Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season 5) (2017)

As with its other seasons, the first few episodes of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”‘s fifth season begins by shaking up its formula before slowly re-adjusting to its own established beats, and it continues to make for a jarring but audacious creative choice on the part of the showrunners. By the time it returns to its established formula, things snap back into focus and the show returns to its strengths: Ensemble comedic acting, extraordinary lighting, clever plotting and a simple but straightforward spirit that often recalls the best of “Spin City.” Stephanie Beatriz’s Diaz has a number of remarkable sequences throughout and Andre Braugher remains the show’s standout performer, but Andy Samberg’s charming performance as Jake Peralta is the anchor here.

Rating: ★★★★ (out of 5)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s