Hey do you watch Brooklyn 99? If you do, should I watch it? Is it how I met your mother and friends level funny?
I do indeed watch b99! I haven’t seen HIMYM or Friends (sorry!!) so I definitely can’t convince you by comparing to those two, but I genuinely want to tell you that you should watch it.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is one of, if not the most diverse show I’ve ever seen on tv.
- the captain, Raymond Holt, is a gay black man over 40 in a healthy relationship, married to another man. that in and of itself shouldn’t be groundbreaking, but because of the world we live in, it is. which is wonderful.
- now, onto Jake Peralta. at first, he looks like your Typical White Guy™ but he is a jewish self proclaimed feminist, and punched his childhood idol because he was homophobic. this guy doesn’t take that shit from no one, but he’s still my favourite character, and hilarious. a lot of his lines have me screaming.
- don’t doubt Andy Samberg because of his previous SNL stuff, he’s the perfect Jake.
- Amy and Rosa are both Latina women, who’s culture is certainly acknowledged, but not the big thing for their characters. basically, b99 nailed incorporating culture without rude stereotypes or erasure. that in and of itself is very beautiful. oh and, did I mention rosa’s a badass canon bisexual? because she is.
- Charles is a man who is the exact opposite of the phrase “fragile masculinity.” that’s awesome.
- Terry is the sweet strong guy in a committed relationship with his wife, and has two kids. he’s so wonderful as a character. I have no words.
- And while you can’t play the diversity card with Gina, she’s definitely relatable and hilarious.
oh and, did I mention peraltiago? YEP, this show nailed not only diversity, but also healthy relationships!
not only did it have a perfect build up, since jake and amy are the rivals-to-lovers you read about in fanfic, their relationship is beautiful! jake trusts amy so much it’s beautiful. he never talks her down.
an example — when Amy went undercover in a women’s prison, jake spent the whole time worrying about Amy, and instead of doubting her or making her get out of there because he couldn’t handle it, he shared his insecurities with Amy, then removed himself from the situation because he has 100% unwavering faith in her. it’s fantastic.
now, in terms of funny, I swear to you this show is hilarious. ANYONE who watches will agree.
even though it’s tackled some real serious stuff (racial profiling, for example) the show never lost it’s comedic tone. the episodes are 20 minutes long and perfect for binging. the one liners are gems. I promise you you will be clutching your stomach laughing in almost, if not every, single episode.
so yes, I believe you should watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Please do, actually.