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

Nov 1, 2017
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I am glad they announced a fourth season already, otherwise I would be pretty worried about this show's future. Ratings are down, and they're shifting it around in the schedule.
The ratings were still above average for the network and apparently it does great on streaming and internationally. That, plus critical acclaim, plus NBC not wanting to endanger their relationship with Schur means it was never really in danger.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Ok, now who was the last / most recent person to get into The Good Place? There has to be a deliberately chosen answer to that question, right? I can't imagine Schur just picking 500+ years out of thin air for no reason!
Someone mentioned earlier that 1497 was when the first modern circulation of "money" that we use now became globalized.
 

Poodlestrike

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Oct 25, 2017
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Money existed before the church issued Medina del Campo, this just made a common currency a bunch of people used. Would be a weird thing to cut from.

Somebody mentioned the possibility that somebody bad got into the Good Place and gamed things so nobody else got in, and, well, there is a Borgia in the death list on Wikipedia...
 
Aug 22, 2018
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Oh man, this episode was fun. Janet's actress pulled this off really well. Loved the thumbs up with "Nope!" :D

Also, I loved the accountant.

Finally: Props to everyone who guessed that nobody is getting in the Good Place. And fuck yeah, Michael.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Lmao, if Schur turns this into a big anticapitalist thing in the final season that will be a HELL of a turn.
Seems very much to be heading that way and I love it. The whole accountant thing in general. The head accountant's line about doug's total being good, "oh wait he's 68, he's doomed" thing seemed pretty obviously a retirement metaphor.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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*ENTERS THREAD WITH EYES CLOSED

Just started watching The Good Place last night and watched all the way through the Jason reveal. This show is so fucking good.

BORTLES!

*LEAVES THREAD WITH EYES CLOSED
 
*ENTERS THREAD WITH EYES CLOSED

Just started watching The Good Place last night and watched all the way through the Jason reveal. This show is so fucking good.

BORTLES!

*LEAVES THREAD WITH EYES CLOSED
You've made a good choice to start watching! The show's 20 minute episodes also do lend quite well to binge watching, so you could catch up fairly quickly.

The best (and lots of it) is yet to come in later episodes!
 

Funyarinpa

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Oct 26, 2017
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*ENTERS THREAD WITH EYES CLOSED

Just started watching The Good Place last night and watched all the way through the Jason reveal. This show is so fucking good.

BORTLES!

*LEAVES THREAD WITH EYES CLOSED
I didn't want to quote you about what an amazing fucking ride you got yourself on because I know you'd be stressed about possibly stressed about seeing spoilers ITT because getting quoted just made you open the thread again, but since 3 people quoted you already, I'll just add to the bandwagon and say I'm really happy for you and I hope you enjoy the wild fucking ride.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Money existed before the church issued Medina del Campo, this just made a common currency a bunch of people used. Would be a weird thing to cut from.

Somebody mentioned the possibility that somebody bad got into the Good Place and gamed things so nobody else got in, and, well, there is a Borgia in the death list on Wikipedia...
That was me, and I'm sticking with it just on the long long odds that it's right.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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(a) If you don't listen to the podcast for this show, you should. Marc Evan Jackson (who plays Shaun) is the host and it's fantastic.

(b) If you don't listen to podcasts at all, you should listen to just the most recent episode to hear D'Arcy talk about the experience in much more detail. It's great.
 

RetroMG

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Oct 25, 2017
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I am glad they announced a fourth season already, otherwise I would be pretty worried about this show's future. Ratings are down, and they're shifting it around in the schedule.
Whoa I did not realize this was getting another season! I actually thought I had heard that this season was deliberately going to be the last.
I'm honestly kind of torn. On the one hand, yay, more Good Place, but one the other hand, I worry that the show will become stale if they drag it for too long.
But, on the strange glowing third hand I just grew, I also originally thought this show was going to be dull after two episodes, and it's been nothing but delightful, so maybe I should just relax.
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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I worry that the show will become stale if they drag it for too long.
this is a totally fair concern, but listening to the podcast has made me confident that Mike Schur and company can handle it. it seems like he has had a vision as to where the show would end up since the beginning (i might be mis-remembering, but i think he's said he had ideas for five season mapped out in his head) and any time it's started to feel like it might be spinning it's wheels, it does some insane shit like the reboots, or the most recent episode.

as a big... "fan" of Lost, i've got a built-in skepticism towards those kind of reassurances, cuz lord knows i've been down the "no really, we know where this is going" road before - but Schur has mentioned he's consulted Damon Lindelof specifically on how to avoid those pitfalls. that doesn't necessarily preclude those potential flaws, knowing that those issues are present in the minds of the people running the show assuages my concerns a bit
 
Aug 6, 2018
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Whoa I did not realize this was getting another season! I actually thought I had heard that this season was deliberately going to be the last.
I'm honestly kind of torn. On the one hand, yay, more Good Place, but one the other hand, I worry that the show will become stale if they drag it for too long.
But, on the strange glowing third hand I just grew, I also originally thought this show was going to be dull after two episodes, and it's been nothing but delightful, so maybe I should just relax.
Im not that worried about it. Underneath all the afterlife weirdness this is a show about ethics and what it really means to be a good person. No shortage of narrative ground there

It's not "friends" or similar where the relationship drama is the point and the show runs out of gas after strip mining "will they won't they" as much as possible.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Whoa I did not realize this was getting another season! I actually thought I had heard that this season was deliberately going to be the last.
I'm honestly kind of torn. On the one hand, yay, more Good Place, but one the other hand, I worry that the show will become stale if they drag it for too long.
But, on the strange glowing third hand I just grew, I also originally thought this show was going to be dull after two episodes, and it's been nothing but delightful, so maybe I should just relax.
I think the writers mentioned having plans for at least 6 seasons? Or something like that?

Did I imagine it?

It's obvious the show isn't just about getting these people to heaven anyway, but reforming the whole system, which could easily take a lot of seasons.