To give this 10 stars. Also it even has a more realistic feel than the other cop shows. Andy Sandberg really is just the cherry on top of a great ensemble cast. It's good to have a sitcom in New York City than another crime drama. There certainly is the expected detective work, but the main focus is the ludicrous and off-beat styles of the detectives. Pay attention to the underlying comedy. There's a bit of a Naked Gun feel to it as well, what with the vaguely idiotic running gags and horseplay, but Jake Peralta is sharper and more competitive than Frank Drebin - leaving Charles to play the fool for him.
I can't believe that he's now been in two absolute turkeys in a row! One thing you might find as the show grows is that Andy Samberg will become more subdued in his approach. I may have been biased so i couldn't think of flaws. If the ratings don't improve and only one season gets produced, at least the series will probably hold the distinction of not having a bad episode in the bunch. Thus, it both has the feel of an old-fashioned sitcom without the dated quality of one. Obviously not everyone will appreciate it, but I strongly encourage those who are interested in watching it, to watch the entire pilot before making a full opinion. This is a clever move as the show is able to subvert some of the stereotypical police procedural elements while also keeping stuff grounded and relatable by keeping the majority of the antics constrained to the police station.
The cast is talented all across the board. The one issue i have is how short the episodes are, which means if you watch the trailer for the series you've already seen half of the first episode. It isn't filmed in front of a live audience. I hope this show lasts the season. Overall i want to see Peralta learn some restraint and become a bit more devious, the competitive sexual tension between Peralta and Santiago become an even more competitive relationship and for Boyle to have a life changing experience when he finally sleeps with Rosa.
Also, it has Andy Samberg in it which is kind of a guarantee for me. Though as I recall, that style is mixed in with other, more witty jokes. This and his competitiveness with detective Santiago cause him to keep his successes just above his screw-ups, and if he didn't actually solve cases he'd probably be fired for goofing off on the job. People who enjoy ed shows like The Office, Parks and Rec. .
There are no funny characters in this, just cardboard cutouts and lazy, stupid devices like Braugher's character being gay. The job gets a little heavy sometimes so if we didn't have some fun it would be long days. However, Samberg is at his career best here as Jake Peralta, a childish and immature detective who just happens to be very good at his profession. This show looked promising at first but unfortunately failed to deliver. I really tried to like this show.
Or Rosa, the extremely abrasive criminally adept cop who doesn't have an off switch for her intimidating nature. It's disturbing that the network is so adept at fabricating a perception that it goes virtually un-noticed by the masses. I respect that different people have different tastes in music, clothes, women, movies etc. But that isn't what makes the show great, rather its something very trivial. The jokes are stupid, juvenile, and just terrible. There's a lot of great jokes particularly regarding the characters, each one with their own eccentric personalities, and one of the things i love about this show is that it doesn't have to play on racial stereotypes to be funny.
He plays his normal goofy immature character, but he's not without his redeeming qualities. The acting is really poor but I attribute that to the writing because I have seen a couple of the actors in other roles or on stage as a stand up Peritti and they were a lot better than the character's they have in this dumb series. There isn't a particular formula that the show gets hung up on every week and more often than not, there seems to be an effort to get in a decent amount of character development by sitcom standards. The show, being a comedy, peculiarly enough,doesn't use any laugh track or a live audience to record laughs. No people, this show is not genius nor brilliant. Who would think of this duo would be the best part of the series.
This show is hilarious and perfectly timed retorts by Braugher and Crews are classic. Is it supposed to be funny that his colour didn't hold him back but his sexual preferences did? The writing is genius and the acting is spot on. It truly is a silly sit-come but with the laugh track removed. Its got one of the most ethnically diverse casts out there but it doesn't even care because thats not who they are. I watched the pilot more out of curiosity and Samberg fan-girl-ing then out of any hope I would add this to my roster, but wonder of wonders, this thing actually works! So I watch a lot of American cop shows like Criminal Minds and Castle, but as much as I love them, sometimes I feel like they're hugely unrealistic and over-dramatised. But I was highly surprised making me love it even more! His character is just a five year old in an adults body.
Everyone I talked to came to the same conclusion. Thankfully spared of talking-head interview segments that have dominated the American comedy scene since The Office, this show also thankfully features no laugh track. Its the low key lines that make I hilarious. It was painful to watch but the network is so desperate to put Sandberg over that they are calling in every favor and pulling every resource available to make you think the show is good but we are just to simple to get the juvenile and poorly delivered jokes. I haven't seen a show this good in a while. Audiences need to laugh more these days. Although there have only been a dozen episodes so far and there is always the chance that the broadness the show-runners have been so good at keeping down may eventually kick in, the series now remains as strong and frequently hilarious as any comedy on television at the moment.