The Good Place: Season 1 (2016 - 2017)

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Season 1
The Good Place

Critics Consensus

Kristen Bell and Ted Danson knock it out of the park with supremely entertaining, charming performances in this absurd, clever and whimsical portrayal of the afterlife.

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Critic Ratings: 73

92%

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User Ratings: 1973

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Episodes

1
Air date: Sep 19, 2016
2
Air date: Sep 19, 2016
3
Air date: Sep 22, 2016
4
Air date: Sep 29, 2016
5
Air date: Oct 6, 2016
6
Air date: Oct 13, 2016
7
Air date: Oct 20, 2016
8
Air date: Oct 27, 2016
9
Air date: Nov 3, 2016
10
Air date: Jan 5, 2017
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Tv Season Info

Series 1 of this comedy follows a New Jersey woman enters the afterlife and tries to become a better person and make amends for past bad behaviour.

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Critic Reviews for The Good Place Season 1

All Critics (73) | Top Critics (30)

While most art creates the narrative that change is easy, The Good Place puts me far more in touch with the stark reality of life's complexities.

Sep 7, 2018 | Full Review…

For TV lovers who have missed the Thursday nights the Peacock network built its legacy upon, few partnerships are more heavenly than this.

Aug 7, 2018 | Full Review…

The brilliance of the twist was that it upended everything viewers thought they knew about the show while also making perfect sense.

Sep 20, 2017 | Full Review…

The quirky comedy breaks the mold of most sit-coms in that it's serialized with each episode ending on a curious note, clearly meant to raise every viewer's desire to see the next installment - and it works.

Sep 19, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Fun, colorful, lively - but is there a real show here, or just a good joke?

Sep 19, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Turns out The Good Place is a very good place to be indeed.

Sep 19, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Confident, intriguing, and wonderfully performed, The Good Place is everything network comedy needed heading into the 2016 season.

Feb 11, 2020 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Overall, it was a solid entry into the comedy's final season. The stakes are higher than ever before, and I'm intrigued to see how it all ends.

Sep 27, 2019 | Full Review…

The Good Place proves that you can have ridiculous, exaggerated characters without resorting to tropes.

Aug 4, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The cast continues to increase the quality of their performances in a similar way. If you used to like them now you love them. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 8, 2019 | Full Review…

It's been a long time since a television show has shocked me as completely as The Good Place has, and I certainly wasn't expecting it from a half-hour comedy like this.

Mar 1, 2019 | Full Review…

A show is only as strong as its cast, and this cast is a delight.

Jan 17, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Good Place: Season 1

  • Jun 09, 2020
    One of my favorites shows. The story is realy unique and it's realy funny. The twist in the end of the season was a realy good and inteligent one. I love plot twists and this series has plenty of it. If you like a more linear story, this may be not your tipe of series, because it has many twists and each season has a realy different story, but i liked it.
  • May 22, 2020
    Having watched the entire four seasons, rewatching each season several times via streaming, I bought the complete Blu-Ray set. I am rewatching the series again. The storyline would seem, at first glance, to be your somewhat typical comedy fodder, i.e. person in the wrong place, realizing this, humor ensues. Far from being typical, this is one of the funniest and most thought provoking series I've seen in many a year. The entire primary ensemble is nothing less than brilliant. Ted Danson and Kristen Bell play off each other incredibly well. Danson does comedy so very well. William Jackson Harper as Chidi is splendid as are all of them. Manny Jacinto as Jason is hoplessly stupid yet we feel a great fondness for him. It takes an excellent actor to portray someone this... dumb. Jameela Jamil's character walks, no, runs to the very edge of cringe comedy and stops perfectly short. D'Arcy Carden's portrayal of Janet the all-knowing A.I. is delightful and Kristen Bell is just forking hilarious and heart-rendingly touching as well. The special effects are brilliant (yeah, I use that word a lot, here) and perfectly in tune with the entire story concept. (Giant flying shrimpies! Yes!) And the entire series is eminently bingeable. There is a positive and heartwarming undertone. And best of all, The entire story arc comes to a perfect ending. Enjoy it.
  • May 07, 2020
    Could not have seen a worse show this SUCKS!!!!!!!!
  • May 01, 2020
    Best storyline of any of the seasons but a fun, philosophical satire that gets so many laughs.
  • Apr 19, 2020
    Filled with excellent humor and a great plot twist , This is one of Mike Schur's best projects so far
  • Apr 17, 2020
    I really enjoy the fantasy of the afterlife presented in the first season. The characters of the four humans are presented very well by the casts and the plots. I really love the twist at the end of the series which really encouraged me to continue watching the series. Well done!
  • Mar 04, 2020
    love it 👌 it's a great show and I highly recommend it
  • Feb 27, 2020
    Oh, that was a great starting season!
  • Feb 23, 2020
    One of the best TV shows ever. It's fresh, charming and, often times, whitty.
  • Feb 15, 2020
    Interesting premise for a sitcom. I'd say the show peaks with this season, while the rest is more or less standard fare.

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