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    1. The Good Place - good or bad?

      I've seen every episode of The Good Place up to this point and still can't decide if I like it or not. It's a very strange situation. The premise, while novel, doesn't work well (in my opinion) on...

      I've seen every episode of The Good Place up to this point and still can't decide if I like it or not. It's a very strange situation. The premise, while novel, doesn't work well (in my opinion) on a TV show budget or schedule and I find myself wondering why I'm watching it.

      Reviews of the show are generally very positive, but it feels like the writers are constantly scrambling for new ideas when the concept just doesn't lend itself to that much TV.

      I love Michael Schur's work generally and like Kristen Bell as an actress, but I still can't decide if I like this or not. Thoughts?

      20 votes
    2. The Good Place is one of the funniest, most original shows I've seen in a long time

      The third season has just started and it's as funny as ever. If you've never heard of it before, here's the blurb from Wikipedia: The series focuses on Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), a woman...

      The third season has just started and it's as funny as ever. If you've never heard of it before, here's the blurb from Wikipedia:

      The series focuses on Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), a woman who wakes up in the afterlife and is introduced by Michael (Ted Danson) to "The Good Place", a highly selective Heaven-like utopia he designed, as a reward for her righteous life. She realizes that she was sent there by mistake and must hide her morally imperfect behavior and try to become a better, more ethical person. William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil and Manny Jacinto co-star as other residents of "The Good Place", together with D'Arcy Carden as Janet, an artificial being helping the inhabitants.

      The Good Place received positive reviews upon its debut and has since gained critical acclaim. It has been praised for its performances, writing, originality, setting and tone.

      Seriously, give it a shot!

      35 votes