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I finished this show not that long ago. Mostly because of all the attention it was getting because it was going to be cancelled.

After watching it my worst fears were realized. It is a decent to good show (especially once you get past season 1 and 2) but there was no real reason to protest it being cancelled. Its good but nothing real special like Friends, Seinfeld, How I met your mother etc. (Fight me) It is loads better than the majority of sit coms that plague modern day television. I feel that the shows cancellation only mustered attention because of Terry Crews. The real star power behind the show.


Over all it was a good watch. There are some things they did that were ass backwards to me and completely out of character for the core characters but it is what it is.

I will say this though.

Gina Linetti is my spirit animal.

Boyle is the most awkwardest individual to ever exist in the history of television. "Are you ready to go to town on daddies hog?" ( Awkward goooold)

And Rosa is the epitome of all the women I have ever fallen for. (She bae fight me)

also if this scene does not tickle your pickle dont watch the show.




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I’ve never been able to sit through a season of Friends or HIMYM...

I too finished B99 recently. I definitely agree that it’s bad at first, but later seasons end up being charming.

I think part of the reason people got so angry about its cancellation had to do with how progressive it is. It means a lot to members of the LGBT+ community, and is intersectional in its representations of minority identities without using stereotypes. It also doesn’t depend on gender or gender-role stereotypes. I could point to many other ways it’s progressive, but that’s primarily why I think it means so damn much to its audience: it appeals to many groups of people who are starved of content that represents their identities fairly, relatably, and shamelessly (without erasing their struggles, also). Even as a white man I’m grateful to see male characters that break the mold that society typically casts their gender in.

So yeah, the surge of attention the cancellation got comes down to two feelings, IMO:
1. Sadness. People (even some straight white men) were gonna miss seeing the parts of their identities that society usually beats down instead of celebrates being portrayed in a mainstream show – not only at all, but also often in more than one character, in a carefully- and empathetically-written manner, and with the characters that embody those parts of them being full people in their own right, not just single-dimensional token characters.
2. Anger. The cancellation came after the season where Rosa comes out as bi. The show had been commercially successful, so suspicions were high that it got cancelled purely because it kept putting stigmatized groups into the spotlight.

I’m glad these guys fought to get their show back and won, even if it’s really not, like, that good a show (by other standards).

Edited July 6th by Ceta
Ceta
 


I think part of the reason people got so angry about its cancellation had to do with how progressive it is. It means a lot to members of the LGBT+ community, and is intersectional in its representations of minority identities without using stereotypes. It also doesn’t depend on gender or gender-role stereotypes. I could point to many other ways it’s progressive, but that’s primarily why I think it means so damn much to its audience: it appeals to many groups of people who are starved of content that represents their identities fairly, relatably, and shamelessly (without erasing their struggles, also). Even as a white man I’m grateful to see male characters that break the mold that society typically casts their gender in.


I don't buy into all this because better shows have done these things. I am hard pressed to find a BI character in a show though so kudos to them. I also feel this show sometimes double downs on some stereotypes such as Rosas parents not being a 100 percent with her situation. This was evident maybe in the 80s but now a large number of Latino parent's support the lgbt community.

as far as representing minority community goes ill stick with shows like family matters, George Lopez, the bill Cosby show (minus the rape) and the fresh prince of bel air.

I also feel like they tried a little too hard to cater to multiple communities with the whole black/gay male vs white woman chief to be plot.

they also double down on the whole "divorce older white men are pigs and perverts" in the later seasons which really bugged me. Especially when they made Hitchcock into a perv that enjoys spending time in women's bathrooms and getting off on the idea of women peeing (not that there is anything wrong with the latter. Every one has their kinks but to double down hard on the other two older white characters on the show just bugs me as there is no precedent for any of this in the earlier seasons)

Posted July 7th by S.o.h.
S.o.h.
 

Yeah, I mean, I’m not gonna contest you. B99 has its flaws/isn’t perfect in its mission (not that there’s any one right answer; some will want one portrayal, others another). But that doesn’t mean I’m wrong. It still stands apart from the norm. And it is newer than the other shows you reference, which in turn makes it more culturally relevant at this time and gives it a generational appeal. There’s not a lot like it on the market.

Posted July 7th by Cetasaurus
Cetasaurus
Formerly KM8

It still stands apart from the norm. And it is newer than the other shows you reference, which in turn makes it more culturally relevant at this time and gives it a generational appeal. There’s not a lot like it on the market.

I cant really comment on any of this. Only because I am not entirely sure what is out there. So I cant really compare B99 to any of the other shows. The only other show that covers some if not all these things has to be Masters of None. But the quality of netflix sit coms surpasses anything the mainstream cable big wigs dish out.

It is going to make me sound like an ass but:

But I feel the biggest reason why there was such a movement to get the show back on the air wasnt so much what you described but because of what Terry Crews was going through regarding being sexually assaulted and advocating for other victims and calling out societies bullshit about men being sexually assaulted.


If this had never occurred I dont believe there would have been an uproar to keep the show around. But a part of me is willing to see that it could have been a combination of everything you described and what I mentioned up there.

Posted July 7th by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

Yeah, both theories hold water. Good observation.

A particular bone that I personally have to pick with B99 is its representation of criminals. Talk about single-dimensional. More than happy to make a criminal look unambiguously bad. Doesn’t address the social factors motivating crime hardly at all.

Posted July 7th by Ceta
Ceta
 

Ooh also that deus ex machina where Hitchcock and Scully are suddenly revealed to just have like supernatural jigsaw puzzle abilities, and are therefore able to put shreded documents back together in a matter of seconds, is one of the worst I’ve seen in my life.

Posted July 7th by Ceta
Ceta
 

outside of criminal minds (dam I am old) I dont know of that many cop shows really looking into the social factors that may motivate a person to do something. (Im probably wrong though I dont watch that many of them)

there is only one notable crook through in the entire series and thats Doug Judy. I was really hoping he was going to sing during the wedding episode.

Also I hated how they basically skipped over Peraltas undercover stuff with the mafia at the end of season 1 (or was it 2?) having like 5 episodes of him doing random shenanigans would have been gooooold. I also dont like how the Captain keeps mentioning about all the discrimination he had to face to get where he is today but not of that is really shown/ no discrimination is shown towards him right now.

Also he gets sexually assaulted by his female superior multiple times and we the viewers chalk it up to it being hilarious because he is gay. This is another issue that bugs me. the Show is "Progressive" I guess in several ways but it never fails to sexualize terry. Shiiiit I was rewatching the Christmas episode of season 3 (comedy gold really) And Linitte wants a naked picture of Terry Coming out of the shower/ a picture with him his towel. And these types of advances are made through out the series. For a show that prides itself in being so progressive this is 5 steps backwards.

Can you imagine the shit show that would occur if the show moved to objectify rosa and santiago like that? "Like yeah get me a picture of Santiago, naked in the shower and we got ourselves a deal!" uuuuuuuuuugggggggghhhhh

/rant

Posted July 7th by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 


Ooh also that deus ex machina where


LMAO

It made me go WTF but then I realized they spent the majority of their time eating, playing games, and eating. They have successfully made 12-16 arrests between the both of them and one of them holds the highest arrests in the Precinct. So it cant be that farfetched that they are good detectives. But the whole digging around a room of shredded documents... that was waaaaay tooo over the top lol

Posted July 7th by S.O.H.
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