Infinite jests from The Good Place

Bell plays a typically “bad” person struggling among the good

ELEANOR SHELLSTROP IS a bad person. She’s bad in the ways most of us are bad: she litters, she’s impulsive, she blows off commitments. So how’d she get to heaven?

That’s the question that animates The Good Place, NBC’s bid to begin rebuilding its Thursday-night comedy legacy.

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