Brooklyn Nine-Nine is an American police-comedy television that premiered on Fox on September 17, 2013. The series are created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur and it revolves around Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), described as an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn’s 99th Precinct. Jake Peralta comes into a conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern captain Raymond Holt (Andre Braugher).
Brooklyn Nine-Nine has received particular praise from its fans, for its portrayal of serious issues which are blended in humor. The series is loved by its fans, not only because of its humor but also because the cast members are featuring Instagram videos on social media with everything they do.
After five seasons, on May 10, 2018, Fox canceled the series. The next day, NBC picked up the series for a sixth season. On September 7, 2018, NBC extended the season from 13 to 18 episodes. The sixth season began on January 10, 2019 on NBC.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 6
Brooklyn Nine-Nine has returned to television and the reviews have been already published. The overall idea seems to be that, despite the change of network, little has changed.
It’s still the same “heart and humour” that made the show beloved. The season six premiere picks up exactly where season five ended, when Jake (Andy Samberg) and Amy (Melissa Fumero) married.
Ben Travers mentioned that if anyone is still worried about the show changing, fear not, the show is still the same and is still great. But at the same time being worried can also provide with a fresh opportunity. In other words, producer and showrunner Dan Goor had made every second count.
Proma Khosla from Mashable said that the new season is still more of the same, but that same was already good. The standard of the series is to be inclusive and warm. She also mentions that Brooklyn Nine-Nine has been a kind and funny sanctuary for its viewers since 2013. Everyone is happy to be back.
In a review, Nick Harley has wrote that Brooklyn Nine-Nine impressed everyone with how lived-in ensemble felt, and in the sixth season, that strength has intensified. Karen Han, who wrote for Polygon, compliments the humour while also adding that the show looks to be gearing up to do more than just to make us laugh.
In UK season six is expected to be picked up by E4, meanwhile, season five will be reaching Netflix UK on March 8.
Favorite Season 5 Episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine
One of our favorite Brooklyn Nine-Nine episode from season 5 is episode 5, called “Bad Beat”.
The main episode synopsis is that Jake and Terry (Terry Crews) have to track down the infamous arms dealer Dan “Daniel” Valdano (guest star David Figlioli). However, Captain Holt gets involved to coach the two detectives into the art of poker.
Meanwhile, Charles Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio) is a hard-working but nebbish detective, buys a food truck that was formerly used in a crime scene without telling his investor, Amy. Detectives Michael Hitchcock (Dirk Blocker) and Norm Scully (Joel McKinnon Miller), challenge Rosa Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz) to complete police reports by staying many hours on the chair, calling it “butt-lympics”.
“Bad Beat” is after the Jake/Amy engagement episode. In this episode we have Jake/Terry/Holt trio that works on a high profile case, Rosa/Hitchcock/Scully fight for laziness while working hard on precincts paperwork and Boyle/Amy trying to make a business venture in the form of a food truck.
Things take a dramatic turn in Boyle/Amy relationship, by of course Boyle would purchase a truck that was used in murder cases. Amy is protesting but she realises that Boyle does have a point in cheapness. Even more true is that Boyle featured an aesthetic tagline “Serving Killer Food” with an added chalk design of an actual crime scene. Amy’s cautious nature rings, but at the same time she revealed to Boyle that she ate all of his meatballs.
The “butt-lympics” plot makes a great use of its time too, even if it is the most inconsequential plot of the episode. It’s a simple story, Rosa is being sent to help Hitchcock and Scully to file some paperwork. Only to be immediately sucked into the competitive nature of the two, by sitting down. Brooklyn Nine-Nine is also a weird little family, which is best illustrated in the moment Rosa and the boys go to get their hot dogs, while sitting.
Back to the main plot, the A-plot of this episode is focusing on an unexpected aspect of a character, Captain Holt’s gambling skills. It is known since season two that Captain Holt has gambled in the past. In order to catch the infamous arms dealer, Jake has to go undercover and get an entry into an underground casino, not the type of casino with slots, but the type of casino where poker tournaments are held.
In order to enter into the casino, Jake has to play poker and get an invitation. Jake doesn’t know how to play the game, here Captain Holt steps in, teaching Jake the art of poker. Jake has to wear a bug so that Holt can help him with the games.
After Jake succeeds he proceeds to meet the criminal later. However, due to this, Holt has got into the casino later at that time, and start to play poker, unknowingly catching the arms dealer at the same time. Holt has blew his cover in a bathroom holding his gun towards the arms dealer and it is taken to the limo. Jake and Terry track Holt by his phone and stops the criminal.
With the channel hopping all settled now. Fans of the show can reignite their excitement for the cult favourite show.