Date: 2017-04-14 05:59 am (UTC)
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Whether my theory is true or not, beneath all the Pirandello-esque layers of fiction and reality, the show really is about being good. The final twist is a Mobius strip, looping back on itself to become no twist at all.

That is the best summary of this show. Despite the cleverness of the final twist -- which I increasingly appreciate the more I read about its metafictional level, so thank you for that! -- I felt vaguely frustrated by the finale, because I'd gotten invested in the idea of the show contrasting the fake quantified goodness of the Good Place with the real goodness that could only be found in human (or AI, or Architect) experience, and suddenly they flipped the game board I'd had so much fun playing on. But whatever twists they throw at us, the central concern of the show remains the same, which is a pretty neat trick to manage while turning literally everything else about their premise upside down.
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