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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 17, 2013
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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70

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 213 Ratings

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  • Summary: New police Captain Ray Holt (Andre Braugher) finds he has his hands full with detectives Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero), Charles Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio), Rosa Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz), Sgt. Terry Jeffords (Terry Crews), and office manager Gina Linetti (Chelsea Peretti).
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 34
  2. Negative: 1 out of 34
  1. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Nov 27, 2013
    100
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine is fine as it is. Tell your DVR to book it. [9 Dec 2013, p.43]
  2. Reviewed by: Jeff Jensen
    Sep 11, 2013
    83
    Fortunately, you don't have to take the former SNL star too seriously to roll with Brooklyn Nine-Nine, a sitcom from the producers of Parks and Recreation that smartly pokes at police-show tropes and creates a promising comedy playground where the Motherlovin' jester can cut loose.
  3. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Sep 17, 2013
    80
    There's considerable cast chemistry, but also nice touches as the cops go about their business, when in the middle of tense stand-offs and perp pursuits they encounter stubborn Brooklyn-ites who refuse to get out of their way.
  4. Reviewed by: Luis Sanchez
    Sep 11, 2013
    75
    The strength of Brooklyn Nine-Nine is in the way it summons the communal spirit of those shows [Parks and Recreation, The Office, and 30 Rock] to not only poke fun at crime-show clichés, but also reinterpret them with a fresh and idiosyncratic comedic point of view.
  5. Reviewed by: Willa Paskin
    Sep 17, 2013
    70
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine isn’t uproarious yet, but pilots, even of good sitcoms, rarely are. (It took Parks and Recreation an entire season to figure out its tone.) What Brooklyn Nine-Nine has, unlike many of the other new fall comedies, is intelligent design.
  6. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Sep 13, 2013
    67
    No one will accuse 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' of too much authenticity, but it does have a confident breeziness in its banter that almost immediately locates a ['Barney Miller']-esque balance in the more absurd aspects of law enforcement.
  7. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Sep 17, 2013
    20
    It’s badly written.... And it’s horribly miscast.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 46
  2. Negative: 7 out of 46
  1. Sep 18, 2013
    10
    One of the better pilots I've seen in a long time. Cast is great and they already have a rapport in only one episode. I laughed out loud several times, which was nice after sitting through the train-wreck of Dads. If you like Parks & Rec, 30 Rock, The Office (meaning smart, well-written, well-acted shows) then you will enjoy this as well. It fits well with New Girl and Mindy. Oh, and referring to another review on here, in what universe is a gay black cop a stereotype? Expand
  2. Jan 4, 2014
    10
    A funny show with good writing. The cast is great and the show does provide more screen time to the characters you genuinely want to see and they interact well with each other. Even though it is a star vehicle for Andy Samberg the real star of the show is Terry Crews. He MAKES this show! Expand
  3. Dec 3, 2013
    10
    Clever, engaging, and hilarious, a diverse and talented ensemble makes Brooklyn Nine-Nine not only the best new show of 2013, but easily among the best sitcoms created in many years. I am hard pressed to think of a show with a more consistent and enjoyable freshman season than the Nine-Nine has delivered thus far, and very much look forward to seeing the show and it's cast grow into their impressive potential. Expand
  4. Feb 11, 2014
    8
    A show like Brooklyn Nine-Nine will rise and fall with its cast. For the time being, Nine-Nine thrives upon funny and zany characters that are forced to be with each other in the confines of a police precinct. Andy Samberg is hilarious as one of the show's leads and the situations faced are at times incredible riots of fun. But at the same time a show like this requires a high level of humor to carry it or some kind of interesting character or plot continuations to keep things together. The Nine-Nine will survive a season on its funny bone all by itself, but what about future seasons? At least for now, I love this show and hope it find new ways to impress as it ages. Expand
  5. Sep 28, 2013
    8
    The pilot was promising but a bit messy. After the 2nd episode (and seeing how mediocre the other sitcom pilots were) this looks likely to be the best new comedy this year. Expand
  6. Oct 14, 2013
    7
    There's potential with this series. The inter-character relationships need to be developed, and the actors need to tone down their characters' persona a bit. Currently they actors are bordering on playing caricatures

    That aside, the viewport into precinct in a fun and mostly enjoyable one..

    Yes, there's potential here.
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  7. Sep 21, 2013
    0
    Samberg is annoyingly smug in his delivery, demanding a laugh out of every syllable he spews. It needs to dial down the hideous snark all-around. Barney Miller was the last good urban cop show. This is a steamy pile. Expand

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