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The Good Place 

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Four people and their otherworldly frienemy struggle in the afterlife to define what it means to be good.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kristen Bell ...  Eleanor Shellstrop 39 episodes, 2016-2019
Ted Danson ...  Michael / ... 39 episodes, 2016-2019
William Jackson Harper ...  Chidi Anagonye 37 episodes, 2016-2019
Jameela Jamil ...  Tahani Al-Jamil 37 episodes, 2016-2019
D'Arcy Carden ...  Janet / ... 37 episodes, 2016-2019
Manny Jacinto ...  Jason Mendoza / ... 37 episodes, 2016-2019
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Storyline

The Good Place is a town where those who have been good throughout their lives go once they have passed away. Michael (Danson) is the architect who oversees the town--and this is the first one he has been in charge of creating. Eleanor (Bell) arrives at the Good Place and realizes they have her name right, but everything else is wrong. She isn't meant to be there at all. With the help of Chidi, her soul mate (Harper), Eleanor tries to right her wrongs, seeking to finally earn her spot in the Good Place. Written by carly lawless

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Find peace now! (Season 1) See more »


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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Michael (Ted Danson)'s powers & abilities: Immortality: As an Immortal Being, Michael cannot die. The only known way he could be "killed" is by the "Eternal Shriek" Extra Dimensional vision: Michael can see in 9 different dimensions. Memory Manipulation: Can erase the memories of any deceased human. Reality Warping: Michael at will can alter the reality of the afterlife to anything he desires, however this is most likely restricted to just the neighbourhood he himself has created. Simulation projection: Michael is able to construct any type of artificial simulation he desires no matter how complex. See more »

Quotes

Chidi: I am not going to have sex with someone to get them to stop talking to me.
Eleanor: Really? You and I are very different.
Chidi: Yeah, I noticed.
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So far...so good.
21 November 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I am writing this review after having seen the first 9 episodes of "The Good Place" and the show is now on hiatus---awaiting more episodes in January. So far, I have enjoyed it quite a bit and my review is only based on the show thus far...it might continue to be excellent or it could degenerate to crap (look at seasons two and three of "Heroes" and you'll understand what I mean).

Kristen Bell plays Eleanor...a woman who inexplicably awakens in some version of Heaven. I say inexplicably because Eleanor was a terrible person in her lifetime...and she realizes that the folks that created this afterlife made a huge mistake in letting her there instead of sending her to 'the other place'.

While I am sure that many religious folks would balk at the concept, the show works very well because the writers managed to create some wonderful and likable characters. It's really a neat ensemble cast and again and again the show surprises. Well worth seeing and, above all, clever and original. Let's hope this continues.


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