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Brooklyn Nine-Nine!

September 8, 2016

WARNING: Limit water intake during viewing as accidents may occur due to sudden and intense laughter.


I love this show. I’ve talked about it on the Popmatic Podcast (which you should totally be listening to btw), but I have yet to share it with my Off the Shelf friends. I don’t know what it is about this show that is so appealing, but it is probably my second-favorite show on TV right now – sorry, but no one beats The Big Bang Theory.
I liked Andy Samberg when he was on Saturday Night Live, and I usually found his videos hilarious. Somehow Samberg translated that hilarity into a cop show. When I first saw the previews for the show, I thought, “Pshaw. That looks stupid. It’ll never last.”  I figured it would be all prat falls all the time. Stupid right? So I didn’t watch. But when the library got the DVD of Season One, I was intrigued so I checked it out. 
I was hooked by episode three. Jake Peralta might be a bungler, but he’s still a smart cop and still knows how to catch the bad guys. Now, here we are a few years later, and I just finished watching Season Three. If possible, it’s funnier than the previous seasons. The cast, which besides Samberg features Joe Lo Truglio, Terry Crews and Andre Braugher, has really found a nice balance and managed to avoid becoming caricatures of themselves. My favorite episodes were “The Swedes” and “9 Days” – the latter of which would have had me rolling on the floor if I hadn’t been sitting in such a solid chair.
It looks like the fourth season on Brooklyn Nine-Nine begins on September 20, but I doubt that I’ll watch it live. Instead, I’ll be counting down the days until the library gets Season Four on DVD so that I can watch 14 episodes at a time.

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Amanda is a classically-trained pianist who loves to read. Like any good librarian, she also has two cats named after Italian cities. Amanda spends her free time sitting in Nashville traffic, baking, and running the Interlibrary Loan office at the Nashville Public Library.

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