THE GOOD PLACE : The Purpose of Being Good
Written by Agung Fajar Prakoso
Have you done enough good in your life? Do you ever think about the consequences of your actions? Well, this series might open up your mind about being a good person in a FUN WAY!
I love comedy series since I started watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine. But I felt empty when I finished watching it. While craving for another comedy series, my friend told me to go watch The Good Place and it’s FORKING GOOD!
The Good Place is a comedy series created by Michael Schur whom also the creator of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I was so excited because the premise of this show is very interesting. It tells us a story about what happen in the afterlife. Humans will be judged based on the points they’ve made while on earth by doing good things. People with positive scores will spend their eternity in The Good Place while people with negative scores will spend it in The Bad Place.
This series began with Eleanor Shellstrop — a selfish and ignorant girl — woke up in The Good Place. She realized she wasn’t a good person while on earth and believe the system made a mistake by putting her into The Good Place. No one seem to notice that she was a mistake, so she seek for help in Chidi Anagonye — a professor of moral philosophy — to prove that she deserve to be in The Good Place.
The story doesn’t only revolve around Eleanor and Chidi. There are four other characters and each of them have their own struggles. The story progresses as they trying to be the better version of themselves.
Each characters developed very well throughout the seasons but still maintaining their unique personalities. In order to earn their place in The Good Place, of course there are some actual ethics lessons in this series and somehow I never get bored of it. The jokes are on point and plot twists in every part of the story will keep you guessing.
Despite having comedy as the genre, this series also have some romantic moments to spice up the story and making it more complicated. Unlike other series that use the romance sequence to drag the storyline, everything is necessary.
All in all, this four-season long series is so fun to watch and basically telling us that nobody’s perfect. No one was born as someone who is pure evil nor pure good. Everybody has their own struggles and that’s what makes us human.