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Brooklyn Nine Nine OAD 2013-SEP-17 Pilot

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Fahtrim, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    I liked it in the same way I liked Arrested Development and Better Off Ted, although nowhere near as much. More appreciation of weird, dry humor than rolling on the floor laughing.

    And I hasten to add, I am in no way saying this show is in the same league as AD and BOT...just that it has a similar vibe to it. Just less successful.
     
  2. Anubys

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    How dare you say this show is in the same league as AD or Better Off Ted?! :mad:
     
  3. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    You should write pull-quotes for movie posters! "...this show is in the same league as AD and BOT."—Rob Helmerichs
     
  4. Tracy

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    We were really disappointed with this show. I really like the three main actors but found the humor to be completely not my style. We watched the first half silently and then at the commercial turned to each other and said, "Done". Didn't finish it.

    I did the same thing with Community and that turned out to be pretty popular....sometimes shows need time to ripen, I guess.
     
  5. MikeAndrews

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    I thought Andy Samberg is fine. I didn't watch him that much on SNL.

    The rest of the ensemble looks good. Perez(?) has a crazy body with long legs.

    Exactly - was going to say it's a Barney Miller take, with wacky cops but some occasional serious crimes.

    Cops, BTW, like Dennis Farina and my brother said that Barney Miller was the most realistic portrayal of the real job of cops.

    So....somehow they detect at the murder scene that there's a luxury gourmet ham missing, (you can tell that it took up this space?) Then go to the nearest deli where it could have been purchased, and Ratso behind the counter is the perp? He stole it back? Right.

    I'm sure it's just me but there's something weird about how Andre Braughter always is flopping his big pink tongue. He's still a good choice for the role.

    I'm glad I set this SP when I saw the previews. I think it'll wear just fine. Let's see where they take it.
     
  6. JYoung

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    I almost took a pass on this because of Andy Samberg and the pilot was a little lackluster.

    Andre Braugher will keep me coming back for at least a few episodes though.
     
  7. getreal

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    I would be happy if Fred appeared as a different character in every episode.

    I was also pleased that, if the new "normal" in Hollywood is that there has to be a mandatory gay character in every show, Braugher was not told to act flamboyantly. It just happens to be part of his character, but is not everything about his character.

    Not a big Samberg fan, but was surprised that I liked this.
     
  8. TonyD79

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    Love that idea.
     
  9. YCantAngieRead

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    It'll get a few more viewings from me. I didn't LOVE it, but I also didn't hate it at all, either.
     
  10. mattack

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    I thought it was pretty funny, and except for Denis Leary's cop show, can't think of another _vaguely_ serious cop sitcom. Yes, I admit that is adding more exceptions, since there's Barney Miller, but that was more of a workplace comedy where they HAPPEN to be cops.. This is a cop show where they actually go out and arrest people, that's funny.
     
  11. wprager

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    Few laughs, but much of it felt awkward, like they are still trying to find their characters. Definitely not giving up on it yet.
     
  12. mr.unnatural

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    I was hesitant about this show and hadn't really planned to record it, but it was getting hyped so much by the critics I thought I'd give it a shot. The wife and I both watched it Thursday evening and neither of us cared much for it. There were some moments of absolute silliness, but overall it seemed like a drama that was trying to force itself to be funny. I should have stuck with my original gut feeling.

    Season pass deleted. I might have stuck with it longer but I only have so many hours available for TV viewing and I have to weed out any shows that don't grab me right off the bat. I've been a huge Andre Braugher fan since Homicide, but did they really have to make him gay?
     
  13. Steveknj

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    This is an excellent observation. That's how I felt. Seemed similar in humor to those two shows (I think closer to BOT than AD). Not laugh out loud funny, but chuckles and smirks all around. We liked it and gave it an SP. And I'm not a P&R or The Office (USA version) fan.

    Dads, what a shame to waste a good cast on that dreck.
     
  14. Bob Coxner

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    Same here. The reviews were excellent and I love Braugher in anything so I had high hopes going in. I was really disappointed. However, the pedigree of the creator gives me hope for the future and I'll give it a few more episodes. I'll hope it takes the same path as Community, 30 Rock and Parks & Rec with a few weak early episodes before it takes off.
     
  15. Bob Coxner

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    Reno 911!? :)
     
  16. madscientist

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    I can understand that, although with sitcoms you often have to give them a few episodes to gel. If there's anything there I like, and especially if there are people involved who've proven they can do good stuff in the past, I'll give it some slack. On the other hand, I canned Dads almost before the end of the first show so sometimes it's clear there's no there there, even with a Seth Green involved.

    Uh... really?? The guy's not mincing around in hotpants :rolleyes:
     
  17. Rob Helmerichs

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    It's the thought that counts.

    Apparently.
     
  18. mr.unnatural

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    That's Lieutenant Dangle, not Andre Braugher. While they haven't (yet) had him parading around in hot pants, the fact that they had to mention he was gay was completely unnecessary. I'm no homophobe, but it seems like every other show on TV has to have at least one gay person in the cast. It's worked great on some shows (Will and Grace and Modern Family), but I think the entire premise is being overdone. It seems like Hollywood is trying to convince us that gays are becoming a majority. It's like they feel that in order for a sitcom to actually be funny they have to throw a gay person into the mix.
     
  19. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    I think your math might need a little work here...
     
  20. TonyD79

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    Yes. A new phenomenon. Never happened before.

    Right.

    "Gay" characters have been in sitcoms for decades. Now they just identify them.
     

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