The Good Place

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The show follows Eleanor Shellstrop, an ordinary woman who enters the afterlife, and thanks to some kind of error, is sent to the Good Place instead of the Bad Place, which is definitely where she belongs. While hiding in plain sight from Michael, the wise architect of the Good Place (who doesn’t know he’s made a mistake), she’s determined to shed her old way of living.
Starring
Kristen BellTed DansonWilliam Jackson Harper
Genres
SuspenseDramaComedyFantasyRomance
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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  1. 1. Everything Is Fine
    September 18, 2016
    23min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Eleanor Shellstrop discovers ""The Good Place"" in the Series premiere.
  2. 2. Flying
    September 18, 2016
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Eleanor tries to prove she is "good".
  3. 3. Tahani Al-Jamil
    September 21, 2016
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Eleanor gets schooled.
  4. 4. Jason Mendoza
    September 28, 2016
    22min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Eleanor spins plates.
  5. 5. Category 55 Emergency Doomsday Crisis
    October 5, 2016
    22min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Eleanor and Chidi's arrangement as soulmates is put to the test.
  6. 6. What We Owe to Each Other
    October 12, 2016
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Eleanor tries to put her best foot forward.
  7. 7. The Eternal Shriek
    October 19, 2016
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Eleanor and Chidi face a tough decision.
  8. 8. Most Improved Player
    October 26, 2016
    21min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Michael puts Eleanor to the test.
  9. 9. ...Someone Like Me as a Member
    November 2, 2016
    22min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    There may be trouble in Paradise...
  10. 10. Chidi's Choice
    January 4, 2017
    22min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Everyone gets in touch with their inner feelings - in the good place.
  11. 11. What's My Motivation
    January 11, 2017
    22min
    TV-PG
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Surprises are in order in the good place!
  12. 12. Mindy St. Claire
    January 18, 2017
    22min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Tough decision abound!
  13. 13. Michael's Gambit
    January 18, 2017
    22min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Eleanor and her friends contemplate their fates in the Good Place.

More details

Directors
Dean HollandBeth McCarthy-MillerMorgan SackettDrew GoddardMichael SchurTrent O'DonnellJude WengRebecca AsherLinda MendozaPayman Benz
Supporting actors
Jameela JamilManny JacintoD'Arcy Carden
Season year
2017
Network
NBC
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
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4.6 out of 5 stars

929 global ratings

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  2. 7% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 4% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 3% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 4% of reviews have 1 stars
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Mike DReviewed in the United States on December 10, 2017
3.0 out of 5 stars
Great show, bad DVD compalation
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Great show, but here's the problem with the DVD (and once i saw it was made by Shout Factory I was worried). The extended episodes for the 1st episode are not here! I vividly remember the joke about ELeanor not being able to get drunk until she believes she can . . . this is nowhere on the DVD. The other episodes do have their extended versions (the cactus one on "Most improved Player" is fantastic). Apparently no on does audio commentary anymore as there are only two here (yes technically it's four episodes, but no, it's two different sessions and they don't have all the majors there. It has been a while since I bought a DVD for a TV series, and the creator even jokes about "who listens to audio commentarys" on dvds anymore". Well I do, it's one of my favorite things when done right, ala Futurama.

BOTTOM LINE: Wonderful show, must see if you haven't, but I don't know about this DVD. I wanted to purchase it to support the show, but otherwise . . . . it's basic :)
76 people found this helpful
Lori MartinReviewed in the United States on July 19, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
I love the show but there are no closed captions on ...
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I love the show but there are no closed captions on the DVD even though the cover says they are available. Would it be so hard to put CC on the DVD? I had to return my disks because I need CC.
30 people found this helpful
Allan M. LeesReviewed in the United States on May 30, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Seriously, Watch This Show. Don't Say You Kant Because You Can!
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I can genuinely say this is the only US TV comedy series that's actually (a) worth watching, and (b) funny. While the moral philosophy is wafer-thin and far too reliant on Kant, that really doesn't matter because the conceit works within its own terms. If you're paying attention you'll work out the twist by the end of Episode 2, but even if you do (or don't) the series works regardless.

My personal favorite moment was the "solution" to the classic trolley car problem posited back in 1967 by Philippa Foot, but everyone will have their own favorite bits. Just watch, be amused, and be profoundly grateful that the US was capable of making one TV show that didn't assume a brain-dead audience. Plus: no laugh track!
16 people found this helpful
eiabocaReviewed in the United States on February 1, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
A fantastic comedy with a fantastic cast.
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Network shows don't usually get credit for being on the level of prestige networks, because usually they are not. I think this one is, and should. Some people say they have been put off by the cutesy-ness, or "forced quirk." I never got those particular vibes from the show; I thought the jokes were funny and the people were unforced in their quirkiness. Regardless of your opinion, it turns out that the atmosphere of the show is there for a purpose, and...wow.

I enjoy every character. I usually can't guess the plots. (I'm a sad lazy couch potato, so I have some experience with plot-guessing, ugh) The humor is original. "Smart" shows usually aren't that smart. This one is smart all on its own, instead of just telling you all the time about how smart it is. It does the relatively rare thing of being a show worthy of, and calling out for, a rewatch. I am excited they got the go ahead for season 2. I hope they win all the Emmys.
23 people found this helpful
vince westReviewed in the United States on April 30, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Good Place season 1 DVD
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I'd honestly give this more than 5 stars if possible. Always wanted to see it but just decided to buy this to see if funny. WAY more funny than even thought. After you die it's not heaven or hell it's a good place or the bad place. The main person Eleanor accidently gets sent to the good place where she IN NO WAY belongs. That causes a lot of crazy things to happen. Ted Danson is the guy who designed this good place and he admires humans so much he wants to live there too. With a ton of funny people and insane stuff you will not be able to not laugh out loud. I swear it brought me to tears. I have a few more to watch and it looks like not everything is as it was said to be BUT SO FUNNY.
13 people found this helpful
K. R.Reviewed in the United States on March 14, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Funny stuff
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I have to be honest, I didn't watch this show during it's regular broadcast. I blew it off as being something light-weight and that I probably wouldn't like. Later thought, I rented the DVD set and ended up binge watching the whole first season in one setting. I enjoyed it so much, I then ordered the set for my video collection.

The show is quirky on sort of an intellectual humor sort of way. Lots of subtle humor. So it's probably something that some people would love and other hate, and some see as more 'Meh'. For me, I think a lot of it is hilarious. The humor sort of reminds me of the short lived series "Better Off Ted". I'm looking forward to watching the second season.
6 people found this helpful
Mike Billington author of Murder in the Rainy SeasonReviewed in the United States on August 25, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Charming, clever, and well written
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Charming.
Clever.
Smart dialogue and a great plot twist.
"The Good Place: Season One" is an example of what good comedy is all about. It tackles some important social issues, has some very strong female characters, and - best of all - it's really funny.
Kristen Bell and Ted Danson head the cast but there are no weak links anywhere in the ensemble. The direction is smooth, the cinematography is unobtrusive, and the whole concept of the show is well thought out.
In other words: Great television.
5 people found this helpful
CoyoteReviewed in the United States on March 16, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Lighthearted, Engaging, Colorful Characters, & Imaginative!
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If you're looking for something light, imaginative, and entertaining I'd highly recommend this! It's scenarios are very engaging, with plot twists and turns that keep the viewer thinking... Just wait until you get to the end of the season!

I was worried it'd be either overly delicate or overly philosophical - but I found it be neither. And it still manages to capture enough ethics and morality to have sustenance and be thought provoking. I thought the progression of the story was paced perfectly. It never felt stale or rushed and transitioned quickly enough that each episode had it's own distinct direction/plot. Essentially all the characters were likable and relatable in different ways.

I look forward to watching the following seasons.
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