What an interesting turn Brooklyn 99 has taken! This episode follows the crew as they go to the funeral of episode one guest star, Bill Hader as their new captain replacing he beloved Holt and entering into what is shaping up to be a darker period for the show.
There’s a bit of a gritty forced aspect to the show now that the relationship of Jake and Amy is out in the open. The jokes are close but a but farcical of the characters. Jake when he is “garfeldian” is very classic and easily predictable, Every joke at a characters expense is typical of the stereotype; holt grading jakes speech was seen in the thanksgiving episode last season and was predictable.
The spark in this show is kinda gone for me. Usually when the two main characters get together the show fizzles: bones, castle, OUAT, Gilmore Girls, etc. A certain tension is lost that kept all the social dynamics in place.
I hope Andy samberg gets back to the high rolling fluid energy he had when they really got comfortable with each other. I think he has a lot of potential with the cast and if he lets his weird comedy side come out from his Lonkey Island days he will find the right rhythm for Brooklyn 99.
Praying this is a tactic where they split the cast up and make the show premier a low point to build comradery. Fingers crossed!!