Brooklyn Nine-Nine: starting off strong

Last week, Andy Samberg made his return to television after leaving Saturday Night Live two years ago. There were some huge hits with the comedy, as well as a few misses. Regardless, I found myself snickering at Samberg through the entirety of his new show, Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Although most sitcoms are difficult to judge after a single episode, his most recent project may have serious potential.

Creators of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Michael Schur and Dan Goor are best known for their work on Parks and Recreation. The new comedy, Brookyn Nine-Nine is wacky cop show centered around man-child Detective Jake Peralta (Samberg) whose new no-nonsense captain (Andre Braugher) tells him he must start following the rules. Jake is joined by his uptight partner Detective Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero), who serves as both his foil and possible love interest. The rest of the department is made up of the tough and street-smart Detective Rose Diaz (Stephanie Beatriz), the squad’s leader Sergeant Terry Jeffords (Terry Crews), the clumsy Detective Charles Boyle (Joe LoTruglio), and the sassy Administrator Gina Linetti (Chelsea Peretti).

While the show has not yet reached its peak, it certainly shows potential for greatness. Each character is interesting to watch and the first episode was packed with comical moments. Now that the characters have been introduced, there is room for plot development – this means more crimes, comedy, and suspense. The characters have a chance to develop and I cannot wait for them to take on stranger crimes.

This show is sure to please Andy Samberg fans. It combines the premise similar to Reno 911 with a comedy style reminiscent of Parks and Recreation. Given time, it could evolve into a first-rate cop show.