Ever wondered what happens when you die? What am I asking? Of course, you have! It’s the human condition! Well, watch The Good Place and find out what happens. There’s no heaven or hell. Just a Good Place and a Bad Place. The Good Place is your typical fairyland. You get your dream house filled with things you love. You get your soulmate, that one person who completes you. And you get a magical robot who brings you anything you want. Or do you?!
In a nutshell
Kristen Bell plays Eleanor Shellstrop who dies and ends up in the Good Place built by dear angel Micheal played by dear, handsome Ted Danson. Eleanor realizes that they had mistaken her for somebody good but doesn’t share this with anyone but her soulmate Chidi Anagonye. The rest of the season Eleanor struggles to hide the truth and stay in the Good Place. Apart from all this, she has to deal with Tahani and Jianyu, her neighbors. Every time Eleanor thinks she has handled things and kept her cover, something else goes wrong. Wondering why?! Coz it’s actually the Bad Place and Micheal is no heavenly architect. He’s a devil with a mission to torture four souls! Frankly, that revelation was a relief to me. Being in the Bad Place would definitely explain the existence of Tahani, one of the most annoying TV characters in history.
PS: Wondering what the ‘what the fork?!’ is in all these posters? You can’t curse in the Good Place! Whatever you say is gonna come out as ‘fork’, ‘shirt’, ‘ash hole’ etc. So there! That’s the fork it is!
Why it’s a must-watch
Created by Micheal Schur, this fantasy comedy is an excellent show. It’s funny. It’s incredibly imaginative. It’s full of twists and turns that always keep you on your toes. In short, there isn’t one boring episode. The casting is perfect except for Jameela Jamil as Tahani but honestly, I’m still trying to figure out if it’s the actor or just the character. This is a unique perspective of what Afterlife could be and an allegory of how we decide ‘good’ and ‘bad’ right here on Earth without considering grey areas. All in all, this is a great show and two seasons are up. Watch them and you’d be waiting for the third season like everyone else!