Monday, January 22, 2018

The Good Place - Rhonda, Diana, Jake, and Trent

Disguising his escaped humans as low-level demon workers, Michael (Ted Danson) works out the second-half of his plan while leaving the group in the Hall Of Low-Grade Crappiness not realizing the hall is about to get a new exhibit (joining the likes of the first white person with dreadlocks), this one starring animatronic versions of all four humans. And then things go to hell, in this case literally. While Chidi (William Jackson Harper) doesn't ever fit in anywhere, it's interesting to see just how easily Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Tahani (Jameela Jamil), and especially Jason (Manny Jacinto) take to their new surroundings and get along with their ball-punching, torture-loving, evil new acquaintances (which include Bell's real-life husband Dax Shepard).

In a clever juxtaposition, the episode that shows the other characters devolve a bit to who they were prior to their time in what they believe was the Good Place also features Michael finally connecting to the the human philosophical ideas Chidi struggled to teach him and come up with his own solution to the trolley problem. And Jason? Jason gets to save the day by relying on his only standby - Molotov cocktails! And he's right, the group has an entirely new set of problems to deal with as yet again the show continues to keep us guessing where Eleanor and friends may eventually end up.

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