99 Reasons to Watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine

  1. Brooklyn-Nine-Nine-cast-got-silly-Golden-GlobeBrooklyn Nine-Nine is the funniest show on TV right now. (Runner up: Broad City)
  2. It’s not the Andy Sandberg show. The first few episodes started off that way, but then the writers started adding in more and more of the other characters, and now it’s a robust ensemble comedy.
  3. It’s created and often written by Michael Schur, who worked on The Office as a writer and actor (he played Moes) and Parks and Rec.
  4. It’s a cop show, a genre of shows that I haven’t watched since The Wire because The Wire made all other cop shows irrelevant…and yet this finally ads a new twist to the genre. Because it’s funny.
  5. I think it won some awards. I don’t care about the awards, but it can’t be a bad thing, right?
  6. The line, “Checking out my new bed. Great – feels like scoliosis and smells like 10 million butts.”
  7. The line, “I feel like I’m the Paris of people.”
  8. The line, “My mother cried when I was born because she knew that she’d never be better than me.”
  9. The line, “I am flummoxed! That’s a word I learned for this party, and I am it!”
  10. The line, “Don’t worry; I know what I’m doing. I saw the first 15 minutes of The Hurt Locker.”

11-99. A ton of other lines just as good or way better than those, because they’re not as out of contest.

Seriously, I can’t recommend this show enough. Give it 3 episodes. If I’m wrong, I owe you a Girl Scout cookie. One cookie, not the whole box.

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