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The Good Place: A Heavenly Show About Death, Ethics, and Philosophy

What the fork?!

We were binge-watching the REACT channel on youtube a bit earlier when we stumbled upon a strange show that is being featured in the channel's "Try Not To Eat Challenge" segment.

I am a fan of Kristen Bell. Long before her obscure movies. I started liking her in "Heroes" before even knowing "Veronica Mars." My point is, the television show I was referring to earlier stars Kristen Bell as its main protagonist. Yay!

Without checking out the trailer, we searched Netflix and it instantly showed up on the results page. And, without having second thoughts, we watched its first episode. From the moment I started watching this series, I was hooked and waiting for the other episodes to drop.

TBH, we've never heard this show before. But, boy I'm glad we watched this. It's the kind of flavor I needed in life at the moment. It is both fun and interesting because its plot is about a satirical afterlife like you've never heard before.

Other than the information below, I will no longer go into details so you could discover the show and see it for yourself. There are only about two seasons available on Netflix at this time, but the show is already in its fourth and final season.

The Good Place is an American fantasy-comedy television series created by Michael Schur. The series premiered on September 19, 2016, on NBC.

The series focuses on Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), 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. However, she realizes that she was sent there by mistake and must hide her morally imperfect behavior while trying to become a better and 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 who knows all the information in the universe and can produce any item out of thin air, abilities which she uses to help the inhabitants.

The Good Place has received critical acclaim, particularly for its writing, acting, originality, setting, and tone. In addition, the first season's twist ending and the show's exploration and creative use of ethics and philosophy have been positively received. The recognition also earned the series a Peabody Award in 2019. The series has also won two Hugo Awards for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form for the episodes "The Trolley Problem" and "Janet(s)".

In December 2018, NBC renewed the series for a fourth and final season, which premiered on September 26, 2019.

Are you already watching this show? Let me know in the comments below!

1 comment

Arcyonline said...

Saw a FBE react channel video, a not to eat challenge I think, and I shows the food that they serve there. Got curious on what is " the Good place" show is and its an instant hit for me! Philosophy and ethics story telling on a comedic way. Perferct show to watch on a relaxing weekend. On season 2 now!