It is almost ironic that “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” airs directly after “Dads” on Fox Tuesday nights. Basically, you are pairing up one of the worst new comedies on TV with one of the best. Mike Schur (“Parks and Recreation”) has created one of the best comedies since “New Girl,” with a smart, inventive look at a cop show that has not been done in quite a long time.
What’s also interesting is that following a show with so many racial jokes in “Dads,” this is delightfully diverse. You have characters of all ethnicities, a gay character who may surprise you, and also the stellar one-two punch of Andre Braugher and Andy Samberg. These two guys work very well together, and all of this just goes to further prove that Andre can really do anything as an actor. This is far sillier than either “Men of a Certain Age” or “Last Resort,” which were each canceled far too soon, but it is still equally effective at doing what it wants to do.
There are so many reasons why the series works, but much of it goes back to writing and coming up with some innovative ways in which to have an investigation play out. Then, you add in a great supporting cast led by Terry Crews, and then some physical humor. It almost feels like Schur learned from his mistakes early on during “Parks and Recreation,” and debuted a show here that from the beginning feels like a hit. We like all of the characters, and just as importantly, it’s laugh-out-loud funny. This is everything a modern comedy should be and more.
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