Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a rare genre comedy in the modern TV landscape. Where most sitcoms fall into wacky, shark-jumping tropes, the intrepid members of the Nine-Nine innovate and thrive as one of the most charming ensembles on the air. Standing on the shoulders of other Michael Schur-produced projects like Parks and Recreation and The Office, Brooklyn Nine-Nine takes a tired sitcom format (a diverse cop comedy) and finds ways to constantly make it feel original, surprisingly action-packed, and hilarious.
Whether it's busting a perp at a fantasy novel convention, infiltrating the FBI, or simply taking a mid-winter beach vacation, the entire crew of the 99th precinct -- Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero), Terry Jeffords (Terry Crews), Rosa Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz), Charles Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio), Gina Linetti (Chelsea Peretti), Michael Hitchcock (Dirk Blocker), Norm Scully (Joel McKinnon Miller), and, of course, Captain Raymond Holt (Andre Braugher) -- have proven time and again that fans will follow them anywhere a case takes them.
Ranking 25 episodes of a series as consistently funny Brooklyn Nine-Nine is no easy task. However, as the show prepares to enter its seventh season -- the second at its new home on NBC -- it's worth taking a page out of the detectives' books and buckling down until the work is done and the problem is solved.