The Good Place

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by storrsroars, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. storrsroars

    storrsroars Exiled in Pittsburgh

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    Was looking for comedy on Netflix, figured I'd give this a try. Loved it. I know it ran on regular broadcast NBC so doesn't have the perceived "gravitas" of a non-network show, but it's really well done, IMO. I don't literally LOL at much of what's on TV ("Kimmy" was only other show this year), but some great writing here and solid laughs in later episodes. And much like Kimmy, what makes the show work is that all the characters sincerely "sell" their characters by playing straight.

    Won't give it away, but the plot device in final episode that allows the series to reboot for S2 is brilliant.

    Any other fans?
     
  2. auggie22

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    My wife fell for this show last year, so I watched it reluctantly at first. I agree that it is surprisingly entertaining and often laugh out loud funny. Seems like it is taking a long time to get to season 2 .... any idea what gives?
     
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  3. Mots010

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    Bumping this thread. I’m about halfway through season 2, and it has been fantastic all the way through. It is really funny. I watched season 1 on Netflix and thought it was a Netflix show, only to be surprised it’s on NBC.
     
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  4. Mano

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    It’s a forking great show, and thoroughly unique which makes it a refreshing watch. Can’t wait for S3. From Mike Schur - West Hartford native.
     
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  5. J187Money

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    Love this show.
     
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  6. manbyrd

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    Also a fan, Michael Schur seems to have a knack for broadcast TV comedy (also wrote for The Office and Parks and Rec). Ted Danson and Kristen Bell are both great too, its the right medium between cerebral and silly.
     
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  7. JMick

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    Huge fan on this show. This and Superstore are the best back-back comedy duos on television.
     
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