Parents' Guide to

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Lighthearted cop comedy serves up laughs and diversity.

TV Fox Comedy 2013
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 46 parent reviews

age 10+

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (46 ):
Kids say (318 ):

For anyone who's up to their eyeballs in dark, gritty crime dramas, this comedy feels like a breath of fresh air. Brooklyn Nine-Nine adds laughs to the largely predictable plots of police procedurals, much like Scrubs injected much-needed levity into the disease-ridden world of hospital drama. And it's an offbeat series, indeed, that would name a pair of newborn twins Cagney and Lacey. Braugher (the breakout star of the Emmy-winning cop drama Homicide: Life on the Street) is especially entertaining as the precinct's openly gay captain.

Do these cops make good role models? Surprisingly, yes. And since the tone is intentionally lighthearted, the sex, drugs, and violence that are so central to serious crime shows take a backseat to jokes about office shenanigans and interoffice dating. Samberg's SNL roots also lend themselves to comedic cameos from the likes of Fred Armisen and other familiar faces, which sounds like a recipe for good times.

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