The Good Place: Season 3 is GREAT!

The Good Place. (Photo by: NBCUniversal)

The Good Place is back for season 3 and the hit sitcom starring Kristen Bell and Ted Danson is as great as it’s ever been.

When we last saw our favorite people trying to escape The Bad Place, Good Place architect Michael (Ted Danson) argued in front of the Judge (Maya Rudolph) that four humans did not receive proper treatment.  Season 2 ended with a twist that stays true to the spirit of the series.

Now that all four are alive and well with a second chance on Earth, the big question is how will Michael get them back together.  What does The Doorman (Mike O’Malley) mean for everything that’s set to happen?  There’s some fun in their interactions.

As the series returns, we get some of the backstory that saw how things transpired just before Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) traveled across the world to visit this random philosophy professor, Chidi Anagonye  (William Jackson Harper).  It would not be a series without socialite Tahani Al-Jamil (Jameela Jamil) or how-to-describe-him Jason Mendoza (Manny Jacinto).  This means that Michael and Janet (D’Arcy Carden) have to get creative in getting the four together again.

While Michael and Janet have their own agenda, it’s not a surprise that Eternal Judge Shawn (Marc Evan Jackson) and Trevor (Adam Scott) have their own agenda at play.  There’s always been something sinister in watching these two on screen.  It wouldn’t be unfair to say that they have something up their sleeves in trying to get in the way.

I’m not going to get into the spoilers of what happens beyond this because this series is one of those in which a review cannot do it proper justice.  The jokes go above and beyond this season.  We’ve got references to Brexit, The Greatest Showman, and even the Jacksonville Jaguars.  I’m honestly hesitant to even reference them because of spoilers but they are so good.

Series creator Michael Schur has quite the tricks up his sleeve to surprise his when we don’t see it coming.  They only add to the bright joy that this series has always offered the viewers.

With a cast that we can only love with its never-ending supply of humor, The Good Place is one of the few lights in a world that is otherwise filled with darkness.

The Good Place airs Thursday nights on NBC at 8:30 PM ET.  The season premiere airs September 27 at 8 PM ET.

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

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