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Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s “Two Turkeys” is just as weird (but good) as a dad hug

As Genevieve Valentine wrote in her review of last week’s episode: “When Brooklyn Nine-Nine is on its game, it’s one of television’s warmest half-hours.” That episode, “The Venue,” was perhaps an overly cutesy examination of Jake and Amy’s preparation for their impending nuptials, one that didn’t quite land at the…

“The Big House, Pt. 2” finds the Nine-Nine stuck between a rock and a hard place

After a solid season premiere in the form of “The Big House, Pt. 1,” a question arose: Could Brooklyn Nine-Nine maintain that same level of quality in “The Big House, Pt. 2?” Could “Pt. 2.” also balance the darkness of Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s prison arc with its typical brand of humor? While also providing a satisfactory…

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The 22 best minor characters on TV right now

To the protagonists go the TV spoils: The spotlight scenes, the attention of award-giving bodies, the premium paychecks. And while a well-realized main character might hook you in to a TV show, that show isn’t worth sticking with unless its world is also populated by equally well-realized characters who support,…