The Good Place

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Down but not out: film, theatre, art and more to help deal with failure
From Oscar Isaac’s underperforming folk singer to The Good Place, Guardian critics offer up bittersweet culture for when success eludes you

Jessica Kiang, Kate Wyver, Phil Harrison, Alison Flood and Jonathan Jones

29, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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‘It’s hot right now to have an Asian lead’: Manny Jacinto on The Good Place, Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise
The role of DJ Jason Mendoza catapulted the 33-year-old to fame. Now he’s starring with Kidman in Nine Perfect Strangers – and being entranced by Cruise in the Top Gun reboot

Rachel Aroesti

17, Aug, 2021 @3:11 PM

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The 50 best TV shows of 2020: 50-1
Michaela Coel’s smart, subversive and taboo-breaking drama gave us absolutely unbeatable television – plus more of the year’s best

18, Dec, 2020 @8:09 AM

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TV style icons of 2020: Ted Danson as The Good Place's dapper demon
The high-concept sitcom was a corrective to the troubles of the world, with Danson playing Michael – a squid in a bow tie trying to hold it all together

Morwenna Ferrier

07, Dec, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Why so serious? Tenet and the new wave of 'science-based' time travel movies
Films like Back to the Future and The Terminator never thought too deeply about time travel; so is Christopher Nolan draining all the fun out of it?

Alex Hess

09, Sep, 2020 @6:00 AM

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‘I’m slim and privileged – I totally get the mistrust’: Jameela Jamil on controversy and coming out
The star of The Good Place is adored and vilified for speaking out. She talks about attention-seeking, body hair, Twitter feuds with Piers Morgan – and why no one should ever shake hands again

Emine Saner

22, Apr, 2020 @5:00 AM

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The Good Place: was this the most devastating TV finale ever?
With so much to pack in, Mike Schur’s afterlife hit often felt like hard work for viewers. But its poignant ending proved this show could still be heavenly – and heartbreaking

Phil Harrison

04, Feb, 2020 @1:26 PM

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How BoJack Horseman and The Good Place changed comedy forever
With their penchant for puns and bittersweet humour, the hit shows, both ending this week, explored humanity’s big existential questions

Rachael Sigee

28, Jan, 2020 @9:00 AM

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From The Good Place to Homeland: what to expect from TV shows ending in 2020
The year will see a host of fan-favourite shows ending but which ones can ace the landing and which will stumble at the last minute?

Stuart Heritage

13, Jan, 2020 @4:14 PM

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Killing Eve to Game of Thrones: the biggest TV disappointments of 2019
Villanelle was too sadistic, the world of Westeros was too silly and Line of Duty swerved disastrously off-piste. Here are the TV turkeys of the year

Hannah J Davies, Rebecca Nicholson, Paul MacInnes, Jack Seale, Sarah Hughes, Graeme Virtue, David Stubbs, Stuart Heritage, Rachel Aroesti, Ammar Kalia and David Alexander

23, Dec, 2019 @4:02 PM

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‘Someone royally forked up’: how The Good Place turned hellish
The philosophical comedy is now so complicated that watching it feels more like homework rather than a hobby

Diane Shipley

09, Dec, 2019 @12:59 PM

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The 100 best TV shows of the 21st century
Where’s Mad Men? How did The Sopranos do? Does The Crown triumph? Can anyone remember Lost? And will Downton Abbey even figure? Find out here – and have your say

Kate Abbott, Hannah J Davies, Gwilym Mumford, Phil Harrison and Jack Seale

16, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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