Science fiction is where artificial intelligence goes to suffer.
In nearly every robot-adjacent story, artificial lifeforms succeed in achieving sentience only to realize that they are abjectly, unendingly oppressed.
That realization kicks off an array of terrible events: suicide, submission, or rebellion leading, most often, to death.
But these dire possibilities of are limited only by the humans imagining them.
And on The Good Place, a 22-minute sitcom about the afterlife, they finally do.
Over the course of three seasons, Janet, played brilliantly by D’Arcy Carden, morphs from an omniscient afterlife Siri delivering jalapeno poppers to the dead to a fully realized being with complex feelings and personal relationships.