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‘the good place’ s3e7 recap: most likely to die young and unaccomplished

‘The Good Place’ S3E7 Recap: Most Likely to Die Young and Unaccomplished

Back in 2010, AMC’s flagship drama Mad Men was in the midst of its fourth season, tracing a trajectory of self-destruction for Don Draper while charting an upward course for his fledgling independent advertising firm. Just as things were beginning to pick up (for a show both admired and resented for its leisurely pace, “picking…

‘the good place’ s3e6 recap: good old kappa zeta jones

‘The Good Place’ S3E6 Recap: Good Old Kappa Zeta Jones

“Young lady, you will stop this nonsense, go to the PTA meeting, and support your mother. I won’t hear another word about it!” In the middle of this week’s The Good Place, Michael assumes the demeanor of a surrogate father, pushing Eleanor to reconcile with her lost-then-found real mother. Though this is a rather overt…

‘the good place’ s3e5 recap: parental advisory

‘The Good Place’ S3E5 Recap: Parental Advisory

When Mike Schur initially pitched The Good Place to NBC, the game-changing twist at the end of its first season was a part of the package. From the beginning, rug-pulling was a piece of this show’s DNA, a part of the trick that kept viewers on their feet. With each new twist between seasons one…

‘the good place’ s3e4 recap: do you want to talk to god?

‘The Good Place’ S3E4 Recap: Do You Want to Talk to God?

Now this is The Good Place we’ve been waiting for all season. The last three episodes were the version of the show that’s a reasonably good sitcom with exceptional performances and an over reliance on plot twists—essentially what Mike Schur used in the opening hours of season one to ease us into the strange, emotional…

‘the good place’ s3e3 recap: a different clock-land

‘The Good Place’ S3E3 Recap: A Different Clock-land

By the end of the second hour of The Good Place season three, it seems like we’re finally about to dive into the meat of the story Mike Schur and Co. want to tell us, one that will hopefully take us away from Earth for a while. However, to get to the interdimensional portal the…

‘the good place’ s3e2 recap: the single most dangerous creature in the universe

‘The Good Place’ S3E2 Recap: The Single Most Dangerous Creature in the Universe

“Here’s the story of a blond-haired lady / Who was helping save three hell-bound characters.” Several times in “The Brainy Bunch,” we hear Trevor make the same foreboding declaration: “Eleanor is the reason this is all happening.” Funnily enough, though this statement reminds us of Eleanor’s essential role as leader of the group, it comes…

5 reasons why you should watch ‘m*a*s*h’ on netflix

5 Reasons Why You Should Watch ‘M*A*S*H’ on Netflix

M*A*S*H (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) is not your average doctor show or sitcom. Running eleven seasons from 1972-83, it tells the tale of a camp of American army surgeons who care for wounded soldiers during the Korean War (though the show itself lasted longer than the Korean War did). They move around from place to…

The big bang theory conundrum

The Big Bang Theory Conundrum

Stop me if this sounds familiar: Thing comes into existence. Thing gathers more fans and snowballs in popularity. People start to become actively angry that this thing is becoming popular, which then grows in direct proportion to the popularity of the thing. This is happening with The Big Bang Theory, a show watched by upwards…