TL;DR – Brooklyn Nine-Nine delves into the Me Too era in an episode that shows that B99’s consistent strength in drama still shines.
Score – 4.5 out of 5 stars
Over the last few years, we have seen an outpouring
of discussion from a number of industries
about the toxic workplaces that exist, especially for women. We have seen big-name Hollywood producers, politicians,
comedians, and members of finance be called to account for their behaviour, and
the Me Too movements has spread across
the world and into every industry. This is such an important issue that when you
first hear that a comedy show is going to
tackle the issue you take pause because this is not an issue that you should be
making light of. However, when you hear that show is Brooklyn Nine-Nine you give it a pass because B99 has shown in the past it is able and willing to tackle important
issues like this.
So to set the scene, in the morning briefing the team find out that there has
been an investment banker admitted to hospital with a broken penis, which leads
to an array of amusing wonderings as to which drug-fuelled
shenanigans lead to such an injury. Only for them to then find out that it was alleged
that he tried to attack a colleague only for her to protect herself from assault
with his golf club. Amy (Melissa Fumero) and Jake (Andy Samberg) are put on the
case and so they interview both sides. Seth (Jonathan Chase) has no idea why
she would do such a thing, maybe she’s just crazy. Well Kari (Briga Heelan) has
a very good idea why it happened, but there is no evidence creating a ‘he said,
she said’ situation. Meanwhile, Captain
Holt (Andre Braugher) gets the news he has been dreading the Disco Stranger (Richard
Finkelstein), his first big collar, has died and now he has to evaluate what that means for his life. Now from
here, we will be looking at the episode as a whole, so there will be some [SPOILERS] ahead.
TL;DR – We get a walk down
memory lane and a look to the future.
Score – 4 out of 5 stars
As the season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine continues, we get a blast into the past as the show goes back to the 1990s, which a bit different to last week’s dive into the 1980s. We also continue the theme of interweaving three narratives throughout the story which some work and some don’t quite get there.
So to set the scene, Jake (Andy Samberg) and Gina (Chelsea Peretti) are super excited because it is their 20-year high school reunion time. It was the time of long hair, just one earring, and denim … so much denim. It is also a little bit of a struggle for Jake because his final year of high school was tough as the whole school thought he has tattled on the most popular kid in the school, gaining him the nickname ‘The Tattler.’ But it’s been 20 years surely people will forget, well as they and Amy (Melissa Fumero) arrive one thing is clear, nobody forgets. Now from here, we will be looking at the episode as a whole, so there will be some [SPOILERS] ahead.
TL;DR – Today we go back into
the deep past and explore 1980s NYPD while also dealing with the ramifications
Score – 4 out of 5 stars
One of the great boons of having a new season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine is that you get to explore new stories and in this case that is explore the backstory of two of the shows amazing cast Hitchcock (Dirk Blocker) and Scully (Joel McKinnon Miller).
So to set the scene, the aftermath of Honeymoon, when Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) stood up to the new Commissioner John Kelly (Phil Reeves), has been a rough transition for the team. This is because Kelly has gone out of his way to punish the 99 for Holt’s deference in his public questioning the return to Stop and Frisk. This has meant that floors have been shut down and space has become a precious creating friction among the detectives and uniformed officers. This is bad enough, but the next round of Kelly’s punishment has arrived when he gets Internal Affairs to look into a case from 1986 run by a young Hitchcock (Wyatt Nash) and Scully (Alan Ritchson). Now from here, we will be looking at the episode as a whole, so there will be some [SPOILERS] ahead.