Is it supposed to be funny that his colour didn't hold him back but his sexual preferences did? After first hearing about Brooklyn Nine-Nine, I was fairly skeptical about yet another attempt on Fox's part to regain their former position as king of network comedy, however; minutes after it had started, I was able to find an affection for this show that I haven't had for a comedy pilot since The Office. Man do I hope so any way because then maybe something good will replace it. Or Rosa, the extremely abrasive criminally adept cop who doesn't have an off switch for her intimidating nature. The conversations between her and the timid pushover Detective Boyle make for some great television. Thus, it both has the feel of an old-fashioned sitcom without the dated quality of one. It's funny, clever and endearing. However, Samberg is at his career best here as Jake Peralta, a childish and immature detective who just happens to be very good at his profession.
Rosa, in particular, stands out as 'scary cop' - Stephanie Beatriz will be a breakout star with this role - you can't get enough of her. Andy Sandberg really is just the cherry on top of a great ensemble cast. Pay attention to the underlying comedy. The acting is really poor but I attribute that to the writing because I have seen a couple of the actors in other roles or on stage as a stand up Peritti and they were a lot better than the character's they have in this dumb series. He embarrasses himself on more than one occasion but this causes people to underestimate him and his wit which he uses to actually solve crimes.
It lacks the intelligence and charm necessary to make a show like this work, and instead goes for a slap stick silly type of comedy that just makes it plain stupid. The writing is genius and the acting is spot on. But that isn't what makes the show great, rather its something very trivial. Also, it has Andy Samberg in it which is kind of a guarantee for me. There isn't a particular formula that the show gets hung up on every week and more often than not, there seems to be an effort to get in a decent amount of character development by sitcom standards.
Everyone I talked to came to the same conclusion. The characters are overly exaggerated and I don't feel any love for them nor interest in them. It's disturbing that the network is so adept at fabricating a perception that it goes virtually un-noticed by the masses. I am a lover of no laugh track situational comedies such as Parks and recreation and Weeds. It was painful to watch but the network is so desperate to put Sandberg over that they are calling in every favor and pulling every resource available to make you think the show is good but we are just to simple to get the juvenile and poorly delivered jokes. In addition to the main ensemble cast, the reoccurring duo of Dirk Blocker and Joel McKinnon Miller as Detectives Hitchcock and Scully, the two worst detectives in the department, are responsible for some of the best jokes of the series thus far. Saturday Night Live's Adam Samberg plays Jake Peralta, a cop in Brooklyn, New York.
The show may eventually reach a point where it may seem absurd that the character is able to keep his job, though that hasn't occurred yet. I watched the pilot more out of curiosity and Samberg fan-girl-ing then out of any hope I would add this to my roster, but wonder of wonders, this thing actually works! I haven't seen a show this good in a while. It's also worth noting the writers have made nice use of its guest stars including Craig Robinson, Andy Richter, Stacy Keach, and Dean Winters. I really tried to like this show. Though as I recall, that style is mixed in with other, more witty jokes.
It's good to have a sitcom in New York City than another crime drama. Seeing Terry Crews scream like a little girl and freak out trying to put a magical princess castle together is just priceless gold. I hope this show lasts the season. I was fully expecting B99 to be yanked after the first episode. The star detective played by Samberg winningly carries the lead with charm if not grace , but as part of a true ensemble cast, carefully crafted iconic roles played well, and all won me over in the first episode. Overall i want to see Peralta learn some restraint and become a bit more devious, the competitive sexual tension between Peralta and Santiago become an even more competitive relationship and for Boyle to have a life changing experience when he finally sleeps with Rosa. Wisely, the decision was made to make an ensemble series.
I can't believe that he's now been in two absolute turkeys in a row! The cast also portray their characters in an outstandingly witty fashion. It's still a bit shaky but it's just the freshman season flaws. I found the pilot to be inane and not very funny but still kept watching episodes until I just couldn't take it anymore. So I watch a lot of American cop shows like Criminal Minds and Castle, but as much as I love them, sometimes I feel like they're hugely unrealistic and over-dramatised. Some characters do leave something to be desired in terms of having something to offer to the show, but the groundwork is solid. Obviously not everyone will appreciate it, but I strongly encourage those who are interested in watching it, to watch the entire pilot before making a full opinion. Very few comedy shows are at their best in their first seasons.
The one issue i have is how short the episodes are, which means if you watch the trailer for the series you've already seen half of the first episode. Me and my girlfriend found ourselves cringing when it was obvious we were supposed to laugh out loud. Who would think of this duo would be the best part of the series. I saw it on the Golden Globes and I'd seen a trailer for it and I was incredibly skeptical when I watched it thinking it'd be one of the awful American spoofs they do. There certainly is the expected detective work, but the main focus is the ludicrous and off-beat styles of the detectives.
Its the low key lines that make I hilarious. While successful police dramas have ruled the airwaves for decades, the same cannot be said for cop shows that aim for laughs. Half way in, we quickly begin to experience the precincts average day and learn of the quirky interactions that occur between characters alongside the new C. The show, being a comedy, peculiarly enough,doesn't use any laugh track or a live audience to record laughs. That's really the best word I can think of summing it up with: likable.