Your road map to this week's entertainment-themed episode:
01:12 The Good Place: Things heat up for Eleanor in episodes 6, 7, and 8 of season 1, as she narrowly avoids a trip to the Bad Place (for now).
12:52 Challenge Round: Hill Street Blues: Terri challenged Catherine to watch the premiere episodes of seasons 1 and 3. Thanks to iTunes, we actually watched the second episode of season 1 too. This show may be (much!) darker in visuals and atmosphere than The Good Place, but both are pleasingly complex and layered. And Catherine has completed another class in her TV education. Mentioned: The Revolution Was Televised, which we'll read for a future challenge round and is, at the moment, $1.99 for Kindle.
We'll also return to The West Wing and The West Wing Weekly podcast with season 4, episode 8, "Process Stories." Plus, The Good Place, season 1, episodes 9, 10, and 11 ("...Someone Like Me as a Member," "Chidi's Choice," and "What's My Motivation").
Join parenting and education writers Terri Mauro, Catherine Holecko, and Nicole Eredics for daily chats on parenting teens and young adults (and a little TV-watching too).