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TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 3.18, “Cheddar”

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 3.18, “Cheddar”


“Don’t let the incomprehensibly adorable little corgi who supplies “Cheddar” with its title fool you: this week, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is about something more substantial than cute puppies doing cute things, even though it is mostly about that. “Cheddar” is for the most part a fluff episode (no pun intended, though Cheddar is pretty fluffy), a … Continue reading

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 3.14, “Karen Peralta”

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 3.14, “Karen Peralta”


“There are so many stray observations worth making about Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s latest installment that figuring out where to start is like ice-skating uphill. Stephanie Beatriz deserves to be cast in an action movie so she can kick asses full time; only Joe Lo Truglio can over-enunciate “phở” with devastating comic effect; we don’t actually know … Continue reading

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 3.13 ,”The Cruise”

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 3.13 ,”The Cruise”


  “Talking about “The Cruise” without talking about Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s fondness for referential and self-contained franchisement is impossible. First, we had “Halloween III,” where Santiago brought the series-long All Hallow’s Eve prank war fought by Holt and Jake to a decisive end; then we had “Yippie Kayak,” where Boyle became subsumed into Jake’s Die Hard … Continue reading

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 3.09, “The Swedes”

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 3.09, “The Swedes”


“Everything’s been coming up Rosa lately, hasn’t it? It’s been a few episodes since she broke up with Marcus and subsequently broke down with Holt, and only a couple since Terry taught her a valuable lesson in compassion and forgiveness, despite a cavalcade of oopsies and screw-ups; after the season’s decidedly Rosa-light first half, she’s … Continue reading

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 3.08, “Ava”

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 3.08, “Ava”


“Watching the cast of Brooklyn Nine-Nine come together either in the pursuit of shenanigans or the performance of their jobs is standard routine for the series. In Season Three, we’ve seen whole precinct skive off work in the midst of Holt and Jake’s annual prank war (“Halloween III”), and unite over Captain Dozerman’s passing (“The … 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