Dan Goor and Michael Schur produced Brooklyn Nine-Nine, a comedy police procedural series set in New York City
Season 6 starts up right where Season 5 left off as if nothing happened between the end of Season 5 and the start of Season 6. There is no self-aware wink to the viewer or meta shot at the show’s former network in the premiere. The story just keeps going, which is exactly how it should be.
There is a slew of factors for this. For one thing, NBC was inspired to revive the comedy because it is produced by parent company NBC Universal, and ownership is all in the upcoming content wars. NBC needs potential viewers to be able to watch the entire season of “Brooklyn 99” without having to subscribe to any streaming service.
Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) does not make a snide comment about the show’s past to Boyle (Joe Lo Truglio) because that is not the “Nine-Nine” way. It’s a heartfelt show of sympathetic characters. They’re not going to make fun of the people who gave them five wonderful seasons, particularly because the new episodes have little time for filler.
The first two NBC entries are both medal candidates. The film “Honeymoon” follows Amy (Melissa Fumero) and Jake as they spend their wedding insurance money on a lavish vacation in Mexico.
The second episode, “Hitchcock & Scully,” sheds light on two of the show’s veteran reserves. If you’re worried that the show will change its tone to accommodate its new bosses, don’t be. It’s still the same show, and it’s still fantastic.
But all of that worrying gives you a new perspective on what makes the show tick and why it’s still so successful six seasons later. Dan Goor, the showrunner and director, makes every second count. As for how, well, there are a few spoilers ahead.
Not all are connected to Trump, but this decision seems to have been carefully considered in light of current culture. Injustice still exists, but happy endings aren’t guaranteed.
It’s easy for someone to become despondent, and Goor’s series acknowledges this through Holt’s initial reaction. However, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” stands out from other sitcoms in that, despite the fact that it is a comedy, it has a happy spirit.