The Peraltiago Wedding is Here! – Brooklyn99

I can’t believe the 20th May is already here! Ever since Brooklyn 99 came back from hiatus, I’ve been incredibly excited for the finale.

JAKE AND AMY ARE GETTING MARRIED!!!

I thought I had an exam on Monday, so I wouldn’t be able to watch the show as soon as it came out… But the professor moved me to Wednesday!!!

But I have decided that before watching the wedding and the season finale, I would revisit the “best of” Jake and Amy and their relationship.

So I have compiled a list of episodes that I’ll be watching before tuning in to see Sunday’s episode!

THE BET

(Season 1 episode 13)

I love this episode! It is the beginning of Jake’s feelings for Amy, at least in my opinion. It is an adorable episode they are both so cute and the concept of it, is hilarious!

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I love their “flirty” conversation on the rooftop and the fake fight with engagement ring and… I basically love every single second of it!

JOHNNY & DORA

(Season 2 episode 23)

Jake and Amy going undercover as a couple and having to kiss in order not to blow up their cover, is the best trope ever!

They are so cute!!! One of my favourite scenes is when Jake and Amy get asked why they fell in love with the other and he started off by joking, but then he add an honest remark at the end about Amy being the person whose opinion he values the most.

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THEY ARE ADORABLE I CAN’T HANDLE IT

NEW CAPTAIN

(season 3 episode 1)

And of course, it wouldn’t be a “best of” if I didn’t include the season three premiere. On top of being absolutely perfect, Bill Hader is in it and he is marvellous! And the episode contains the best of my favourite joke on Brooklyn 99:

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HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE THEM?

THE MATTRESS

(Season 3 Episode 7)

Dating and working together might be complicated for a lot of people and… Jake and Amy are no exception to it!

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They start working together on the case, get in a fight about Jake’s lumpy mattress, and The mess up the case. But you it is an adorable episode that reminds us that they aren’t a perfect couple that never fights, that they are two extremely competitive and stubborn people.

But they love each other and they want their relationship to work out. So Amy tells her mom that she is dating Jake and he buys a nice mattress so she can stay over.

ADORBS.

THE FUGITIVE P.1

(Season 4 Episode 11)

Talking about competitiveness and fighting, taking Amy make another bet: who arrests more fugitives wins and the other one has to move into the loser’s apartment. Filled with Harry Potter references and quotes, it show us that although in love and willing to move in together they would rather spice up their relationship by getting into a life-changing bet.

They are two idiots and I love them…

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HALLOVEEN

(Season 05 Episode 04)

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And now on to another masterpiece… Halloween! Although every single Halloween episode is amazing, this has to be the best. I love everything about it!

Jake asking Amy to be meaner to him because it turns him on, Fake-Charles and Nutriboom (Boom! Boom!), “The Handmaid’s Tale” reference and Cheddar, this episode is a so brilliant.

I cried when Jake proposed, I love how in-sync they are, how low-key his proposal was… I love it.

THE VENUE

(Season 5 Episode 6)

This episode is all centred around Jake and Amy planning their wedding and the vulture swooping in and taking almost everything away from them.

I love the banter between them, the Harry Potter references, Nakatomi Plaza cake… They are so adorable and their wedding is going to make me cry like crazy.

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TWO TURKEYS

(Season 5 episode 7)

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And last but not least, the Thanksgiving episode. Jake and Amy hosting a party at their house with both their respective parents is meant to be a nightmare.

And it is! They get into a weird competition regarding their parents, they make them drink too much and it’s a mess.

At the end, despite their competition and confrontation, they immediately put that aside in the moment of danger. And it turns out to be the Thanksgiving Jake always wanted as a kid.

 


I’m just repeating and highlighting things that I love in every single one of these episodes but the truth is… these ones are perfect. I love every single joke, they’re hilarious, they portray a healthy, loving, trusting, committed and pure relationship between two completely different people who didn’t fall in love when they met. They built a friendship, solid foundations… they knew all about each other: their flaws, their virtues, what makes them angry, what makes them happy… And on the basis of this solid friendship, they build a partnership and a romance.

And I think it’s beautiful.

 


I have rambled on enough. I love the show and I’ll never get tired of talking about it. These are the episodes that I’ll be watching today, in preparation for the finale.

I’m so happy Jake and Amy are getting married and I really can’t wait to see the episode.

Please let me know what your favourite Peraltiago moment.

You can find me on Twitter, Goodreads and Tumblr!

xxx

Georgia

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine – s05 ep 21 – “White Whale” – Review

BROOKLYN99 IS BACK HOME ON NBC, BITCHES!!!

Wow. Just… Wow.

It’s been a weird week, people. Brooklyn99 got cancelled and 36 hours later moved to another network and renewed for a sixth season. I wrote all about it in my post (I won’t be humble) spectacularly and accurately titled: A Rollercoaster of Emotion. AND IT WAS!

But enough with that! Let’s talk about the latest episode! (One more thing… You suck FOX).

White Whale sees Amy and Rosa trying to catch a criminal they have been chasing for years and years, Jake and Terry trying to plan the last details of the Peraltiago-Wedding and the Captain faces his current nemesis Olivia Crawford.

COLD OPEN

Hitchcock coming in and whining because people are disgusted by him when they realise he is a cop was confusing…. until Jake points out that he has had his genitals on display for the entire time… The delivery was amazing, Dirk Blocker is hilarious!

Amy and Rosa’s Friendship

Let’s get straight into it. I’ve sai it multiple times and I’ll say it again. THE FRIENDSHIPS ON THIS SHOW ARE MASTERPIECES.

Despite their opposite personalities, Amy and Rosa have always been a team, they are friends and they have each other’s back, both at work and in their personal lives.

Rosa wasn’t disappointed because Amy let the perp go, she was angry because her friend didn’t tell her the truth. The camaraderie they have is perfect.

I can’t help but compare Brooklyn99’s friendships to the Parks and Rec ones. Both shows portray amazing relationships between woman and it’s inspiring.

Also…. Amy and Rosa in the main storyline was perfect!!!

Jake’s Groom Gut

While Amy and Rosa are off fighting crime, Jake and Terry are trying to follow Amy’s overly complicated and totally adorable wedding week binder.

With the catchphrase, “Do you think I’m planning a funeral?”, the plot became even funnier.

And let’s not forget:

Jake’s Fear

I loved that they talked about what being a good husband is, and that Jake actively participated in the decisions and actually cared.

They portray men in a positive way, galaxies away from even an inch of toxic masculinity. All the men have such a rich tapestry (*) of feeling that are actually shown not as a weakness but as a strength.

I love that they rendered obsolete the trope of men not liking marriage and feeling trapped in it. Jake literally can’t wait to marry Amy, Terry is constantly talking about how much he loves his family, Holt and his husband are perfect together and Charles, even if not married, is perfectly content with Genevieve. He is the one in the relationship that wishes they would get married.

I adore that they put such a positive note on this topic, without EVER giving it a negative connotation.

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Them assembling Jake and Amy’s gift bag was hilarious! And then Terry feeding them candies!!!! I laughed so much!

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NEXT WEEK IS THE LAST EPISODE!!!! THE WEDDING!!!!!!

NBC has announced the schedule for the fall and it looks like the 13 episodes of Brooklyn99’s sixth season will start airing mid-season! So probably in January 2019!

I know, it’s a bummer but at least we’ll get a new season!

I would love nothing more than to chat about Brooklyn99, the turmoil that just happened and more!

Also, I have tumblr now!! Hit me up! (it sucks and I haven’t had time to fix it, but I basically only post about B99!). I’m much more comfortable on Twitter, so follow me!

I don’t mean to promote myself like this. I really just want to chat about tv shows. It’s basically the only thing my mind can think about. 

xxx

Georgia

(*) Thanks SNL’s sketch with Kristen Stewart for teaching me his word!

Alone Together Season 1 Review

A show about a platonic relationship between a man and a woman? And it’s a comedy? and there is no romance? and it’s produced by The Lonely Island?

It’s definitely a show for me!

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I wrote about my first impression of the show back in January and now that the season is over (last episode aired on March 21st) I’ve had some time to think about it.

I wasn’t that positive in my first impression. I wrote:

I wanted to like this. I really did. But it needs a lot of work. The acting isn’t that good. Especially Benji Aflalo and Esther Povitsky. They star in the show and they also produce it but there is something missing.

He has the facial range of emotion of Kit Harrington, so completely non-existent. Some of the jokes were good but the delivery sucked.

It is an interesting commentary on LA’s shallowness and appearance-obsessed culture, but it lacked a lot of ingredients to make it good.

And I still agree.

I really liked some episodes but I think they haven’t found their voice yet. There are good episodes and I can related to them. But… There is something stiff about it.

And that’s okay! I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE Parks and Recreation, but let’s be honest: season 1 (and kind of season 2) wasn’t its best. But the show evolved into an amazing and iconic political comedy show.

I hope Along Together will learn from its weaker features and improve.

Or…

I might just have not understood it. Maybe some jokes went over my head and the funnier side completely eluded me.

I don’t know!

I’ll probably rewatch some episodes but for now, I’d say my overall opinion is 6.5/10.


Have you seen the show? Are you planning on watching it?

Are you obsessed with “The Lonely Island” as much as I am?

xxx

Georgia

What’s Been Going On – Life Update, Going to a Party and Feeling Positive

I haven’t had a lot of time recently and I’ve been mainly doing episode reviews here on my blog, so I haven’t been posting about anything else.

But I wanted to document how my life has been like in the past few months and… it’s been good.

I haven’t had any moments of sadness. Or the feeling that even getting out of bed, feels like the world is resting on my shoulders.

My weeks have been pretty regular, one after another, with little difference between them.

I usually spend Monday and Tuesday studying, on Wednesday I go to Uni, on Thursday I go to the market, I tutor for two hours, I try to study some more and I have on class in the evening. On Friday morning I relax but in the afternoon I teach some more classes and then it’s the weekend!

Sleeping in on Saturday morning, blogging, reading and watching shows in the afternoon and then Sunday!

And then I repeat this all over again.

It’s not ideal, but it is what it is. I wish I did more interesting things but made some “resolutions” and I’ll try to enjoy myself more during the summer.

I went to the cinema. Saw the first part of the new movie about our former prime minister and everlasting disgusting individual, Silvio Berlusconi.

I still haven’t been to the beach this year, which is so sad.

My obsession with Brooklyn Nine-Nine hasn’t gone away yet. NINE-NINE!!!

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I went through an emotional journey last week and I’ve documented it on my blog. Spoiler Alert: A lot of crying.

I was invited to a party yesterday. I was not so keen on going but it’s my friend from high school and everybody in the group chat said they were attending…

They are very different people from me. They like to go to parties, drink (a lot)…

One of the few times I’ve hung out with them, I’ve heard one of them make some borderline racist and homophobic jokes. I didn’t laugh like the rest of them and he definitely noticed it.

Anyway, it’ll probably be one of the last time I go out with them so, if I’m angry enough, I’ll throw a fit and storm out.

That’ll be the dream.

But fortunately, the party got cancelled due to bad weather and I didn’t go!! I stayed up to watch the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 (YAY ISRAEL!!!!!!!! YOU GO NETTA!!!!).

That’s it from me now… aside from my anger and Brooklyn99, my life has been pretty boring. As per usual.

xxx

Georgia