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Brockmire on IFC entire season discussion *warning spoilers*

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by pmyers, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. Apr 7, 2017 #1 of 117
    pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    I heard about it when Hank Azaria was on Howard Stern last week. I watched the first 2 episodes and thought it was good. Of course it also helped to see "A LOT" of Amanda Peet!

    Brockmire
     
  2. Apr 7, 2017 #2 of 117
    MikeCC

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    I thought it was hilarious.

    "Brockmired."

    "Lucy-ed."
     
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    TIVO_GUY_HERE

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    I liked it as well
     
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    spartanstew

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    I like the show, but actually thought seeing A LOT of Amanda Peet was a negative. I'm not a fan of sex just for sex sake in TV (or movies), and thought the story could have progressed just as well without them jumping into bed together in the second episode. But, I don't watch TV for arousal purposes either - I typically watch for the story and/or humor (which I know makes me an anomaly on this forum).

    Having said that, I did think it was funny, I just hope it's sustainable. Using a broadcasters voice all the time, and sex jokes can only go so far.
     
  5. Apr 7, 2017 #5 of 117
    pmyers

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    I think the sex was a big part of the humor! LOL
     
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    trainman

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    I always cringe whenever a baseball movie/TV show depicts play-by-play announcing coming over a stadium P.A. system...

    ...so I love that this show actually had an explanation for that. :D
     
  7. Apr 7, 2017 #7 of 117
    mlsnyc

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    Great start. I love how he does play-by-play for everything he sees ("And that's a finger in my...").
     
  8. Apr 7, 2017 #8 of 117
    DevdogAZ

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    I've watched the first episode on YouTube. I didn't realize the second episode was already available, but I'm definitely planning to watch them all. I've been a Hank Azaria fan forever.
     
  9. Apr 7, 2017 #9 of 117
    pmyers

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    My recording was actually 1 recording for 1 hour containing both episodes.
     
  10. Apr 8, 2017 #10 of 117
    fmowry

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    I thought it was funny in parts but his over the top announcer voice might get old quick. Anyone who wants to see "more" of Amanda Peet should just check out Togetherness on HBO. A now canceled comedy from 2 years ago. I think it lasted 2-3 seasons.
     
  11. Apr 9, 2017 #11 of 117
    DevdogAZ

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    This post made me expect to actually see "A LOT" of Amanda Peet in Episode 2, but it wasn't at all what I expected. As fmowry said, you see much more in Togetherness.

    Still enjoyed episode 2 and looking forward to more eps.
     
  12. Apr 9, 2017 #12 of 117
    series5orpremier

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    Yeah, it's basic cable and she's getting kind of old for voyeuristic purposes. I havn't seen Togetherness but check out 'The Whole Nine Yards' from 2000.
     
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    spartanstew

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    I thought so too. But sex humor is very easy and seemed a bit early to resort to it.
     
  14. Apr 9, 2017 #14 of 117
    Steveknj

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    I think it's much harder to write clean humor than dirty humor, but I think this is a bit different in that this isn't sex for the sake of just sex. Sex is a big part of the characters. His wife steps out on him as part of an orgy. He's kind of lost it and went wild on a drug and sex binge all over the world. So they aren't using sex for "shock value" as much as to paint the character for what he is. If this show lasts awhile, I would bet that some of the crazy sex stuff might be toned down a bit as it may not be as important to the plot.

    BTW I thought it was really funny.

    The scene where the pitcher hits the three fat guys, while predictable (as Brockmire even mentioned), was still REALLY funny.
     
  15. Apr 9, 2017 #15 of 117
    astrohip

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    I came for Amanda Peet. I ended up staying for the story.

    This was one of the best premieres I've seen in a long time. The opening meltdown was the funniest single opening scene ever. Both Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet are perfectly cast. And the writing...

    Peet: "Plus I'm competing with dirt cheap entertainment that's in every home here."
    Azaria: "Cable?"
    Peet: "Meth."

    The play-by-play during sex. :grinning:

    "Your dick and balls look like they're having a fistfight" (BTW, we get Azaria butt in this scene, so in the interest of fair play...)

    Dave Walton & Amanda Peet together again. Bent!

    "The dollar's very strong right now."

    "You're cute. You remind me of my favorite step-dad."
     
  16. Apr 11, 2017 #16 of 117
    midas

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    I just watched the first 2 episodes. I really enjoyed it. I think Uribe is going to be my favorite character if they don't overdo it.
     
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    DreadPirateRob

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    The Whole Nine Yards is the complete (comPleet?) Amanda Peet experience. ;)
     
  18. Apr 11, 2017 #18 of 117
    astrohip

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    A request for the OP @pmyers... Could you ask a mod to change the title to something season thread-ish, so we can openly discuss this without dancing around spoilers?

    Thanks!
     
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  19. Apr 12, 2017 #19 of 117
    pmyers

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    Do I do that by clicking on the "Report" button and then putting an explanation in the text box?
     
  20. Apr 12, 2017 #20 of 117
    astrohip

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    I'm not sure, but that would probably work. I think the only time I've done this (changed ANW to "forever thread") I just posted in the OpCenter. Try Report and see.

    Thanks for doing this!
     
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