Brooklyn Nine-Nine has proven itself to be one of the best shows to debut this fall, and certainly one of the better comedies. But, like any new show, it’s still finding it’s footing, and this episode helped steer it in the right direction, but also fell flat in some areas
One of the highlights about this show for me is the relationships that have been established among the characters. This was especially done well with Santiago and Captain Holt. It was hilarious watching the characters try and figure out what kind of mood Holt was in. Andre Braugher does deadpan so well and the writers use that to their advantage. It was also great to see Terry Crews’ character paint a picture of the captain. Using his art skills was a hilarious aspect of the episode. I loved when he asked the witness to describe his eyes, trying to find the emotion in it. But there was some good character development in the relationship between Holt and Santiago, when we find out that Santiago actually can read the captain.
I also enjoyed the relationship between Diaz and Boyle. Diaz continues to show that she actually cares about the guy and is looking out for him. While this episode didn’t do much to advance their relationship, putting Boyle as the primary and Peralta as the secondary definitely had some good laugh out loud moments.
Peralta’s storyline was actually probably my least favorite of the night. Mary Elizabeth Ellis was funny as the morgue examiner, but Samberg’s character continues to be the one I find the most annoying each episode. He has some great lines and moments, but the writers need to do more to make him seem less childish and more human. There aren’t many moments in Brooklyn Nine-Nine where you say “awwww” when it comes to Samberg and his character’s storyline. But the scene where Ellis was asking Samberg to describe his condition as a corpse was pretty hilarious.
Overall it was a good episode, and it’s nice to see that this show continues to progress in the right direction. Brooklyn Nine-Nine could easily become a show that lasts several seasons and something I look at with the same fondness as Parks and Recreation or 30 Rock.