Tagged with Terry Crews

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, 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 2.07, “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

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