Angie Tribeca premiered all its 10 episodes of the first season on 17 January 2016. TBS decided to do this in a 25-hour marathon where all 10 episodes were shown 5 times. Angie Tribeca is a satirical comedy about the Los Angeles Police Department, created by Steve and Nancy Carell. The main cast consists of Rashida Jones, playing detective Angie Tribeca, Hayes MacArthur as Angie’s police partner Jay Geils, Jere Burns as Lieutenant Atkins, Deon Cole as DJ Tanner and Andrée Vermeulen as the medical examiner Dr. Scholls. Other recurring cast members are Alfred Molina as Dr. Edelweiss and Jagger as Tanner’s canine partner David Hoffman.
On the show, Tribeca and Geils solve crimes (every episode has its own story, so episodes can stand on their own), where the rest of the LAPD helps them (or at least, they help them most of the time). The only episode that has no real ending yet, is the season 1 finale which ended on a huge cliffhanger that I won’t spoil for you. Needless to say, I am really looking forward to see what happens in the first episode of season 2!
After watching the first minutes of pilot, it reminded me a lot of Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp, just weird humor and a lot of great visual gags. The show has been compared to the movie Airplane that came out in 1980, the TV show Police Squad (1982) and later the Naked Gun movies (I haven’t seen the movies or the show, but after watching Angie Tribeca I might give them a try!). This show may not be original in its humor, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that it is really funny.
It only took the show about a minute to make me laugh out loud, and I continued laughing throughout all 10 episodes. The type of jokes on the show is not the same as what you see in most comedies on TV right now. They rely on the absurdity of situations, use dry humor and take everything very literally. It’s just very specific humor and sometimes it doesn’t make sense at all, but to me that really made it hilarious. I especially love the title sequence, and I also think the use of the canine is very funny. I also want to say that even though I really miss Deon Cole on black-ish, I think he’s really great on this show as well!!
Besides the fantastic main cast, the show also has some great guest actors like Lisa Kudrow, Adam Scott, Sarah Chalke, Keegan-Michael Key and Bill Murray.
The first season will air again, starting with the pilot episode this Monday, January 25th at 9:00 on TBS. A second season was ordered before the first season aired. Season 2 consists of 10 episodes and will start right after the episodes of season 1 have aired.