After a number of twists, turns, and references to NFL quarterback Blake Bortles, The Good Place is approaching the final leg of its television run. While some could spend that time speculating on what mind-bending twists could be on the way, others may choose to debate some of the NBC comedy's best moments. For example, there's a lot of emotion in the Eleanor and Chidi relationship storyline, but let's be honest, Janet and Jason are this show's ultimate love story.
Not every fan may be convinced of that fact, so I asked Janet actress D'Arcy Carden and Jason actor Manny Jacinto about their characters' unique on-screen relationship. Carden kicked off the discussion about the magic behind Janet and Jason, and how it works even though traditional logic states that it shouldn't.
D'Arcy Carden really emphasized one of the most magical things about Jason and Janet on The Good Place: it shouldn't work. She's a nearly omnipotent (at least in the afterlife) being that can do and know basically anything, and Jason is a dude from Jacksonville who died suffocating in a safe which he went into willingly. These two couldn't be any more different, but as the popular saying goes, "opposites attract."
And because Janet and Jason are opposites, Manny Jacinto pointed out that they make each other better. Jacinto pointed out how The Good Place has played on Janet and Jason's dynamic, and allowed them both to grow through their relationship with one another. Jacinto added that other relationships in the show have grown from watching their interactions.
Who can argue Janet and Jason aren't the best couple on The Good Place after that? Unfortunately, that relationship is in jeopardy towards the end of this final season as Janet has put herself on the line to stall the Judge and allow the humans one last shot at changing her mind on rebooting Earth. Ugh, if this situation ends with all the Janets being marbleized, let's just get on with a reboot so it may not happen again.
The Good Place airs on NBC, Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. ET. Stick with CinemaBlend for all the latest on what's happening with television and movies all throughout the rest of 2019 and beyond.
Mick likes good television, but also reality television. He grew up on Star Wars, DC, Marvel, and pro wrestling and loves to discuss and dissect most of it. He’s been writing online for over a decade and never dreamed he’d be in the position he is today.
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