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Old 01-28-2018, 12:11 PM
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But what is the burrito then?

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Toto was kicked into the sun.
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Old 01-29-2018, 05:55 AM
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The Judge's lunch.

This show is good. What the hell is the third season gonna be?
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Old 01-29-2018, 06:38 AM
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I either want a third season that's nothing but the 5 of them battling their way through purgatory,

Or no Third season at all.

One of those two. No middle ground.
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Old 01-29-2018, 07:10 AM
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I'd like to see the actual dark, decrepit parts of the Bad Place, but I guess part of the joke is that they're spoken of but never seen.
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I figured that the series was going to end sending everyone back to Earth for a second chance, but apparently that’s just going to be another arc. Keeping me on my toes, show!

I think they forgot that Chidi’s first language is French. He should probably at least have an accent.
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Old 02-02-2018, 07:43 AM
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I either want a third season that's nothing but the 5 of them battling their way through purgatory.
I CHOOSE TO BELIEVE I'M CORRECT BECAUSE MORTAL LIFE IS BASICALLY PURGATORY

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I think they forgot that Chidi’s first language is French. He should probably at least have an accent.
I noticed that too!
Whatever, plot holes happen. NBD.
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Old 02-03-2018, 06:14 PM
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Loved the finale and the possibilities it raises for next season. And to continue the Wizard of Oz parallel, where do they end up? Home.
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Old 02-03-2018, 06:16 PM
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I'm sad that the Hulu thumbnail spoiled Michael as a bartender but I'm excited for season 3.
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Old 02-04-2018, 03:57 PM
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Loved the finale and the possibilities it raises for next season. And to continue the Wizard of Oz parallel, where do they end up? Home.
Dorothy does end up back in Oz, of course.
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Old 02-07-2018, 12:30 PM
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They must still be in a version of the afterlife, because they can't send people back to their actual lives. Too much butterfly effect. Chidi still isn't speaking English.
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:20 AM
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They must still be in a version of the afterlife, because they can't send people back to their actual lives. Too much butterfly effect. Chidi still isn't speaking English.
I don't think they've literally made it home, just some facsimile of it, as a fun twist on the allusion. Plus, well, there's no place like home.
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Old 02-09-2018, 06:07 AM
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I just ran through the whole first season of this show on netflix.

The ins and outs of afterlife and what we think we know about it are a hobby of mine, and based on the title I was expecting just another quirky spin on the standard heaven/hell version with no questions asked. But it's smarter than I thought it would be. It starts pointing out the fundamental injustices of such a system, then just heaps on more and more until the big reveal at the end. Ted Danson really nails it when he finally drops the mask, he's amazing.

In fact...
"The Good Place" being truly a Bad Place is not exactly a "bold new strategy" as Michael pitches it to his cohorts. Maybe we're in one right now! Maybe we've been in one dozens of times. Hundreds. Thousands. And who would even know? It keeps me up at night, man.

So there's a Season 2 that just concluded? Where can I watch that? I want to see where this goes.
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Old 02-09-2018, 06:24 AM
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Since episodes expire from Hulu after a few weeks, it will probably also pop up on Netflix in a while.
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Just finished S1. Did not see the ending coming. So good. All of it. The background jokes, the facial expressions, discussion about morals that doesn’t feel heavy handed.

I relate quite a bit to Chidi and it’s given me some things to think on.
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Old 09-28-2018, 08:14 AM
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The Good Place is back. Though I don't know how they can call it that with the characters on Earth, which might be worse than where they started.

Strong first episode, but it was mostly doing a lot of heavy lifting to set up the new status quo.
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The Good Place is back. Though I don't know how they can call it that with the characters on Earth, which might be worse than where they started.

Strong first episode, but it was mostly doing a lot of heavy lifting to set up the new status quo.
I enjoyed the unsubtle explanation of why Chidi doesn’t have an accent.

“Stop reading too much into this, nerds, they are actually back on earth.”
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The Good Place is back. Though I don't know how they can call it that with the characters on Earth, which might be worse than where they started.

Strong first episode, but it was mostly doing a lot of heavy lifting to set up the new status quo.
Maybe the Real Bad Place was Earth all along

End of season premiere spoilers, which is technically the end of episode 2:
I was really hoping it'd be Vicki and not Trevor
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Old 09-28-2018, 11:04 AM
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Dang, I can't watch this until tomorrow morning!
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Old 09-29-2018, 07:51 AM
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I’ve started rewatching the show.

Boy, do I not regret that!
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Old 09-29-2018, 07:48 PM
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Maybe the Real Bad Place was Earth all along

End of season premiere spoilers, which is technically the end of episode 2:
I was really hoping it'd be Vicki and not Trevor
The turn happened too quickly to process it, but I was thinking it might be Marc Evan Jackson himself (and it would great to see him acting against type), but I did kind of squeal a bit when I saw it was Adam Scott.

I am hoping they bring back Tiya Sircar, though.



Lot of set up, but there were plenty of great bits and beats. I'm glad they didn't dwell on Ted Danson's pony-tail, and when they went back to Jason's snorkel and heightened it with "I'm almost out of whippits". Also Ted Danson's spiritual grifter persona not getting any makeup was an inspired production choice.
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Old 09-29-2018, 09:37 PM
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Totally not reading this thread because spoilers, but I just watched the first 6 eps of season 1 with my gf last week and we are intrigued.
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Old 09-30-2018, 07:28 PM
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Just watched the two-episode premiere and this show makes me so happy.
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Old 10-01-2018, 06:26 PM
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Caught up through Season 2. Good grief this show. Random thoughts:

1. Can we get more of the Reset where Eleanor and Tahani are Soulmates?

2. Chidi continues to be an insightful source of self evaluation, especially with the “fork in a garbage disposal” metaphor.

3. It’s interesting to see the difference in coping mechanisms between Eleanor and Tahani when it comes to their parents, but then realize that they both wound up in the same place regardless.

4. Is Mindy St Claire going to be alright? Derek did show up with a sign stuck to him that was basically “Thanks for the help!” What happens to her now that the Bad Place Management knows she’s been involved?
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4. Is Mindy St Claire going to be alright? Derek did show up with a sign stuck to him that was basically “Thanks for the help!” What happens to her now that the Bad Place Management knows she’s been involved?
I would assume she's fine, because she didn't actually do anything on the great escape, they just sent Derek there with the cocaine. She had no say or input in it, and even if she did the Bad Place Execs would have to take it up with the Judge (and part of the crux of the Judge stuff was "Can people actually change after they die?", which she was pretty skeptical of)
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Just watched the two-episode premiere and this show makes me so happy.
I missed it and it does not seem to be available on demand.
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:32 AM
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It's available on Hulu, in the US at least. It shows up the day after it airs.
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Silly me - I thought paying all of this money for cable would allow me to actually watch shows without having to do anything else.
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Just started into season 2. I’m honestly surprised and impressed that they managed to make Micheal a likeable and sympathetic character even after you already know he’s the devil.

Then again... Ted Dansen.

In that respect, I guess it’s neither surprising nor impressive. He’s got that down on lock.
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Season 3, new episode talk

Man, Jason was the one closest to returning to the afterlife by picking a random spider in Australia.

Also, are Michael and Janet going to join the study now? Are we going to see Janet enter the MRI machine and everyone be confused by what it shows?
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Old 10-05-2018, 04:31 PM
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I've learned not to try and predict this show. It's like the only TV show where I never have any idea what's about to happen, and it's consistently delightful.
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