TV REVIEW: Brooklyn 99 – Season 2

After enjoying season 2 of Brooklyn 99 so much and with it ending on a cliffhanger, there was no question that Mr O and I were going to crack on with season 2. The question is was it as good?

I think one of the most important elements to getting a second season right is character development. We all want to see our favourite characters getting up to all the fun things they usually do but if there is no progression there’s no point. I am happy to say season 2 definitely delivers on this point.

Jake (Andy Samberg) returns from his undercover assignment ready to explore his feelings for Amy (Melissa Fumero) only to discover she is still seeing Teddy. This leads to him exploring his romantic prospects with lawyer, Sophia (Eva Longoria). Meanwhile Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio) and Gina’s (Chelsea Peretti) parents fall in love, much to their disgust, Rosa (Stephanie Beatriz) discovers she might actually some feelings, Terry questions whether he’s ready for a vasectomy and the Pontiac Bandit returns.

For me the funniest storyline though is Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) being forced to face his former colleague and nemesis, Deputy Chief Madeline Wuntch (Kyra Sedgewick). There are so many great bits around this. We get to see Holt getting flustered and being petty and the idea that all of Wuntch’s animosity might be down to the fact that he spurned her advances really works.

Brooklyn 99 continues to be a great comedy show with enough kookiness as wellas enough police action to keep you entertained. There’s loads of promise with season three and I can’t wait to get stuck in.

4/5

2 Comments

  1. Still to catch up with this on All 4. My stepson has been watching football every night for hours!
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. It’s popular over here. I guess it was canceled after season 5. The Chemistry, in the beginning, is perfect and then wanes, but it’s solid entertainment.

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