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Arts Culture Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Alienist: 5 Must-Watch TV Series Set In New York City

Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Alienist: 5 Must-Watch TV Series Set In New York City

Andre Braugher and Andy Samberg in Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013). | Photo: IMDb.com
Andre Braugher and Andy Samberg in Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013). | Photo: IMDb.com
By Christine Andas
By Christine Andas
June 14, 2021
Here are some of the underrated shows set in New York City that you have to watch now:

So much can happen in the Big Apple; must be why we have a long list TV series set in New York City with characters whose stories are waiting to be told. So, whether you're missing New York or just want to watch something that'll have you glued to the screen, check out these underrated yet must-watch TV series set in the city that never sleeps:

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1/5 Brooklyn Nine-Nine

(L-R) Andre Braugher, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Andy Samberg, and Stephanie Beatriz in Dillman, Episode 9, Season 7. | Photo: IMDb.com
(L-R) Andre Braugher, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Andy Samberg, and Stephanie Beatriz in Dillman, Episode 9, Season 7. | Photo: IMDb.com

First aired in 2013, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a comedy TV show that focuses on a diverse police force from the fictional 99th precinct in Brooklyn, New York. Although the show will close after only eight seasons, their story has been told quite well with such a diverse cast, just like the city it's set in.

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2/5 The Flight Attendant

 

Casey, the titular character of The Flight Attendant, is all over the place after waking up beside a dead man. Although the nature of Cassie's job helps her travel from one place to another, she lands in New York where she's unable to run away from the authorities who are beginning to ask questions about the night before.

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3/5 The Boys

 

The Boys is set in a fictional New York where superheroes are beginning to cause more collateral damage than do good. This TV series will have you questioning whether heroes are born or made as it tackles other salient social issues that occur in the real world.

Of course, the fight between supes and the boys have to happen in the busiest street of them all—New York.

4/5 New Amsterdam

 

At this point in time, we've seen how challenging it can be to work in the medical field. We get to dive in and learn more about the lives of doctors, nurses, and more inside the hospital through the show New Amsterdam. Set in New York City, this show will portray the complicated lives of those who work too hard to help make ours better.

It all starts with a child stopping a yellow cab to head over to New Amsterdam.

5/5 The Alienist

(L-R) Daniel Brühl, Dakota Fanning, and Luke Evans in The Alienist (2018). | Photo: IMDb.com
(L-R) Daniel Brühl, Dakota Fanning, and Luke Evans in The Alienist (2018). | Photo: IMDb.com

The Alienist takes place in New York in the late 19th century, a time when psychologists were referred to as Alienists. The first episode introduces us to invaluable (and affable) characters who are driven to solve the murder of several boys in Manhattan. The chilling turn of events and known places that still stand today in New York prove that it could not have been set in any other location and makes Caleb Carr's story even more thrilling.

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