Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The Good Ones
August 25, 2021 12:41 PM - Season 8, Episode 1 - Subscribe

Jake and Rosa team up in an unusual configuration to work an unusually difficult case; Amy suspects something odd is happening in her work relationship with Captain Holt.
posted by brainwane (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I'm enjoying the new/final season, but there is a little weirdness in watching a cop show today, even with the show's attempts to deal with the murder of George Floyd, etc.
posted by Saxon Kane at 1:18 PM on August 25 [2 favorites]


Same Saxon Kane. I appreciate how they looked some stuff right in the face, but the show is also kind of as a whole pulling a Peralta "but I'm one of the good ones" at us maybe? I will be pretty disappointed if this one episode is all this season has to say about racist police brutality in America.

But Rosa with feelings? Here for it.
posted by solotoro at 1:57 PM on August 25 [1 favorite]


I watched episode 1 & 2 on broadcast night, but haven't gotten around to 3 & 4 yet and probably won't catch up tomorrow when 5 & 6 join the pile.

It seems like they did the best they could...but I kinda wish they'd gone the full reboot/retcon and turned it into a Post Office workplace comedy like the internet suggested.
posted by oh yeah! at 4:26 PM on August 25 [4 favorites]


I will be pretty disappointed if this one episode is all this season has to say about racist police brutality in America.

As Rosa has quit to fight police brutality, and she's still a cast member, I doubt it.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 5:58 PM on August 25


The Rookie has had a similar turn over the last season, it feels a bit awkward, but better than ignoring things.
posted by Marticus at 7:33 PM on August 25 [2 favorites]


One nice thing is that Rosa off the force seems more realistic to me than cop Rosa.
posted by Emmy Rae at 7:55 PM on August 26 [1 favorite]


LaToya Ferguson reviews this plus episode two at the AV Club since together they served as a doubleheader season premiere; I therefore added it as a Recap link for the next episode.
posted by brainwane at 11:31 PM on August 26 [1 favorite]


A few moments of brilliance from ep. 1:

"The Vulcan Scissor"

"SCULLY'S Sex Book!"

"RaymondAmy"

"He kept blathering on about someone named... Wario?"

No spoilers, but having watched the first 4 eps, it seems like they are putting police-oriented stuff (crime-fighting etc) on the backburner, focusing more on reform-type stories or personal stories.
posted by Saxon Kane at 12:51 PM on August 27 [1 favorite]


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