TL;DR – With Time-Knife we get the big major push for
the rest of the season and it is an interesting one indeed.
Score – 4 out of 5 stars
For the back half of The Good Place’s
third season, we have jumped from
Australia and have started ricocheting around the afterlife. Well in today’s
episode we get to visit the last name dropped location in the series so far The
Interdimensional Hole of Pancakes.
So to set the scene, during last week’s Book
of Doug’s (see
review) Michael (Ted Danson) and the gang – Janet (D’Arcy Carden), Eleanor
(Kristen Bell), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil), and
Jason (Manny Jacinto) discover what is really stopping people entering The Good Place. It is not spies in the Accounting
Department, it is that the world of 2019 is significantly more difficult to
navigate and even buying a single tomato is enough points to send you to The
Bad Place. With this information in mind, Michael calls a meeting with The
Judge (Maya Rudolph) in The Interdimensional Hole of Pancakes, where she is
weakest, to discuss what it is that they can do about it. Now we will be
looking at the episode as a whole so there will be [SPOILERS] ahead.
TL;DR – Season Three blasts forward at the speed of light blowing through what might have been a full season in a single episode
Score – 4 out of 5 stars
One of the things that you have to get used to when you watch The Good Place, is how quickly everything moves. Sometimes the show completely changed up its entire structure in a single click of the fingers. It also means that it does not waste any time whatsoever, and sets up premises that a usual sitcom would play out over a bunch of episodes or a whole season, and then resolve it in 20 minutes.
TL;DR – It’s back and it is just as clever and fun as always.
Score – 4 out of 5 stars
The Good Place, what a little gem of a show this is, a real cracker. When I first watched it I had no idea what I was getting in too, and like everyone else, I was blown away by the direction the show took at the end of Season One. To the point that even now when we are still talking about Season Three I want to be coy about what that changeup was in case someone has not seen it yet. For the last two seasons, I watched it all in a binge watch session, so I am interested to see how it plays out week by week for this season. Well with that in mind, let’s come Down Under say hello and look at Australian universities with flags in every room.
TL;DR – Take everything wrong with Bright, smash it into Who Framed Roger Rabbit with all the charm removed, and sprinkle in some jokes about puppet sex and you pretty much have this film.
Score – 1.5 out of 5 stars
Post-Credit Scene – There is some behind the scenes footage during the credits
Well … that was an experience, I’ll tell you that much. I mean it has a lot of bits that usually I really like, like the noir setting, a ‘who done it’ mystery, and a story that is wanting to subvert a genre. I also really like Melissa McCarthy as an actor, and well they also upset Sesame Street and well that’s interesting all in itself. However, none of this matters because at no point does the film come together and at best it hits moments of being mediocre.
TL;DR – A fun uplifting comedy that I found myself smiling all the way through.
Score – 3.5 out of 5 stars
Post-Credit Scene – There is no Post-Credit Scene
To be perfectly honest I was not actually planning to go see Life of the Party, because of a couple of reasons. It came out during a particularly big work week for me, and also from the trailers, it looked like many, many other comedies I have sat through over the last couple of years. But I had some free time today and it was on so I thought what the hell, and I am actually really glad that I did.
TL;DR – Season Two took the series in a fascinating direction, that left you wondering where the series would go next. It puts the human in humanities.
Score – 4.5 out of 5 stars
I have to be honest that I was a latecomer to The Good Place, I had heard about it in passing of course, but Season One just wasn’t really accessible for me, and when Season Two started and was on Netflix I was snowed under with other projects. Then one day I had a couple of hours free so I watched the first couple of episodes to see what all the fuss was about, and in true Netflix binge style I has soon watched all of Season One and what was available of Season Two and couldn’t believe I had to wait a week for the next episode. So now that Season Two is over, we are going to take a look back at Michael Schur’s sophomore’s outing. Now because we are looking at the season as a whole, there will be [SPOILERS] for all of Season Two and of course Season One, so if you have not watched either season can I recommend that you go binge watch everything and then come back.
TL;DR – A simple paint by numbers comedy, funny but ultimately a bit disappointing
Score – 2.5 out of 5 stars
I went and watched Sisters right after The Revenant, as a way to decompress after that spectacle of filmmaking. Given that both Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are incredible comedians separately and together they are amazing I had really high expectations for Sisters. So was it funny, well in places yes it was, but it was also comedy paint by numbers, where you can chart the course of the film after about 20 minutes in. Continue reading →