Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season Six Review
by H. Creasey
**** 4 Stars
‘During this time where we are all stuck inside, I strongly recommend that you binge this phenomenal show if you haven’t already.’
Directors: Tony Nuhar / Stephan Dudycha
Actors: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio and Andre Braugher
A lot takes place within the 18 episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Season 6, however, the overall plot begins with Holt finding out he lost the commissioner position to John Kelly, and is sent into a deep depression until Jake and Amy encourage him to stand up against Kelly. This results in the new commissioner retaliating against the Nine-Nine. Jake and Holt discover that Kelly is using his new ‘anonymous tip’ app to illegally wiretap the population, forcing them to recruit some of their old rivals to expose his crimes. Thanks to Jake and Wuntch (Kyra Sedgwick) staging an arrest for a fake kidnapping, Kelly is suspended and Wuntch becomes the acting commissioner. She uses her new position to allow Terry to stay at the Nine-Nine and force Holt to make up for his missing patrol officer days.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine has always been a brilliantly hilarious show, and Season 6 does not disappoint. In a world constantly full of new, interesting content, the show manages to stay relevant and unique, and I genuinely cannot think of an episode I have not enjoyed. Overall, I would say that season 6 is not the best compared to some of the earlier seasons (this does not mean that it wasn’t thoroughly enjoyable) and I think this was due to the shift in relationships. For example, in this season, the character Gina Linetti (Chelsea Peretti) was absent for most episodes.
One of the things that makes this show great is the relationship between all of the characters and, although Jake is usually seen as the main protagonist, the whole cast has an equal part to play in engaging the audience. Another show that does this is Friends, one of the most iconic sitcoms of all time. However, by taking one of the characters out of the equation, the dynamics feel slightly off. That being said, I do think that this season was worth the wait. During this time where we are all stuck inside, I strongly recommend that you binge this phenomenal show if you haven’t already.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is currently available on Netflix and was rated 12 by the BBFC.