The Good Place: Season 1 (2016 - 2017)


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.



Critic Ratings: 71


Audience Score

User Ratings: 1769
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Air date: Sep 19, 2016
Air date: Sep 19, 2016
Air date: Sep 22, 2016
Air date: Sep 29, 2016
Air date: Oct 6, 2016
Air date: Oct 13, 2016
Air date: Oct 20, 2016
Air date: Oct 27, 2016
Air date: Nov 3, 2016
Air date: Jan 5, 2017
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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 (71) | 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

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

  • Sep 09, 2019
    One of the freshest sitcoms to come out in a long time. Completely unpredictable (for me), and lots of witty humor and great performances, esp. Ted Danson and D'arcy Carden as Janet, the Alexa-like being with all the knowledge of the universe. Great fun!
  • Sep 08, 2019
    Smart, funny, and so refreshing! I adore this series and the characters. I even managed to learn about ethics and moral philosophy from this surprisingly fun and creative show.
  • Sep 06, 2019
    loved this season. it has so many good plot twists and stories in it.
  • Sep 02, 2019
    Best show ever. I'm obsessed, I think about this show every day. I love Eleanor and Chidi. Not healthy for me
  • Aug 18, 2019
    Hilarious, and also very interesting. -93%
  • Aug 06, 2019
    Excellent serious with a surprise ending that even the cast didn't know about. The actors in it are amazing and interact so perfectly. This show is like nothing else that's been on. It's funny and absolutely not silly like many sitcoms are. I was crushed to learn that The Good Place ended.
  • Aug 06, 2019
    The funniest, wittiest, sharpest, thoughtful, intelligent, heartfelt, comedy since Pushing daisies. Oh hec, it's better than Pushing daisies. Except Kristin Chenoweth is better than Kristen Bell. Oh wait, no she isn't. I can't wait for September 19th and Season four. I think Michael has some surprises in store for the final season. Peace
  • Aug 04, 2019
    The Good Place: season 1 is funny, it has top notch performances highlighting the charismatic D'Arcy Carden, the plot has hitchcockian twists and turns and it innovates the afterlife theme with beauty, fear and extravagance. Mindblowing.
  • Jul 17, 2019
    I'm not a critic. Neither are you. Just watch the freaking show, it's neat.
  • Jul 04, 2019
    Someone says it was rewarding. Yes, I 104% agree.

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