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‘The Good Place’ Review: ‘Dance Dance Resolution’ Reinvents the Show’s Greatest Hits for the Year’s Funniest Episode

‘The Good Place’ Review: ‘Dance Dance Resolution’ Reinvents the Show’s Greatest Hits for the Year’s Funniest Episode

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “The Good Place” Season 2, Episode 3, “Dance Dance Resolution.”]

The number of jokes that an episode of television has is rarely an effective form of measuring comedy. Some rapid-fire set ups don’t actually deliver on the volume of punchlines and just end up getting exhausting before too long. The double-episode premiere of NBC’s “The Good Place” had plenty of surprises that weren’t necessarily framed as jokes, but drew plenty of laughs by upending Season 2 expectations in a shocking way. Now that the series had established a firm foundation for a post-twist world, the third episode was the show’s chance to take a deep breath, to patiently and calml—

Just kidding. Everything went nuts.

Dance Dance Resolution,” written by Megan Amran and directed by Drew Goddard (who also directed the original pilot), may not have had the narrative timeline wizardry that the premiere did. But this jam-packed look at Michael’s continued frustration in setting up

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