So many people including me thoroughly enjoying the new Netflix TV series, The Good Place, that some say it’s on par with, or even surpassed, the great Lost. This goes to show how popular this new show is. The best part about this show is that you don’t have to be a massive fan of TV shows to enjoy this one.
The Good Place
It’s much more like a subtle comedy than a horror show, so if you’ve never watched a sitcom before then there is nothing new here for you.
All you need to do is enjoy the rich dialog and amazing scenery that come with a fictional town called Washington D.C. But this isn’t just a mundane show, it’s a show that has set a very interesting precedent for television, where everyone seems to be having a good time.
There are even a few characters on this show, that seem to be going through some sort of descent that could inspire some very interesting drama in the future.
In order to fully enjoy this show, however, you must watch at least one episode of every episode of the series before you can fully appreciate what it is that you’re getting yourself into.
It’s very easy to binge-watch these shows because they come in almost free on Netflix. But if you don’t want to watch all The Good Place episodes in one sitting then you should probably split the entire series into two to three parts.
The Good Place Cast
Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Ted Danson, D’Arcy Carden in ‘The Good Place.’ (Colleen Hayes/NBC)
There are several reasons why, The Good Place is such a popular series, one of which is the fact that each episode is only twenty minutes long. This means that you don’t have to deal with too much long-winded dialog, and instead can get right to the point of the episode.
Some might argue that this is what makes the show so strong. I say that it’s the simple writing of the script that really makes it special. This is the first time I’ve seen a program with characters that seem to be deeply affected by their environment.
Perhaps the most impressive thing about this show is that it takes place in a fictional town called Washington D.C., and at the same time it looks very authentic, very much like a regular country town in San Francisco. Not to mention that it blends with the surroundings so well that you can’t tell where the fictional town ends and the real world begins.
So if you think that it’s a little too “dark” for your taste, then you should give the show a chance. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it greatly and give it more time than the usual amount of time a person normally enjoys a television show.