(formerly after lives)
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Life after college doesn't get easier for the living or the dead.
Killed and stuck on Earth, a young man’s spirit discovers his freak death breaks apart two best friends who fell for him, and now struggles to set things right believing it’s his ticket out of purgatory, all the while discovering things about each that question whom he would -or should- have chosen.
A 1-hour, genre blending, drama/fantasy where sometimes, only death can give one a chance. New Girl showed us 20-somethings ups and downs, full of sexual, emotional, and work-related tension. The Good Place put a twist on those in the afterlife.
Parageist meshes both with fly-on-the- wall Herón: he’s a spirit, with no heavenly guidance as to why he’s still here. Putting a twist on the love triangle trope, he has two different women fall for him, only to be killed in a freak accident. Good friends, his death and jealousy break them apart. At stake is his eternal existence and repairing the damage he feels he caused.
It puts a normal character into an irresolvable situation, finding out more about himself -and others enduring the angst of starting out in life- dead than he ever could while alive. Another, but quirky spirit assists in his Quixotic journey.
Through it all, both seek a reason they were left on Earth. It explores the themes of life, death, forgiveness and identity.
The Good Place (NBC)
Dead Like Me (Showtime)
Herón- Mid 20s. A looker. Outwardly, a man of purpose. Inside, doesn’t want to make people feel bad, so he chooses not to choose between the two women he admires.
Ellie- Early 20s. A tomboy. Works at a natural food grocery. Introverted. Comfortable with her lifestyle. Harbors a belief she deserves a man like Herón and vows not to let the next one get away.
Nicolet (Nikki)- Early 20s. At her first job after college as a content creator/ blogger. Extroverted, fashion conscious, cover her lingering insecurities. Loses Herón and best friend Ellie in one stroke.
Ursula- 19. A spirit killed in 1986. Follows Herón in his attempts to repair the rift between Ellie and Nikki. Provides an antisocial, comic foil while hiding the torment of her own death and regrets.
Albert- Mid 20s. Best friend type of guy. Shaken by Herón’s death, he strives to live a fuller life even if it means risk taking and abandoning a promising relationship with friend Megan.