The Good Place: Season 1 (2016 - 2017)

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Season 1
The Good Place

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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: 72

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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 (72) | 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…

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

Sep 19, 2016 | Full Review…
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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…

Cue a standout, grownup, blindingly sharp script, and gorgeous performances from Kristen Bell and Ted Danson.

Dec 17, 2018 | 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…

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…

Audience Reviews for The Good Place: Season 1

  • 1d ago
    It's a fantastic show; the premise is very interesting and the banter between the characters is very funny. Kristen Bell is hillarious and she really nailed the character. Same with the rest of the cast. I think Ted Danson is brilliant in this role. I wish it would be on longer than 4 seasons.
  • 3d ago
    Its funny, its clever, and the twist is fresh and unexpected. The cast is great, and the episodes aren't too long. Great season!
  • Dec 23, 2019
    É maravilhosa a série, com um humor único e super legal
  • Dec 22, 2019
    Love every bit of it very funny 😂
  • Dec 21, 2019
    This show was recommended to me by a close friend whose opinion I trusted, a fellow writer with a similar sense of humour. We are not friends any more. If I can praise The Good Place for anything it's that it very accurately portrays my own personal hell. This show is as bland as a communion wafer and as invigorating as a long taxi down the tarmac after a 16-hour flight in economy. Is Ted Danson's charm enough to salvage the television equivalent of headbutting a table until the Xanax kicks in? No, no it is not. Sorry Ted. The Good Place is an excruciating exercise in onanism, where you can almost hear the tendons in the writer's shoulders pop with every line as they contort to pat themselves on the back for being so clever. "I don't belong here" says Whatshername "Something something Immanuel Kant" replies puppet number 2 "I don't get it" responds Kitchen Utensil Bell Fart noise, sad trombone, humanity devolves. This show is The Big Bang Theory without a laugh track. The writing is tedious and inane to the point of being offensive. Kristen Bell is so stiff and plastic you could easily replace her with a furby taped to a dishmop and free up 80% of the show's budget. The rest of the cast act as though they were recruited wholesale from the local amateur production of Twelth Night, thus explaining the remaining 20%. The writers, presumeably, work for free - being liberal arts majors who won't ever find a real purpose. The acting is so hammy and the scripting is so cheesy that you could close the show down and open a deli. Then they could make some double entendre about the meaning of epicureanism, only no one would be forced to listen to it.
  • Dec 12, 2019
    I think of this TV season I think it is great!!
  • Dec 06, 2019
    So funny but also keeps you on the edge of your seat. A perfect blend of comedy and drama.
  • Dec 06, 2019
    So great. Kristen Bell is awesome, as usual. Ted Danson is amazing, but this is the first show I've seen with him, so I'm actively trying to find more of his work. Manny Jacinto does an incredible job with his role, lightening the whole mood of the show and giving consistent comic relief. William Jackson Cooper plays a fantastic idealist, hilariously stuck in philosophical dilemma. Finally, Jameela Jamil is the stuck up drama queen who you kind of hate, but only a little because she's pretty much just as lovable as everyone else. D'Arcy Carden is the most emotional and lovable, yet emotionless, robot I've ever seen. The entire cast is awesome and I fell in love with them before the end of the season. A must see for pretty much everyone.
  • Dec 02, 2019
    Might not be the best season, but still really good. It gives us the characters, and I wasn't expecting Michael to be a demon! I love this show so much and no one can tell me otherwise!
  • Nov 26, 2019
    Great show! Even though the big reveal had long since been spoiled for me, the writing and acting were so good it didn't matter. The cast work well together, it reminded me of a mix between Community and Pushing Daisies.

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