This week we discuss Brooklyn 99, available to watch on Hulu, with special guest (and enneagram 9) Sam Stevenson!
Brooklyn 99 has managed the impossible: it made policing seem funny. While some of the early season jokes don't exactly hold up (a mentally unstable policeman, ha ha!!), the show's dogged focus on the people in the 99 and their wildly disparate dispositions and seasons of life results in one of the most relatable shows on television.
We here at NCE believe that much of the reason for this is the show's deep knowledge of its own characters, the way it managed to mete out personal growth in small, delicious morsels without completely rewriting or overhauling a character. In the end, these characters fear, desire, and aspire to the same things they always did, depending on their numbers of course.