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Brooklyn Nine-Nine on FOX

post #1 of 515
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Well the internet said it was a good show, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine lives up to the hype.  I laughed my ass off. It's silly yet mostly believable office workings of a police department.

 

Andy Samberg is part Sergeant Mahoney and part Sherlock. He's a good and bad detective who won't grow up. 

 

This show easily gets a season pass.

 

 

 

Side note: I only made it half way through the show DADS. Truly horrible. Not even Brenda Song's boobs could save that show. AWFUL.

post #2 of 515

I never fully laughed, but chuckled consistently.  Which is pretty good, as comedy pilots are uniformly rocky (give or take an Arrested Development or Community).  I'd stick around just for Braugher and Crewes, but Sandberg was surprisingly tolerable as the lead.  "This is my partner, Detective TerribleDetective," was probably the best joke of the night.

post #3 of 515

Yeah, I'm in.  I was hot/cold on Samberg during his SNL run, but he's solid here.  The supporting cast has a deep bench, and I liked the tone which is sort of the midpoint between BARNEY MILLER and THE NAKED GUN.   

 

Plus, I'm massively crushing on Chelsea Peretti.  

post #4 of 515

Yeah, gonna echo the positive sentiment in this thread--show's pretty fun. It's basically Parks and REC with cops, which is fine by me.

 

Only problem: I really hope they don't over do it with the cutaways. I think there's an art to doing cutaway humor while maintaining that constant flow of humor, and I don't think brooklyn has it down just yet.

post #5 of 515
I was pleasantly surprised how believable the shenanigans were within the context of the show; the commercials just made it look like "Goofy cops, goofin' off!" but there is a little bit more going on than just that.  Solid half hour.
 
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 It's silly yet mostly believable office workings of a police department.

post #6 of 515

Liked it a lot more than I expected, especially for a pilot.

post #7 of 515

I've heard the Police Squad comparisons in a few places. And Terry Crews is in it, too? Will have to watch

post #8 of 515
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Only problem: I really hope they don't over do it with the cutaways. I think there's an art to doing cutaway humor while maintaining that constant flow of humor, and I don't think brooklyn has it down just yet.

 

My only issue with the cutaways was the walkie sound effect.  I know 30 Rock had their signature "whoosh", and they were trying something distinctive, but it still felt a bit too cutesy.  Beyond that, a solid pilot with a great supporting cast.  I'll be back next week.

post #9 of 515

I really enjoyed it. Samberg was funny and Crews is always great. Terry Crews is a national treasure.

post #10 of 515

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post #11 of 515
I expected more funny moments, but the potential is there.
post #12 of 515

Finally got around to watching this...

 

There's a lot of potential here. Different from some of the other cookie-cutter sitcoms.

 

I can't help but think that there is a good deal of improv'd outtakes that are way funnier than the scenes they used in the show.

post #13 of 515

Solid start. It had a good heart and was decently funny. More grounded than I expected. I'm a huge fan of Terry Crews being a coward.

post #14 of 515
Yeah, Crews being scared of action was awesome. Loved Braughers deadpan delivery, especially the titty joke.

Solid enough for a season pass.
post #15 of 515
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I never fully laughed, but chuckled consistently.  Which is pretty good, as comedy pilots are uniformly rocky (give or take an Arrested Development or Community).  I'd stick around just for Braugher and Crewes, but Sandberg was surprisingly tolerable as the lead.  "This is my partner, Detective TerribleDetective," was probably the best joke of the night.

 

Pretty much my reaction. The big thing I think they nailed is the chemistry amongst the leads is solid, so I'm willing to let them build up the funny.

 

EDIT: Also, "Huh huh, you're weird" killed me.

post #16 of 515

I thought the second episode was even a bit funnier than the first.  Samberg really is much better lead than I would have guessed, and I don't even have anything against him.

post #17 of 515

The quirky tone coupled with Samberg allegedly being an actually good detective has to be a pretty thin tightrope to walk, but I think so far they've got the hang of it.

post #18 of 515

My only concern at this point is that Samberg is already getting along so well with the captain that I'm worried it would take some contrivance to keep that antagonistic "shape up or ship out" dynamic going much longer, so hopefully they have something to move on to.

post #19 of 515
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I thought about this show over the weekend and how there was a Psych vibe to the show.

 

Then to have the second episode bring on a horrible psychic detective that works at the shoe store, kind of let you know they were addressing that issue head on. Smart move.

 

Extremely funny episode.

post #20 of 515

I thoroughly enjoyed myself. A great cast of character actors make it a much better show. Plus, I could watch Terry Crews every day.

 

Speaking of Crews, my dad and stepmom LOVE White Chicks, which I hate with the power of a thousand burning suns. My dad watched the show and then called me. He realized he loves that movie mostly because of Crews.

 

God Bless ESPN and Sports Center for giving me this, so I could have Terry Crews in my life.

 

post #21 of 515

Chelsea Peretti is the only character that isn't quite working for me, she seems like she's on another show. Everything else is clicking great, I never thought this had any potential but it's breezy and fun. 

post #22 of 515

Yeah, at the moment she does come across as a poor-man's Cheryl Tunt, but I'm hoping she'll develop a bit as they go.

post #23 of 515
Well, if you did not race trains or own an ocelot, every neurotic woman is a poor man' Cheryl Tunt.
post #24 of 515
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I think the reason I like this show so much is because of whatever goofiness goes on in this precinct, Andre Braugher's reaction shots (mostly deadpan) will continue to make me laugh.

 

Give it up to Peretti for the interpretive dance number, that was hilarious.

post #25 of 515

I feel like I shouldn't find Peretti attractive...

post #26 of 515
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I feel like I shouldn't find Peretti attractive...

 

I certainly don't feel that way.  She's a super-cutie.  

post #27 of 515


How could you not?
post #28 of 515

If a Fairy Princess Castle (or its equivalent) utterly destroys Terry Crews on a weekly basis, I'll definitely be sticking around. His despair was almost Donald Glover-esque.

post #29 of 515

"It has wheels! Why does a castle have wheels?"

post #30 of 515

Eh, not a bad episode, but I'm hoping they pick up a little steam moving forward because this isn't quite hooking me. The best stuff tends to be the ancillary bits (Robocop and the race-car metaphor were great), while the broader stuff is just sort of...there.

post #31 of 515

It aims very low, but the cast is great and it breezes by. It's certainly off to a more promising start than Parks and Rec was, so there's that. 

post #32 of 515

This is coming along really nicely.  Loved all the weird dead guy sex stuff. 

 

"I had sex on a fouton once.  And it was in the couch position, so..."

 

"Nothing personal, I just think sex is for the living."

post #33 of 515

It's official (and not because of her weird sex shit this episode) - I have a crush on The Waitress.

 

Overall, pretty funny episode.  The Captain had a line that killed me, but I am spacing it now.  I'm really just so surprised how charismatic and watchable Samberg is as a lead. I would have never guessed

post #34 of 515
Thread Starter 

I hope the guy who should probably reitre..  never retires. He's hilarious.

post #35 of 515

His cutaway was my favorite.  "It's like, what's that guy thinking?"

post #36 of 515

Why isn't this thread permanently on page 1?

post #37 of 515

So I thought I heard the ratings for this were pretty bad? Or is that just paranoia?

post #38 of 515

Ratings aren't great, but they're on par with most of Fox's comedy lineup.

post #39 of 515

It's certainly had the strongest debut of a comedy in some time (maybe since Community or Archer).  So of course it would make sense that it was circling the drain already.

post #40 of 515

If memory serves me, Parks and Rec (which was abysmal in its first season) had poor ratings, but NBC kept it around. Hopefully they follow suit with this.

post #41 of 515

Every single week, despite being part of a rather large ensemble, Braugher just fucking kills it.

 

"What are you talking about? My hair's a mess."

post #42 of 515
I wish I liked the show as much as you guys. I had to stop after the 5th ep. Just wasn't funny and its poorly written. The actors deserve better.
post #43 of 515

Last night's episode was my favorite yet.  Terry Crews sleeping mid-pull-up was hilarious.

post #44 of 515

Braugher's reaction to Lo Truglio's kitchen-buddy high five was the single best moment so far. I'm so glad Braugher has found a show that seems like it'll stick--and one that plays to his talents in a way I've never seen before.

post #45 of 515

Ironically, Samberg is kind of the weak link. His smugness gets grating, and letting him constantly go off on goofy tangents without anyone punching in the face makes everyone else seem weaker by comparison. In particular, Braugher's character's been pretty much defanged already--he should be intimidating Peralta at least SOME of the time.

 

Samberg was a bit better last night, though. He's funnier when he's not grinning annoyingly all the time.

post #46 of 515
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I wish I liked the show as much as you guys. I had to stop after the 5th ep. Just wasn't funny and its poorly written. The actors deserve better.


What's poor about the writing?

post #47 of 515

Agree with the Braugher love, and while I'm still hoping they step it up a notch (maybe in the next season?) with the straight funny, its just a fun show to watch. The one part that still isn't clicking for me though is Peretti's character. She has her moments (that dance) but overall just fees like a weirdly stock snarky secretary. 

post #48 of 515
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If memory serves me, Parks and Rec (which was abysmal in its first season) had poor ratings, but NBC kept it around. Hopefully they follow suit with this.

 

It's not on NBC.

 

Also, it's already been given a full season order and will air behind the superb owl.

post #49 of 515

The humor is a little too easy, but the cast elevates it. I don't really find Peretti funny at all though. 

post #50 of 515
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where is a .gif of Terry stiffling his yawns?  This episode was so damn funny.

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