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The Good Place

Postby Lunkhead » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:19 pm

Another cute half hour sitcom. Great characters and acting. Um, yeah.
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Re: The Good Place

Postby ken » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:22 am

I read that this show was one to watch. I binged it a while back and really enjoyed it as well. It has some good twists.
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Re: The Good Place

Postby jb » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:30 am

Agree! We really liked it, and can't wait to see where they take it next.

Super quirky, super creative, and they don't take the typical direction with any of the character arcs which is a welcome change from typical sitcom writing.

I also liked that it's not heavy at ALL, it's just focused on being interesting.

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Re: The Good Place

Postby MicahSommer » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:52 pm

Season 2 is proceeding splendidly. My wife and I love love love this show. It's brilliantly written (both the overall plotting of all the twists and turns, and the dialog and character development) and brilliantly performed (D'Arcy Carden! William Jackson Harper! Manny Jacinto! Obviously, Kristen Bell and Ted Danson! Recent amazingly unhinged guest appearance by Jason Mantzoukas!). Add the great directing/editing/production design and it's an A+. I desperately hope it lasts as long as the writers want it to.
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Re: The Good Place

Postby fluffy » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:52 pm

I don't watch a lot of TV, but I definitely watch this show. It's SO GOOD.
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Re: The Good Place

Postby vowlvom » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:10 am

I just finished the first season a couple of days ago. I'm not in love with the show as a whole, but the plot twists have been superb so far (and incredibly audacious, especially for a sitcom) which will definitely keep me watching a little longer.
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Re: The Good Place

Postby MicahSommer » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:29 am

vowlvom wrote:I just finished the first season a couple of days ago. I'm not in love with the show as a whole, but the plot twists have been superb so far (and incredibly audacious, especially for a sitcom) which will definitely keep me watching a little longer.


Keep at it! Now that the central twist has been revealed, they are still managing to come up with very surprising (and very fun!) plot developments.
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Re: The Good Place

Postby Lunkhead » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:30 am

We're still enjoying it but to be honest I'm wondering now how long they can stretch this out. I suspect maybe they are leading up to another big twist near the end of the season that recontextualizes everything again. That might work, but doesn't seem like a sustainable strategy for the show over more seasons. Anyway, it's fun while it lasts.
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Re: The Good Place

Postby MicahSommer » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:34 pm

Lunkhead wrote:We're still enjoying it but to be honest I'm wondering now how long they can stretch this out. I suspect maybe they are leading up to another big twist near the end of the season that recontextualizes everything again. That might work, but doesn't seem like a sustainable strategy for the show over more seasons. Anyway, it's fun while it lasts.

I believe Mike Schur has said in interviews that he knows where things are ultimately going plot-wise. I agree that it's not a story that can or should be stretched out too long. I think he pitched it as 13 episodes per season for that very reason.
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