8 Reasons You Should Be Watching 'The Good Place'

8 Reasons You Should Be Watching 'The Good Place'

It's the weirdest, yet best show you'll ever see (spoiler alert).
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"The Good Place" is a new-ish show that first premiered in 2016. The show is about Eleanor Shellstrop, who finds herself in the afterlife. It doesn't take long for her to figure out she does not belong, because everyone else has lead good selfless lives, while she has not. She decides to hide in plain sight from Michael, the architect of "The Good Place," and his all-knowing assistant, Janet.

With the help of her seemingly perfect neighbors, Jianye and Tahani, and her soul mate, Chidi, she realizes it's not to late for her to do good. With this Eleanor becomes determined to rid herself of her old ways and discover new ones in the afterlife. Given the description of the show you can't help but be intrigued, which is why i'm going to give you three more reasons to watch NBC's "The Good Place."

Fair warning some of my reasons do give some spoilers!

1. Availability

Since the show premiered a little over a year ago it's available on Netflix. The show itself is currently on season 2, but all of season 1 is on Netflix. If Netflix is not your cup of tea you can also watch it on Hulu or nbc.com. If you're like me, you'll likely watch all of season 1 in one day, and then sit confused as what to do next with your life. If you're even more like me you don't have Hulu, so nbc.com is going to be your new best friend as you try to catch up with season 2. Personally I like to get the television apps like the CW app and watch the new episodes on my phone as if I were watching Netflix.

2. No bad words

One funny aspect of the plot is that, because Eleanor is in "The Good Place," the use of bad language is not allowed. This means every time Eleanor tries to use bad words, they are changed to words like "fork" or "shirt".

3. Kristen Bell

As many of you may know, Kristen Bell is the voice actress for Elsa in "Frozen," and also stars in "Bad Moms," "Bad Moms Christmas" and "Gossip Girl." I don't know about you, but I personally love "Bad Moms" and "Gossip Girl," so knowing her as an actress and how hilarious she can be in roles she plays really hyped "The Good Place" up. Personally I love Kristen Bell and her acting. If even with my eight reasons, you still can't bring yourself to want to watch "The Good Place," watch it anyway. After the pilot you'll want to continue–trust me.


4. Houses mean more than you think

In "The Good Place" your house is depended upon your soul. This means your house directly reflects your soul so if you were generally a fancy person who liked large houses that's what you got. If you loved little cottages you got that as well. This makes for hilarious circumstances when a large castle like house is neighboring a small beach cottage.


5. Froyo is life

In "The Good Place," frozen yogurt means everything. The creator of "The Good Place," Michael, put froyo places at every corner of the neighborhood for easy access. What's even better is that every place has thousands of flavors including one's like fresh laundry (which gives you the feeling after you've done fresh laundry) or the perfect high five.


6. Tahani Time

If there's any character that I related to on a sass level its Tahani. She comes from a rich and lavish background and walks around the neighborhood as if she owns it. Despite this she was a good person and did many selfless things during her life but her snideness shines through. My favorite parts happen when Eleanor gets tired of Tahini's attitude and looses it.


7. Chidi (the one who can't make a decision)

I know for me personally making a decision can be difficult, from what ice cream flavor to get, to which movie to watch. I too struggle with decisions, which is why I felt so bad for Chidi because he takes a lack of decision making skills to a whole new level, but that makes for better TV.


8. A DJ/Drug Dealer posing as a monk

I think some of the funniest moments happen with Jason's character. For one he's a "monk" who is actually a drug dealer/ DJ from Florida mistaken for a monk who was supposed to be in the Good Place. Given his background and that of a monk who has taken a vow of silence, the two personalities could not be more far from each other. Even the way Jason died (which I won't spoil) evokes so much pity (because he is anything but smart) it's sad.


As a whole, "The Good Place" is totally the show you should be watching if you're looking for some good laughs and hear warming scenes. Even if you're not looking for these things–trust me just watch it.

Happy Netflixing!

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"Holes" was one of my favorite Disney movies for a really long time. It came out in 2003 when I was about 5 years old. There aren't many actors from the movie that went on to stay in the public eye. Well, except for Shia LaBeouf. That man made several statements but even he disappears from the watchful eye of the media every now and then.

The actor from the movie that I have been most concerned with, however, is Khleo Thomas. I will admit, I had quite the crush on Khleo when he played young Hector Zeroni aka Zero in "Holes", despite him being a good ten years older than me. But I quickly lost track of him over the years.

So relatively recently I got on Instagram to do a quick search for him to see what he was up to. And, if I'm being honest, see if he was as cute as I remembered.

Low and behold, I did find Khleo Thomas and if anything he is more attractive than I remembered. Now, a quick reminder, we fell in love with him when he looked like this:


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And now he looks like this:



Now, me finding him attractive aside, let's take a look at what he's been up to over the years. Even though he's been out of the public eye every once in a while does not mean he has not been busy.

Since playing Zero, Khleo Thomas has done a multitude of things. He has scored a few more acting roles in shows like "Bones" and "Sons of Anarchy". Khleo launched an R&B;/rap career. He has become a widely entertaining Instagram and social media personality aka Mr. Slick Living.

On top of all of that, Khleo has become a successful entrepreneur as well. Launching two clothing brands of his own and sprinkling in a little male modeling in his spare time. What doesn't he do?

Khleo has two successful clothing/merchandising brands by the names of "Goddesses Living Amongst Men" and "Slick Living Apparel". Both are founded on staying "aware" (Khleo has mentioned several times over on his IG about why he doesn't use the word "woke"). They also give vibes of staying true to who you are and presenting yourself as the goddesses or Awerewolves you are.

Much of Khleo's brand seems to be rooted in the fact that he is unapologetic about who he is, where he is from, and what he plans on doing with his platform. He makes hilariously honest videos on Instagram and isn't shy about taking a dance break, or several.

Fans of Khleo (aka Goddesses and Awarewolves) seem to love that he is so willing to launch discussions with them and actually respond. His blunt opinions and responses make him much more approachable to everyone that loves him and sets him apart from other celebrities in this day and age.

He seems very in touch with his audience and is honest about how he feels about himself and others. The whole point is to be truthful and be open. That's something that I can get behind in 2019.

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15 Thing Only Early 2000's Kids Will Understand

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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.

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Contrary to what one may think, late 90's and early 00's kids had the same childhood, but whenever a 00's kid says they remember something on an "only 90's kids will understand" post they are ridiculed.

2. Fortune tellers.

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Every day in elementary school you would whip one of these bad boys out of your desk, and proceed to tell all of your classmates what lifestyle they were going to live and who they were going to marry.

3.Bunnicula

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You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.

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You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.

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The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers

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You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.

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The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"

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The "Naked Brothers Band" had a short run on Nickelodeon and wrote some absolute bangers including, "Crazy Car' and "I Don't Wanna Go To School"

10. Dance Dance Revolution

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This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi

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Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

12. Gym Scooters

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You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs

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Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.

14.Go-Gurt

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Who knew that putting yogurt in a plastic tube made it taste so much better?

15. Slap Bracelets

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Your school probably banned these for being "too dangerous".

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