Brooklyn Nine Nine – Review

Genre Drama
Created by Dan Goor, Michael Schur
Starring Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Andre Braugher, Dirk Blocker, Joel McKinnon Miller
No.of Seasons 5
No.of Episodes 112
Released on September 17, 2013 – present
Duration 21–23 minutes
Channel FOX

You haven’t seen Brooklyn Nine Nine yet?!


Brooklyn Nine Nine is no ordinary TV sitcom, it is an emotional investment. It is a police detective show set in New York City surrounding the daily lives of nine NYPD detectives in Brooklyn’s 99th precinct. And my oh my, I can assure you that you will fall in love with each and one of these characters as the show goes on.

Brooklyn Nine Nine is led by the immature but capable detective, Jake Peralta (played by Andy Samberg, who came to fame in SNL) and the stern commanding officer who contradicts him in every way, Captain Holt (played by Andre Baughner). They are supported by Terry Crews as Terry Jeffords, Stephanie Beatriz as Rosa Diaz, Melissa Fumero as Amy Santiago, Joe Lo Truglio as Charles Boyle, Chelsea Peretti as Gina Linetti, Dirk Blocker as Michael Hitchcock and Joel Mckinnon Miller as Norm Scully – the other “employees” of the fictional 99th precinct.

Brooklyn Nine Nine starts off with Captain Holt joining as the new commanding officer of the 99th precinct consisting of a crew of detectives who all report to physically strong but emotionally soft, Terry Jeffords. Jake Peralta’s childish personality is balanced by his almost effortless ability to gain a reputation as the best detective of the precinct; much to the disdain of his hardworking and equally capable colleague, Amy Santiago. Charles Boyle is portrayed as a slightly unique (some would say weird) but loyal friend to Peralta, as he is paired up with the aggressive but stoic Rosa Diaz. Hitchcock and Scully make for the older officers who have wisdom in almost every field except in the police department. To top it all off, we also have Gina Linetti, the sarcastic but inspirational civilian administrator.

Why is this Brooklyn Nine Nine so special? The writers have managed to create a genuinely hilarious series without having to put anyone down – no racist jokes, no homophobic references, no sexist remarks. If anything, they’ve managed to include an uplifting message within the show, making it a feel-good series for all age groups alike. There’s a little bit of romance, a dollop of friendship and even a pinch of action – the perfect recipe for the perfect show.

Personally, I think the best part of the Brooklyn Nine Nine is they not only highlight the individual flaws of the characters in a more acceptable rather than annoying way but they also focus on the one-on-one relationships between each of the characters and the connection among them as a group.

Originally hosted by Fox, Brooklyn Nine Nine was dropped in the summer of 2018 after five seasons due to low viewer ratings. Fans of the show took to all platforms of social media, namely, Twitter and Instagram, to express their disapproval regarding the cancellation of the show. Their prayers were answered as NBC picked up the show the very next day for the sixth and final season of 18 episodes. If this doesn’t show just how strong a fanbase this show has, I don’t know what will.

Do watch the Brooklyn Nine Nine and you’d want to join the NINE NINE as well!

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