Brooklyn Nine-Nine – s05e15 – “Puzzle Master” – Review

I wrote this earlier this week and I haven’t had time to edit it or post it!

It’s finally Monday again! Weirdly enough, it has become my favourite day! I have 5 shows coming out on Sunday night!

I was so excited about a new episode of Brooklyn Nine-nine and I wasn’t left disappointed.
To be 100% honest, it wasn’t as good as the other ones. It’s slightly less perfect than the others. It’s still perfect, but I wasn’t a fan of the storyline, especially about the identity of the arsonist.

Jake and Amy investigate crimes connected to crosswords, Holt and Gina are preparing themselves for the interview to become commissioner and Terry, Rosa, Hitchcock and Scully are trying to decide who is going to get the fanciest car.

Other than that, it was great!

  • Amy becomes a Sargeant

The results of her exam to become a Sargent came in the mail and AMY SANTIAGO PASSED IT! SHE IS GOING TO BE A SARGEANT!
I was almost as proud of Jake was.

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  • Vin

Puzzle master (add name) was played by Melissa Fumero’s real life husband David Fumero!

  • Jealous!Jake

We can’t deny the fact that David Fumero, and therefore his character, is quite attractive and that didn’t go unnoticed by Jake!
He repeatedly says jealousy is an ugly emotion (which is true) and something I truly appreciated is that they didn’t make Vin an antagonist to Jake and Amy and their relationship. He was so afraid Amy was going to leave him!

  • Captain Raymond Holt & Finger Food

  • Equality

Captain Holt is confronted by a new prospective candidate who is younger than him and has more innovative idea. And she is a woman. (Yay women!)

The Captain speaks with one of the members of the committee that will decide who will become the next commissioner. He learns that they only offered her the position to pretend to care about diversity. Given that there were 2 candidates named John Kelly and all their wives look exactly the same.

So he announces that he won’t give his presentation until a new and more fair committee is assembled.

The captain is a role model for equality. I love him.

  • Captain Holt and Gina’s friendship

  • Jealous!Charles

Jake might not like being jealous, but as he has stated before, Charles has zero pride and when Vin asks Jake to join him for a puzzle night, Charles jumps right in, telling him that Jake already has a friend and he doesn’t need another.



Even if, personally, it wasn’t Brooklyn nine nine’s best episode I really really enjoyed it.
I can’t wait for next week!!! 40 uninterrupted minutes of Brooklyn99!!!!!!







Brooklyn Nine-Nine – s05 ep 14 – “The Box” – Review

ATTENTION! This post contains spoilers for the entire 5 seasons of Brooklyn Nine-Nine including the latest aired episode!

Another week, another Brooklyn Nine Nine episode!! I was particularly excited to see this one because…. STERLING K BROWN IS IN THE HOUSE, Y’ALL!!!!

I love Sterling. I immediately had a crush on him after watching “The People v.s. O.J. Simpson”. He is so talented and so wonderful. And now he is in my favourite show!

I’m freaking out. Not joking.

Now, a bit of house keeping! I’ve decided to review all new B99 episodes from 5B onwards, so please check out my review of ep 12 and 13. Also, here is my Brooklyn99 Week! Day 1 , Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6 , Day 7 .






The episode was written, acted, edited and shot perfectly. I loved it so much. It takes place almost entirely in an interrogation room where Capt. Holt and Jake try to break a suspect (Sterling K. Brown) and make him confess to murdering his work partner.

3 Emmy winners giving a mindblowing performance.

I was especially excited to see Sterling K Brown in a comedy setting. We all know he is a wonderful dramatic actor (“American Crime Story: The People vs OJ Simpson” and “This Is Us“) but comedy is not for everybody. But he killed it.

There were so many homages to Brooklyn99’s past episodes and to Andre Braugher’s career. (Sterling K Brown mentioned him as a role model, inspiration in his own Emmy acceptance speech)

This might be one, if not THE, best episode of all Brooklyn Nine-Nine history.

  • H-O-L-T

The show is famous for its spectacular cold opens and this one didn’t disappoint: Holt calls his husband and then spells his name to him. Who does that?!

  • The Guitar is BACK!

Jake tries to get a confession from Philip by annoying him into talking: playing his guitar and screaming into his face. CLASSIC JAKE! A nice and effective throwback to season 1 “48 Hours”. It didn’t work but it sure was funny!

  • Holt going on a tangent on the whole “doctor/doctorate/PhD”

The captain tries to get under Philip’s skins by telling him that a dentist isn’t actually a doctor. Unfortunately, this blows back in his face: Philip starts questioning the validity of professors with doctorates, diminishing the Captain’s husband’s title. This sets him off and it’s scary and at the same time so hilarious.

  • This glorious moment

  • Jake only wants the captain to be proud of him


  • Jake solves the case, Andy gives a wonderful performance

  • Sterling K Brown

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE: Guest star Sterling K. Brown in the "The Box" episode of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE airing Sunday, April 1 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: FOX

There is nothing left to say. He is probably a better villain than a hero. Astonishing performance. I love him.

A brilliant episode. I would have to quote the entire episode but these were the best of best. At least for me.


(only because HalloVeen deserves 10/10)



10 Books I Loved in 2017

I am subscribed to the lovely Sanne’s “booksandquills” youtube channel and she posted the top 10 books she read in 2017. So, I decided to do it as well.

Here is my list of the top 10 books I’ve read in 2017!

  • The Hating Game

25883848A great contemporary romance about two co-workers up for the same promotion that discover that they don’t hate each other as much as they thought.

I loved it. Read it in two days and it became an instant favourite. I hope that they’ll make it into a movie adaptation because this was a perfect romantic comedy.


  • Milk and Honey never thought I would ever like a poetry collection as much as I loved this one.

It was raw, beautiful, deep and personal. I really enjoyed it. I also read Rupi Kaur’s other collection and I liked it. This, in my opinion, is the best one.


  • We Should All Be Feminists & Dear Ijeawele

Dear Ijeawele Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Book23301805I had never read any feminist literature before and “We should all be feminists” is an amazing start. It’s easy to understand, it covers feminism’s most important topics and it is a great introduction for a newbie to the matter.

I also read “Dear Ijeawele” and I liked it even more than the other one. It was as informative as I thought it would be. It’s a great read for everybody but it’s fundamental for new parents or parents who want their children (girls AND boys) to be raised as feminists.

I absolutely recommend both of them. Please read them.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ / ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  • Dante and Aristotle Discover The Secrets of the Universe and The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

Aristotle and Dance discover the secrets of the universe Benjamin Alire Saenz - book23447923I read “Dante and Aristotle” while on my beach holiday and I loooooved it! I think I read it in less than two days. One evening I was out in the terrace, a soft breeze in my face, Tom Rosenthal’s music in my ears and I read. So much.

I have this wonderful memory of that evening and I really really liked the story.

Just like with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s books, I actually enjoyed the second one more than the first one.

“The Inexplicable Logic of my life” was so full of love, loss, grief, acceptance. I absolutely adored it. There wasn’t any romance in it, just family love and great great friendships.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ / ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  • The Handmaid’s Tale

20528642I didn’t actually read this book because I listened to it. “Homeland”‘s Claire Danes was the narrator and I couldn’t have asked for a better person to read this book.

I probably would have loved the book anyways, but having her read it to me, make the experience so much better.

In this world-wide political climate, it’s more important than ever. Women’s oppression is sadly such a real and common issue.


  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

31434883I saw somebody talking about this book on Youtube, I put it in my TBR and I casually started reading it.

I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did. I loved the clarity and the honesty with which Gail Honeyman wrote Eleonor’s feelings, emotions and thoughts.
Her honest moments were the best.
I love the fact that she decided not to go down the “romantic relationship with the other character of the opposite sex” road. It would have ruined the entire book.


  • The Hate U Give

32075671This book was so hyped on Booktube and it doesn’t disappoint. It’s about a girl who witnesses one of her friends being killed by the police and the aftermath of the event.

I was inspired by the “Black Lives Matter” movement and it’s so incredibly important.

It’s an amazing story that deals with loss, death, activism, racism, standing up for what you believe in, injustice and justice.
The characters are so well written and the story is truly compelling.


  • What Happened

34114362I love this book. I was very well written, it read like a novel instead of a memoir. I thought Hillary Clinton did a great job. At times, her political self was a little bit too present: she sounded too much like she was still running for the precidency.

Of course, not living in the US, I don’t have a a perception of the problems affecting the country and I’m not an expert in politics and in the economy. I know very little about it, but I agreed with Hillary’s view of the world.

I leant about all the issues she cares about, the hard choices she had to make in her life and the problems she has been facing ever since she was a young woman in her 20s.


I’m 3 months late, but here are my favourite books of 2017!

Let me know yours! I’d love to discuss!



Reading Wrap-up – March 2018

March has come and gone! I can’t believe tomorrow is already April.

I haven’t read that much this month. My Goodreads reading challenge is telling me I’m two books behind schedule…

Apparently, I’ve only read two books in March and to be fair… I’m quite disappointed with myself.

  • Conversations With Friends: A Novel by Sally Rooney

32187419I was excited to read this book but I had other expectations going into it and I was disappointed.
I wanted it to be so much more and I was let down.
It’s not a bad book.
It’s about these two college girls who become friends with an older married couple.
It’s a classic book about not very nice people doing not very nice things, but I wasn’t intrigued by the characters.
Rather than understanding their flaws, I only got annoyed by their actions and their personalities. I was exasperated by them.
Nick drove me up the wall. He had no spine, no personality. He was so empty and annoying. He was the worst one.
Overall a 3 stars book. It was ok. kind of.


The other book I’ve read was…

  • Simon vs. the homo sapiens agenda by Becky Albertalli

19547856I was planning on reading this book but as soon as I saw that the movie had come out and how much everybody was loving it, I HAD to get my hands on it.

And I’m so incredibly glad I did.

It’s about Simon, a high schooler who has been trying to deal with the difficulties of coming out as gay to his parents and his friends. He is then blackmailed by a classmate who finds one of his email to another anonymous closeted boy at his school.

It’s a great story about coming out, being accepted for who you are and actually being your true self.

I really loved it. It was amazing. It touched to many important topics and issues and it made me feel stuff.
The characters felt incredibly realistic and they represented what being a teenager is like.
And the protagonist, Simon, is adorable!
Beautiful book.
I am in awe.

I highly recommend it to ANYONE. Please read it.


Let me know if you’ve read the books or if you have any recommendation for me! I’d love to know a recent book you’ve read that made an impact on you!