A tv show review written by: Lee Sonogan
22min (2016 -) Comedy, drama, fantasy
“Principles aren’t principles when you pick and choose when you’re gonna follow them.” – Chidi Anagonye, The Good Place
The Good Place is a good place. Stumbling around on Netflix, I found this show and then had to watch it all. IMDB describes this television series as four people and their otherworldly frienemy struggle in the afterlife to define what it means to be good. One of the most creative comedy/fantasy shows of all time. Acting, writing, originality, tone and setting has been praised by many reviews and critics. In an exploration of comedy based on philosophy and ethics, it may seem odd at first. But, a few episodes in it becomes mind-blowing.
The pilot of this show attracted 8.04 million viewers on NBC. Created by Michael Schur, you may have heard of his name before being the creator and writer of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Parks and Recreation. Six people star in this television series. Kristen Bell as Eleanor Shellstrop, William Jackson Harper as Chidi Anagonye, Jameela Jamil as Tahani Al-Jamil, D’Arcy Carden as Janet, Manny Jacinto as Jason Mendoza and finally Ted Danson as Michael. The combination and differences of these six characters make a perfect balance.
As there have only been three seasons of this show released to the public, NBC has already renewed the series for a fourth series. Season three just finished about a week or two ago. I could write a more detailed review about this show but, I do not want to spoil anything. Mentioning what people praise about the show in the first paragraph, which I agree with, it also tells a great story. With the balance of the characters and the details put into the story, this show is truly one of a kind. I recommend this tv show to people who like Michael Schur, life after death, original fantasy concepts, perfect timing comedy and much more.
PS – The video below is in the third season. To truly appreciate this show, you must watch from episode one to the last episode published.