After writing and filming one version of its pilot (and showing it at Comic-Con), the people behind DC Comics' Powerless decided to completely revamp the show. That means that the new first episode, which aired in the US last week, had a ton of major changes from the original — and here's what they were.
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In The Good Place, Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) is a woman who dies and goes to the titular afterlife, a quaint paradise that is almost perfect — except for the fact Eleanor is a terrible person who has arrived there by mistake. It's an unusual plot for a primetime sitcom, even more so since The Good Place also functions as a stealthy class on morality (well, not that stealthy, as one of the characters is literally a professor of ethics). But what's really fascinating is how entertaining the show still manages to be.
Police procedurals and crime dramas have been done to death at this point, yet TV networks keep grinding 'em out, raising the stakes every season with high-concept set-ups that have started to veer into the surreal. Are you ready for Oliver Twist with a twist? How about Oliver Twist's twist with a twist too?