The Good Place



Eleanor Shellstrop doesn’t quite understand what’s going on when she wakes up in a room and is welcomed to “the good place.” She finds out that this is the afterlife, and she was brought to this place for being a good person on earth. Michael, the one who greets her in the beginning, praises Eleanor for her numerous selfless acts she committed, so why does she feel as if she doesn’t belong here?

This serves as just one twist in The Good Place. The show centers around four people that make it to the good place in the afterlife: Eleanor Shellstrop, Chidi Anagonye, Tahani Al-Jamil, and Jason Mendoza. All four of these characters lived very different lives, but they all ended up in this unfamiliar place. This strange place is made up of houses specialized for each person, frozen yogurt for a daily treat, and fancy parties to celebrate the new guests. The four believe this place represents a true paradise; however, they are faced with numerous twists during their time here that makes them question the true intentions and values of the people and place as a whole. For example, a couple of the members of the group find out that they didn’t live the lives that Michael thinks they did. These confusing times bring the group closer together, and they form close bonds to deal with every obstacle thrown their way.

The fourth season of The Good Place will be the final season of the show. Vanity Fair conducted an interview with the actor Manny Jacinto, who plays the role of Jason Mendoza, to find out more about how the cast feels about these final episodes. Jacinto explained that the cast knew it wouldn’t go on as long as some other shows like The Office, but he included that the cast members have a “greater family-like vibe” and try to cherish every moment of filming even more now that the show is coming to an end.   

I really enjoy watching this show because a variety of new concepts are introduced throughout the show, so it doesn’t become boring or repetitive. Each episode delivers a new form of entertainment to the show as a whole. I also enjoy the humor that is incorporated into each episode while still including meaningful scenes. Also, the short episodes make the show very easy to watch and follow each scene. Three seasons are currently available on Netflix, and the fourth season has been airing on television. The Good Place is rated TV-14 for minor sexual references and language. I definitely recommend this show to anyone who wants to find a new, entertaining show to watch.   

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