The Good Place Season 3

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  1. Mojochi

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    I can see why he's ending it. It's a fantastic show, with one of the best casts on tv, & I'm super excited to see the next season, especially now that I know it's ending. Chidi's "Chili Babies" lecture is one of the best monologues ever televised imho. He should get an Emmy for it

    I'd be lying if I said I didn't want more, but I get it. We're already starting to get locked up in small ways that suggests this is a premise with a limited shelf life.
    For example, I'm a little worried how Jason is going to come off next season. It's one thing to have him occasionally be the butt of a dumb guy joke, just like they're all the butt of a joke about their character occasionally, but I noticed that in the new Neighborhood, he looks like he's back to pretending to be Jian Yu again, for the sake of the scheme

    Now there's really only one reason to do that. This whole scheme hinges on Chidi taking in one or more of the new test subjects & teaching them ethics, based on the idea that one or more know they are wrongly there, & the only way to facilitate that, is for Jason to play the part of another fraud, like he actually was in the original scenario. They'll try to recreate that ethics class scenario, & they need a plant to do it effectively, and have him call out the other fraud(s)

    The problem with that, is that he doesn't need to be Jian Yu to do that, & the only reason he'd need to assume that character, is because no one thinks he's smart enough to manage it on his own, as himself. So, as a result, he's not only back to the situation that he complained about himself, of being a Filipino that's mistaken as Chinese, but it also kind of shines an unpleasant light on how the others view him. They undoubtedly need him to be in the game, for this plan to work, especially now that Eleanor is faking it as the architect. (Which I don't get either. She could've just said she was the receptionist or something)

    However, if I'm right, they aren't treating him like the essential part of this that he is, & that's kind of sad. I hope I'm wrong, & they go right off the deep end into an entirely different direction, which is also very likely, given how they roll.
     
  2. JD

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    Season 4 First Look
     
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    I got a little emotional watching that. Have a feeling I might shed a tear a few times during the final season.
     
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    "Who are we without twisting?"

    It's always fun to watch Shawn torment his fellow demons. The differing "written by" credits for each episode were cool, too.

    The irony of the real-life insurance commercial advertisement played before some of the shorts, featuring workers competing to do great acts for entirely selfish reasons, was palpable. :lol:
     
  7. JD

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    That was fun. I love The Bad Place demons, they're just so over the top, ridiculously evil and gross. They must have had fun coming up with all the disgusting stuff for them to discuss eating.
     
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    That was actually my favorite part of the whole thing. For 6 two minute snippets, they got a few laughs out of me, and that's a good thing.
     
  9. Mojochi

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    See? I could've done with a little of that between each season, dammit. I think between season 2 & 3 would've been a terrific time to do a 6 minute featurette with Mindy & Derek. I could definitely watch Derek in some more funny scenes. Instead of getting the little expositional blurb about how he'd been rebooted a ton, showing it happen could've been fun. Those 2 are hilarious
     
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    I decided to do a little rewatch of Season 3 before the final season comes and watched the first (2?) episode last night. I really took noticed to Simone, who has such a bubbly personality that I can't wait to see what they do with her in the new experiment. I remember during the season I wasn't really a fan of the earth storyline to start the season so I wonder if my opinion of it will change as I go through it (Which will be quickly because the episodes are not long).
     
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    If my theory about one of the other two humans is correct I can’t wait to see.

    Michael McKean. Besides being torment for Michael, he has potential to just go wild and stop being good once he thinks he is in.
     
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  12. JD

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    Ooooh, he didn't even occur to me as a possibility, he would be a good choice. I'm also a big fan of the actor, so seeing him on a weekly basis wouldn't bother me at all.
     
  13. JirinPanthosa

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    Possible plot hole, at the end of season 3 when Eleanor suggests the idea of using Mindy's house for the experiment, how does she know her history with Mindy? The only possible way is if Michael showed Eleanor a lot more of her memories than we saw on TV including entire episodes of her encounters with Mindy.
     
  14. JD

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    Tonight at 8:00 (my time), NBC is showing The Paley Center Salutes The Good Place, a hour long tribute/behind the scenes special.
     
  15. JirinPanthosa

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    I said my theory for human #3. For human #4 I’m not sure. Another younger person who we have already met would seem really coincidental after Simone showed up. It would stretch credibility if everybody to group ever met just happened to be struck by lightning back to back.

    It’s either going to be somebody to mess with Jason and try to draw him into his old habits. Or, it might be somebody similar to Eleanor, who will ask Chidi for moral guidance so Eleanor has to watch Chidi get close to someone else.

    One thing I really hope to see in season 4: Michael in his true form. Is he a lava monster? Or some other kind of giant disgusting monster?
     
  16. JD

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    I'm starting to think some of them, like Sean and Micheal, just look human. We've gotten some scenes of just them, from their perspectives, so I'm thinking if they looked like something else, we would have seen it in one of those scenes.
     
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    Then you're forgetting a scene that just happens to be included in this new featurette...

     
  18. JirinPanthosa

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    Michael also explicitly refers to his “Skin suit” on multiple occasions.
     
  19. JD

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    Oh, I must have missed that.
    So did anyone else watch the Paley Center special?
    I didn't really think about that scene in terms of him not usually look human, I just read it more as him making fun of humans.
    One thing that I thought was kind of funny that they pointed out, that I never noticed, was that Ted Danson has been mispronouncing Eleanor's name the whole time. He says it Eleaner with an er sound at the end instead of Eleanor with an or sound at the end.
     
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    Eleanor: (to Jason) "You from Florida?"
    Jason: "Jacksonville"
    Eleanor: (knowingly) "Yeahhhhh." :lol:

    One of my favorite exchanges in the entire series. They've made several jokes about Florida so I suspect one of the production team must be from there.