Sunday, March 26


The No Good Place

Imagine that Douglas Adams had written a TV show set in Heaven, starring an acerbic Peter Capaldi as Archangel Gabriel and Eve Myles as a lying cheating alcoholic who got routed to the wrong afterlife.  And that Adams used this premise to produce a biting satire of the hypocrisies of modern liberal society while at the same time keeping it whip-crack funny.

Now imagine that one of the US networks had decided to remake this little gem, only tweaked just a little so as not to ruffle American sensibilities, with a hapless Ted Danson in the Capaldi role (with all the interesting characteristics filed off) and a watery Kristen Bell playing the misplaced soul.  And that there was absolutely no chemistry between any of the cast members, and that the script was even more relentlessly formulaic than usual.  And that the resulting mess was just painfully unfunny.

That would be NBC's The Good Place.


Posted by: Pixy Misa at 10:20 PM | Comments (6) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 Kinda like what they did with the American remake of "Being Human", eh?

Posted by: Mauser at Monday, March 27 2017 08:39 AM (5Ktpu)

2 Just go back to watching anime.

BTW, any thoughts on the post-apocalyptic kawaii show "Kemono Friends"?

Posted by: The Political Hat at Monday, March 27 2017 02:40 PM (vBeA5)

3 I was listening to The Incomparable and they were absolutely showering The Good Place with praise, so I gave it a try.  Now I think the Incomparable crew got into the magic mushrooms.

I haven't seen Kemono Friends yet, but I'll take a look.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, March 27 2017 04:37 PM (PiXy!)

4 The Good Place improved through the season, then had a big twist near the end of the season.

That's not to say it's actually a good show however.

Posted by: Kayle at Friday, March 31 2017 07:06 AM (+2XWg)

5 It's a great show. Ted Danson shows how brilliant his acting was with one smile at the season's end. The question is how the quality can be continued with the second season.

Posted by: muon at Monday, May 15 2017 11:17 PM (vMYTH)

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