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

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  • 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.

Hilarious.

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8/10

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!!!!!!

I’M SO HAPPY.

xxx
Georgia

 

 

 

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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 .



THIS.

WAS.

THE.

ABSOLUTE.

BEST.

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

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  • Jake solves the case, Andy gives a wonderful performance

  • Sterling K Brown

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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.

9.5/10

(only because HalloVeen deserves 10/10)

xxx

Georgia

Brooklyn Nine Nine – s05 ep 13 – The Negotiaton – Review

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

It’s finally Monday!!! And this means… Another Brooklyn Nine Nine review! SO EXCITING!!

Like the guys on Pod Save America always say: a bit of house keeping! Some self promotion! Not because I want views or likes or some shit like that. I desperately want the entire world to watch this show! So…

You can read my review of the latest episode here!

And you can read all about my Brooklyn Nine Nine week here: Day 1 (Gina Linetti), Day 2 (Capt. Raymond Holt), Day 3 (Halloween Episodes), Day 4 (Social Issues on B99), Day 5 (LBGTQ+), Day 6 (Guest stars and recurring characters), Day 7 (15 reasons why you should watch Brooklyn99).


What. And. Episode.

I loved it so much!!! It’s always fun when dog Judy comes back to Brooklyn 99 and this episode wasn’t an exception.

Jake gets asked to be the negotiator in a hostage situation: but who’s on the other side? IT’S DOUG JUDY!

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The Pontiac Bandit is back! Usually one time in every season, Doug Judy comes back to the show and forces Jake into weird situations. What’s most hilarious, is the love and friendship that is shared between the two of them.

Even though they’re supposed to be nemesis, they have this bond and respect. It makes me so happy!

Aside from the banter between Jake and Judy, Captain Holt and Terry were facing quite a problem: a representative of the Commissioners office came to the precinct to interview the captain subordinates and they chose Hitchcock. HITCHCOCK!

Of course everybody freaked out and Terry and Holt tried to do a sort of “The My Fair Lady-fication of Hitchcock.”, as the AVclub.com said.

While all of this was going on, Charles opened his food truck and it was a disaster! He became even meaner than Gordon Ramsay and it was FANTASTIC!

This exchange between Charles and Amy blew my mind and had me laughing for hours:

“Do I look like Jake to you?”

“No, not at all!”

“THEN WHY ARE YOU TRYING TO SCREW ME!?!?!?”

This is the stuff that I live for on Brooklyn 99. It was perfect, hilarious and overall majestic.

And Jake and Judy singing “What’s Up” by 4 Non Blondes was so funny and at the same time, adorable. Not to mention when they started talking about Jake and Amy’s imminent nuptials!!!!

It’s the most pure and at the same time inappropriate on the show. Maybe other than Boyle’s adoration for Jake and his romantic relationship with Amy.



I hope you liked this review! Talking about Brooklyn 99 just give me so much joy and it feels my heart with happiness.

Next week’s episode is going to be amazing: Sterling K Brown is a guest star and I already know I’m going to love this episode. Mostly because I love every single one of the show’s episodes.

One more thing, share your love for Brooklyn Nine-Nine on social media using the hashtags #Brooklyn99 and #RenewBrooklyn99 and directly tweeting at @FOXTV and @Brooklyn99FOX.

xxx

Georgia

“Find Me Some Killgrave! NOW!” – Jessica Jones Season 2 First Impression

Ok, I knew it.

Killgrave wasn’t going to be in the season because Jessica killed him. I am not delusional.

I was expecting more flashbacks or other cinematic tricks to have more David Tennant on my screen. He is my favourite person in the entire world. I would marry him in a heart beat (if he weren’t already married to another amazing human being, ironically also named Georgia).

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I loved season 1. A powerful, strong, damaged and messed up female superhero. It’s exactly what we needed. I am not a fan of superheros or the fantasy genre but this was really really good.

She decided to stop being a super hero and she is trying to survive as a private investigator.

Season one is mainly focused on her struggle to face super villain Killgrave and ultimately confront him.

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But in this second one, Killgrave is dead and Jessica has to deal with the aftermath of the events.

On top of that, she is trying to figure out who gave her the superpower abilities and to remember what they did to her.

I’ve watched four episodes so far and to be fair, I’m not that into it. I got distracted very easily and I didn’t pay that much attention to the storyline. It was quite slow and the deeper dive into Jessica’s past was a bit boring for me. I felt like there was something missing.

She is still a badass, though. Jessica’s best friend Trish and neighbour-turned-employee Malcolm are still trying to help her and to basically save her from herself.

Aside from this, Jessica starts having visions and a client turns out to be a great lead on her case.

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I love the noir, dark and mysterious atmosphere and most of all, I love that she does not wear some sort of cape, mask or fucking costume.

I’m so tired of spandex costumes.

I’ll probably keep watching because I know there is a David Tennant cameo somewhere along the season and I don’t want to miss it.

During a dull moment in an episode, I almost yelled “Find me some Killgrave! NOW!”.

Last but not least, I want to mention the fact that every episode was directed by a woman. Women is the cinema / TV industries have had it tough for a long time, and not it feels like change is in the air.

More women are being recognised and appreciated for their work, equal to men.

Female superhero protagonist show with all female directors. YES!!!

Have you seen Jessica Jones? What do you think about this new season?

xxx

Georgia

P.S. Music by Sean Callery. He wrote the Homeland and Jessica Jones’ opening credits and they are spectacular. The score is perfection.