Best and worst of the 2014 Golden Globes
Amy Adams, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Bryan Cranston all had a good night
Best/Worst: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' pulls two big surprises
This is just a head-scratcher and we can all come up with whatever conspiracy theories we need to in order to justify it. "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" is one of the year's better new comedies and, like many new comedies, it's a show that has been steadily improving. However, it's a show that only aired last year and it's almost certainly the second best show that Dan Goor and Mike Schur worked on last year. It's critically liked, but it's not LOVED and there's a vocal sentiment -- not a sentiment I happen to agree with, but a sentiment that I see on literally every Sepinwall blog post on the show -- that the ensemble is fantastic and Andy Samberg is still trying to figure out his character. Well, now Samberg is a Golden Globe winner and the show is a Golden Globe winner and while I'm not going to pretend to think either win was "deserved" based on the competition, I like the message it sends to FOX. Look, FOX was never canceling "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." At least not after this season. It's moving to 9:30 for most of the spring after "New Girl" and it's getting a post-post-Super Bowl slot. FOX already liked the show and this guarantees a second season. And given the rare of improvement? That's not a bad thing.
- Daniel Fienberg