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Ranking The Best Seasons of 'The Good Place'  

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No seasons of The Good Place belong in the Bad Place, but which seasons really stand out? After introducing viewers to Eleanor and her afterlife in season one, the series finds the humans grappling with the meaning of good and bad - and all the shades of grey in-between - over later seasons. Some of the most memorable episodes of The Good Place come from different seasons, so picking the top season isn't forking difficult. To determine once and for all what the best seasons of The Good Place are, let's rank every The Good Place season from best to worst as though it were our categorical imperative.

The Good Place is a fantasy comedy series created by Michael Schur. The Good Place premiered on NBC on January 19, 2017 and has kept fans on the edge of their seats with twists and alternate timelines. Combining a cheerfully dark optimism with philosophy and a uniquely charming cast of characters, the last season of The Good Place premiered on NBC in 2019. Even if viewers could watch the show for eternity, series creator Michael Schur called four seasons "the right lifespan" for the show.

Vote up your favorite seasons of The Good Place, and vote down any seasons that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you loved any individual episodes. It can be as difficult as the trolley problem to put one The Good Place season over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many seasons you like.

The Good Place - Season 1 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Ranking The Best Seasons of 'The Good Place'
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The first season of The Good Place premiered on January 19, 2017, and contains 13 episodes. This season introduces viewers to Eleanor Shellstrop and her experience in the afterlife.

This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Everything Is Fine," "What's My Motivation," and "Michael's Gambit."

Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

  • Eleanor wakes up in The Good Place.
  • Michael declares war on The Bad Place.
  • Eleanor has an epiphany.
This season belongs in the good place?
The Good Place - Season 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Ranking The Best Seasons of 'The Good Place'
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The second season of The Good Place premiered on September 20, 2017, and contains 13 episodes. This season focuses on neighborhood reboots and regaining memories.

This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Dance Dance Resolution," "Leap to Faith," and "Somewhere Else."

Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

  • Eleanor finds Chidi.
  • Mindy St. Claire exposes the truth.
  • Michael creates a new timeline.
This season belongs in the good place?
The Good Place - Season 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Ranking The Best Seasons of 'The Good Place'
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The third season of The Good Place premiered on September 27, 2018, and contains 13 episodes. This season focuses on the humans time on earth.

This season contains several memorable episodes including: "The Brainy Bunch," "Janet(s)," and "Pandemonium."

Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

  • Eleanor and Michael confront Eleanor's mother.
  • The humans arrive in Janet's void.
  • Chidi and Eleanor learn of their past relationships.
This season belongs in the good place?
The Good Place - Season 4 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Ranking The Best Seasons of 'The Good Place'
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The fourth and final season of The Good Place premiered on September 26, 2019. This season finds new humans, sent from The Bad Place, coming to The Good Place.

voting closed at #4 This season belongs in the good place?