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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, 3.09, “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, 3.01, “New Captain”

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 3.01, “New Captain”


“Talking about “New Captain,” the first episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s third season, without disclosing the particulars of its more delightful surprises isn’t easy. If you’ve seen TV promos for the premiere, then Fox has already done the grim task of spoiling [actor]’s appearance as [character] for you, and, rightly, you’re probably a little bummed. But … Continue reading

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 2.20, “AC/DC”

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 2.20, “AC/DC”


“We now break our usual third-person omniscient mode in service to a desperate first-person plea: Can somebody please make me a pair of .gifs of Rosa’s and Holt’s amazing mid-episode reaction shots during their ill-fated double date with Marcus and Kevin? Stephanie Beatriz and Andre Braugher are both great at wry humor and articulating hilarity … Continue reading

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Episode 2.09, “The Road Trip”

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Episode 2.09, “The Road Trip”


“What happens when Jake Peralta’s breathtaking lack of propriety collides with Amy Santiago’s control freak neuroses? “The Road Trip,” perhaps the single best episode in Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s entire second season. That’s high praise in light of “USPIS”, last week’s truly terrific offering, which represents a high point in the show’s sophomore slump. There’s no denying … Continue reading

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Episode 2.07, “Lockdown”

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Episode 2.07, “Lockdown”


“Brooklyn Nine-Nine has really been whiffing on its holiday episodes this season; first it was “Halloween II,” now it’s “Lockdown.” These episodes suffer from the exact same storytelling problems, both superficial and fundamental. Neither manage to outdo their predecessors from yesteryear, but in all honesty that’s not a huge issue—if either managed to just be … Continue reading