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The Good Place Joyfully Embraces Death

Behind The Good Place’s Philosophy Of ‘Keeping It Sleazy.’

Source: S4 E13 “Whenever You’re Ready”

On the surface, the Good Place (2016–2020) is a show about how to be a “good” person. The main character Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell), finds herself in the titular Good Place by mistake after living a life of debauchery and cruelty. She has to learn how to become a “good person” in order to stay in the nice part of the afterlife, and…

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