The Good Place (2016– )
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Janet and Michael 

When the neighborhood experiences a small glitch, Michael has to resolve the issue with Janet before it gets out of control.

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Dean Holland

Writers:

Michael Schur (created by), Kate Gersten | 4 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Kristen Bell ... Eleanor Shellstrop
William Jackson Harper ... Chidi Anagonye
Jameela Jamil ... Tahani Al-Jamil
D'Arcy Carden ... Janet
Manny Jacinto ... Jason Mendoza
Ted Danson ... Michael
Jason Mantzoukas ... Derek
Marc Evan Jackson ... Shawn
Tiya Sircar ... Vicky
Jama Williamson ... Val
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Storyline

Janet tells Michael that she has been glitching, the latest glitch which is the obvious cause of the earthquake. Janet says the glitches threaten the existence of the neighborhood. Janet being a true Good Place creation (the Bad Janet which could not have pulled off the ruse over Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason), Michael is uncertain what is causing the glitches and has to do his research clandestinely as he knows if Vicky finds out, she would use it to blackmail him further or tell Shawn. After consulting the Janet user guide and speaking to her about the timing of the glitches, Michael believes he has found the cause which does not have an easy fix. Janet comes up with a drastic measure to fix the problem, the drastic nature of it which may be difficult even for Michael to carry out. As the cause is related to human emotions more in line with one of the sins, Michael turns to Eleanor who may greater insight into the situation. Eleanor added to the mix has unintended consequences of... Written by Huggo

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Dolby (5.1)

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Eleanor does not appear until the 18 minute mark. See more »

Goofs

When Derek first sees Michael he is pointing at him with his right hand but in the next shot he is pointing at Janet with his left hand. See more »

Quotes

Jason Mendoza: Oh, man. We got robbed! They took the walls, they took the floor, and we were standing here the whole time? These guys are good.
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References The All-New Super Friends Hour (1977) See more »

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use some torturing right now..
15 June 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

The Good Place

Michael Schur, the creator, of this PG-13 hellish facade, has a similar concept to those yogurt shops that his world is surrounded by, a bit questionable and a whole lot of fun. The bumpy ride of this train has had its ups and downs, but its potential always outweighs the inadequacies with a soothing mellow tone. The writing is not consistently of A grade quality. Especially, when it has to stroll its viewers for few laughs or tears. The storytelling, that is, the arc or the trajectory of these characters that they are following so hastily is clearly impressive. And the credit goes to the creator whose vision has always stood by him.

Despite the precarious detours, cliched emotional conflicts and seen-this-seen-that flips and turns, the storytelling is thoroughly engaging and catchy. So what is it that makes this under-funded (looking at the production set pieces and visual effects) cheesy teaching-to-the-choir philosophy lectures entertaining? It is the bold decisions that those same writers keeps making. Bold as in, not that they aren't aware of where this might go but it certainly is jaw-dropping, but bold as in, they are challenging themselves immensely.

While as far as the locations are concerned, all they have done smartly is kept the options finite and boundaries shorter in order to break them further as they advance in the series. The challenge is to actually weave out a profound piece of ethical note from the day-to-day conflicts of these characters. Which is how they usually showcase the human-ness of them, no matter how spooky the situation is, or whether they are at The Good Place or the bad place, they would always fight for better sprinkles in their yogurts.

Janet And Michael

A fun pause on the whole good-bad debacle outside or inside the world. It certainly is a fresh blow on the face as far as the concept is considered however the storytelling is as always of pass-the-parcel kind of a nature.


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