This Season 2 Sneak Peek For The Good Place Is Forking Tempting

Originally published at on September 12, 2017. (RIP

Those squeals you hear are the sounds of the enlightened ones, henceforth known as “fans of NBC’s #TheGoodPlace,” who have just watched the new Season 2 sneak peek video they released on YouTube. The Good Place is a comedy by Parks and Recreation Creator Michael Schur about a very inconsiderate lady named Eleanor, expertly portrayed by #KristenBell. She dies in a wacky accident and wakes up in a neighborhood of Heaven. Quickly aware there must have been a mistake, she (sorta) befriends her fellow deceased neighbors and… if you were not fortunate enough last year to see The Good Place in its freshman year, it’s best to go in unspoiled. So go watch all 13 episodes immediately. Now. After you’ve laughed and laughed and then had your mind inexplicably blown, come back and let’s talk about the questions raised by that season 2 sneak peek! We’ll wait!

All Caught Up? Good!

Eleanor, Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil), and Jason (Manny Jacinto) are not in The Good Place! They’re in The Bad Place! This is Hell, and Ted Danson’s brilliant Michael isn’t playing around anymore. How will our heroes escape the “Reset” they were subjected to in the season one finale? Surely all that character development won’t be cast into a sinkhole or kicked into the sun like a poor, pitiful puppy on the wrong end of Michael’s boot?! With such a great story and so many twists, it’s understandable to be nervous about the show losing what made it so special, but this first look at season two is some promising shirt!

Cheers To A Lot More Michael

In the season 2 sneak peek, Kristen tells us that our demon friend Michael will be featured much more heavily this year. This opens up many questions — Could we find out more of his backstory? Are we being misled once more? Is he a secret undercover angel in the guise of demon who was pretending to be an angel architect? Does inimitable robot Janet (D’Arcy Carden) bring him any more cacti? Will he insult Tahani mercilessly because Michael Schur knows Jameela’s reactions are perfect?

May it always be. ‘The Good Place’ [Credit: NBC /]

Whose Ship Will Sail?

Perhaps you’re a big fan of the bookish Chidi getting in touch with his wild side and Eleanor. Maybe Chidi and Tahani trying to outdo each other gets you hot? Will Jason and Janet’s love — now only the 2nd most inadvisable relationship on TV after #GameofThrones season 7 — survive the reset? Or will Tahani finally get a bite of that pear?

‘The Good Place’ [Credit: NBC /]

Twists and Shouts

In the new video, Manny and Jameela assure us the crazy twists and turns will continue. Is this actually a simulation taking place in the universe of Doctor Who? Is Eleanor Anna Kendrick’s mom? Is comedy gold Janet the key to life, the universe, and everything? The mind reels at the possibilities!

The First Review

Adding to the excitement and anticipation, Forbes just reviewed the first four episodes of season 2:

“To put it bluntly, season two is forking fantastic. It never wavers. Never slows.”

What are you most excited to see in season 2? What are you most anxious about? Are Eleanor and Tahani endgame? Leave a comment!