Brooklyn Nine Nine

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  1. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    Earlier this week I got Hulu and one of the series I was yes to visit was Brooklyn Nine Nine. It’s done by Mike Schur and I love Parks and Rec and The Office. Well I just finished season 1 last night (and watched the season 2 premiere and this show is funny as hell. I wish I had gotten into it sooner. I already love all the characters (with Amy, Charles, and Diaz being my top 3) and after a season this cast continues Schurs streak of getting a full cast to have awesome chemistry. Can’t really say I have a favorite episode even though the Thanksgiving, the one about the medical examiner, and the one where Adam Sandler had a cameo were awesome.

    Any other fans of this show? Looking forward to diving into season 2.
     
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  2. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Love the show. Love that NBC saved it. Best comedy ensemble on television.

    Anything else I want to say would be semi spoilerish.
     
  3. tomalak301

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    I love that B99 recaps an entire episode as a plot to the current episode. Watching the second Halloween show. I’m already excited.

    Ok Ray Holt is Amazing. That was hysterical.
     
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  4. John Clark

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    Love it (Currently, season six just started airing here last week).
     
  5. JirinPanthosa

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    I'm sad they didn't do a heist this season.

    Yeah, it wasn't airing on Halloween. So, "Because (Insert made of reason), we couldn't do the Heist this Halloween, so this year we will have a VALENTINE'S DAY HEIST!" It's not rocket science, writers!
     
  6. Reyman

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    It's starting to feel a little stale, but I still enjoy it immensely. This show filled the void left behind by scrubs when it ended.
     
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    It was on my radar for years, so when NBC picked it up, we went ahead and binged all the previous seasons. I heard they are going to do something heist related this season, but it's all very hush hush.
     
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    "Welcome to the party, pal!!!" :D
     
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  9. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    Maybe The Good Place has ruined Marc Evan Jackson for me. I see him on this show and I think, that's Shawn, and he hosts a podcast I listen to every week. It's kind of weird to see him on this show, even though he's really good. Yeah, I know that's a personal flaw with me and not the show but still. :(
     
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    Haven't seen any of S6 yet and probably won't for a while given I'm in the UK, but I love this show, I love the chemistry between the characters, love how diverse it is, and more importantly how organically diverse it is, two black male leads, two Latina women, I love how there's background characters like Hitchcock and Scully who are funny enough to warrant their own sitcom, adore the Halloween episodes and the constant Die Hard references, and the fact that Terry still talks in the third person! and I am seriously in love with Amy :lol:
     
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  11. Reyman

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    Nothing ground breaking about Brooklyn 99. The format borrowed heavily from Scrubs. Scrubs had a black male lead and a latina female lead. Main leads in both shows (Jake and JD) have father issues and project that father figure/mentor role on their bosses at work. The love interests and story for both are near identical. Both shows are strong in bromance. Both still great shows. I'd give the edge to B99 for their character interaction, but Scrubs did melodrama better.
     
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  12. John Clark

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    Episode two of S6 is on E4 tomorrow at 9pm if it helps:)
     
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  13. tomalak301

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    I'm in the third season now and just watched Year Three of the Halloween Heist story. This one was a little predictable, but how it got there was fun as the others. I think I still like Season 2's better, considering what Holt pulled off was kind of genius. I remember growing up my favorite show with Halloween and Christmas Specials was Home Improvement (Who could forget the whole LEON gag), but Brooklyn 99 is starting to get up there in terms of the Halloween show. They really are fun.
     
  14. JirinPanthosa

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    I tried twice to get into Scrubs and failed both times. First time was the episode Brendan Fraser got leukemia and second was the pilot.

    I agree with the stylistic comparison. But something about Scrubs just makes me not like it. You see everything from perspective of MC’s imagination but his imagination is kind of begging and whiny and all about him.

    Superficial comparisons between cast demographics don’t mean much to me. But B99 has the ‘joke a minute’ aspect of Family Gy if it were slightly more intelligent and likable but without the mean spirited dickishness, and combines it with Michael Schur’s fun nerdiness.

    It does a good job with issue episodes but doesn’t do them often enough to be a big factor.
     
  15. tomalak301

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    I was luke warm on Jake and Amy getting together, but the more they spend together the more I'm seeing comparisons to Leslie and Ben from Parks and Rec. It's one of those "this shouldn't work but they are so adorable together" kind of things.
     
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    I think what's different is the level of diversity, I'm not sure whether it was Fumero or Beatriz who said it, but once they learned the other woman had been cast they just assumed that meant they weren't going to get a job because they didn't expect the show to hire two Latina women, and you could almost presume the same issue over Braugher and Crews. That's what I like about it, it doesn't have that faux diversity tick box'ness about it.

    Thank you, luckily my TiVo remembered for me so I had eps 1 and 2. OMG Amy as Holly McClane!! :biggrin:
     
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    I watched the Die Hard episode from season 3 yesterday and I think that is my favorite episode of the series so far. Everything about this episode was hilarious and the Gina flamethrower scene was pretty much the icing on the cake. This series does their holiday episodes really well.

    I’m slowly getting all caught up. I think I know how Derek from Good Place was conceived. Derek and Pimento do have a lot in common (and are played by the same guy).
     
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    This series is awesome when it comes to diversity. I watch it and diversity is not the first thing that comes to my mind. The first thing is I want to spend time with this group because they are freaking awesome. Credit to Mike Schur and crew for another series that is so perfectly cast.
     
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    One of my favourite current shows, and weirdly I think one of the most realistic police workplace programmes ever made. I work with one of every character.
     
  20. tomalak301

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    Just watched the Season 4 Halloween Heist episode. These things are getting crazier and more clever every season. :guffaw: