“AWK” for “Awkward”: A Dead Season Discussion of Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Season One Superlatives


Created by Dan Goor (Parks and Recreation) and Michael Schur (The Office, Parks and Recreation), Brooklyn Nine-Nine debuted on September 17, 2013 on Fox. Initially conceived as a vehicle for Andy Samberg in his first post-SNL role, a top-notch supporting cast turned Brooklyn Nine-Nine into one of the best comedies of the year, winning Golden Globe awards for Best Comedy Series and Best Actor in a comedy (Samberg), and earning Andre Braugher an Emmy nomination for Supporting Actor in a Comedy along the way.

In case you missed it, Patches and I took a quick look back at Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s first season. It wouldn’t be a Dead Season Discussion without some superlatives, even if we had to look extra hard for negatives.

As usual, SPOILERS abound. Also, possibly penis graffiti… Continue reading

Dead Series Discussion: Last Rites for Last Resort (Part 4 of 4)


What follows is the third of four posts about the canceled (or “dead”) ABC series Last Resort (2012-2013). It is a structured discussion of the series between me (Jeff) and my friend (Patches). The post was originally planned for his page, Nothing but the Rain (as it was his idea, and he wrote the brief introduction below). He has allowed me to simul-post it here as well, so don’t be confused by some of the interaction. You can read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 if you haven’t already.  Keep in mind, we discuss the entirety of the series, so if you were one of the tens of people who watched the show, enjoy. But, f you’re one of the billions who didn’t:

SPOILERS ABOUND! Continue reading