The Good Place (S01E01 and S01E02) "Everything Is Fine" and "Flying"

The Good Place premiere last night and it was a forking awesome new series!!
We meet Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), who had just died and is in what Michael (Ted Danson) calls The Good Place. There it’s like a magical place where everyone is happy, has a soulmate and can’t die. The problem is that Eleanor is not suppose to be in The Good Place, that Michael messed up on the calculation. They think she’s another person who has done a ton of good things in the world.
With that in mind, Eleanor meets her soulmate, Chidi Anagoyne (William Jackson Harper), an ethics professor. He learns about Eleanor’s situation and tries to figures things out that maybe it’s a test to see how good of a person Eleanor is, but if we’ve who Eleanor was and still is, a person who gets away with things and acts irresponsible.
We meet other characters like Tahani Al-Jamil (Jameela Jamil), a British-Indian woman who’s wealthy, and her soulmate Jianyu (Manny Jacinto), who’s a silent Buddhist monk. Not to mention the creepy hilarious Janet (D’Arcy Carden) as the go-to-person guide that as all the information.
As Eleanor tries to adjust to the new place, Tahani throws a party for the entire neighborhood. At the party her and Chidi sees that everyone doesn’t have a bad side to them, that everyone is good. When she gets back to her tiny home (for which I would love to live), she tells Chidi her story that she came from a divorce family at a young age.
But as she goes to sleep, she wakes up to the sound of chaos as giant bugs walking around, giraffes, flying shrimp and giant frogs. This whole thing freaks out Michael. Everyone wears yellow and black strip outfits expect for Eleanor, who is the one that has caused the chaos.
When Michael calls a town meeting, he starts freaking out and thinking that if you sweat you lick it off or that your wipe it and then lick it off, which was one of the funniest moments in the episode. But soon everything went back to normal.
For Day 2, Michael had to idea to give the people of The Good Place something to live a little. So they went flying in simulation suits, but before anyone could go zipping and a soaring, Tahani had the idea to clean up the mess from the weird event. Almost everyone wanted to volunteer to help, Eleanor wanted to go flying but Chidi raised and called both of them to do it, proving that Eleanor can do some good instead of being bad.
As everyone was flying, Eleanor was cleaning up looking jealous until when she was taking her last bag to the trash, it rips and with only five minutes left for flying she dumps the garbage everywhere from inside a home to bicycle baskets. She gets the suit on and as she flies up a thunderstorm of trash is being dump on the neighborhood.
It comes to Chidi that Eleanor isn’t worth helping to become a good person. It takes a while until she dreams of a night at the bar as she was the designated driver and blows off her friends to have sex with the bartender. She wakes up and pick up the trash in the neighborhood. Later on, Chidi comes and after seeing what she’s did that he’ll help her, until Janet came with a bag of smelly trash.
The next day, Eleanor and Chidi begin the long process of being a good person. Soon a note slides through the door with it saying “You Don’t Belong Here.” Who could it be? Who knows that Eleanor isn’t who they think she should be?
This was an amazing firs two episodes. I loved it from the moment Bell and Danson scene where we learn a bit about what’s going on. It’s surely a different kind of comedy with the imaginative side of things, which I just love.
The different curse words from “fork,” “bullshirt,” “mother-forker,” are just so clever that I might have to use them now. Bell and Danson are incredible and so is the rest of the cast. The writing of these two episodes were really good. The plot is so different. Michael Shur has done it again!!! The Good Place is really a must see comedy that I recommend.
You can catch The Good Place on it’s new regular time Thursday nights at 8:30/7:30c on NBC.
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