The Good Place (2016– )
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The Burrito 

Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason consider how much they have (or haven't improved); Michael must deal with the consequences of his recent actions.


Dean Holland


Michael Schur (created by), Megan Amram | 5 more credits »





Episode complete credited cast:
Kristen Bell ... Eleanor Shellstrop
William Jackson Harper ... Chidi Anagonye
Jameela Jamil ... Tahani Al-Jamil
D'Arcy Carden ... Janet / Bad Janet
Manny Jacinto ... Jason Mendoza
Ted Danson ... Michael
Maya Rudolph ... Judge
Marc Evan Jackson ... Shawn
Anna Khaja ... Manisha Al-Jamil
Ajay Mehta ... Waqas Al-Jamil


Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani and Jason all make it through the portal to the judge's chambers, there where Eleanor tells the saddened others that Michael sacrificed himself for her. Regardless, they, once actually finding the judge, proceed to tell her their story. Despite not following protocol, the judge does allow them to plead their individual cases. Despite not being allowed to be tried as a collective, the four humans decide to be judged as a collective, meaning that even one failure among the four will result in them all being sentenced to the fate of the failed one. The individual tests the judge issues are customized to deal with the specific problem items associated with each. Beyond completing what seem to be the relatively simple tasks, each person tries to see if there is a trick they are missing that will seal their eternal fate and that of the other three. Meanwhile, Michael is being interrogated by Shawn regarding the treason. While Bad Janet is by Shawn's side, Good Janet ... Written by Huggo

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25 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Marc Evan Jackson (Shawn) also worked on Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013) as Kevin Cozner. Michael Schur created both Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Good Place. See more »


On one of the doors in the corridor Tahani walks through, Quvenzhané Wallis' name is misspelled as "Quevenzhané". See more »


Shawn: I'm just going to throw you in this unmarked room for the rest of eternity. And since it seems you love humans so much, I'll torture you like one. All you'll have for entertainment is that giant stack of New Yorker Magazine.
Michael: Oh come on. You and I both know I'll never read those.
Shawn: Of course you won't. But they'll just... keep... coming.
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References Friday Night Lights (2006) See more »


Wind Beneath My Wings
Written by Jeff Silbar & Larry Henley
Performed by Bette Midler
[The song is included within the Judge's video of her time with the four humans]
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take a sad group..
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.

The Burrito

This is another test for self-analysing or self-realizing or other self stuffs. But those tricks and treats can be seen far before they arrive so it is not even that and yet you find giddy up for more of this drama- it is Danson, his character is what reels you in.

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