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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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Michael Schur
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kristen Bell ...  Eleanor Shellstrop 51 episodes, 2016-2020
William Jackson Harper ...  Chidi Anagonye 51 episodes, 2016-2020
Jameela Jamil ...  Tahani Al-Jamil 51 episodes, 2016-2020
D'Arcy Carden ...  Janet / ... 51 episodes, 2016-2020
Manny Jacinto ...  Jason Mendoza 51 episodes, 2016-2020
Ted Danson ...  Michael 51 episodes, 2016-2020
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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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USA

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English

Release Date:

19 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Janet (D'Arcy Carden) states that there have been 25 versions of Janet. This means she is upgraded similar to a computer program. She also refers to herself in the third person when discussing herself as if she is an object. See more »

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Michael: You humans take something wonderful and ruin it just a little bit so you can have more.
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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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