After fans of Brooklyn Nine-Nine were left devastated by the news of the popular show’s cancellation last year by Fox and then rejoiced when NBC announced their intentions to pick up the show for Season 6, we have been unable to wait for Season 6 to begin airing, which it did on the 10th of January 2019. I will mention to look out for potential spoilers in this article if you haven’t caught up with the latest season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
With Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher reprising their roles as Detective Jake Peralta and Captain Raymond Holt once more, alongside Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero), Charles Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio), Terry Jeffords (Terry Crews) and Rosa Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz), Season 6 has seen a phenomenal first two episodes earning it, in classic Brooklyn Nine-Nine fashion, a current 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
With classic quickfire jokes and the same beloved characters, NBC shows no sign of doing anything other than what made Brooklyn Nine-Nine such a loved show in the first place. I have to say, the first episode of Season 6 was such a breath of fresh air in a familiar show, that it became one of my favourite episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine altogether.
The acting has not let down a bit either, Andy Samberg is relentless in his hilarious antics as Jake Peralta and we see a nice shift in Melissa Fumero’s Amy Santiago post her wedding to Jake. The other characters, although not as prominent in the first episode this season, each got their time to shine in episode two, including the flashback to see Hitchcock and Scully back in their glory days at the Nine-Nine.
I love Regular Holt–the authoritative, composed Holt that serves as a perfect foil to both Jake and Amy, but when the show chooses to flip his buttoned-up stuffiness on its head, they do it perfectly. Here we get to meet Depression Vacation Holt, and he is spectacular.
Right out of the gate, NBC not only gives us a hilarious episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Amy’s attempt to give Jake the Die Hard sex fantasy of his dreams, not to mention his follow-up attempt to reciprocate, might be one of my favourite gags of the whole series), but they let us know immediately that they’re not going to let these characters rest in their comfort zones.
Holt has had an interesting multi-season battle with rejection and having to let go of some of his major career goals. (Like when he conceded the presidency of the African-American Gay and Lesbian New York City Policeman’s Association to a younger member, or when he offered to remove himself from the running for commissioner to give his rival an advantage, even if he did ultimately end up staying in that race.) That’s led to not just some satisfying moments, but genuine character development which carried on to Episode 2, proving that NBC is not only committed to showing the fans the characters that they love, but also bringing those characters to new heights.
However, there is some sad news. Chelsea Peretti, who plays the maniacal Gina Linetti on Brooklyn Nine-Nine announced that her character will be making an exit during Season 6 as she has left the show. This was heartbreaking for many fans including myself but hopefully we will get our fair share of Gina before her departure.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s transition to NBC was fluid and perfect, with NBC managing to retain the qualities that make the show what it is and even going so far as to take it higher. I am excited for the rest of the season to come and I cannot wait for the next episode, even though I will have to wait a week.
The story is Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The atmosphere is Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The characters are Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The feeling is Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The world is Brooklyn Nine-Nine. The hilarious antics are Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
The show is Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
Season 6 at NBC embodies everything that makes the Nine-Nine, the Nine-Nine.
Final Score: Nine-Nine! (9.9)
I don’t think I’m going to forget anymore!