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KurtPikachu2001

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« on: 09-24-2013 00:33 »

Has anyone watched this new FOX show on Tuesdays called Brooklyn Nine Nine? SNL alumni Andy Samberg is in it and so is Terry Crews (from The Expendables) and Andre Brauer. It's a very fun cop show about these inept officers trying to solve crimes and get the bad guys. It's kind of like Night Court meets Barney Miller.


It comes on after Seth McFarlane's new show Dads.
Beamer

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« Reply #1 on: 09-24-2013 02:54 »

That's a terribly inaccurate description of the show, but yes, it's great. It's got a fantastic cast, Michael Schur (Parks & Rec) is show-runner, and although "police comedy" is hardly an original concept, this one's taking an angle with it that I haven't personally seen before. Very character-centred and actually treats the police aspect with a certain amount of respect. The officers are HARDLY "inept."

I like the episode where the cops become cops. roll eyes
Spacedal11

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« Reply #2 on: 09-24-2013 04:24 »

Yeah I watched the pilot just a little earlier and I thoroughly enjoyed it. There is an air of Parks and Rec/The Office but it's still a different kind of show. Plus as I understand it will air after New Girl (or before) which for me is a winning combination that I look forward to on upcoming Tuesday nights.
Beamer

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« Reply #3 on: 09-24-2013 05:05 »

I heard it was being paired up with the latest thing Seth Macfarlane pulled out of his ass, but I guess New Girl could be bookending it on the other side, too. Not that I'm really fussed; never got into New Girl personally.  hmpf
Beamer

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« Reply #4 on: 12-05-2013 01:49 »

BUMP!

We've had the mid-season finale, and holy crap, this show is incredible. It's hitting every damn mark that it tries to, and the cast has had instant chemistry with one another right off the bat. It also struck me that, like Parks & Rec, the show doesn't stall to execute the plot developments that we all know are coming, paving the way for new avenues much sooner down the road.

Everyone watch it, damnit! mad
tyraniak

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« Reply #5 on: 12-05-2013 01:52 »

got into the show later on because the promos made it look kind of dumb, so far I've seen four episodes and I'm really enjoying it
Spacedal11

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« Reply #6 on: 12-05-2013 02:21 »

I haven't seen this week's episode yet but I have thoroughly enjoyed every episode and my god Terry Crews cracks my shit up.
Beamer

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« Reply #7 on: 12-05-2013 02:46 »

got into the show later on because the promos made it look kind of dumb, so far I've seen four episodes and I'm really enjoying it

I would advise going back and catching up on the ones you've missed, it's been great from the start.

I haven't seen this week's episode yet but I have thoroughly enjoyed every episode and my god Terry Crews cracks my shit up.

My favourite so far would be a three-way tie between Holt, Charles and Rosa, but the entire cast is pretty damn incredible. smile
Spacedal11

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« Reply #8 on: 12-05-2013 07:54 »

I agree Rosa and Holt are probably tied for second, followed by Charles. It's a really good cast.
any1else

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« Reply #9 on: 12-08-2013 09:58 »

I also enjoy Gina a lot.

Terry Crews cracks me up because he reminds me of himself in White Chicks, which is a film one of my friends loved for whatever reason, and I just picture her cracking up at him with the whistles and everything...

Yes, anyway, this is a great show.
coldangel

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« Reply #10 on: 12-08-2013 13:53 »

It is great. Like a better Scrubs, with cops.
Beamer

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« Reply #11 on: 12-09-2013 01:15 »

Scrubs, with cops.

And wit! roll eyes

I actually think it's near-identical in tone and style to Parks & Rec (which makes sense given Michael Schur's involvement in both); Close-quarters workplace with a cast of roughly the same number, and equally varied personality types, a huge emphasis on character humour, a mix of episodic plots and story arcs (namely where the relationships are concerned), all with a nice "feel good" vibe without ever overdoing the warm fuzziness.

Rosa in particular is basically half-way between Ron Swanson and April.
coldangel

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« Reply #12 on: 12-09-2013 05:13 »

And wit! roll eyes

I did say a better Scrubs.
Beamer

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« Reply #13 on: 12-09-2013 05:26 »

I'd better Scrubs up, then. shifty
Jezzem

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« Reply #14 on: 01-02-2014 06:15 »

Everyone watch it, damnit! mad

Fine, jeez! mad

A couple of weeks ago I downloaded all the episodes so far and they were all great. I'm really liking this show and I'm looking forward to the rest of the season.
Beamer

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« Reply #15 on: 01-02-2014 09:30 »

Yay, Jezzem's cool again! big grin

On a side note, they've cast Captain Holt's husband.
JoshTheater

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« Reply #16 on: 01-02-2014 21:40 »

Hey, it's Beaker!

I've seen the first 3 or 4 episodes of this show so far. I definitely enjoy it, but I haven't fallen in love with it yet. I agree with someone else who said there's a bit too much of a focus on Andy Samberg, at least in the early episodes. I mean, I like the guy, but there can definitely be too much of him, especially in a show like this.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #17 on: 01-22-2014 06:38 »

BUMP!

So now this is a Golden Globe winning show, both of which will all but guarantee a second season. I'll be honest and say that I don't think this was really the best show out of those nominations (I think Parks and Rec should have won and Samberg is great in the ensemble but he's not the best actor on the show) but I'm still happy that this is getting recognition. And last week's episode was probably the best one so far.
Beamer

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« Reply #18 on: 01-22-2014 07:29 »

Haven't seen the new episode yet, but quality-wise, I'd probably rank this pretty evenly with Parks & Recreation. Of course, the latter holds a much stronger place in my heart given how long it's been going now and how well-fleshed-out it's become, but season 1 of Brooklyn Nine Nine is definitely running circles around season 1 of Parks & Rec. smile
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« Reply #19 on: 01-26-2014 00:28 »

Is it just me or is the Gina channeling Carol/Cheryl from Archer?
Beamer

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« Reply #20 on: 01-26-2014 02:43 »

Is it just me or is the Gina channeling Carol/Cheryl from Archer?

I can definitely see that, though Carol/Cheryl/Charlene is basically just Kitty from Arrested Development (and not just because it's the same actor).
Gorky

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« Reply #21 on: 01-26-2014 02:51 »

I actually think it's near-identical in tone and style to Parks & Rec

You're not the only one!

I have watched not one episode of this show, but the above-linked-to article makes me think I ought to start tuning in. I don't like Andy Samberg, like, at all--even his guest appearance in season two of my beloved Parks and Rec falls flat for me--but I'm thinking I'll be able to overlook that.
luna_m_lasercaptain

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« Reply #22 on: 01-28-2014 21:28 »

I don't like Andy Samberg, like, at all--even his guest appearance in season two of my beloved Parks and Rec falls flat for me--but I'm thinking I'll be able to overlook that.

Yeah, I avoided the show because of Samberg at first. However, when I found out Terry Crews was on the show, I was sold. He's had me since Jerome Mayberry. Pretty much because I enjoy any excuse to watch him flex his pecs.
Spacedal11

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« Reply #23 on: 02-03-2014 06:53 »

The post-game episode tonight was one of the funniest episodes and tightly-written episodes thus far. Even though Adam Sandler pops up it's still ridiculous and funny that used Terry Crews and Andre Braugher perfectly.
tyraniak

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« Reply #24 on: 02-03-2014 18:12 »

Terry Crews is definitely MVP of the series, but the cast as a whole is really good
Beamer

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« Reply #25 on: 03-08-2014 05:56 »

Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been picked up for a second season! big grin
JoshTheater

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« Reply #26 on: 03-08-2014 07:51 »

I'm happy. Took me a while but I can definitely say I'm gonna stick with this show for a while. It's definitely grown on me and I find it solidly entertaining.
tyraniak

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« Reply #27 on: 03-08-2014 18:55 »

not a huge surprise, but still good news
tyraniak

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« Reply #28 on: 05-12-2014 19:39 »

Bump, it looks like it's getting the post Simpsons slot for season two
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