“Humor is just another defense against the universe.” (Mel Brooks)
One problem that I’ve had during the last three, or more years for that matter, is that comedy in television seems to be at a loss. ‘Of course, once in a while you get a series that’s like the big BOOM – for example, Big Bang Theory that’s been running for more than 10 seasons now – but since these series are so rare, it almost makes them the exception and not the rule. It’s like some sort of happy accident. Each season, regardless of broadcaster, Comedy “loses” in battle show after show. Cancelled. Cancelled. Cancelled. Sometimes, it’s the script to blame ( it happens), sometimes it’s the actors & crew ( it happens). Sometimes it’s the audience.
Writing comedy is one of the most difficult things to do. If not the most difficult. It’s not for everyone, that’s for sure. It requires precision, it requires rhythm, yet it must feel fresh and unaffected. It must feel original even if it tells you the same story you know, you’ve seen and don’t feel like watching again. It must have punchlines & beats to the clock. It must be perfect. Once it’s not it is easily spotted and torn apart.
And one of these series, that has it almost all is Brooklyn Nine Nine who’s returning to Fox Sunday, Sept. 28. BNN was Created by Dan Goor and Michael Schur and has been awarded (and rewarded with) the Golden Globe. It’s one of those happy events! You haven’t seen the first season? …DO IT NOW and prepare for a glorious season 2~
Here’s some “evidence” for you. Enjoy!
Episode 1 Recap