Tagged with 2015 TV

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 3.06, “Into the Woods”

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 3.06, “Into the Woods”


“Like many sitcoms, Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s chief traits are the relationships between its characters. Whether it’s Boyle’s unfaltering loyalty to Jake, Jake’s odd couple professional bond with Holt, Holt’s mentor-mentee rapport with Amy, or Amy’s socially imbalanced encounters with everybody in the office, Brooklyn Nine-Nine best thrives when the writing creates a space where these characters … Continue reading

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 3.05, “Halloween III”

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 3.05, “Halloween III”


“The worst thing about “Halloween III” is that it’s predictable. The best thing is that the predictability doesn’t matter. In this, Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s third annual All Hallow’s Eve showdown between Jake and Holt, the episode’s madcap essence is what matters most, though there’s plenty worth cheering about as regards the substance of the story, too. … Continue reading

Review: The Muppets, 1.04, “Pig Out”

Review: The Muppets, 1.04, “Pig Out”


“The bright side of last week’s terrible episode The Muppets is that this week’s looks downright terrific by comparison. That’s not to say “Pig Out,” our fourth venture into ABC Muppetsterritory, is bad television, or even good television: It’s adequate, which is a godsend after “Bear Left Then Write” failed to tell a story, or … Continue reading