Monday, October 8, 2018

The Good Place - Everything is Bonzer! / The Brainy Bunch

Each season The Good Place offers a slightly different set-up for our recently departed foursome. Given a second chance to prove they belong in the Good Place, Eleanor (Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil), and Jason (Manny Jacinto) have been sent back to Earth. While initially each shows signs of improvement, the all begin to fall back into bad habits which is when Michael (Ted Danson) begins sneaking down to Earth to nudge them each in the right direction and get them all together in Australia with Chidi who begins a study on the effect of near-death experience. Although strictly ordered not to interfere by the Judge (Maya Rudolph), Michael can't help but want to help his friends. His meddling, however, also allows Trevor (Adam Scott) to insert himself into the group's lives.

As the level of meddling continues the zaniness ramps up exponentially. Despite Trevor's attempts to drive a wedge between the group, it looks like the bond holds (although the Judge's discovery of the all the shenanigans may not bode well for Michael or the humans). Mike O'Malley offers some fun as the doorman responsible for allowing Michael access to Earth. Escaping the Judge, thank's to the doorman's help, it looks like Michael's meddling is far from done. If there is a moral here it appears to be never underestimate the power of a stainless steel coffee mug with a frog sticker. Sometimes it can change your life.

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