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Review: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - 'M.E. Time': Dead, and loving it!
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smolderhotter wrote in ohnotheydidnt

Though "Brooklyn" is clearly still finding itself, "M.E. Time" suggested the creative team is getting closer to their target. Yes, Jake is still an immature narcissist who doesn't listen to anyone else's advice and has great difficulty putting anyone's needs above his own, but hooking him up with a coroner (played by Mary Elizabeth Ellis from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia") with a corpse fetish was both an amusing joke and one that felt like appropriate comeuppance for Jake trampling over Charles' case so much. Down the line, the show's going to have to find a way to make their hero less of a dick without neutering him or the comedy, but this was a solid, funny plot, and Andy Samberg did especially well reacting to all the grossness of the autopsy scene.
The episode's highlight, though, involved Santiago's difficulty in sucking up to Captain Holt, which featured two strong running gags in one: everyone's complete inability to read the boss's mood (a perfect use of Andre Braugher's gift for deadpan delivery) and Terry's artistic flair. Terry Crews is a painter in real life, so this is the show incorporating one of his talents in the same way that Ron Swanson and Nick Offerman are both good with wood, but I enjoyed seeing TV Terry go full artiste almost immediately, asking the witness, "Let's start with the eyes. Were they desperate? Lonely? Did they portray heartache?" Though Crews and Braugher get the biggest laughs of that plot, I'm impressed by the work the writers have put into Santiago in the last couple of episodes. Given the set-up of the show — and the general structure of movies and TV shows centered around cocky man-children — Amy could simply come across as a killjoy, but it feels like the writers and Melissa Fumero have found ways to make her more complicated and funnier than that. (Giving her two consecutive storylines away from Jake, other than tonight's opening scene, also helped in this regard.)
The supporting cast is quickly taking shape, and though I still have issues with the central character, he made me laugh enough tonight to let his innate jerkhood slide.


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Chelsea Peretti, Terry Crews, and Andre Braugher are my faves.

i love this show

chelsea peretti is my fav

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This show is hilarious!

I am loving it and I think my favourites are probably Amy, Gina and Rosa. Sad that tvbythenumbers has it listed as likely to be cancelled :/


nooooooo don't cancel this perfect show DDD:

I would be so upset because it's been funny straight away (except the fat jokes last week) and the cast are great.

I really hope it doesn't get cancelled as it's the only new show I've really gotten into this season.

I feel like I should stop trying with network stuff. :(

flawless show is flawless

fav characters: all of them, but especially

I can't chose a favourite!!! Trey was the best with that dollhouse. but last week Andre's lack of emotion had me in stitches.

I haven't seen the latest episode but I'm into the show. I think it's only gonna get better and better. I'm most into andy duh, and detective rosa!

I just re-watched all four episodes this weekend and I am just loving it. I think that every character brings something great to the table, but my favourite is Captain Holt. He is subtle and menacing and savvy and pretty damn wonderful.

And is it just me of is Diaz an adult Latina version of Sam from iCarly? It's uncanny to me at times how much the characters remind me of each other.

I really hope this doesn't get cancelled since it's the only new sitcom I've really gravitated towards this season.

she reminds me of Sam too but also I feel like I've seen that type of a character in other shows too, it's a bit typical

her character is the exact same as aubrey plaza's on parks & rec

She is like Sam but she also reminds me of April from Parks and Rec.

I pretty much love almost everyone

the captain is fucking hilarious

I pretty much like all of the characters. I really hope it doesn't get cancelled :(

They ordered more scripts! It is not on the verge of cancellation!

I love this show but I dislike Chelsea Peretti .. a lot. i don't know her from any previous works..but to me she is annoying. Is she a stand up comedian or something?

She was a Parks and Rec writer.

is she the admin or whatever? I can't stand her.

she did stand up opening for aziz on tour last year

I caught up on this show over the weekend and I liked it! Not as funny as ONTD led me to believe it is, but still pretty funny. And diverse. I like all the characters except for Jake/Andy. Especially liked Amy, Gina, and the Captain. Rosa...something about her acting's a little off to me, but maybe that's just she has to stand around and sneer so much.

jfc I thought that said B99 was dead and my stomach dropped
don't cancel this show pls it's so funny

I love Andy's character. The oak tree bit killed me

This show is hilarious, but it's ratings are shit :/ especially for a fox show.

I will miss it, when it is cancelled ~

I love it! All the characters crack me up, and I love Andy's character, but Terry Crews is bringing it:

This was hilarious. Terry <3333333

I laughed so hard for this scene. Honestly, every scene with Terry Crews is amazing. This is my new fav show of the season. 

I laughed so hard at this. good lord.

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