The Good Place

  • Title: The Good Place – Chapter 40: A Girl from Arizona, Part 1
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The Good Place - A Girl from Arizona, Part 1 TV review

The Good Place returns for its final season with Eleanor (Kristen Bell) taking the lead assuming the role of the architect and welcoming the new entries into the experiment that could well determine the fate of all human souls in the future. Although Michael (Ted Danson) has recovered from the anxiety which forced Elanor into the lead role, Janet (D’Arcy Carden) is over-worked, Jason (Manny Jacinto) is still Jason, and Chidi (William Jackson Harper) has chosen to have his mind wiped leaving him as blissfully unaware about the truth of his surroundings as the four test subjects.

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The Good Place: Ethics in Modern Society

by Alan Rapp on May 2, 2019

in Essays 

Like Stories of Old examines Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) ethical journey in The Good Place and the show’s premise that it’s far harder to be an ethical person in a modern society.

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  • Title: The Good Place – Chapter 34: The Worst Possible Use of Free Will
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The Good Place - The Worst Possible Use of Free Will TV review

“The Worst Possible Use of Free Will” takes us back to the Neighborhood as Michael (Ted Danson) restores some of Eleanor (Kristen Bell) memories in an attempt to convince his friend that she can indeed love. The result is the best episode of the show’s Third Season so far with revelations (Sam the Eagle, Elanor? Really?) as the show takes the characters back to the show’s original set-up. There’s certainly some character development for both Michael and Eleanor as well as the process helps her come to grip with her insecurities while showcasing just how far Michael has come as well. Great moments include Eleanor getting her head fried, Mirror Centaur, the return of the more philosophical Eleanor, the coolest thing Michael has ever done, and the purple space bubble of pain.

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  • Title: The Good Place – Chapter 32: The Ballad of Donkey Doug
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The Good Place - The Ballad of Donkey Doug television review

After learning the truth (again) and concluding that they will use their remaining time on Earth to help others avoid the Bad Place, Jason (Manny Jacinto) leads the group to the magical location of Jacksonville where he hopes to save Donkey Doug’s (Mitch Narito) soul. Jason has offered many tales of Donkey Doug during his time with the group, but the one fact he left out is that Donkey Doug is is father. What’s interesting here as the show delves in to the hilariously depressing relationship between Jason, Donkey Doug, and Pillboi (Eugene Cordero) is that the episode conclusion with an idea that, despite what these four people accomplished together, flies in the face of the show’s core idea that everybody can be saved.

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The Good Place – Jeremy Bearimy

by Alan Rapp on October 22, 2018

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: The Good Place – Jeremy Bearimyh
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The Good Place - Jeremy Bearimy television review

Ever since The Good Place made its shocking First Season finale revelation the show has continued to make unexpected twists and turns to continually reboot the situation of four humans and reestablish the question about where they should spend the afterlife. Despite all his meddling, Michael‘s (Ted Danson) plan to help Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil), and Jason (Manny Jacinto) falls apart once more as he’s forced to come clean about the truth (after trying to sell an improbable lie and briefly considering killing them all). Faced with the truth about their mortality, and where they are headed after the die, each member reacts to the news differently. Some react better than others.

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