7 Reasons TO Watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine

7 Reasons You Should Watch Brooklyn Nine-Nine Before The Final Season Airs

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is the best show on television, no doubt about it.

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It honestly shames me to admit that I only started watching the brilliant TV comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine this year. I'm usually not that into cop shows; their over-the-top dramatics and often unrealistic stories bore me, and I haven't found one that I like since USA's Psych wrapped up. However, I've found myself genuinely falling in love with the cast and dynamics of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and I hope everyone realizes it before it's sixth and final season airs on NBC.

The inside jokes are fantastically funny

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Whether it's Jake tacking on "title of Amy's sex tape" to a sentence, Charles discussing his love for washing his partner's hair, or the five-thousandth reference to Die Hard, Brooklyn Nine-Nine has the best gags. What makes the jokes even better is that they always surface at the best times. Even when serious plot developments are at hand, Jake Peralta is undeterred in being as hilarious and light-hearted as possible. Maybe that's why we love him so much.

The friendships are to die for

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Nothing is quite as great as a fantastic group dynamic in a show. That's why we all loved Parks and Rec, The Office, and Friends, and that's why we also love Brooklyn Nine-Nine. As the center of the show, Jake is friends with everyone in the Ninety Ninth Precinct, but it's clear that he and Boyle are best friend goals, and we all wish we had a personal Rosa Diaz watching our backs. The whole cast has individual, amazingly developed relationships with one another, and that's all we could ever ask for.

We love a good father figure relationship

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Jake's dad left him early on in the future cop's life, so it's pretty great that the show gives Jake a father figure in the form of Captain Raymond Holt. Jake and Holt go through a lot together, and it's nice to see the once immature top detective of the NYPD go through some character development and growth. Similarly, we see Captain Holt loosen up a bit and become a better person himself thanks to his mentorship of Jake (and Amy. Of course).

In terms of diversity, this cast has no match

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Credit where credit is due, this cast gives older comedy shows a run for their money. Not only does it portray a gay, black man achieving his goal of becoming Captain of a police precinct, but it also features multiple badass Latina women, one of whom is bisexual, a black man as a sergeant, and a Jewish lead. Oh, the show also makes sure to fully represent parents as they are, with Terry, Boyle, and Gina all experiencing the difficulties of maintaining both a work and family life.

There are multiple loving, wholesome couples to ship


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Guys, let's face it, nothing defines a comedy like some super fun ships. Jake and Amy are the heart of the show... literally. Though, of course, equal if not more emphasis is put on the friendships throughout the precinct, Brooklyn Nine-Nine still makes sure to include some solid Peraltiago into the mix. We've also got the (semi-weird?) relationship between Detectives Rosa Diaz and Adrian Pimento (albeit that this relationship does not last the entire show), and the wonderfully non-emotive marriage between Captain Holt and Kevin.

It's not afraid to get real

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Remember that time when Terry was stopped and searched by a cop in the middle the street while searching for his daughter's stuffed animal? Or when Captain Holt talked about the difficulties he faced getting to his position because he was a gay, black man? Or when Rosa came out to her parents as bisexual and faced severe backlash? Or hell, even more basic things, like Gina being afraid to go back to work after giving birth to her baby, or Jake being scarred by his time in prison, or Amy being afraid to fail as a Latina woman in a predominantly male field? This show can get real, and it's those moments of depth that stand out and give it more layers than just a basic comedy.

Gina. Linetti. That's reason enough I think?

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Honestly, if you need any other reason to watch this show, I think Gina Linetti herself is reason enough. She's sassy, wonderful, and the best dancer we've seen in a while.

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10 Photos You Have On Your Camera Roll Of Your S.O. When You've Been Dating For More Than A Year

A wide range from "Aw" to "WTF?"

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My boyfriend and I just hit the year and a half mark of dating, even though it seems like we've been together forever. Over the months, we've taken many pictures together... from football games, to his track meets, to holidays. Although we may have a lot of pictures together, I definitely have a lot of candids of him in my camera roll. If you've been dating your partner for as long as I have or longer, then you'll probably notice you have these same pictures in your photos as well.

1. The awkward first photos together

We laugh at these now, especially this one. Why am I so pale compared to him? It was July! And also, we noticed not to long ago that I was sweating under my arms and his underarms were sweating on me... what a great first time meeting!

2. The ones for VSCO

Every girl who has a significant other posts them onto their VSCO. VSCO is like Instagram, but more has more aesthetically pleasing pictures and there are no "likes." The pictures that include my boyfriend on my VSCO ranges from him holding a bunny to him holding my hand while we went ice skating.

3. Them sleeping

I have so many pictures of my boyfriend sleeping (I promise it's not as weird as it sounds), I just think he's so cute when he's fast asleep while cuddling with me.

4. The embarrassing ones they want no one to see

He's going to kill me when he sees this... but we all have those embarrassing Snapchat pictures that we start to send each other because we've gotten more comfortable with one another.

5. The ones for Facebook

The good looking pictures so you can keep yours and his family updated on how you two are doing. I took my boyfriend to a baby bird meet and greet since he loves birds and has one for a pet. I posted this cute picture of him and his new friends on Facebook so my family can see our adventures together.

6. Old pictures

One of the best parts of dating someone is finally seeing their old pictures. Although, sometimes they may make you cringe... like the one I posted above of my boyfriend after prom in his sophomore year of high school.

7. Their accomplishments

My boyfriend pole vaults for his college and he's really good at it. He just went to division III nationals in March because he qualified! I'm always at his meets so I make sure to get him on video in case he or anyone wants to see. I always try to snag a picture with him too because I'm always so proud.

8. The straight up ugly ones

He sure knows how to make me laugh. And I know he's going to be mad at me for this one too but I think it's a talent that he can do that with his stomach! Sorry, Adam, I promise I still think you look good when you send me these snaps for the most part.

9. But you have the hot ones too

He may be funny and sweet, but he is pretty good looking too. I know us girls keep some attractive pictures of our S.O.'s so we can remind ourselves of what a great looking partner we have.

10. FaceTime screenshots

If you and your lover go to different colleges like my boyfriend and I do, then FaceTiming happens a lot. Sometimes I get some great screenshots, like the one above, to make fun of him later.

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You Know You're From Trumbull, CT When...

The best memories are made in this boring, little, Connecticut town.

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1. The majority of places you will consider to eat at are in Fairfield or Westport... Colony, Shake Shack, Country Cow, Playa Bowls, BarTaco

2. But if you find yourself too lazy to get on 95 for food, Panchero's is the go-to... never Chipotle. If it is past midnight, the choice always comes down to the McDonalds in Monroe, where you are almost guaranteed to see a group of people you know, or Merritt Canteen.

3. Once you got your license, your Friday night plans consisted of picking up friends, driving up and down Main Street, and, somehow, always finding yourself at the THS parking lot seeing who's car is there because there is nothing better to do.

4. In the Fall, you couldn't wait for Friday so that after school you and half of your grade could walk to Plasko's Farm for ice cream and apple cider donuts... and hope you could get them before the owners would yell at you to leave. (This one only applies to Hillcrest Middle School kids, AKA the inferior middle school in town).

5. You couldn't wait to be a senior so you could officially lead the BLACK HOLE at football games... if you were even willing to go in the cold.

6. You looked forward to the annual Senior Scav, the last week of summer before your senior year where a list of tasks is passed down by the recently graduated class... the official kickoff to senior year.

7. You pass by Country Club Rd. and get flashbacks from the worst Cross Country practices ever. Driving up Daniels Farm Rd. in the Fall and Spring, you are conditioned to yell "hi" out the window to your friends at practice.

8. You knew someone who worked at Gene's gas station... and found yourself spending more time there on the weekends than you would like to admit.

9. You are convinced Melon-heads are real after frequenting Velvet St. to see the abandoned insane asylum with your friends, IF you didn't want to drive all the way up to Fairfield Hills in Newtown.

10. You have had/have been to at least one middle school birthday party at the Trumbull Marriott.

11. You know that the 25mph speed limit on Whitney Ave. is way too slow... and can't help but hit a little air going down the huge hill at the top.

12. The guy at Towne likely knows your name.

13. You never find yourself turning right out of THS... that side of town is irrelevant for those who do not live there.

14. You know to avoid the Merrit Parkway from 4:00-7:00pm at all costs.

15. You know more than you would like to about people you aren't even friends with... in a town so small, things get around very quick.

16. Going shopping really means going to Target, or any store in the mall, for the millionth time that week.

17. The marching band was the best in the state and you would see them practicing, literally, every time you drove by THS.

19. Depending on the side of town you lived, you spent a lot of time at Five Pennies Park or Indian Ledge Park.

20. You would say you couldn't wait to leave, but when you got to college, you find yourself excited to come back to your hometown so you can reminisce on old traditions and make new memories.

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