Why You Should Watch: The Good Place
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Hilarious, inquisitive and quirky – The Good Place is, unquestionably, a great show. What's more is that it's a series that is very easy to slip in to and accidentally binge watch in a day, with the first season weighing in at approximately four and a half hours of quality television. There’s simply no excuse to not watch it. With a strong cast featuring Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil and Manny Jacinto, it packs a punch on the very first episode and is seasoned with a strong supporting cast, as well as writing talent from David Miner (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Recreation), Michael Schur (The Office, Brooklyn Nine-Nine), Morgan Sackett (Seinfield, Parks and Recreation) and Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods). The Good Place follows the life, or, ahem, afterlife of Eleanor Shellstrop (Bell), a woman who accidentally finds herself in a heaven-like utopia after her death, having been sent there by the angel Michael (Danson) who resides over it as its architect, ensuring everything that happens in the utopia he created for humans is perfect. However, Eleanor quickly realises that she shouldn’t be in 'The Good Place', due to the morally abhorrent decisions she made during her life, and that she has been placed there by accident. Eleanor wrangles with hiding her imperfect behaviour - from the past and in the present- from her saintly new neighbours for fear of being sent to (you guessed it), 'The Bad Place' - a dystopian version of the afterlife.
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