The Good Place: Season 2 Reviews

September 4, 2018
In its second season, it started to feel like The Good Place could do anything.
May 31, 2018
The Good Place continues to work as a light sitcom, even as it fearlessly explores weighty philosophical conundrums and peels back the layers of liberal self-delusion.
February 2, 2018
The Good Place has established itself as one of the single best shows on TV today: slyly intelligent, relentlessly creative, existentially profound and consistently laugh-out-loud funny.
December 29, 2017
In a glittering five-decade career, this may be the best [Ted] Danson has ever been. He's pushing 70 but is full of youthful vigour here, refusing to fall back on the beats and grace notes with which he made his name.
December 29, 2017
As with last season, [Michael] Schur and his writing staff defy expectations by blowing everything up, yet again.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 29, 2017
The show seems to be finding a wild freedom in that lawlessness and creates a place where we can even have fun with it. Pass the jalapeño poppers.
December 27, 2017
It's turned into something more daring and strange and amazing in its second season.
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December 26, 2017
The Good Place's first season was subtly informed by the absurdity of addressing weighty moral questions in the form of a network sitcom, and its second takes the meta to new levels.
November 27, 2017
Underestimate it at your own peril.
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October 17, 2017
Yes, The Good Place is strange -- also ridiculously inventive, silly, smart and strangely, unexpectedly deep.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 8, 2017
An imaginatively loopy high-concept sitcom.
September 25, 2017
Along the way, it gets to pursue the most fascinating questions it set up last season.
September 22, 2017
The characters in the Good Place quickly discover eternal paradise isn't all it's cracked up to be - but for astute comedy fans this is simply heavenly viewing.
September 22, 2017
In the hands of The Good Place's own creative masterminds, the journey is likely to be pretty great, indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 20, 2017
The Good Place has essentially become TV's most interesting iteration of the "nature vs. nurture" debate.
September 19, 2017
I guess what I'm saying is: holy shirt, the whole thing is forking great.
September 19, 2017
Some series take time to a larger audience, and perhaps this current stew of meh dominating the fall menu will help sophomore successes like The Good Place taste all the sweeter.
September 19, 2017
The Bad Place version of The Good Place proves it's still able to surprise, while staying rooted in ideas that make it more than the sum of its twists.