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The Good Place S3 |OT| Stick a Fork In It We're Ready - Thursdays 9:30/8:30c

lacer

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'Twas me actually, and clearly the server going down an hour or two ago was my fault as I combed through the thread adding them.

I don't think the reader view works quite like I intended, but it's a good way to quick jump to discussion that was happening around the airing of a particular episode.
cool, purdy header image too. great work
 

Cornballer

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The Good Place is back tonight for one episode before the Winter break. This is the 10th episode of the 13 episode season.

Janet(s)

While Eleanor and the gang contend with an intense out-of-body experience, Michael hatches a plan with Janet's help.
The show also received Golden Globe nominations as "Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy" and for Kristin Bell ("Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy ") this morning.
 

Pluto

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The last we saw of them was being teleported into Janet's void, killing them. The void is also part of the afterlife, so they need either a hiding place or a disguise to leave the void so that made me think maybe they'll be disguised as Janets? The audience could still see the actual actors but within the show they'd be Janets, this is obviously not a longterm solution but it could be used to get to the accountant or wherever they plan to go next.
 

lacer

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they had the patience to sit on that burner for a whole year and managed to get popped in less than 15 minutes, which is honestly kind of impressive, but didn't even deliver anything juicy! cmon ya'll gotta do better with these, at least aim to entertain
 

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Can we just give D'Arcy Carden the Emmy for that episode? Such spot on impressions of everybody. Plus Neutral Janet. So good.
 

Cornballer

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Onion A|V Club review
A|V Club: The Good Place’s latest gambit was over a year in the making
Schur said he instructed Carden to prepare for the episode—in which the show’s four human protagonists hide in Janet’s void, thus rendering them into Janets themselves—in March, four months before the episode actually filmed. The cast started rehearsing the episode earlier than they would have for one with a more conventional script, and those rehearsals and blocking were filmed, so Carden could watch (“1 million times,” she says) how the actors moved and spoke—and so the movements could later be mapped for special effects. Carden also made an audio recording of the cast during the table read.

According to Schur, one of the reasons he knew the show could pull off something so challenging was because, “Orphan Black did it 100 times.” That being said, both Carden and Schur acknowledged that there were multiple times during filming that the writers and crew would look at each other after shots and ask, “that was fun, but what if none of this makes any sense?”
Sepinwall's review
Mike Schur on how they filmed the Janet-only scenes: “We did the scenes a few different ways — some had multiple D’Arcy-heighted stand-ins, for eye-lines, and sometimes she was just by herself in a white room, acting to no one. It was wild. There was also a pole with a weird lip mold so she could ‘kiss herself.’ I think she went a little crazy. In a fun way!”
 
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Tater

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Oct 30, 2017
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This show just keeps delivering in ways I didn't think I wanted. I hate to say it, but I hope it doesn't go on too long - I'd rather have it end before it loses its mojo.
 

TheNatureBoy

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Oh man that was so much fun. I miss Orphan Black’s shenanigans!
Same here. Sara pretending to be Rachel or Cosima pretending to be Allison.

Such a great showcase for D'Arcy. Even before the clothes swap she was nailing the different versions.

All the talent involved with creating this episode should reward themselves with a nice piece of corner cake.
 

Lotus

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This just might've been the best episode of the series since the S1 twist. Just god-tier stuff, and Janet is now definitively the best character on this show.
 

hordak

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no jason this is not the place where the PC versus Mac guys live. holy shit i loled

 

Lotus

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This episode is made even better by the fact that Janet felt a tad underutilized this season (the bar fight aside). It made up for it, and then some
 

Aarglefarg

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But the podcast suggested that Jimi Hendrix was in the good place because of his podcast with Mozart.

EDIT: Oh right, Mozart falls into the last 500 (227) years too!
 
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lacer

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This episode is made even better by the fact that Janet felt a tad underutilized this season (the bar fight aside). It made up for it, and then some
i was gonna mention this. i noticed it and i've seen a few people ITT and reviews mention the lack of Janet this season, so i wonder if that was a deliberate to lull people into expecting a dearth of Janet before having her play every main character at the same time. i loved this episode
 

Joeku

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But the podcast suggested that Jimi Hendrix was in the good place because of his podcast with Mozart.
Oh no my podcast lore :(

Fucking fantastic episode though. Darcy nailed it. Like, this show's so strange and powerful that one actor pretending to be two characters and a hundred extras in a weird exploding white CG room managed to make me almost tear up. Ain't nothing else like it.
 
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OgTheEnigma

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Wow, that was such a good episode! D’Arcy Carden's performance as the various Janets was brilliant, and Stephen Merchant was a great surprise.
 
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Oh no my podcast lore :(

Fucking fantastic episode though. Darcy nailed it. Like, this show's so strange and powerful that one actor pretending to be two characters and a hundred extras in a weird exploding white CG room managed to make me almost tear up. Ain't nothing else like it.
With the way Jeremy Bearimy works, you could make the argument that the 500 years bit was referring to time as the afterlife perceives it and not as Earth does; in which case they basically skim a little bit off the top of Earth's dead on every pass.

There's a few reasons I can think of to make this theory fall apart, but it's not really something written to be airtight anyway.