The Good Place

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 12+

Incredibly original afterlife sitcom has charm, diversity.

NBC Comedy 2016

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 70 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 245 reviews

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age 10+

What is too mature, they don't understand

My 8, 10 and 12 year old loved this so much that I have had to make sure they are not binging too much. Much better than most of what is on YouTube or TickTok. At least they are learning a first year philosophy course despite some vulgarities that they don't understand. No swearing though because you can't curse in the afterlife.

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age 11+

The Good Place is a creative sitcom/drama with great diverse role models and philosophy thrown in!

We watched The Good Place with our 11 year old and we all love it. It is so funny, and the characters are very diverse and inspiring. The part I love the most is the changes that occur in the characters over the years. Cursing is not present as you cannot curse in the Good Place (you saw "fork", "shirt" etc. The one difficult episode involved Mindy in the Medium Place; I think a parent can just skip that episode with their child (and summarize it for them to avoid questions about cocaine and masturbation), or fast forward through part of that episode as I think there is something very important plot-wise in that episode. Overall, we loved this show. We have two episodes left and don't want it to end! PS. Ted Danson is still one of the top sitcom comedians around. He is great in this, as is the rest of the excellent cast.

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Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
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