Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 3 Premiere “New Captain” Review


BROOKLYN NINE-NINE: (L-R) Amy (Melissa Fumero), Jake (Andy Samberg) and Charles (Joe Lo Truglio) in the "The Funeral" episode of BROOKLYN NINE-NINE airing Sunday, Oct. 4 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Eddy Chen/FOX.

One of the funniest TV shows to hit the air makes its way back into our viewing schedule. Many fans have been looking forward to this season when the season 2 finale left us with Holt being transferred, and the precinct’s new captain arriving at the very end. Now of course we already know Bill Hader to e playing the new captain which is only disappointing because they mistook hype for a spoiler. We could have waited a couple of months before finding out.

But that’s not the only thing we have anticipated as Amy and Jake face the consequences of their kiss. They have been a would they might they situation for quite some time. So now we see if these two can manage a healthy relationship while working as peers. This here was the humor of the episode because these two have no idea what they want to do. Amy and Jake have been having these feelings for so long and then when they become a thing they don’t know how to handle what comes next. You could say it was a bit predictable that they struggle keeping things professional, though the execution is what sold those moments between them.

As for Bill Hader as the new captain. Its hard not to say that he got a bit ridiculous with his approach to leading the Nine-Nine. Over the top might be the better way to phrase it, yet at the same time he was entertaining for this. He shook things up when the gang is not used to working in this kind of capacity. Diaz doesn’t like to be bossed around, especially by a machine. Terry finds this as a new opportunity to challenge himself as a leader. Boyle struggles staying on task. Then we have Amy and Jake who have a conflict of interest when they want to be together, even in secret at work but are monitored pretty much 24/7 to take that big of a risk.

Holt and Regina are now off doing their own thing as they tackle the public affairs department in the NYPD. A job that could be simple enough if Wunch wasn’t micromanaging his progress. These two work off each other so well as their conflict with one another seems to be hindering the work they should be doing. Their personal issues soar to new heights in this episode and from here we should anticipate how far he can be pushed before enough is enough. Regina we don’t see as much of as Holt, but she makes every moment count as she just has to be herself. Witty, naive to her responsibilities, and somehow able to pull some wisdom out of the blue when it matters.

Hopefully we don’t feel too split between both storylines as each have potential and all these characters you care for.

We were thrown some twists here and there, in particular the end which should shake up Brooklyn Nine-Nine for the best. Things won’t be the same for a while in terms of the core structure of each episode, but the shenanigans will stay the same. The Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 3 premiere “New Captain” is a solid start that delivers humor that is fresh while staying true to each character.

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A solid start that delivers humor that is fresh while staying true to each character.

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