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The Good Place: Season 1 (2016-2017)

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Critic 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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Eleanor (Kristen Bell) wakes up and finds out that she has died and ended up in an afterlife called the Good Place. The Good Place, as Michael (Ted Danson), the immortal architect of this neighborhood, explains is a paradise populated only by people who have spent their lives doing good things. Eleanor realizes that she was put there by mistake, as she had not really done a lot of good deeds while she was still alive. With the help of her supposed soulmate Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Eleanor tries to learn how to be good and, at the same time, hide from her neighbors Tahani (Jameela Jamil), Jianyu (Manny Jacinto), and Michael the fact that she's a fraud. Eventually, Eleanor discovers that there may be more to the Good Place than Michael lets on. "The Good Place" also stars D'Arcy Carden as Janet.

Cast

Kristen Bell
as Eleanor
Ted Danson
as Michael
D'Arcy Carden
as Janet Della-Denunzio
Adam Scott
as Trevor
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Critic Reviews for The Good Place: Season 1

All Critics (54) | Top Critics (24)

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

September 20, 2017 | Full Review…

TV world is a better place when Ted Danson has a regular (preferably comic) gig, and we're not talking about CSI. What a relief he has teamed up with Kristen Bell in this charming comedy about the afterlife.

October 21, 2016 | 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.

September 19, 2016 | Full Review…

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

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

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

September 19, 2016 | Full Review…

It's a laugh-out-loud sitcom that nonetheless strives to investigate its storylines on deeper metaphysical grounds.

September 19, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Good Place: Season 1

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Kristen Bell and Ted Danson star in the heavenly comedy The Good Place. In Season 1 Eleanor Shellstrop dies and goes to the afterlife where she's welcomed to The Good Place, a planned community made up of people who led extraordinarily good lives; but little do they know she's not the "Eleanor" that they think she is, leading her to seek help from her assigned soulmate Chidi, an ethics professor, to help her learn to be good so that she won't be found out. The show does a pretty good job at establishing that it's its own thing; staying fairly secular so as not to offend any religious beliefs. And the comedy is rather broad, with a little bit of satire here and there. Kristen Bell is brilliantly cast as Eleanor and gives an excellent performance, and Ted Danson is especially good as the "architect" overseeing the Good Place. Plus, Adam Scott guest stars as a recurring character, and is hilarious. Incredibly funny, The Good Place is a fresh and exciting series that delivers a promising first season.

DannM.

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