Best (Season 1 and 2) Jump Street Episodes
1) Besieged Part 1 (Season 2, Episode 1)
Many episodes of 21 Jump Street are about the burdens of a cop, but both parts wrap the ideas in a drama-packed summary. Everything is top notch, from acting to screen shots and feels extremely natural. The rules and practices of a cop are challenged here with wonderful contrast—there is a crooked cop, and on the other side is Judy bending rules to help a drug addict.
In the middle of Ronnie Seabock, played by lovely Josh Richman, my favorite Jump Street character you love to hate and hate to love. In both parts you want to punch this sneering hostile character, yet underneath is just a misguided lost kid. He recognizes just like he points out that he is a clever “businessman” with legendary lines like “Welcome to the real world Mr. Po-lice man.” Part one allows a peek into the complexities of the three guest characters, and if you start with part two you would really miss out on these backgrounds.
2) Besieged: Part 2 (Season 2, Episode 2)
The dramatic mystery story continues in the gritty town of Piedmont. While the first part is mostly action-filled, this is mostly dramatic, filling the mystery piece by piece with an end twist I didn’t see coming the first time.
3) Pilot: Part 1 (Season 1, Episode 1)
Before Captain Fuller, there was Jenko. This episode introduces you to the unconventional hippie cop. In addition, it shows the slow transformation of character Hanson from extreme nerd to laidback heart-throb. A necessary for any Jump Street fan.
4) Christmas in Saigon (Season 2, episode 11)
This is a very emotional episode about immigration and the Vietnam War and it closes a mystery that was brought up in the Besieged episodes. It’s an incredible story that I’ve read is about Dustin Nguyen’s story’s real life portrayed on screen. Another thin that makes me appreciate my life so much more.
5) Orpheus 3.3
Make sure you have something to laugh at after watching this heavy episode. It has universal themes of grievance and Death that will pull at your heart strings