Michael can't explain what's going on in this exclusive The Good Place preview—but Agent Rick Justice can

The Good Place thrives on a sense of manic improvisation, both from its characters, and from itself. Nobody embodies that sense of “Screw it, let’s try the next plan/idea/iteration of the planet Earth” better than Ted Danson’s Michael, who’s been scrabbling for three seasons now, first to keep Eleanor, Chidi, Tahani,…

The Good Place, annotated: “The Snowplow”

In addition to being one of the best shows on TV, The Good Place is a dense knot of running jokes, visual humor, references to dense philosophy tomes, and breadcrumbs for later episodes. In order to help you keep it all straight, The A.V. Club will be annotating the show’s third season. Catch something that we didn’t?…

The Good Place, annotated: “The Brainy Bunch”

In addition to being one of the best shows on TV, The Good Place is a dense knot of running jokes, visual humor, references to dense philosophy tomes, and breadcrumbs for later episodes. In order to help you keep it all straight, The A.V. Club will be annotating the show’s third season. Catch something that we didn’t?…

The Good Place, annotated:  “Everything Is Bonzer!”

In addition to being one of the best shows on TV, The Good Place is a dense knot of running jokes, visual humor, references to dense philosophy tomes, and breadcrumbs for later episodes. In order to help you keep it all straight, The A.V. Club will be annotating the show’s third season. Catch something that we didn’t?…

On Late Night, Ted Danson talks The Good Place's Cheers homage and being a terrible bartender

Partway through his interview with Seth Meyers on Tuesday’s Late Night, The Good Place star and TV legend Ted Danson called it a “a bizarre, strange, sad day” to be there. He was referring to the fact that now-convicted rapist Bill Cosby is headed to jail, noting that it was the overwhelming popularity The Cosby Show…

Ron Swanson indirectly killed Jason from The Good Place, apparently

We’ve written before about the numerous links between Michael Schur’s current show, The Good Place, and his last one, Parks And Recreation—most notably, the theologically unsettling idea that endlessly cheerful bad ideas machine Jean-Ralphio Saperstein might exist in both universes. (Dude is going to LOVE The Bad…

Here's an exclusive clip of Jameela Jamil confronting The Good Place's Megan Amram about her food-pun addiction

There are many things that make The Good Place such a consistent and wonderful delight—the cast, the warmth, the relentless willingness to set its premise on fire whenever the plot demands it—but “attention to detail” is right up there at the top of the list. Nowhere was that trait better demonstrated than in the…

The best TV of 2018 so far

Disappointing season of your favorite prestige drama got you down? Let down by the big sitcom revival that promised to open up a dialogue, but just wound up taking potshots at easy (and vulnerable) targets while setting up a runway for Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing over at Old Man Murdoch’s place? A thousand Netflix…

Michael Schur’s favorite joke from this season of The Good Place is a Pirates Of The Caribbean diss

Like most of the TV shows helmed by Michael Schur, the joke-per-minute ratio on The Good Place is absurdly high. That makes it all the more impressive that, as reported by IndieWire, Schur was recently able to pinpoint his favorite joke from the entire second season, which evolved from a reference only he and the crew…

Mike Schur has finally explained what was happening in that Good Place finale

The end of The Good Place’s excellent second season wasn’t exactly confusing in a Mr. Robot or Westworld sort of way, but some aspects of it were still left a little vague. Thankfully, series creator Mike Schur has arrived to answer whatever questions you may still have, sitting down with Rolling Stone for a breakdown…

The Good Place follows exactly 8 Twitter accounts, and somehow none of them are Blake Bortles

NBC’s The Good Place has never been afraid to poke some fun at modern celebrity culture—see, for example, every single person Tahani has enthusiastically namedropped over the show’s two seasons—and now it looks like the show’s social media team is getting in on the fun, too. As noted by writer Megan Amram, The Good…