It wasn't as bad here as it is in other episodes because this time the solution just fell into her hands, rather than her being depicted as smarter than everyone else. Loved Jake and Charles hiding their crying behind binoculars. And, again, a lot of it is just it feels so one-sided. That was a real groaner. I'm still laughing over Hitchcock's tattoo.
If they were just working at a regular office but these are people who are in a dangerous profession, so Gina being a dick occasionally shouldn't be the worst thing in their day. Banff is on my travel bucket list. Edited April 26, 2017 by betweenthebanter This felt a little like a season finale. I see why people love it, but it's just not the type of humor that usually clicks for me. It got very meta about the stuff they wouldn't be able to do. That's something I can relate to. This was one of the only B99 episodes I caught this season.
Yeah her annoying live stream saved the day, and that was a decent way to solve the problem, but did she have to have her annoyance level up to 11 every time we saw her? And it's not because she can be a jerk, because there were several mean characters in other comedies that I enjoyed in the past April from Parks and Recs, Dr. I'm used to not liking one or two charcters on my shows and still loving the overall show anyway, but Gina is enough to ruin B99 for me. And totally agree with this: Gina reminds me a lot more of Tom Haverford and Donna from Parks and Rec with her obsession with what's hip and trendy and social media. I have no complaints about them, but their relationship never felt really natural to me and I haven't been able to feel invested in them. I don't know what's wrong with me -- I used to know the difference betw them, but now I'm back to not knowing who's who. Also loved how hot Amy found Jake doing the right thing as a cop. I loved Rosa telling Terry how he not only solved his cases but helped the other detectives solve theirs.
That's where her hostility towards Ann, who was Andy's ex stems from. I'm used to not liking one or two charcters on my shows and still loving the overall show anyway, but Gina is enough to ruin B99 for me. I love the idea of this show and a couple of the characters, but I just can't love it no matter how much I want to. Except last night's episode, in which she was the worst! It works for me, anyway. Or I guess I mean, make her more sympathetic. And Gina is still the worst.
Even though I knew that there was no way that the precinct was being shut down, this episode worked so well because it really highlighted what the show does best through showing how much these characters care about each other. At one point, I thought it was miso. The sight gag of Amy typing was pretty good. Not just the worst character on this show, but one of the worst characters I've seen on any show. It's supposed to be an in-universe explanation on why the other characters put up with her because she does come through for the squad sometimes. I hope this introduces a new twist to their dynmic. I agree that Gina is closer to those two Tom especially than to April, but she's missing a key component of the Treat Yo Self experience: extravagant spending.
The visual comedy was great. Also, I laughed at Hitchcock a lot more than I normally do. The Terry and Rosa stuff was the highlight though. Chip Rockets was awesome tonight. I agree that Gina is closer to those two Tom especially than to April, but she's missing a key component of the Treat Yo Self experience: extravagant spending. Man, I need to use the closed-captioning! Seeing Gina with her camera while Holt gave his speech led me to the realization that her followers would save the day. I have no complaints about them, but their relationship never felt really natural to me and I haven't been able to feel invested in them.
Otherwise the episode was solid. Not just the worst character on this show, but one of the worst characters I've seen on any show. I did an Amyesque audible gasp when he said that. Sully is the tall one. Mike Schur knows where that line is. It's supposed to be an in-universe explanation on why the other characters put up with her because she does come through for the squad sometimes. As someone who has Banff squarely in his backyard, I can tell you that this is one area where Holt is wrong.
This show has handled their relationship incredibly well. While I really think the writers love every character on this show and do them justice, it is stuff like this that just makes me think Gina is their favorite, and I can't see why. I actually started tearing up a little when Jake and Charles were in the car trying to hide their feelings behind their binoculars. Whereas, with April, it seemed like the show and all the other characters really thought she was great. The difference also is for one thing, April has shown underneath that nasty exterior she cares about the other characters and has helped them secretly and the second thing is, April is capable of being insecure.
Maybe I'd feel differently if Gina disappeared forever. And a lot of it unwarranted. From Terry's comment about the 80s basically being the Purge in New York, to the tattoo, to the finger guns, to the bathroom arrest. I'm used to not liking one or two charcters on my shows and still loving the overall show anyway, but Gina is enough to ruin B99 for me. I so agree with this! Gina was super annoying this episode. If other characters were giving it back to her, it would be fine, but she always tends to come out on top. April ruined Parks and Rec for me.
I can find her delusion in how awesome she is funny but when she's mean without being provoked that's when I dislike her. Leslie, Ron, Ben and Chris were older and thought of themselves as mentors with wisdom to impart to her. She is what middle-aged folks are talking about when they talk about those damn millennials. Poor Amy being the only member of her Stenographer's Club. I think it's supposed to excuse her being terrible most of the time.