Must See Monday: Brooklyn Nine-Nine
What if there was a show that was a mixture of Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock and The Office. Look no further because Brooklyn Nine-Nine is that show. It’s a comedy about an NYPD precinct in Brooklyn (duh), following the lives few of their fellow officers, detectives and captain. It’s definitely not your typical cop show…it’s better.
When Parks and Rec went off the air (cue tears), I was looking for a new laugh out loud show to watch that had brilliant writing, hysterical characters and outrageous plot lines. Brooklyn Nine-Nine stems from the creators of Parks, keeping in tone with hiring a former Saturday Night Live member, Andy Samberg as Detective Jake Peralta, a “class clown” character who brings laughter into every scene. Chelsea Peretti, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Trugilo, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews and Andre Braugher star.
Why Should I Watch This Show?: I watch a lot of television. Like an unhealthy amount. It’s hard to have an ensemble cast that can mesh so well together, but the cast here does not disappoint. You can tell they actually all love each other deep down off camera, making the relationships seen on screen seem authentic and realistic. Also, you’ll cry laughing so hard at one of Jake’s mishaps, Santiago’s suck up moments or Captain Holt’s stoic moments.
Still Unsure? Here are a few of the funniest moments so far:
There are a bunch of running gags throughout the show which never seem to get old
And there are definitely some poignant moments, but at the end of the day, you really want to have a work family like this
Brooklyn Nine-Nine airs Sunday’s @8:30PM on Fox