9 Reasons To Watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine

9 Reasons To Watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine

"If I had a mic right now I would drop it."
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine follows the exploits of the hilarious Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg), his lovable colleagues and their more-serious-than-a-hunk-of-actual-granite boss, Captain Holt (Andre Braugher), as they police the NYPD’s 99th precinct. If this summary of the Fox original hasn't convinced you yet, here are nine reasons you should be watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

1. It is a great and diverse group

Are they they best police force on TV? An argument could definitely be made for that.

2. Gina's One Liners

"Let's give the people what they want."

3. Jake and Boyle's Bromance

Boyle is Jake's biggest fan and, even though he doesn't always want to admit it, Jake would do anything for Charles Boyle.

4. The women kick butt

Not just Rosa, but Amy and Gina and Sharon Jeffords. Pretty much any women who comes onto screen is just as likely to kick butt as any male who the gang encounters, which is exactly how it should be.

5. A black gay man in power?

Oh, yeah, we've definitely got that. You better believe Captain Raymond Holt is not here for your crap.

6. Halloween Episodes

The heists are to live for and to die for.

7. Amy and Jake

Most TV shows revolve around sexual tension like it's nobody's business. But, when it's Amy and Jake you're watching dance around their feelings for each other it's totally worth it to wait until the next episode.

8. Jake's responsibility

It'll make you feel better about how you're feeling about your life, probably. Unless you're at Jake's level, in which case I'm so sorry and you should find yourself an Amy.

9. The best guest star to ever appear on TV

Cheddar is a constant treat in the show, a peek at the gang's life outside the office and also the cutest dog in the world.

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10 Of the Best And Worst Friends SOs

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Throughout its 10 seasons on the air, Friends brought us showmance history like never before. From the slow-burn, "We were on a break!" drama that was Ross and Rachel to the goal-tastic perfection that was "Mondler", there were several significant others in between that left a lasting impression on viewers and continue to do so even now, 15 years after the show's end. Here we have a list of the ten most important Friends significant others, listed from best to worst.

1. Carol

Ross' first wife and mother of his son, Carol is a wonderful mother and doting wife to Susan. She's also sarcastic, hilarious, and would honestly have fit in well with the gang if Susan and Ross didn't hate each other so much. I've always loved Carol, so she takes my number one spot.

2. Mike

Mike Hannigan, played by Paul Rudd, is Phoebe's one and only long-term relationship on the show. He plays off of Phoebe's quirkiness perfectly. Phoebe is far from my favorite friend, but Mike is close to the top of my favorite SOs because he is so comfortable in his love for Phoebe and, of course, Paul Rudd.

8. Richard

Richard and Monica are my favorite example of finding true love and knowing when to let it go. They were a good match, almost a perfect one, but their goals just didn't line up and they had to go their separate ways (and luckily for Monica, too!).

7. Janice

As obnoxious as she was, Janice and Chandler were a relationship that needed to happen (and happen and happen and happen). Besides Monica, Janice was Chandler's most important relationship that taught him how to (or how not to) be in a relationship.

6. Julie

Even though Julie's role was mostly just to make Ross and Rachel fans suffer for a little while, Julie was a sweetheart and a good character overall. She was smart and funny and a really nice person overall. She did kind of just conveniently disappear though once Ross and Rachel became a thing.

5. Kathy

Kathy was Joey's girlfriend, one of his only actual girlfriends throughout the show, that Chandler was wholly in love with from the moment he set eyes on her. It was a weird storyline for a bunch of reasons. Kathy makes the list because she made Joey and Chandler evaluate their friendship (and who could forget Chandler spending Thanksgiving in the box?)

4. Tag

Rachel's assistant, Tag and Rachel parted ways because of their age difference and her feeling that his way not quite mature enough for her. Still, while he was around, Tag was eye-candy for us all and was a decent boyfriend to Rachel. He's nowhere near the top of the list, but he's alright.

3. Elizabeth

Speaking of young partners, who could forget Ross' short-lived girlfriend, Elizabeth? After her semester in his class was over, Ross and Elizabeth embarked on a romance that came to an end marked by water balloons. That... pretty much speaks for itself.

2. Paolo

Paolo... Oh, Paolo. That greasy Italian who not only stood between Ross and Rachel in the first season but hit on Phoebe, thus ending his and Rachel's relationship, only to come back for one night later on? Ugh.

1. Emily

And finally, the WORST Friends SO to date: Emily. Oh, Emily. Not only did she and Ross rush into marriage for extremely questionable reasons, she tried to make him cut off one of his best friends (who lived with his sister and in one of the places where he spent most of his time, so... okay?), and was overall extremely whiny and controlling. Sure, he said Rachel's name at the altar, but c'mon. He's Ross. He sucks. We knew this.


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DAMN, Kendrick Won The Pulitzer!

I firmly believe that with this historic win, and especially by someone so young, that this will cement rap music’s important and vital storytelling ability.
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I will be the first to say that I am a bit high maintenance. I can usually be seen with my five rings, and I generally look well put together 90% of the time.

(The other 10% is when I am attending classes.)

So, due to my bougie and prim and proper attitude, it surprises many people that I love rap music. It is also unfathomable to most how I could be such a hardcore feminist, and yet I still bump rap in my car.

When I am in my car, my passengers can fully expect a full concert from anyone to A Tribe Called Quest to Eminem to LL Cool J to the love of my life, Kendrick Lamar.

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth is a young rapper from Compton, California, one of the most volatile locations in the United States. At only 30, he was recently awarded the prestigious Pulitzer Prize, the only recipient to do so associated with rap music.

I can still remember the first time I heard a Kendrick Lamar song. I was a young freshman in high school, and my longtime boyfriend had a song from Section.80, “Rigamortus”, as his ringtone.

This was back when you could still easily download ringtones to your phone. 2011 already feels a million years ago.

I was listening to these lyrics: “And this is rigor mortis, and it’s gorgeous when you die.”

I’m with my boyfriend, and we’re cruising around our suburb of Dallas, so far removed from real strife and trauma and the powerful prose that Lamar is known for, and I’m completely taken aback.

Most of this early album’s subject matter concerns the drug epidemic of cocaine in Black communities during Reagan’s presidency, and Kendrick explains that even if you were just born in the 1980s, you are implicitly also defined by this important time in our nation’s history.

In this particular song, he is explaining that now your favorite rapper is dead. Kendrick has killed all of them. He’s young, hungry, and he is not here for your weak rap.

I firmly believe that with this historic win, and especially by someone so young, that this will cement rap music’s important and vital storytelling ability in our current political climate. From the beginning, rap music has been both a blend of a call to the future and connection to the past.

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