Maybe more than Game of Thrones or any movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Good Place benefits from going in cold. It’s one of the smartest, funniest shows on TV, but even now, after three seasons, I don’t want to talk about it too much with people who haven’t seen it yet. It’s a show that you really need to approach with as little foreknowledge as possible. This is a near universal agreement among The Good Place fans.
Paul Scheer is a celebrity fan of the show. He’s right there with us. He doesn’t want any spoilers about anything. He was even in the show, and he wanted to remain spoiler-free. In the below clip from this Monday’s episode of The Good Place: The Podcast, Scheer tells host Marc Evan Jackson (who also plays Shawn on the show) how he chose to remain in the dark.
Minor spoilers for The Good Place season 3.
That takes some discipline. Scheer got to take part in one of his favorite TV shows and pretty much could have spoiled himself as much as he wanted. Except he didn’t. He didn’t read ahead or learn anything that wasn’t fully necessary for his own scenes. That’s dedication.
We’ve definitely found ourselves missing The Good Place in the off season; moreover, we’ve missed The Good Place: The Podcast. Jackson has taken audiences through each and every episode of the TV comedy, interviewing actors, writers, directors, special effects and production staff, editors, and more. If you’re a fan of The Good Place and haven’t heard the podcast yet, do yourself a favor. It offers a robust appreciation for the level of comedy and philosophy at play. Now in the off-season, Jackson is interviewing celebrity fans of The Good Place, so there’s plenty of time for you to catch up.
The full episode of The Good Place: The Podcast with Paul Scheer drops this Monday wherever you get your podcasts.