The screeners dropped for Brooklyn Nine-Nine and honestly it’s not what I expected.
I came in knowing that the show would be different, that they would be addressing BLM and the complexities of humour with the police. It obviously would change the show. Well, they hit it out of the park.
Copland vs Comedy
After last season, things got rough for our favourite cop-comedy. It has always been hard for people, many jaded by the constant abuse from the police in real life, to dip the toe into B99. The issues with Copland have always been in the forefront of thought when looking into shows from a queer perspective. And much has been discussed over the reason that titularly queer based shows often fall under the ‘law enforcement’ banner.
In 2020, when the pandemic was in full swing and people took to the streets, B99 took to heart that thin line in walks. It was no secret that they needed to address the real world, something they did rarely at best anyway, but more than most shows, they actually recognized they needed to reevaluate the show as a whole. So they threw out the first four episodes entirely.
We’re taking a step back, and the writers are all rethinking how we’re going to move forward, as well as the cast. We’re all in touch and kind of discussing how you make a comedy show about police right now, and if we can find a way of doing that that we all feel morally okay about.Andy Samberg, People
The simple fact that the minds behind Brooklyn Nine-Nine not only thought about this, but actually stated they were going to do something about it, was unexpected. The fact that they’re pulling it off is impressive.
Oh, yes, they are.
A New Nine-Nine
When we pick up with our merry gang of misfits, thins are very different. Some people aren’t cops anymore. Some people aren’t available due to COVID. Relationships have changed. It’s a whole new ballgame for the same ball club. They take on the pandemic, they take BLM, they face ACAB, and everything else.
It’s a really wild new world.
Pull Up A Chair for 10 More Episodes
Starting August 12 (Thursday!), we get 10 episodes to end the series.
An abnormal year leads to an abnormal season that closes the loop on eight incredibly weird and unique seasons. They make you laugh at the absurdity of the world, and face the facts. Things are different.