What happens when we die? The NBC comedy “The Good Place” plays with the idea of life after death. Seasons 1 and 2 are available on Netflix and other streaming services. Season 3 is currently airing on NBC.
The series began in 2016. In the first episode, Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) is welcomed to The Good Place by Michael (Ted Danson). Eleanor is introduced to her soulmate, Chidi Anagonye (William Jackson Harper), who she would live with for eternity.
Eleanor meets other residents including Tahani Al-Jamil (Jameela Jamil) and Jason Mendoza (Manny Jacinto). Most of the residents were good people who did good things when they were alive, except for Eleanor. She was not a good person.
It doesn’t take too long for Eleanor to realize it was a case of mistaken identity and she actually belonged in The Bad Place. After finding out how life would be in The Bad Place, she asked Chidi to help her become a good person so she won’t be caught and sent to where she belongs. This is when crazy and inexplicable things start happening and the story gets interesting.
I don’t want to give away too much, but I think this show is totally worth watching. Season 1 gets more exciting with every episode. Viewers may not have been prepared for the unexpected turn of events at the end of the first season. Information revealed in the final episode changes the audience’s understanding of what the show is about.
I’m glad I was able to watch Season 2 because I was anxious to start the next season. Season 2 was totally different, except for the end. There’s another turnaround that surely left viewers biting their nails.
One of my favorite things about the show are the jokes. Those who watched the series through the end of Season 1 caught more jokes from previous episodes. In The Good Place, there are no swear words, so viewers add words to their vocabulary like “fork,” “bull shirts” and others. My favorite joke so far was Michael and Eleanor discussing whether or not The Bad Place had Hawaiian pizza. Since most people don’t like it, they reasoned that they would offer it as the only food option.
The first episode of Season 3 aired Sept. 27. I can’t wait to see what mind-blowing surprises they have prepared for the future.