The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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Nothing on The Good Place is done for shock value; at the risk of sounding preachy, it's all in service of a larger arc, as well as a reminder - whether you believe in the existence of a Good Place or not - to be good, even when it seems impossible.
As ethical boundaries continue to be crossed in nearly every realm of America's social fabric, it's refreshing to watch a series wrestle so earnestly with questions of what human beings owe one another on an interpersonal basis.
This is a series that has picked up all the best lessons from both the world's foremost philosophers and comic book writers. Enrich your audience, sure. But also don't forget to wow them in the end so they'll come back for more.