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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 17, 2013
  • Season #: 1
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 185 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: 35 out of 43
  2. Negative: 7 out of 43
  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. 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
  3. Sep 17, 2013
    10
    Watching it was like watching a half hour version of psych. A talented detective who acts like a child. It is hilarious, and I can't wait to see more.
  4. Nov 27, 2013
    8
    1st 10 episodes, season 1 a bit annoying and uneven to start but each character is becoming more individual and most are interesting a couple of characters are annoying but there are enough redeeming features to keep them palatable. Worth it just for Braugher's great deadpan, but enough laughs scattered through to keep watching. A solid 7.5 so far but rounded to 8 for the Thanksgiving episode. Expand
  5. Mar 28, 2014
    8
    Surprisingly great show! The ads that I saw didn't show that there was anything special to it, but when I heard that it won best comedy series at the gg and Samburg won best comedic tv actor, I gave it a shot. I do not regret doing that as this is one of the funnier shows on tv, if you're still sceptical, you should give it a shot, it's very funny. Expand
  6. Sep 20, 2013
    7
    Much too early to compare, or even mention Barney Miller, or better still, the great underated Denis Leary comedy The Job, in the same sentence as Brooklyn Nine Nine. And I can't think of a more overused character type than the immature man-child. Still, there is a lot to like. Sandberg's character could have gotten real annoying, really quickly, but he dials it down just enough to keep it funny. The byplay between Braugher and the rest of the cast is golden. And Joe Lo Truglio (The State, Reno 911!) is always a treat. Expand
  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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