Tuesday, January 29, 2019

What I’m Watching: The Good Place (Season Finale)

The Good Place: Season 3, Episode 13 “Pandemonium” (B+)

It’s always so sad to have to say goodbye to this show early in the year, especially because it feels like things are just getting started. There were only a few moments during this season where I wasn’t fully confident in this series, and it managed to win me back completely with its latest trajectory. Shawn did manage to pull a dirty trick by selecting four humans that our four humans knew, and Tahani resisting John’s obnoxiousness would have been far easier than Chidi trying not to be awkward around Simone, who I’m very happy will be back on this show next season, even if it means that Chidi won’t remember her or Eleanor. Michael showing them the montage of moments they may have forgotten was very sweet, and I like that it included unpleasant scenes of them yelling at each other since that’s a big part of what led to the formation of their relationship. I loved Jason protesting to the judge that they couldn’t do anything with Simone frozen, and I’m eager to see how he interacts with whoever was sent to mess with him. Eleanor is doing a pretty great job posing as the architect, due no doubt to her extensive Brad Pitt research phase, though she was right to realize that Janet posing as the architect probably would have been a smarter idea. As usual, this show is leaving me wanting more, perfectly content with another great season and wishing that this wasn’t the only network comedy I watch that only airs thirteen episodes.

Season grade: A-
Season MVP: Ted Danson as Michael

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