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What to Watch If You Love The Good Place 

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Updated June 14, 2019 602 votes 323 voters 26.3k views 19 items

Looking for some shows like The Good Place? Given its uniquely dark premise, that nevertheless manages to be humorous, it's hard to imagine programs with a similar vibe to the unexpected hit. However, while nothing is quite like such a spectacularly quirky show, there are plenty of programs that capture the overall vibe of The Good Place. Shows and movies like The Good Place often employ an unconventional premise, make use of dark humor, and touch on aspects of life, death, and the afterlife. What should you watch after The Good Place? Read this list to find out! 

What movies and TV shows are great recommendations for The Good Place fans? Classic comedy Defending Your Life finds a newly deceased person navigating life after death. Albert Brooks wrote, directed, and starred in this 1991 romantic comedy. It's a Wonderful Life is another good movie that fans of The Good Life may enjoy. When it comes to TV shows like The Good Place, it doesn't get much better than Pushing Daisies. Other good projects featured on this The Good Place recommendations list include What Dreams May Come, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Arrested Development. 

Which movies and TV shows do you think are the best? Give your favorites a thumbs up and please add any good options we may have missed.

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Parks and Recreation is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list What to Watch If You Love The Good Place
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Parks and Recreation (NBC, 2009) is an American television sitcom created by Greg Daniels and Michael Schur. The series follows Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), a perky mid-level bureaucrat, and her parks department of Pawnee, as they pursue sundry projects to make their city a better place. ...more on Wikipedia

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Pushing Daisies is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list What to Watch If You Love The Good Place
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Pushing Daisies (ABC, 2007) is an American fantasy comedy-drama television series created by Bryan Fuller. A pie-maker (Lee Pace) with the ability to reanimate the dead teams up with his formerly deceased childhood crush (Anna Friel), a private investigator (Chi McBride), and his co-worker (Kristin Chenoweth) to solve murder cases together. ...more on Wikipedia

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Defending Your Life is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list What to Watch If You Love The Good Place
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Defending Your Life is a 1991 romantic comedy-fantasy film about a man who arrives in the afterlife only to find that he must stand trial and justify his lifelong fears in order to advance to the next phase of life; or be sent back to earth to do it again. The film was written, directed by, and stars Albert Brooks. It also stars Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, Lee Grant and Buck Henry. The film was shot in and around Los Angeles, California. Despite its comedic overtones, Defending Your Life contains elements of drama and allegory. ...more on Wikipedia

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Community is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list What to Watch If You Love The Good Place
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Community (NBC, 2009) is an American comedy television series created by Dan Harmon. After being disbarred for faking his college degree, a narcissist lawyer (Joel McHale) enrolls in community college where he reluctantly joins a study group filled with misfits. ...more on Wikipedia

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