- I particularly admired how the writers took care of the (necessary) information dump, by having one character explain to the new Captain who these folks were and some of their quirks. It lays out the characters without feeling like we're being lectured to or giving us Too Much Exposition.
- Unlike a lot of sitcoms in particular, the characters and universe seem to be pretty well-developed at this point. Contrast with Parks and Rec and New Girl, both of which took time to figure out who their characters were and how they fit into the larger world.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
PUT DOWN THE YO-YO AND STEP AWAY FROM THE GIRL:At least based on critical and Twitter reaction, seemed like there was pretty much universal adulation for Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and I agree. It's got a tricky balancing act to pull off in future episodes, balancing the Sambergian weirdness of him running around in a Speedo with making sure that the crimes being investigated are at least somewhat plausible/serious, but the pilot pulled that off pretty well. Two particular things I wanted to note:
Posted by Matt at 8:25 AM