'The Good Place' Season 2 - TV Review

On Wednesday I discovered that the second season of "The Good Place" was available on Netflix. I had Thursday off work. A binge was inevitable (but then, the episodes are 22 minutes and there are only 13 of them).

At the end of the first season, Eleanor Shellstrop (played by Kristen Bell) had a significant breakthrough of understanding about "The Good Place." This forces Michael (Ted Danson) into a neighbourhood reboot ... only to find that Eleanor always finds Chidi (William Jackson Harper) - and always has her breakthrough (this is essentially the first two episodes of the second season). Which leads to further weird complications with Michael's fellow employees and his boss.

The first season was surreal and absurd. The second season is ... even more so. Less crazy visuals, but even more conceptually weird. And they have a grand old time with it. The point at which Chidi convinces Michael's otherwise immortal character of the possibility of his own death is perhaps the funniest thing I've seen in the past year: Danson is hysterically funny.

Equally as inventive, ridiculous, and entertaining as the first season. That was a surprise to me - I didn't think they could pull that off ... I assumed they'd crash in the second season.