Detective Jake Peralta has never had to handle responsibility while on the job. Of course, he knows how to keep himself and his partner safe while they’re out of the office, but once he gets back behind his desk, it’s as if he overly relishes the idea of being silly and immature as a form of blowing off steam. It helps that he’s always had captains who look the other way or who don’t have the confidence to stand up to a detective with such an exalted record, but on the series premiere of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, from Parks and Recreation executive producers Dan Goor and Michael Schur, it looks like play time is over, as there’s a new captain at the 99th and he’s ready to make everyone – including Peralta – work.
As expected, Jake doesn’t take to the idea of having to be more professional around the office and immediately clashes with Captain Ray Holt, testing the boundaries of his new superior and trying to figure out just how much he can get away. But Holy isn’t like all the rest; he’s stern, focused, and expects Jake to respect the badge and his co-workers. Although Jake does want his records to speak for themselves and to be taken more seriously as an officer, it’ll be difficult for him to give up the image of the slacker detective, if only because it means he’s going to have to grow up and accept the fact that he’s not as young as he once was; but can Jake find a way to still be the fun and playful officer in the precinct while presenting himself in a more respectable manner?
The series premiere of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which also stars the likes of Joe Lo Truglio and Terry Crews, will air Tuesday at 8:30 on FOX. You can check out promos for the series here.
Will you be watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine? How does the show look from the sneak peeks and promos that you’ve seen? Do you think that the show will be able to find an audience against Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD and NCIS?