So a few months ago, I waxed poetic about my new favourite show, Brooklyn Nine-Nine. In anticipation of the fourth season, which started last week, I binge-watched season three a couple of weeks ago and have been laughing ever since.
The Human Form of the 100 Emoji
I don’t know how they managed it, but they somehow made this season EVEN FUNNIER than the last two, and that’s saying something. Because I’m actually 12, the amount of fart jokes in the first handful of episodes made me laugh for hours. The cast is in top-form this season, and there are so many quotable one-liners (“Yippie kayak, other buckets!”; “What are those dicks doing out of their cage?” (it’s funnier when you know “those dicks” were kittens); “Shut your dumb poem mouth!”, etc). What’s more, this show manages to get guest stars that are JUST AS FUNNY as the main group, which is impressive.
A big arc in the latter half of the season focuses on Adrian Pimento (Jason Mantzoukas), a cop who recently came out from being undercover for twelve years. Spoiler alert: Pimento is HILARIOUS. Often when shows bring on new characters for several episodes, they take the ensemble down a notch – they’re not as witty or they don’t quite click (think of all of Ted’s long-term girlfriends on How I Met Your Mother). Not so with Adrian Pimento (aka Paul Sneed, which was his undercover name) – from the minute he appeared on screen, trying to take back his desk (which has since become Jake's desk), he remained funny. And him and Rosa are just *kisses fingers* SO GOOD. I mean, Rosa actually SHARED HER FEELINGS this season! I didn’t think that was possible!
Jake + Amy Forever
Speaking of relationships, can I get a HECK YES for Jake and Amy??? Season two left us wondering if the love-struck colleagues would actually act on their mutual feelings, and season three does not disappoint. Not only do they actively put a lable on their relationship but they’re just so darn cute (I ship Peraltiago so hard, you guys). P.S. I LOVE how the show dealt with Melissa Fumero’s real-life pregnancy when her tummy was too obvious to keep hiding. So creative!
Basically, season three was everything I wanted in the show and a little more, and I can’t wait to see what the squad gets up to next.