While it’s certainly disappointing to have to write, a run of two decent consecutive 2 Broke Girls episodes is really not bad at all. I thoroughly enjoyed “And the Rom-Commie” as well as “And the Sophie Doll”, and even though they weren’t incredible or even the best the show has ever been, their airing one week after the next felt like an encouraging change of pace for the CBS sitcom. It’s unfortunate that in spite of the season’s eighth installment continuing to land successful physical gags and better utilizing their cast neither are enough to prop up a paper-thin plot.
Which doesn’t mean that those two points are unappreciated, by any means. Han is actually the driving force of this episode, and while he’s been the focus in past seasons this week he manages to participate in the joke without necessarily being the butt of it. Also notable is the fact that, besides being POC on ensemble comedies, this is the first connection I’ve ever made between him and Sergeant Terry Jeffords on Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
The clue lies in what he’s holding.
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Tagged 2 Broke Girls, And the Duck Stamp, baby, Barbara, bartender, Beth Behrs, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, cacao, cacao nibs, Caroline, CBS, Clint, dealer, Dessert Bar, duck stamp, Han, Jonathan Kite, Kat Dennings, mallard, Matthew Moy, Max, Oleg, performance, review, S6E8, Sophie
Ladies, and I say that because Demetri Martin has proven that if you end any sentence with that it becomes creepy but had nothing to share about starting with it,
How are you doing? Just trying to keep things casual and upbeat [and polite, because I am Canadian, after all] before we move on to a subject I’m trying to form an opinion on. You can be sure that if I was even 23% sure of myself this would be a post that confidently projected my opinions as being truths, but alas, here we are.
Last week I came across an article on the AV Club on what you probably know to be one of my favourite shows: Brooklyn Nine-Nine. It concerned one character in particular, Detective Charles Boyle, and how much of the season followed his attempts at wooing fellow officer Rosa Diaz. Now they weren’t, and I’m not, making any comments about workplace romances- the focus was instead on the fact that she was clearly not interested in him.
Posted in feminism, internet, relationships, television
Tagged Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Charles Boyle, dating, friend zone, Full Boyle, harassment, interested, nice, nice guy, no, perseverance, persistence, refusal, relationships, rom-com, romantic comedy, Rosa Diaz, tenacity
As I was walking around doing errands yesterday I began to muse on one of my favourite topics: diversity in media. While this could’ve been a very pleasant stroll on an afternoon that felt much more like spring than winter, my mind felt the need to challenge itself with a question I’m sure often leaves the lips of those who are sick of “having diversity crammed down their throats”: Why is the US held responsible for all of this? Continue reading
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Tagged America, Andrew Wheeler, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, cisgendered, Comics Alliance, diversity, film, media, race, Renee/Harvey Index, representation, responsibility, straight, television, TV, White men
I really like watching TV, you guys [and girls]. To be more specific, sitcoms in particular are my absolute jam. Their format is one that garners fanbases as rabid as Breaking Bad [okay, maybe not that intense], and just because a piece of art’s main purpose is to make us laugh doesn’t mean that it can’t have just as much of an impact as more humorless fare.
In all seriousness, though, I’m going to be writing about racial representation and how New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, two of my favourite sitcoms, are doing great things in that regard. Continue reading
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Tagged Amy Santiago, Andre Braugher, black, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Captain Ray Holt, Cece, Coach, Damon Wayans, diversity, Fame Day, Fox, Hannah Simone, Lamorne Morris, Latina, Melissa Fumero, New Girl, non-white, race, representation, Rosa Diaz, Stephanie Beatriz, Terence "Terry" Jeffords, Terry Crews, TV, white, Winston
GORDON: Ladies and Gentlemen! It’s the Evan and Gordon Show!
Evan as Evan!
Michael Fassbender as Gordon Brown!
The closest this man will ever resemble me was when he lost 30 lbs to play a prisoner who died on hunger strike….
And guest starring . . .
Gordon’s inflated ego!
EVAN: This is why I don’t like it when you do intros. Continue reading
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Tagged 2 Broke Girls, 30 Rock, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Community, downton abbey, Futurama, GIF, paul giamatti, scrubs, sitcom, South Park, superjail!, The Office, TV, tv show, ugly americans