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TV Roundtable #0: The Good Place S1 / 2017 Predictions (and Complaints)

The Gang tackles NBC’s wonderful high-concept sitcom and looks ahead to 2017’s delights (and likely horrors).

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On the first TV Roundtable in our lovely new abides, The Gang (that’s Sean Colletti, Randy Dankievitch, and Simon Howell, for the uninitiated) tackles the wonderfully twisty and philosophical first season of NBC’s high-concept sitcom The Good Place, then take a look back at 2016 and a look ahead to 2017 (the year we’re all excited for!) with a long series of predictions and, of course, complaints. Somewhere in there, we ponder the future of political comedy on TV in the Tr*mp era, the hit-miss ratio of The CW, the forthcoming wave of #WeirdTV, and whether we’ve complained enough about Mr. Robot‘s second season.

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Simon is a roving writer and editor who has been crawling slowly Westward across Canada for the last decade. (He currently resides in Toronto.) He obtained a BFA in Film Studies from Concordia University in the spring of 2012 and a Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing from Algonquin College in 2015. He is a former co-host of the Televerse podcast. His favorite films include F for Fake, Brazil, Stroszek, The Fog of War, Grave of the Fireflies and In a Lonely Place. He can be found on Twitter (mostly yelling about far-left politics, ye been warned) at @hollowmines.

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