn good. It's hilariously funny, the writing is sharp, the acting is superb and the chemistry on screen between Kristen Bell and Ted Danson is top notch, in fact all of the supporting cast – William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, Manny Jacinto and D'Arcy Carden are excellent in their roles.

And as simple as the premise seems, the plot of the story goes much deeper and takes a very surprising turn at the end of the first season (no spoilers!) which will have you hitting the ‘up next' button faster than you can blink. There have been two seasons so far with a third due to be released in the Autumn of 2018 but with no specific date yet. If you love this as much as I do, it'll probably take you a couple of days to watch all episodes currently available on Netflix as they are only 25 minutes each with only 13 episodes in each season.

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  • Unique
  • Funny
  • Clever

Bad

  • Too Short
9.1

Amazing

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