Fall TV 2015 Follow Up – Brooklyn Nine-Nine

September 30, 2015 By

It may be a bit early to say, but has Brooklyn Nine-Nine run out of juice? The season premiere moves Captain Holt (Andre Braugher) and loud mouthed Gina Linetti (Chelsea Peretti) to a new assignment intended to break the spirit of Holt. The storyline is okay, but even in a ~22 minute episode it got tiresome.

Bill Hader comes in as the new Captain of the Nine-Nine which showed so much potential for hilariousness. Problem is he wasn’t given any real material. Hader came in as another hard-ass Captain trying to put his mark on the department. He is the opposite in attitude to Holt, completely insane and over the top meaning he is prone to heart attacks. Which he has, and the gag runs more than one time reminding the audiences of what diminishing returns means on a joke.

The Jake and Amy romance that has been teased since the very beginning is realized, cast aside, and realized. Again… in a twenty minute show, too much. The episode was short on laughs and had a lot of plot that amounted to nothing at all.

I hate to be one to speak against change on a tv show, change generally keeps things fresh, but Brooklyn Nine Nine was running smoothly as it was. Luckily since it’s network TV things will probably be put right by the third episode this season. I hope.