I usually don’t much care about male friendships on TV because a) there’s so bloody many of them and more importantly b) they’re mostly so terrible - all that back-slapping, locker-room-talking, emotion-repressing, macho bullshit that doesn’t do anyone any good as a role model.
And then there’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine. For me, the defining moment of male friendship in B99 is when Jake leaps into Terry’s arms and Terry - that huge, muscly, mushy-hearted teddy bear of a man - instantly catches him. There’s literally no other show I can imagine giving us this moment and letting it be so pure and sweet.
But also there’s Charles Boyle, and the way he adores Jake. The show makes a joke of it - it’s a comedy and it’s funny - but it never ever makes *that* joke, the one we’re used to, the no-homo, ha-ha, look how much less of a man Charles is because of how much he loves Jake. Charles doesn’t do any of that other bro bollocks we’re used to in our media either. He isn’t jealous or resentful of Jake’s partners - he’s hilariously over invested in Jake and Amy. He takes Jake’s feelings into account when it comes to his own relationships, but he doesn’t put his romantic partners second to his friend either.
Jake isn’t the kind of friend Charles is. That’s the story of and heart of their relationship - Charles over-commits and Jake is afraid to commit and they work at balancing each other out. But Jake would walk over broken glass in bare feet for Charles and Charles knows it.
I just wish more male friendships on television looked like this one.
Alina has been complaining about her Router for a while now, and I figured, Rick could have a look at it. Looks like I showed up at the “right time” just when Jerry annoyed Rick to fix his phone. He probably just got a key stuck again or something.
i just really wanna be held!!! and kissed!!! and told that im gonna be alright!! i wanna feel like someone loves me and wants me to be happy,, i rlly want someone to care about me. i wanna stay up late in someone’s arms playing with their hair,, i wanna talk about how the world is so fascinating and life is so amazing,, like the fact that we exist and can breathe and live and grow is so so wonderful??? we don’t even realize it but there’s always so much going on inside of us and that is so fuckign cool. i wanna hold hands with someone who gets what I mean by life is so fuckign cool.