What is The Good Place About?
The Good Place
The Good Place, concocted by the creative mind of Michael Schur, is a sitcom that traverses the conventions of time, space, and genre. On her passing, Eleanor Shellstrop, played by Kristen Bell, finds herself in 'The Good Place’- an attractive, Utopian afterlife designed and run by an immortal being named Michael (Ted Danson). Quickly realizing there's been a mistake, as her life was far from virtuous, she embarks on a quest to understand what it really means to be 'good'. Assisted by philosopher Chidi Anagonye and her seemingly perfect neighbors Tahani and Jianyu, Eleanor dodges exposure while navigating ethical conundrums. Regularly incorporating philosophy, the show humorously explores hard-hitting topics like morality and ethics, providing a fresh direction to the realm of sitcoms. Furthermore, it wields various pivotal plot twists which keep viewers on edge, making it a unique blend of existential comedy-drama.
The first episode of The Good Place aired on September 19, 2016 and the most recent episode to air was on January 30, 2020.