It wasn’t surprising at all to see Brooklyn Nine-Nine win the Golden Globe Award last January for the best television series of the year. The Fox sitcom brings a new spark to the comedy world with an incredibly talented cast and entertaining episodes.
The show revolves around a team of detectives based in New York City, Brooklyn; it gathers all the ingredients for a hilarious and creative sitcom: Action, comedy and appealing characters.
The storyline is straightforward but fits perfectly with the atmosphere and the characters’ personalities. Ray Holt is the new captain assigned to the precinct; he is a strict and an inflexible man, eager to restore some order in the police station. Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) is one of the detectives who will have to face new rules imposed by his new boss.
Once you’ve watched the first episodes of the season, it’s really hard to imagine the show without Jake Peralta, an immature yet talented detective. We feel an immediate empathy for this original and unpredictable character and we are impatient to share his laziness, his ingenuity in solving crimes and his blatant immaturity.
In the pilot, Sergeant Terry Jeffords sums up pretty well Jake Peralta’s personality: “Jacob Peralta is my best detective, he likes putting away bad guys and he loves solving puzzles, the only puzzle he hasn’t solved is how to grow up.”
But the show wouldn’t feel right without the other striking characters: Amy Santiago, the competitive and tough woman, Rosa Diaz the moody woman, Charles Boyle the naïve and innocent detective, the bodybuilder yet sensitive Sergeant Terry Jeffords, Ray Holt the emotionless and imperturbable captain and Gina the nagging secretary.
The TV show was created by the producers and writers of Parks and Recreation, Michael Schur and Dan Goor. The comedy was first broadcasted in September 2013 and the pilot gathered more than 6 million spectators, which is an excellent start for a new TV show.
The comedy reminds me of films such as The Other Guys with Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell or Bad Boys with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence: Action, gags and comedy guaranteed.
Andy Samberg is known for his talent of comic sketches on The Saturday Night Live and with the music band The Lonely Island; Jake Peralta’s character owed him a well-deserved Golden Globe award for the best actor in a TV comedy.
The 20 minute long episodes are entertaining and incredibly funny. This is a must-watch TV show, especially if you’re already a fan of Parks and Recreation.
Here’s the promo of season one: