The Good Place “Dance Dance Resolution” Review
The end of the pilot from last week left us wondering again where The Good Place was going to go from that point. This episode finally helps to establish a bit more direction for the show. Michael continues his plans to torture Eleanor, Jason, Tahani, and Chidi in the Bad Place when something happens to change the whole dynamic of the show.
The humor in this episode is still there and is different than anything else on television now. The Good Place has a particular tone and humor that makes it memorable and likable. Ted Danson’s earnest delivery of his lines without any indication of how silly they sound makes the comedy even stronger. Manny Jacinto as Jason is one of my favorite characters because of his naiveté and sometimes just his plain stupidity.
The chemistry between Eleanor and Chidi’s characters establish a powerful pull in this episode and is sure to become a focus of the rest of the season. Their banter back and forth and Eleanor’s blatant disregard for others but willingness to learn makes their relationship/ friendship/ pairing particularly endearing.
This episode suffers from being an in-between episode. This episode isn’t as entertaining or exciting as the previous episodes but is necessary to push the storyline forward. There is a lot of jumping back and forth that makes the episode seem disjointed and a little chunky. The story also suffers from a lack of purpose until the very end of the episode. Although this can be really frustrating as we have to wait yet another week for more development in the story, I’m sure it will make the story move more effectively for the rest of this story arc.