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Old 09-18-2013, 08:51 AM   #1
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Brooklyn Nine Nine OAD 2013-SEP-17 Pilot

I found this one to be pretty fun and funny. Andre Brougher solid as always. They did good on the pilot, let's see how they go from here.

I guess I'm still amused by the silly adolescent humor combined with competence. Good formula I guess for my amusement.

(Also watched Dads but it was so terribad not gonna start a thread on it).
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:59 AM   #2
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Agree. Brooklyn Nine Nine gets a season pass, Dads just gets a pass. Seth should stick to animation.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:00 AM   #3
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This was amusing at times. I will probably give a few more weeks to see if it grows on me more.

The funniest parts were characters who got in their way. The old lady in the market and the maintenance lady.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:03 AM   #4
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maint lady was pretty funny, New Yorker!!
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:12 AM   #5
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Darn. I forget to record it. I guess I'll have to catch it on Hulu or VOD.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:27 AM   #6
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We liked it, I had no idea what it was about until I watched it.
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:21 AM   #7
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We liked it. Neither of us are Andy Samberg fans. He's just a tad goofy/silly for me, and not in a super-entertaining-funny kinda way. He's not as bad as Josh Gad, who was unwatchable in 1600 Penn.

In this case, the story was well-written, and the rest of the characters were pretty darn good. So we can overlook him for now.

There have been lots of comparisons to Barney Miller. In BM, the characters were odd, and had idiosyncrasies. Here, AS is just silly. IMHO, there is a difference between odd and silly.

Nonetheless, entertaining 30 minutes, SP survives!
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:36 AM   #8
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Best new comedy of the season, according to Sepinwall? Um, maybe, but let's see the rest of the newbies before we decide.

But good enough to keep the Season Pass for now. Samberg is teetering on the very edge of smarmy idiocy, but the supporting cast is pretty good, and Braugher made this episode work.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:50 AM   #9
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I guess I'm in a minority as I thought it was terrible! And I usually DO like Andy Samberg! Someone commented that most of the humor was adolescent and I agree. Now I'm not the most sophisticated person, but to me the humor was TOO adolescent and not all that funny at that! I'll give it a few more tries but I for one am pretty disappointed with it.

I also tried Dads and it was so horrible that I won't even give it any more tries.

Amazing that a media like TV can have such great shows as Breaking Bad and some stinkers like the above shows!


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Old 09-18-2013, 12:12 PM   #10
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Does Brooklyn 99 have a laugh track?
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:47 PM   #11
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I thought it was decently funny, and I liked the style of humor. Definitely has the Parks vibe in that the humor/relationships are nicer, and not so rude. Direct contrast to Dads before it, which is based in people being awful to each other.
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:52 PM   #12
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Wonder if they are going to have a different lead in cause Dad is going to sink B99, perhaps they'll swap spots.

Pilot was a very good, they'll have to develop the characters of course as an episode with the only the same type of humor for Sambergs character would be tiring. Loved the bumbling guys interaction with the hard-@ss female LE.
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:54 PM   #13
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Does Brooklyn 99 have a laugh track?
I'm one of those people that don't even notice if there's a laugh track, so someone else will have to answer.

I will say though, on the other show getting comments from last night, "DADS", the laugh track was beyond obnoxious. And this is coming from someone who, as I just said, doesn't even notice them. It continually took one out of the moment, as the laughs appeared to have nothing to do with any jokes. They could say a straight line, and the laugh track kicked in.

But on B99? If it had one, I never paid attention, nor did it stand out.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:03 PM   #14
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Nope. No laugh track or audience.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:05 PM   #15
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The first SP casualty of the new season.
This was just awful and the major problem was Samberg.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:13 PM   #16
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I liked it. It didn't make me laugh, but I did grin several times, and I thought Braugher (who is great in everything) and Samberg had good on-screen chemistry.

Oh, and the female detectives are hot, so that helps.

I think it's a keeper.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:19 PM   #17
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I thought this was a great pilot! Let's hope the rest of the eps are as good. I laughed out loud a number of times.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:23 PM   #18
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Darn. I forget to record it. I guess I'll have to catch it on Hulu or VOD.
It's being aired again on Thursday night, after the X Factor.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:33 PM   #19
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Wonder if they are going to have a different lead in cause Dad is going to sink B99, perhaps they'll swap spots.

Pilot was a very good, they'll have to develop the characters of course as an episode with the only the same type of humor for Sambergs character would be tiring. Loved the bumbling guys interaction with the hard-@ss female LE.
Quick guess - Dads drops low, B99 holds steady, Fox brings back Raising Hope into the 7pm slot.

It would make this viewer happy.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:34 PM   #20
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I thought it was good for a pilot. Good enough to watch more. Not completely sold. At times it seemed too earnest to me.

Dads, on the other hand, I didn't quite make through. Awful.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:40 PM   #21
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Liked it. Keeping it for now.

Dads - not as much. I'll give it one more episode.
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Old 09-18-2013, 01:44 PM   #22
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I forgot to mention earlier that aside from what I enjoyed on-screen above, this show was created by Mike Schur, who created Parks & Rec, and was writer/producer on The Office. Both of those shows started off slowly, but were course-corrected once the writers/producers got a better feel for the characters, and I have full confidence that Schur can make the necessary tweaks on this show as well.
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Old 09-18-2013, 02:16 PM   #23
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I watched this right after Dads which I thought was so awful that I pretty much tuned out 10 minutes in. When B99 came on I was still in tune out mode so I wasn't paying attention. I guess I'll try again
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:35 PM   #24
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I liked when they arrested the thief and threw him in jail. Crook in a Box.

Andy Samberg is like David Spade to me. No matter how old he is, he still looks 16. I don't buy him as a cop or a detective. But I thought it was pretty funny in a quirky way.
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:50 PM   #25
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We were able to watch about 10 minutes and then had to delete it. We thought it was awful - and my wife and I are big Andre Braugher fans. Ahhh well.
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:09 PM   #26
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I forgot to mention earlier that aside from what I enjoyed on-screen above, this show was created by Mike Schur, who created Parks & Rec, and was writer/producer on The Office. Both of those shows started off slowly, but were course-corrected once the writers/producers got a better feel for the characters, and I have full confidence that Schur can make the necessary tweaks on this show as well.
Sitcom pilots are incredibly difficult because a lot of humor in a typical sitcom comes from knowing the characters. You don't have that in a pilot. Most sitcoms take a few episodes to hit their stride. The creators behind this show have shown in the past that they can bring the funny. I have full confidence that they can do it here as well. Crime show tropes are ripe for parody. There is definitely a great deal of potential here.
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:52 PM   #27
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I DVR'ed this, but forgot about Dads. Sounds like I did good.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:16 PM   #28
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I recorded it even though the previews looked like garbage. Sounds like I should give it a shot.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:54 PM   #29
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Watched it before Dads and I enjoyed it. Both those shows will get a few more episodes at least, but Dads may get put on the backburner when I have to choose shows where this one I think I will jump on shortly after it has recorded.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:33 PM   #30
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I'm not exactly sure why, but I was very amused by this show. So many rewind and laugh again moments. Maybe I was too sleep deprived when I watched it, making it seem funnier than it was.
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