Michael Schur, the creator and showrunner of NBC’s ambitious philosophical comedy The Good Place, has never been shy about acknowledging the inspiration he found in ABC’s seminal sci-fi action drama Lost. Though the two shows, on the face of it, would seem to be wildly different, you can not only spot references to Lost in The Good Place, but Schur both consulted with Lost co-showrunner Damon Lindelof early in the run of the comedy, and Lost writer Drew Goddard has directed a handful of episodes, including the pilot.
There’s one more place in which The Good Place needs to find some inspiration from Lost, though, and hopefully soon: it’s time for The Good Place to announce its end date.
This post contains major spoilers for all three seasons of The Good Place.
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Universal acclaim is hard to come by. Even the most beloved film or TV show will have a few detractors. But every now and then, certain titles come along that end up without a single negative review…on Rotten Tomatoes, at least. As 2018 draws to a close, here are the handful of this year’s lucky TV shows and movies with 100% Rotten Tomatoes scores.
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The long march through awards season continues today with the announcement of the 24th Critics Choice Awards nominations. It might seem predictable that a period film like The Favourite came out on top of the pack with 14 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and nominations for the three stars, Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, you might be surprised that the Marvel Studios blockbuster Black Panther wasn’t far behind with 12 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.
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Great news for people who love great television: The Good Place has been renewed for a fourth season at NBC. The beloved comedy, which is headlined by Kristen Bell and Ted Danson, is one of the best and most surprising shows on the air right now, and we’re thrilled to hear it’s coming back. Read More »
The NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation had an incredible ensemble of memorable characters from seven seasons of hilarity, but none of them hold a candle to the miniature horse known as Li’l Sebastian. That’s because he’s 5,000 candles in the wind.
While fans might have thought that we’d seen the last of Li’l Sebastian, since he traded his legs for angels wings, let’s not forget that Parks and Recreation creator Michael Schur is also the creator of The Good Place, which just so happens to take place in the afterlife. So it should come as no surprise that Li’l Sebastian recently popped up in The Good Place along with a whole bunch of animals. Find out about the Lil Sebastian cameo that you likely missed in The Good Place below. Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, a video essay explores the philosophical ramifications of experiencing virtual realty. Plus, check out all the celebrity name-drops Tahani has made on NBC’s series The Good Place so far, and watch Monty Python member Eric Idle break down the various characters he’s played through his decorated comedy career over the years. Read More »
The season 2 finale of The Good Place left many fans wondering, “What the fork just happened?” What’s reality? What’s a dream? What new heights is this show taking us to?
Mike Schur‘s wildly ambitious NBC comedy never ceases to surprise us, which is what makes The Good Place season 3 all the more anticipated. But the plot of the third season still remains a mystery, even after NBC has dropped a “First Look” at the season. However, this The Good Place season 3 first look does finally give us an explanation of what exactly happened at the end of season 2.
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This post contains spoilers for The Good Place seasons 1 and 2.
The first season of The Good Place surprised us all with that twist ending revealing that Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil) and Jason (Manny Jacinto) were actually in The Bad Place as part of a new experimental form of torture by the demon Michael (Ted Danson). But the second season also delivered a surprising twist ending, and the first scene from the third season premiere shows us the logistics of how it’s done. Read More »
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If life is starting to feel like total bullshirt, at least your internet won’t. That is, with the help of a handy The Good Place Chrome extension. If Google Chrome is your default browser, you can transform it into the high-concept NBC comedy complete with Janet (D’Arcy Carden) taking over the Google page. Let’s call it The Google Place.
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The summer season is winding down, but please don’t feel the urge to rush outside and take part in outdoor activities. Instead, stay inside and stream all this stuff on Netflix. Next month, Netflix is offering a wide variety of that hot content you crave, including The Aviator, Constantine, The Lord of the Rings, The Informant!, The Good Place season 2, and more. Check out the best new TV shows and movies coming to Netflix in August 2018.
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