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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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Michael Schur
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 8 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Storyline

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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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Janet (D'Arcy Carden)'s powers & abilities:
  • Teleportation: Janet is able to teleport anywhere in her neighbourhood in an instant either at will or when she is called.
  • Infinite Knowledge: Being a anthropomorphised database of information, Janet has all possible knowledge that both humans and Eternal Beings possess.
  • Summon and retrieval: Janet can create/retrieve any item anyone desires at anytime in an instant. Janet has even shown the ability to create other sentient beings but only Michael's Janet has been able to do this. Michael (Ted Danson) stated that this shouldn't be possible for the average Janet. It appears that gaining this ability is a side-effect of having been rebooted so many times.
  • Reality Warping: Janet is responsible for building and maintaining the neighbourhood she resides in and at will can alter anything within her neighbourhood.
  • Compulsory Truth: Janets cannot lie. Only Michael's Janet is capable of lying after being rebooted 802 times.
  • Operating the Train: The only way in and out of a neighbourhood is by the train, which only Janet can call and operate.
  • Walkie-Talkie Protocol: Two Janets can be linked together to serve as a long-distance address system. This is seen in episode 1.12, The Good Place: Mindy St. Claire (2017), when Shawn (Marc Evan Jackson) uses Bad Janet in Neighbourhood 12358W to transmit a message to Eleanor (Kristen Bell) and Jason (Manny Jacinto) in The Medium Place through Good Janet. It is therefore one of the few special abilities which Janet retains when outside her neighbourhood.
  • Physical Strength: This may not actually be a special power, however Janet is shown to have great physical strength, as evidenced by the way she lifts and throws Shawn in episode 2.11, The Good Place: The Burrito (2018).
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Michael: You humans take something wonderful and ruin it just a little bit so you can have more.
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An excellent new comedy
24 September 2016 | by doubtitallSee all my reviews

I almost didn't watch The Good Place, but I was pleasantly surprised. It is well done and very entertaining. The writers have done a nice job of designing a biting satire on thinking about the afterlife without attacking any real religion in particular.

It has just the right amount of edge to it, something typically lacking in sitcoms, which are mostly pap. The show generates plenty of outright laughs, and it even has a significant amount of physical humor.

All of the characters seem to have been well cast, and the actors play their rolls well. In particular, Bell plays an incredibly selfish little shirt surprisingly sympathetically, a credit both to her and to the writers.

I hope they can keep up the good work they've done in the first few episodes. I suspect there are a few very important things about Michael and the Good Place that have yet to be revealed.


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