The Good Place is back! And the gang is back on Earth – and in Australia.
Now, as an Australian, I was particularly excited to see how the show would play out in my home country.
However, it didn't take me long to feel like I was in the Bad Place. Because folks, the Australian accents on display were TERRIBLE. And I wasn't the only person who noticed.
Australians were fuming. And also theorising. Because surely the accents couldn't be that bad unless it was on purpose?!
A few people started to think that maybe the gang were actually still in the Bad Place, and not alive on Earth after all.
As @joshlogan43 pointed out on Twitter, back in Season 2, Vicky complained about never getting to use the Australian accent she'd been practising for one of the neighbourhood reboots.
And in the Season 3 premiere, the show blatantly called out Michael's terrible accent.
Of course, the most prominent and worst accent offender was new character Simone, who is played by British actor Kirby Howell-Baptiste.
Her awful accent combined with the fact that Simone is already coming between Eleanor and Chidi – when we know their connection is the key to Michael's experiment succeeding – makes me believe she's definitely a demon.
Now, the Aussie accent is notoriously hard to master for foreigners, so maybe we're all overthinking it, and Simone really is a human and they all really are on Earth. BUT I DOUBT IT.
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What do you think?
vote votesThey're definitely still in the Bad Place.
vote votesThey're on Earth, but Simone is a demon.
vote votesThey're just bad accents, there's nothing deeper here.