Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Sundays, 8:30 PM EST on FOX
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7 Seasons, 143 Episodes
30 Minutes
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From Emmy Award-winning writer/producers of "Parks and Recreation" and starring Emmy Award winners Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE is a new single-camera workplace comedy about what happens when a hotshot detective (Samberg) gets a new Captain (Braugher) with a lot to prove.

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by teltigre

May 21, 2017 1:17 PM EDT

Really funny

by Lucy

Apr 01, 2017 1:33 PM EDT

Hillarious, quick witted and focused on much more than police work, Brooklyn 99 has been an unexpected delight on Netflix and I brisked through watching seasons 1-3 in next to no time at all.

It’s hugely successful pairing of Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher are at the heart of the show and really nail their characters of a slightly immature but talented detective and a seemingly uptight captain respectively. Over the seasons, both characters take on serious, personal and downright bizarre cases and forge a respectful relationship, that remains lighthearted and comedic throughout.

The entire cast is diverse and the actors capture their characters in a very genuine way which is always true to character without becoming cliched. It’s possibly the first show since Firefly to really have me believing in the characters and knowing them inside and out so well and so quickly; by about episode 8, I knew every character well enough to predict their intentions and sympathise with their own personal battles. Having POC actors, POC women, an explicit LGBTQ character in a position of power without any of these being obviously ‘shoehorned in’ is one of the show’s/castings great strengths.

Amy, Rosa and Gina are the three brilliant ladies working in the detective department and every one of them is unique, personable and able to hold their own, in terms of story lines as well as with the guys of the department! As for the male detectives, Jake, Terry, Charles and Holt all suit their roles to a tee and have deep, multi-layered personalities that aren’t stereotypically ‘male cop’ which makes a refreshing change.

Another great change to the police procedural format is that Brooklyn 99′s episodes don’t focus on the actual crime or police work per se. It’s all about the characters working in te police/detective’s department and how they approach cases, work and personal lives as well as what happens when these all interact. Cases if solved are always done as secondary to the main plot of the episode, allowing the comedy and personal lives of the characters to strive through. However, even for police procedural fans such as myself, there are plenty of crime references and cases to be solved in each season!

Each season has a loose plot arc, but mainly it’s the reoccuring references and story lines that keep me watching. Everything from Terry being passionate about health, sensitivity and his kids to the drama with Charles’s ex wife and his dog, to Gina and her dance troupe and the brilliance of the Pontiac Bandit. Everything that reoccurs does so because it’s just so fitting and funny.

I should probably mention that the entire show itself is really funny. The cold open’s are brilliantly written, as is the whole show. Lots of current references peppered throughout and pop culture references (especially Die Hard) and quick wit, openly honest gags that few comedy/drama shows are brave enough to script in (high praise for pointing out problems in America’s own justice system, the treatment of women and highlighting LGBTQ issues in the US). I can’t think of a ‘bad’ episode or a season plot arc that I disliked - it’s rare for a show to have such a solid run of continued good form, especially now in it’s fourth season.

I could go into more detail about just how good the show is, but really it’s worth a watch just for Andy Samberg being himself and rolling with everything that goes down and Andre Braugher stealing scenes (and hearts) as possibly the best damn police detective out there. A great comedy and one that I hope will continue for a long time to come.

by David Nybo Rosdahl

Mar 07, 2017 8:58 AM EST

Hilarious show! Andy Samberg is so funny!

by lizahoogstraten

Jan 12, 2017 11:09 AM EST

Pure awesomeness. I love this show with all my heart. Can't wait for more episodes!

by Koudy

Jan 11, 2017 4:39 AM EST

4th season - still very funny ;)

by a.nwns

Dec 13, 2016 1:19 PM EST

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a fresh addition to the comedy world. This will never not be a hilarious show. I hope it has many more seasons ahead of it and this would for sure be a re-watch.

by Mohammed87

Oct 31, 2016 4:47 AM EDT

such a funny show

by Maríía G Iza

Sep 22, 2016 1:57 PM EDT

great show

by Elise Vandenhof

Aug 31, 2016 5:36 PM EDT

Honestly such a funny show with refreshing humou . I love how Peralta always supports Boyle no matter what.

by Matthew Agius Muscat

Aug 05, 2016 2:58 PM EDT

To me, Brooklyn Nine-Nine stands out for two reasons. The first is that it's accessible: whoever you are, you're probably going to enjoy this show. It's clearly made with a wide audience of differing tastes in mind; there's something for everyone here! The other reason is that it's consistent: there are no weak episodes, no sudden sweeping changes. It has, so far, stuck to its guns: concise dialogue, a distinct and talented cast and the occasional, tasteful tug at the audience's heartstrings. It's paid off for them so far and I genuinely hope they can keep it up!

by BeccaFoubister

May 23, 2016 9:20 PM EDT

One of the most ridiculous show I've ever seen. In the best way. Andy Samberg is always on point whether the scene is comical or serious. Chelsea Peretti is comedic gold. Her one liners leave me laughing and thinking "what the hell?". This show has everything I love in a TV show: Comedy, cast with great chemistry, and total heart. A must watch for anyone looking for a good laugh within all the other dramatic shows out there.

by Graham McCarthy

May 10, 2016 8:48 PM EDT

This show is just funny with no the best of story lines but I have suggested to my friends to watch this show as it does not require anyone to think about the story or plot. Andy Samberg along with the other cast members make this show what it is. That is a family friendly and funny show

by Olympiacos2

Apr 20, 2016 3:42 PM EDT

Not the smartest of shows but it is funny, the most important thing for a comedy.

by emok31

Apr 06, 2016 11:05 PM EDT

Andy Samberg, if you like his humour, you'll like the show.

by iguanasaber

Apr 05, 2016 10:38 AM EDT

ALWAYS FUNNNY
LOVE THIS SHOW
SO much banter

by arantzams

Feb 25, 2016 12:06 AM EST

This show cracks me up, it is so funny, I love all the characters specially Gina, she is my favorite character in this series.

by kaidenlaw

Feb 24, 2016 1:43 AM EST

It Really Sucked.

by sravantib

Feb 23, 2016 3:11 PM EST

This show is an absolute laugh riot, Andy Samberg is amazing. Everyone is great on the show.

by Sagwa

Feb 16, 2016 8:53 PM EST

This show is very funny. Worth binge watching

by combatplayer

Feb 09, 2016 5:51 AM EST

Love it. Terry crews rocks.