The Best Cop Show on TV

Prince Collins, Contributor

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If you’re looking for a new show to binge watch, then you’ve come to the right place. I was scrolling through Netflix searching for a new show to watch when I encountered the cover photo of Andy Samberg wearing some pretty cool shades. Luckily, I decided to check it out and the description drew me in. Brooklyn 99 is not your average New York cop show. After you watch the first episode of season 1, you will be up all night watching episode after episode even though you know you should be sleeping. I guarantee it. The show is that good. It confuses me how highly underrated Brooklyn 99 is, but hopefully it isn’t underrated for much longer.

First of all, Brooklyn 99 is incredibly funny. I bet you 100 dollars that you’ll laugh at least a couple times throughout each episode. You would expect a show about cops to be pretty serious and about arresting bad guys all the time; Brooklyn 99 is unique in this aspect. Samberg plays the main character, Detective Jake Peralta, who doesn’t take anything seriously and is always messing things up. He always has something funny to say, even in serious moments. The first season starts off with a new commanding officer arriving. Jake doesn’t always agree with the newly appointed commanding officer Captain Holt but their feuds are always entertaining to watch. The other important characters are Rosa, Terry, Charles, and Amy. This cast of characters is pretty diverse and they all bring something important to the show. Charles is Jake’s best friend. Jake and Charles are the dynamic duo. They are always on assignments together. They are pretty stupid, but they always get the job done. If you’re into romantic comedies, this show has a little bit of that too. Jake secretly has a crush on Amy, but she doesn’t find out for a while. I feel like this show is in The Office’s shadow. It is different from The Office, but I always hear people comparing the two for some reason. Overall, Brooklyn 99 is just really enjoyable to watch.

If you’re not convinced to start watching this show yet, what are you doing with your life? The characters are hilarious, the missions they go on are entertaining to watch, and how can you not like Andy Samberg. If you think Brooklyn 99 might not be your kind of show, just give the first couple of episodes a chance. I promise you won’t regret it. The show is a 10/10 in my book.

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