Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season 1) – Review

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (TV, 2013- ) is a breath of fresh air in the crowded waters that are US sitcoms – co-written by Emmy Award-winning writer Michael Schur, the genius behind Parks and Recreation (TV, 2009- ), Brooklyn Nine-Nine follows the chaotic and often disastrous day-to-day lives of detectives in the NYPD’s 99th precinct.

Captain Ray Holt (Andre Braugher) takes over Brooklyn’s 99th precinct, which includes Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), a talented but carefree detective who’s used to doing whatever he wants. As the 99th precincts unofficial golden-boy, who leads the way in arrests, Jake tends to take competitiveness seriously, especially with Detective Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero), his over achieving and competitive partner.

Detective Rosa Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz) is the bad-ass of the department who takes to prisoners… literally. This of course always proves to be a stumbling block for Detective Charles Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio), Jake’s best friend, who just so happens to have a gargantuan crush on Rosa.

Keeping this successful, yet highly dysfunctional team together is Detective Sergeant Terry Jeffords (Terry Crews), who after the birth of his twin girls, will no longer go out on assignment due to the unpredictable hazards he’d be presented with.

Together, this wacky team are going to test Captain Holt to his limits, that is unless he turns out to be just as crazy the rest of his team.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine has already proven to be an instant fan-favorite in the US, winning two Golden Globes last year (2014) including Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical for it’s star Andy Samberg.