Dust off your Die Hard crib notes and stock the fridge with some mango yoghurt because Brooklyn’s finest are back – and in Blighty now, too!
For British fans of the beloved cop show – who haven’t been illegally streaming the show from the US for the past few months – the gang are back on UK telly screens on March 28 for the season six premiere, courtesy of E4.
Our American friends across the pond were blessed with the eagerly-awaited return of Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Thursday January 10, which will go down in TV history as a day of retribution for the Fox Broadcasting Company.
Much to everyone’s relief – especially that of NBC I’ll wager – the Nine-Nine is better than ever… And this time Scully and Hitchcock are running the show.
After the beloved cop comedy was dropped last year by Fox (boo hiss), our saviours and new favourite network NBC picked it up for a sixth season which has premiered to great acclaim and the highest ratings for two years… And you can see why.
The reviews are so much more than a nod to the welcome decision in keeping the show on the air. After all, five seasons down and we’re still not done with the good folk who call the 99th precinct their home away from home.
There are still stories to be told here, and this season proves it from the get-go.
In fact, watching the first episode of season six of Brooklyn Nine-Nine is sure to fill fans with great relief. Not only has NBC allowed creators, Michael Schur and Dan Goor, to stay true to the tone and charm of the comedy, but the new network has actually facilitated an improvement.
That’s right. I said it. Brooklyn Nine-Nine has never been better.
It’s a big claim and not one I put down in black and white pixels lightly, as so often, the death of a show comes from overhype from wannabe online critics like myself.
But, hand on heart, if you love Brooklyn Nine-Nine and all it stands for, you will love the premier episode of season six.
Here’s why, without any spoilers. (Don’t say we don’t hear you sound off in the comments.)
This episode proves all the characters – in their own unique way – are akin to an old pair of jeans. Tried, tested, and better with a bit of wear.
It picks up right where it left off after Amy Santiago and Jake Peralta’s car-crash but cherished wedding day with Holt, Gina, Boyle, Scully, Hitchcock, Terry and Rosa drinking in the police bar and celebrating over a bottle of beer, subtly paid for by advertisers.
Over the course of the next 20 minutes, prepare to see the gang detach and unfurl on a number of different levels – emotionally and geographically – while the trademark mild threat the writers have executed so consistently throughout the show returns.
— 4Viewers (@4Viewers) March 13, 2019
But don’t take my word for it. Tune in and see for yourself. There’s so much to look forward to.
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A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.