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The Good Place Season 5 : Everything you need to know in 2021

DivyaDivya-Posted Oct 31, 2021


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‘WELCOME! Everything is fine. Is it? The people who know The Good Place would definitely have an answer.

 

It was a really fine fourth season but the question remains. There isn’t a fifth season!

 

Is that fine? Where do you go after you die? Don’t expect an answer here, we don’t have one either.

 

But we do know about a series with an out-of-the-ordinary spin on life after death.

 

A series that viewers loved so much that when the show ended with four seasons, earth and most possibly the aliens are also discussing the possibilities of a fifth season.

 

Because believe it or not life after death is a major discussion on any planet and a comical, philosophical spin on it is never-ending entertainment.

 

Michael Shur’s The Good Place premiered on NBC in 2015 and went on to become a successful 4 season series.

 

The series is now also available on popular streaming platform Netflix. The Good Place is about a Good Place that is not far from our imagination but very far and near to the reality that we are familiar with.

 

If you are confused enough, how about watching the show if you haven’t watched it before going any further into the spoilers.

 

Michael Schur’s American fantasy comedy television series first aired on September 19, 2015, and went on to make a total of four seasons with the final season that concluded on January 30, 2020.

 

With a total of four seasons and 53 episodes ‘, The Good Place’ is a major example of the significant evolution of a series that is possible once you put your heart into it.

 

Of all the good things that we could keep on saying about the series that evolved into something so much better than its previous season.

 

Why did The Good Place get canceled? What really happened? Will there be another season?

 

And what would be the plot? Answering some of the major questions regarding The Good Place.

 

Here is ENTOIN’s version of the story that might give you some insight and maybe a bit of hope as well.

 

 

Everything We Know About The Good Place Seasons So Far

 

Now, what is this popular show about? There is life after death. And in this life here humans are assigned a score that determines whether they go to The Good Place or the Bad Place.

 

Eleanor Shellstrop played by Kristen Bell was never the perfect, ideal, or ‘morally the best’ person but when she dies, she is sent to ‘The Good Place’ a highly selective heaven-like utopia.

 

And uh-oh how did that happen. Paperwork goes wrong even in the afterlife and that’s how Eleanor reached The Good Place.

 

Now as Eleanor wants to change into a better person her past is in between herself and her future in The Good Place.

 

Eleanor is assigned to a soulmate Chidi. Jason is another person in the wrong place who tries to hide his real story and Tahani is Jason’s soulmate.

 

Together Eleanor, Jason, Chidi, and Tahani are on a journey that is up for some major turns.

 

In season four when it is finally revealed that The Good Place that they were living in is actually the Bad Place designed by Michael to torture them.

 

As Michael learns that humans can change into good people even after death his plans of torture fails.

 

As the four of them are part of an experiment to develop a system for the afterlife that is actually based on the people who have already been there.

 

There is something good to come out of all this. And once there is an option to exit and choose their path the rightful story exits.

 

Michael in the final season is sent to earth to live as a human, a spin-off with his version of the earth is much expected by the fans as well.

 

Layered with philosophy, theology, and fantasy The Good Place instantly became a fan favorite for its humorous depiction of real-world follies.

 

From the first season where Eleanor Shellstrop gets accidentally dropped into The Good Place though, she was never the good person to find her soulmate and finally realize that they are in the Bad Place where they all are tormenting and challenging each other’s imagination and emotions this show never disappointed.

 

The Good Place is an emotional journey through the struggles of life. Facts, stories, and forgotten destinations that are in between the morals and nonjudgmental of life that will all tuck on one’s heartstrings.

 

The main other members of the show are William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, D’Arcy Carden, Manny Jacinto, and Ted Danson.

 

 

What happened in the final season?

 

In June 2019, Mike Schur stated that the initial plan of the series was to end it within a few episodes.

 

And with season 4 and almost 50 episodes, it was time for the series to end.

 

On September 26, 2019, the fourth and final season of the series was aired and within a gap of exactly one year on September 26, 2020, the series began airing on Netflix.

 

There is that philosophical, humorous, satirical tone to the series that developed over the years and the season finale was really appreciated as well.

 

The final season ended by leaving the audience on the edge of their seats. The fourth season showed the implementation of the initial plans. ‘Whenever You’re Ready’ was the final episode of the series.

 

In the episode, the soul squad along with Michael creates the plan for a new good place adding everything they have learned over the years into it.

 

To make sure that the earth is safe from Janet, they create a system where new people go through a test and memory reboot.

 

And in the end, as people are given a choice to go back to earth from the eternal bliss for second chances, Michael is also sent to earth to live as a human.

 

 

Why The Good Place came to an end?

 

An official statement put by the members close to the show stated that when they began the show, they did not have plans to extend it this far.

 

Now with almost 50 episodes down the lane, it was time for the show to end.

 

They also stated that while the people close to the show are also sad for its ending it is only because of the happy and joyous memories it gave to each and everyone associated with it.

 

The series metamorphosed over the years. Each season upgraded itself to the next level and that was the major success of the series over the years.

 

And the final season didn’t disappoint either. The series had a fair run and in fact, gave an ending that was critically well-received as well.

 

The director had previously said that the main goal of the series was to make sure that the ending would finally give a closing to the story that they began with the first season.

 

The ending of the final season did total justice to everything that was promised as well.

 

 

Official Announcements and Release Date of The Good Place

 

Sadly there will not be a season 5 of the good place. The creator of the show Mike Schur posted on Twitter before the premier of 4th season that they always planned to keep the series short and just over 50 episodes.

 

They wanted to bring all the events before together to give a compelling finale and they did it beautifully.

 

So, for the fans who are expecting the next season, it will be a disappointment.

 

The series had a successful run with four seasons and almost fifty episodes.

 

Season

Aired

Season 1

19 September 2017 - 19 January 2015

Season 2

20 September 2018-1 February 2016

Season 3

27 September 2019-24 January 2017

Season 4

26 September 2020-30 January 2018

 

Popularity Details of The Good Place

 

The popularity of the series has been taken into consideration by multiple discussion forums. Although not sure about the popularity of the religious crowd among the rest, the show was a massive success.

 

Online discussion forums till date seem to be discussing the show's impact. And an indication to the approval of the popular culture, you can find multiple memes related to the series online.

 

Here we will use Google Trends and Google searches to find out how many people are actively looking for season 5.

 

google trends for good place season 5

 

Google monthly statistics on the popularity of The Good Place Season 5 is seen to be moderate to none.

 

The less number in the statistics is not because that the series did bad but mostly because that the conclusion has been understood to be a good ending to the show.

 

Google Searches

google searches for the good place season 5

 

The past few months have witnessed a decline in the overall search volume for The Good Place.

 

People seemed to have moved on from further expectations for a Season 5. But the volume is also an indication that the world is not over The Good Place yet.

 

A region-wise statistic showed the United States in the top search list followed by Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

 

 

Expected Plot of The Good Place Season 5

 

While there are no official indications for a new season as the close acquaintances of the show have already confirmed the cancellation multiple online platforms have been seen to be supporting a new spin-off from the series.

 

In the final season, Michael was sent to earth to live. The expected plotline for the spin-off is with Michael with the new good place as earth and his attempts to understand this side of the story.

 

 

Awards and Recognitions of The Good Place

 

The show made its name heard among most of the crowds it was familiar with and also bagged quite a large number of accolades as well.

 

Awards Verdict

Television Critics Association Awards 2018

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America 2021

Best Dramatic Presentation

Michael Schur

For episode The Good Place: Whenever You're Ready (2020)

Hugo Awards 2020

 

Hugo Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form

 

Hugo Awards 2019

 

Hugo Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form. For The Good Place: Janet(s) (2018).

Hugo Awards 2018

Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form

People's Choice Awards, USA 19

Favorite Comedy TV Star

Kristen Bell

Peabody Awards 2019

Winner

Online Film & Television Association 2018

Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Maya Rudolph

Online Film & Television Association 2020

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Ted Danson

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

D'Arcy Carden

Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Maya Rudolph

Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series

International Online Cinema Awards 2018

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Ted Danson

Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

D'Arcy Carden

Best Comedy Series

Best Writing for a Comedy Series

Megan Amram

Episode: "Dance Dance Resolution"

International Online Cinema Awards 2020

Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Maya Rudolph

Best Writing for a Comedy Series

Michael Schur

Episode: "Whenever You're Ready"

 

Image Awards 2020

Winner

Image Award Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

Cord Jefferson

 

Hollywood Critics Association 2020

Best Broadcast Network Series

Critics Choice Television Awards 2016

Most Exciting New Series

AFI Awards, USA 2018

TV Program of the Year

 

A very important and to be cherished detail about The Good Place is that. Although it did not win many the show ended up being nominated 145 times at different award ceremonies and there isn’t a better accolade than a chance to compete with the best at the best platforms.

 

Among that the show was nominated 12 times for Primetime Emmy Awards also.

 

 

Online Reactions for The Good Place Season 5

 

If there is one thing that was common to all the discussion platforms was that they all agreed that the series had a perfect ending.

 

Everyone of them cried enough, learned a lot, and was also introduced with or without their knowledge to some very significant philosophers.

 

And as Michael Shur said, from everything the show gave into the world it was time for the show to end on a good note.

 

Quora Reaction

Chidi, Eleanor, and Janet seem to be having a good time on Quora as well.

 

There is no need for our assurance but Quora fell in love with The Good Place just like everybody else.

 

Breaking down a lot of cliches this story will have you hanging on the loop to a complicated, sophisticated, philosophical brilliance, and yes! the word is that the world totally agrees with Quora.

 

There aren’t so many shows available that will mildly disappoint at the beginning and then grow on you on the way making you question, understand, and learn a lot from life all the while making you all laugh your heart out.

 

Reddit Reaction

Reddit reaction over the good place season 5

 

Reddit users also agree to the fact that The Good People ended in perfection without dragging it out to make a mess and we agree as well.

 

A spin-off with Michael and earth was another discussion we found popping up every now and then, which is not a bad idea.

 

But the hope for a new season was not found in many discussion forums. Well, history has a lot of examples to state why a new season can be a disaster once a show ends on good terms.

 

If you get it.

 

Twitter Reaction

Michael Shur had so much to say about life and manipulated us into a reality that hit everyone really hard.

 

Well, Twitter has taken the hit really hard and is still not over it. #TheGoodPlace is still recounting stories and making memories all over the world and the social media platform is thoroughly taking notes.

 

There are so many interesting memes and discussions still on track regarding the series that would make you smile and laugh hysterically.

 

 

Ratings And Reviews for The Good Place

 

IMDb rating for the good place

 

There isn’t a better recommendation for the ones who haven’t seen the series yet. How many series all through history have made it a point stay on a streak of good performance that evolved into better over the years.

 

There are only quite a few. The Good Place has great ratings almost anywhere it has been.

 

Adding to that we even found people rating it on social media platforms as the best in the genre.

 

Websites

Ratings

IMDb

8.2/10

Rotten Tomatoes

97%

Common Sense Media

4/5

Metacritic Meta Score

8.6/10

Metacritic User Score

82/100

 

 

Production Cost and Success of The Good Place Series

 

The series did fairly well and had a good collection as well.

 

Particular

Amount

Est. Domestic DVD Sales

$635,628

Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales

$1,730,716

Total Est. Domestic Video Sales

$2,366,344

 

 

Important Characters from The Good Place

 

You all know that heaven, hell, and even earth will be over-populated and there is not an easy way to accommodate each and every one of the characters here.

 

So here are some of the most important and recurring characters of the series.

 

Kristen Bell as Eleanor Shellstrop

Kristen Bell as Eleanor

 

With Eleanor’s death begins the story of The Good Place. Eleanor dies and is sent to The Good Place which she believes is a mistake.

 

While Eleanor initially tries to do everything good for herself, she later helps her friends when they are in need.

 

She uses the help of Chidi to make herself worthy of being a good person.

 

William Jackson Harper as Chidi Anagonye

William Jackson as Chidi

 

William Jackson Harper as Chidi Anagonye is introduced as Eleanor’s soulmate in the first season.

 

Chidi faces a lot of dilemmas when it comes to making choices in ethics or morality and that puts him in compromising situations a lot.

 

Despite all their flaws Eleanor and Chidi end up helping each other through their problems.

 

Jameela Jamil as Tahani Al-Jamil

Jameela Jamil

 

Jameela Jamil as Tahani Al-Jamil is a very rich philanthropist well regarded in her life before and after death.

 

She has a very unlikely friendship with Eleanor. Eleanor is not always well pleased with her positive attitude and condescending nature.

 

D'Arcy Carden as Janet

D'Arcy as Janet

 

She is from the Janet species believed to be created by the "The Makers of Light, Darkness, and Everything in Between".

 

Janet is the source of all knowledge for the humans in The Good Place. There are also multiple incarnations of Janet in the series including "Bad Janet", "Neutral Janet" and "Disco Janet”.

 

This particular Janet created for The Good Place was stolen by the architect of the bad place Michael to operate in his own creation.

 

Eventually, Janet starts developing human emotions as well.

 

Manny Jacinto as Jason Mendoza

Jason like Eleanor is an accidental drop into The Good Place. He tries to hide his identity.

 

He is mistaken as Jianyu Li, a Taiwanese Buddhist monk who has taken the vow of silence but then Eleanor and Chidi break his shell and help in controlling his problems.

 

Ted Danson as Michael

Eleanor, Chidi, Jason, and Tahani live in Michaels's good place or in other words Michael is introduced as the architect of The Good Place.

 

It is only in the season finale that we realize that the four humans have been tricked by Michael in The Good Place which is actually the Bad Place and he is actually a demon but later he teams up with the humans to help them.

 

Tiya Sircar as Vicky

Tiya Sircar as Vicky or Victoria Sengupta is a bad place demon who portrays the real Eleanor Shellstrop who is always dissatisfied with how she torments and tortures the four humans.

 

Adam Scott as Trevor

Adam Scott as Trevor is also a torturer. Another Michael recruited a member who threatens to take Eleanor to the Bad Place.

 

Though he returns later as a member of Chidi’s academic group when found out is exiled by the judge to earth.

 

Maribeth Monroe as Mindy St. Claire

A recurring character of the series who was bad for most of her life. One day when Mindy was really high she did something really good that contributed all the points for her to be in The Good Place.

 

And by far she is the only conscious person in The Good Place. There isn’t much known about her past except that she was a corporate lawyer with an urge only for money and cocaine.

 

Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Simone Garnett

She was Chidi’s girlfriend until Chidi realized that she could be sent to the Bad Place.

 

She was also chosen as one of the subjects of Michaels's experiment.

 

Jason Mantzoukas as Derek

The rebound girlfriend was created by Janet. For Eleanor’s and Michael’s experiments, he serves as the template for ‘ Janet baby’.

 

 

Other Decisive Factors for The Good Place season

 

Ending

The much-loved show The Good Place had a great run from season 1 to season 4.

 

In between life, death, friendships, philosophy, and the bitter truths of life, there is a real edge to it that will hit the viewers hard.

 

On January 30, 2020, after 53 episodes and four seasons, the series ended. The crew stated that they always had a trajectory placed for the show and that the ending is final.

 

The series ended on a note that met all the expectations that it took with it all through.

 

Fans all around are still hoping for a spin-off with a Michael version.

 

Trailer

Since season 4 was declared as the official ending of the much-loved series there is no trailer available for Season 5.

 

Trivia

A video appeared on The Good Place YouTube feed “Janet's Void: What Actually Happens When * BING *" on January 4, 2019, which showed Janet in her void with occasional disappearances which added up to 22 minutes which people noted was the total length of one episode.

 

 

Conclusion

 

A universe that has nothing in common to the usual realms and as it goes forward the plot keeps on getting better.

 

The Good Place made sure that it made a mark on the heart of its viewers.

 

Sometimes we all need a strong out of the scientific reality to just keep you on the side of sanity.

 

There are also several ethical conundrums to make you think. Of everything that stands out the best thing was that they tied up all the loose strings as the series move forward.

 

One thing that the director also said was that they wanted to make sure that when they finally close what they started they wanted to make sure every plotline they started received a closure.

 

The show received the ending they received and there is no chance there will another season to the show.

 

But if there is something that the fans could hope for is a spin-off from the series.

 

But there are no official confirmations to date. If there are any updates regarding the same we assure you that we’ll be the first to let you all know.