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The Good Place 

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Four people and their otherworldly frienemy struggle in the afterlife to define what it means to be good.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Kristen Bell ...  Eleanor Shellstrop 37 episodes, 2016-2019
William Jackson Harper ...  Chidi Anagonye 37 episodes, 2016-2019
Jameela Jamil ...  Tahani Al-Jamil / ... 37 episodes, 2016-2019
D'Arcy Carden ...  Janet / ... 37 episodes, 2016-2019
Manny Jacinto ...  Jason Mendoza / ... 37 episodes, 2016-2019
Ted Danson ...  Michael 37 episodes, 2016-2019
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The Good Place is a town where those who have been good throughout their lives go once they have passed away. Michael (Danson) is the architect who oversees the town--and this is the first one he has been in charge of creating. Eleanor (Bell) arrives at the Good Place and realizes they have her name right, but everything else is wrong. She isn't meant to be there at all. With the help of Chidi, her soul mate (Harper), Eleanor tries to right her wrongs, seeking to finally earn her spot in the Good Place. Written by carly lawless

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English

Release Date:

19 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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The Void is a place where Janet (D'Arcy Carden) resides. It is described by her as a 'boundless, barren nothingness'. When she creates Derek (Jason Mantzoukas), it is where both of them live together. Janet can move between The Void and her assigned neighbourhood at will, but does not have the power to move directly between The Void and other locations such as The Medium Place. See more »

Quotes

Chidi: I am not going to have sex with someone to get them to stop talking to me.
Eleanor: Really? You and I are very different.
Chidi: Yeah, I noticed.
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"Toughen up, Nerds," it's something different
30 September 2016 | by jyu01See all my reviews

I'm only 4 episodes in, but it's already my favorite comedy on television right now.

The premise is that the characters are in some "Good place" afterlife, but it's not quite endless bliss--in fact, the show wants you to think about what that phrase really means--are you endlessly happy because you are with a bunch of other do-gooder people that make you feel inferior? Are you happy eating frozen yogurt everyday?

Or maybe, just maybe, endless bliss is a journey, kind of like life. Meanwhile, you're getting this while listening to snappy dialog and interesting and different characters. ("Toughen up, nerd" was one of Kristen Bell's lines from ep. 4.)

Seriously, this is not your average comedy.


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