Brooklyn Nine-Nine is my current addiction. Brooklyn Nine-Nine is an American sitcom about the detectives of the fictional 99th Precinct of the NYPD in Brooklyn. The series takes the audience through the daily lives of the detective in solving crimes, catching criminals, and doing paperwork.
I watched it a few episodes on TV a couple years ago, I’d never got to properly watch it until recently. Over the holidays, I spent three days watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine from seasons 1 to 4 (still airing). The series has won two Golden Globe awards in 2014 (Best Television Series-Musical or Comedy and Best Actor-Television Series Musical or Comedy) and one Creative Arts Emmy award in 2015 (Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program).
The thing that makes this series very interesting is the combination of characters. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) is the squad’s best detective but he can often be childish. He likes to eat sour candy and Die Hard. Captain Raymond Holt (Andre Braugher) is the first openly gay police officer to be appointed captain in New York city. He is very stoic and disciplined. Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero) is intelligent, proper, resourceful, organized, competitive, and ambitious. She loves binders, she has a binder for everything. Charles Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio) is optimistic, hardworking, and clumsy. Charles is a major foodie and Jake’s best friend. Seargent Terry Jeffords (Terry Crews) is kind, caring, and hardworking. He loves his family. He is always in shape. Rosa Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz) is scary, secretive, and badass. No one really knows that much about her, but she is super cool. Gina Linetti (Chelsea Peretti) is a sassy, sarcastic, and confident. She is a civilian administrator that cares about everything more than her job. Each character is very different and their interactions create very funny moments.
Reasons why I like Brooklyn Nine-Nine:
- The jokes very easy to understand, they are not based on culturally specific references, it’s more about human interaction. There are so many inside jokes in this series.
- The characters are very relatable. I have been childish like Jake, eat weird food like Charles, and nerdy like Amy.
- The story always ends with a moral. The series have handled issues of tolerance, corruption, and integrity within the police force.
- Gina Linetti. She is the best. She drops the best lines.
It is really hard to describe how good this series is, especially when I am very emotionally invested in this series. You just have to watch it.
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