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“The Good Place” Review

Andrew Cappuccio, Senior Staff Writer

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A show about the afterlife? Too cliche… But that’s not the case you’ll get with NBC’s The Good Place. Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) is told by Michael (Ted Danson), who is the constructor of the neighborhood that Eleanor arrives to, that she has died and is now in “The Good Place,” where you get to eat a lot of frozen yogurt and live with your true soulmate: it’s everything you’d think the good place would be.

Eleanor, who was misjudged as a good person, confesses that she was indeed not a good person to her soulmate Chidi Anagonye (William Jackson Harper). Only being there a day, Eleanor starts to cause abnormal things to occur in the neighborhood, like raining shrimp. Scared that she will be caught, she has a moral philosophy professor, who so happens to be Chidi, teaches her how to be a good person so that she can redeem herself and truly belong in “the good place.

Without giving away any spoilers, I was completely surprised where the show was going by the first season. I thought that it was supposed to be some silly sitcom that takes place in the afterlife, but I was wrong. With my honest opinion, The Good Place has to be one of television’s most creative, funny, and unique shows in years. It’s a 12/10 for me.

For anyone who enjoyed The Office or Parks And Recreation, I think you will definitely enjoy this show, as the creator Michael Schur has wrote for them. The Good Place airs Thursdays 8:30 PM on NBC. Season 1 is on Netflix.

 

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