Aisha Harris, Brooklyn, George Floyd discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
Aisha harris also with us as npr. Tv critic. eric. Dagens welcome back eric. What up what up. How's it going. It's going well. It's great to have you so we have talked on this show about brooklyn nine nine. We even didn't episode on it back in two thousand fifteen and we've been delighted to see it renewed and revived as it's wended. Its way through eight seasons last month. That kicked off a final ten episode season which ends with the last two episodes airing thursday night. Now this season follows along gap the last episode of season seven aired in april of twenty twenty one month before the murder of george floyd and the reckoning that followed included a national conversation about depictions of police and tv and movies. And this show certainly could not have moved forward or finished. Its run without acknowledging the world around it brooklyn nine nine. Final season has its characters. Reckoning that new landscape in different ways rosa diaz has left the force to investigate bad cops while other characters are reassessing and smaller and subtler ways. Charles boyle is leaning into virtuous signaling amy santiago and captain holt are pushing for department wide reforms jake. Peralta is taking responsibility for his own missteps as a cop not to mention trying to maintain work life balance now that he and amy have a new baby now. We thought that now would be a good time to check in with brooklyn nine nine as it's winding down so i i'm going to start with you. How did you feel about brooklyn nine nine in the past. And how do you feel about it. Now that you're watching these new episodes so i've been watching it since the very beginning i while i i've always been a huge andy sandberg fan and it started off kind of being about him. He was kind of the central character. Even though it's always been an ensemble show. He was sort of the entry way. Point to the rest of the brooklyn nine nine and i enjoy that and i also think this is the type of show that because it started out out. The gate with a very diverse cast to blackhawks. You have to latina cops..