Review The Good Place (2016) – Promising, humorous and sharp movie titles

Great and promising pilot

This looks like it could be a very good show! The pilot episodes were promising and quite funny. Kristen Bell is a selfish and shallow person who accidentally gets to the good place in afterlife. Ted Danson is the guy who runs one section of this heavenly place which he also designed. Everything is tailored perfectly for the good people who live there and there is perfect harmony, i.e. that is until Kristen’s character arrives and starts disrupting the balance. Overall, after a two episode pilot we can conclude that the premise of the show is promising, humor is sharp and politically incorrect, the actors are well cast and there is much room for further development and improvement.

Forking Hilarious!

Last night I watched the first two episodes with my family and we have all agreed that we are hooked! Although I liked Kristen Bell in Veronica Mars and have enjoyed her in other shows and movies, I wasn’t sure if she would be able to pull off being the lead character. Wow was I surprised at how funny and likable her character is despite the fact that on earth she wasn’t a very good person. I’m very intrigued to discover the mystery behind the mistake that led to her arrival in the Good Place. I thought all the characters were great and acting was top notch. I must also share that it is so refreshing having a unique television show on the air that isn’t about cops, or lawyers, or crime scene investigators.

Funny and original

To me, in this first chapter, I found what might be a fun series, original in its approach, and in which the performance of his main character, Kristen Bell, is very remarkable, giving much credence to his character. We will have to wait for new chapters to see if you follow this original way and delights us with moments of humor and dialogues chisposos.

To me, in this first chapter, I found what might be a fun series, original in its approach, and in which the performance of his main character, Kristen Bell, is very remarkable, giving much credence to his character. We will have to wait for new chapters to see if you follow this original way and delights us with moments of humor and dialogues chisposos.

Cool concept, but could use better execution

I wanted to like this show so much. Cool concept, love Kristen Bell, but I just couldn’t make myself like it. None of the characters, excluding Chidi, are likable at all. Most of them are very annoying in fact. And god, Tahani’s accent and voice just killed me. I liked the diverse casting and most of the actors did their best, but the characters themselves were too overdone and shallow to be really engaging. The jokes in show rarely landed, and the episodes barely ever made me laugh. The idea and concept had a lot of potential, but the show just never lived up to it. Maybe with tighter writing or more complex and likable characters the show would be good, but as of now its just not worth it.

See more:

Full of contradictions……

This show left us with very mixed feelings. We’ll probably try it for a few weeks more, but depending on the direction it takes, we may not stick with it. And we can’t figure out who the target audience is supposed to be; it’s too crude for kids, and too dumbed-down for the rest of us. Here are a few of the myriad comments heard during the show….

1) We like all of the actors, but not all of the characters, esp Bell’s character, which makes it difficult to like the show. It’s important to have a main character the audience can care about. Love her soul mate, the Buddhist monk, and the info girl though. Wish we could remember their names. Ha.

2) We like that they don’t use foul language, but the replacements got annoying super fast. There are funnier words (Liz Lemon’s “blarg” for example), than fork and shirt.

3) What’s with dissing artists and then living in a world full of art and architecture? Yes, we know it was a joke, but an incongruent one.

4) Not fans of the either/or heaven/hell situation, even though that’s a main premise of the fish-out-of-water theme. We kept worrying about the people in hell. Yeah, we know we need to chill.

5) The party couldn’t magically be cleaned up? They can’t just decide to fly anyway? She can’t choose to get rid of those awful clown paintings?

6) Loved that the humanitarian-type people are getting rewarded. The fact that good actions create good eternal karma, is a much-needed reminder for viewers these days.

7) Hated the animal cruelty.

8) The non-stop smiling of the inhabitants got a bit old too. Good people don’t smile 24/7. Crazy people do. Or is that something we find out later?

…. and it goes on. We felt a bit like the writers where talking down to us. Hopefully, it smartens up a bit, is hilarious, and sticks with story lines that will continue to encourage folks to be good to one another.

Leave a Reply

Copyright By 365comedymovies.com