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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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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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English

Release Date:

19 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Ted Danson was nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category for his role as Michael in The Good Place (2016), but lost to Bill Hader from Barry (2018). 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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An excellent new comedy
24 September 2016 | by doubtitallSee all my reviews

I almost didn't watch The Good Place, but I was pleasantly surprised. It is well done and very entertaining. The writers have done a nice job of designing a biting satire on thinking about the afterlife without attacking any real religion in particular.

It has just the right amount of edge to it, something typically lacking in sitcoms, which are mostly pap. The show generates plenty of outright laughs, and it even has a significant amount of physical humor.

All of the characters seem to have been well cast, and the actors play their rolls well. In particular, Bell plays an incredibly selfish little shirt surprisingly sympathetically, a credit both to her and to the writers.

I hope they can keep up the good work they've done in the first few episodes. I suspect there are a few very important things about Michael and the Good Place that have yet to be revealed.


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