Primetime Picks… 1/9/20

Jan 09 Posted by in Features | Comments

Tonight The Good Place returns to NBC to kick off its final run of episodes. Before the break, Michael and the crew had uncovered the flawed point system that was sending nearly every human to The Bad Place, and presented this information to the judge. They were given the chance to perform a new experiment in order to prove that humans could learn to be good, but ended up just barely failed the test. The judge then decided that best thing to do was to just reset the Earth completely, and let the humans evolve all over again for billions of years (though she would miss Timothy Olyphant and Justified). Before she could press her clicker to reset the Earth, all of the Janets appeared and stole it, playing keepaway and hiding it from the judge. So the judge started going through the Janets one-by-one, marblizing them while looking for her clicker. They now had only about 30 minutes until all the Janets and then Earth itself would be gone. So Michael woke up Chidi, and restored the memories from every one of his hundreds of iterations, hoping that this would help him come up with a solution.

Will Chidi and the others be able to save humanity by finding a new way to properly evaluate people in the afterlife that will also be acceptable to the demon Shawn? Or will the judge wipe out all Earthly existence as we know it? The Good Place is such a fun, smart show, and I’m going to miss it when its gone. I can’t wait to see how these final episodes play out, and how this amazing series ultimately comes to a close.

In tonight’s winter premiere, “You’ve Changed, Man”, the group works to negotiate an afterlife plan with Shawn and the judge.

Tonight, I’ll also be watching/recording Young Sheldon, The Unicorn, Carol’s Second Act, Evil, Superstore, Will & Grace, and Perfect Harmony.

For additional suggestions on what to check out tonight, including a new episode of Deputy, check out the If We Controlled Your Remote… 1/9/20 post at