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TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Episode 2.05, “The Mole”

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Episode 2.05, “The Mole”


“There are two primary differences between this week’s episode, “The Mole,” and October’s overreaching seasonal joint, “Halloween II”: one, “The Mole” is successful at developing characters and constructing jokes. Two, Andre Braugher is the star here, rather than the supporting figure behind Andy Samberg’s usual displays of clownish bravado. Braugher usually plays a role in … Continue reading

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 2.01, “Undercover”

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 2.01, “Undercover”


“With just a sub-minute moment of catch-up between cast members and a snappy meta quip from Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s second season premiere gets off to a brisk start. Admittedly, that zippy through line feels kind of dishonest; morehas to have happened in the six months since Jake parted ways with the gang in “Charges … Continue reading