Brooklyn Nine Nine has had a bumpy ride off-screen and yet it never failed to make us laugh. The sixth season aired in 2019 despite getting cancelled by FOX. With season 7 in 2020’s pipeline, here are nine things that made Brooklyn Nine Nine the greatest show of 2019.
It is not a difficult task to jot down nine things that make Brooklyn Nine Nine the greatest shows of 2019 — until you reach the second last point. After that, it is a daunting task to fit in all the memorable moments into a single point.
LAUGHTER MIXED THE PERFECT AMOUNT OF EMOTIONS, THE SHOW HAS SMOOTHLY SAILED US THROUGH 2019.
- Can a show be more diverse?
- Brooklyn Nine Nine has complex yet real romantic relationships.
- B99 precinct appeals to the LGBT community.
- The show fights crime with smart humor and creativity.
Scroll down! Here are nine things that make Brooklyn Nine Nine the best show of 2019.
The manner in which Brooklyn Nine Nine portrays diversity and inclusivity is unparalleled. Lack of diversity is an issue that still persists in Hollywood and in various TV series. Many projects still resist bringing in a diverse cast. But Brooklyn Nine Nine breaks all these norms. The show has such a diverse cast that only two out of the seven lead characters are white males. No other TV show has a cast that is more diverse than Brooklyn 99 —yet in no way is it centered all around diversity.
What’s unique about the show is that — the show never typecasts the minority.
This is one of the nine things that make Brooklyn Nine Nine the greatest show of 2019.
Unlike most of its contemporary shows, Brooklyn Nine Nine does not solely depend on hyper-sexual content. So many TV shows are loaded with sexual content that they are being referred to as soft p*rn. The display of such hyper sexual content is spread over all genres of TV shows and does not even spare sitcoms. But Brooklyn Nine Nine keeps it clean and thus comfortable to watch it with family. It never gets awkward and is a true treat for fans.
#3 Complex Yet Real Romantic Relationships
Romantic relationships at the Brooklyn Nine Nine precinct are one of the things that make the show a great success. They are realistic, complex and relate-able. We get to see the romantic relationship of Holt and his husband Kevin. Jake and Amy’s relationship happens over time instead of the dramatic love-at-first-sight. All the romantic relationships motivate healthy relationships and are very relatable to viewers.
#4 Appeals to LGBT community
It breaks the ground rules set by popular TV shows and sets up its own league.
Most sitcoms lack the tools to portray sexuality. Either these sitcoms shy away from the concept or they make fun of it. But Brooklyn Nine Nine does never ceases to resist the diversity in sexuality. Unlike the other shows on TV, B99 carefully inculcates LGBT community without focusing all the attention to it. Captain Holt’s sexuality is the best example of this. Brooklyn Nine Nine never focuses too much on it and yet the show is always sensitive about it.
#5 Casting and Characterisation
Every character in the cop sitcom show fits his/her role like a glove. Captain Holt’s serious nature is complimented by Jake Peralta’s immature one. Every character is defined with perfection and have an important role to play in the show.
No character is dispensable. Despite popular belief, Jake Peralta is not the central character of the show. In fact the show focuses it time on all characters equally, gradually building them through the 6 seasons. This brings us to the next thing that makes Brooklyn Nine Nine the greatest show of 2019—
#6 Character Development
Brooklyn Nine Nine is not just another sitcom. Over the 6 seasons that have been aired, the makers have focused on character development. Unlike other TV shows of the comic genre, Brooklyn Nine Nine values all of its characters and keeps on developing them with a continuity that most shows lack. The best part of Brooklyn Nine Nine is their running jokes. The traditional Halloween heist (that started with Captain Holt and Jake Peralta but spread among all the precinct members) is a treat for the fans.
#7 Creativity in every episode
Brooklyn Nine Nine has aired 130 episodes till date and every single one is all about smart yet non-offensive comedy. Even when the premises of a particular storyline are known, the show never lacks humor and creativity. Every episode’s storyline collaborate to make Brooklyn Nine Nine the best show of 2019.
#8 Healthy Workplace/ Healthy Humour
Most of the shows (sitcoms or not) based in an office ensemble tend to pick on a particular character. Contrary to this, Brooklyn Nine Nine’s office is all about a healthy workplace and healthy humour. The staff at B99’s precinct is sensitive to their colleagues. Even when they do go out of bounds in the name of humour, it is always harmless. Who would not want to work at such an office?!
And this brings us to the one thing that sums up all the things that make Brooklyn Nine Nine the greatest show of 2019 (and the decade).
#9 Breaking Stereotypes
The show runs a revolution of its own. Brooklyn Nine Nine dissolves all stereotypes on screen and off screen. The show has two Latin ladies in lead roles —something that not many TV shows do. The women of B99 office are never portrayed any less than the men. Rosa, Amy and Gina take up daunting tasks and never receive any sexist remarks. Brooklyn Nine Nine seems like a world where no stereotypes exist. Captain Holt’s gay character is never a portrayal of the gay stereotype. But that is not all. What makes Brooklyn Nine Nine the greatest show of 2019 are its men.
While some TV shows have showcased women in stronger light, almost none has shown men as emotional. Terry, Charles, Jake, Hitchcock, and Scully are the characters that make viewers believe that B99 is far far away from stereotypes. If any show has never let a speck of stereotyping reach its sets —it is Brooklyn Nine Nine.