As The Good Place created a slow boil last week, this go around in the second episode of the third season entitled, The Brainy Bunch has everyone’s second least favorite and douche king demon, Trevor (Adam Scott), resurface as he tries to throw a monkey wrench into the the evolution of our beloved fearsome foursome.
Now, Michael (Ted Danson) and Janet (D’Arcy Carden) must figure out away from those within The Bad Place to keep from sabotaging their other worldly experiment. My favorite scene this episode is the American version of Outback Steakhouse. I’m still laughing at house this week’s writers flipped the script on us and our stereotyping of Australia.
Scott’s Trevor is about as amazingly annoying and antagonistic as you would expect from a demon trying to torture human’s with an abundance of kindness, driving Chidi beyond daffy.
What is continues to be fanastic about The Good Place is that as although we are left with a weekly cliffhanger, if we choose to binge watch the season or the entire series, each chapter seemlessly flows right into the next episode as if the entire series was written in one shot. I picture Michael Schur sitting at his desk the week after Parks and Recreation aired its series finale with him going old school, sitting with a pen and a notepad writing out The Good Place, filling up roughly 45 college rule notebooks before getting the writing staff together and hashing everything out, season by season.
Even though, the series has yet to capture the magic of season one, The Good Place is still a top five pick of mine this year. NBC’s I Feel Bad, has redeemed itself by episode three (read that review in about an hour when it goes live), which continues to keep Thursday nights as the home for comedy on the peacock network.
The Good Place airs Thursday nights at 8:30 p.m.
The Good Place continues the laughs as being from The Bad Place just seems so much more fun…if you’re the demon doing the torturing.