Brockmire on IFC entire season discussion *warning spoilers*

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  1. Tony_T

    Tony_T Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to have to re-watch the beginning and end again tonight.
     
  2. Tony_T

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    Just re-watched, and I agree with you — looks like we'll find out next week…
     
  3. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    Could just be a continuity error.
     
  4. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    He had to stay. He was "pig committed."

    This theory feels like a little too much conspiracy for a show like this, but I wonder if the woman set up the "Sobertunities" place specifically to lure in Brockmire.
     
  5. Steveknj

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    Still love this show (although I think S1 was slightly better). Anyone else here thinks we need Azaria as Brockmire and Joe Buck to team up and do a couple of innings at the All-Star Game together? That would be awesomeness in the extreme.
     
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  6. midas

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    I vote for anything that makes Joe Buck tolerable :D
     
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  7. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    What a roller coaster of a season finale!

    Sepinwall posted a great and informative interview with the show's creator and showrunner. There are a few minor spoilers for Season 3 and beyond (just about the general theme, nothing specific).

    'Brockmire' Season 2: Jim's Road to Rock Bottom
     
  8. Tony_T

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    Didn't think it was a great season finale, but it was a great season.
    Looking forward to S3
     
  9. hefe

    hefe Rebus Philbin

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    What? That was the finale already?
     
  10. mlsnyc

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    The finale was a great episode to cap a very good season. Still very rich comedy with a lot of character growth from the first season.

    By the way, in the intervention episode, I found it hilarious when it turned out the mascot Jim had been having intense altercations with was a teenager with braces.
     
  11. Steveknj

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    I liked season 1 better than season 2 which really became a one trick pony season long plot, Jim's drinking and drugs leading to him hitting rock bottom. I kind of got bored with that after a couple of episodes. I get that's a major part of his personality, but I wish they played up more of his relationship with his assistant and pretty much everyone around him. Just seemed like all season the only thing they did was bring in different characters for him to get wasted with. I'm hoping he stays sober next season, but I'm guessing something will happen that will get him binging again. We'll see. I thought the finale was pretty good and considering where the season went, it was the logical conclusion.
     
  12. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Read the article I posted above. I think it will help your outlook of the show.
     
  13. TonyD79

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    I agree. There was no humanity left which hurt the show. Less interaction with his assistant and the loss of the love interest as well. Hoping for a course adjustment in season 3. Still good but not as much fun.
     
  14. Steveknj

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    Reading the interview with the showrunners posted above, I get more what they were going for, but still, as funny as the show is sometimes, watching him fall that far ALL SEASON long was somewhat depressing. Yeah, I'm old school, but I generally like my comedies to be more funny and less depressing. Sounds like they might be going back to that some next season. We'll see.

    It's funny though that while watching that, I kept comparing Brockmire to Sam Malone on Cheers, which before the series began had a similar type of life. So to me Brockmire seemed to be a more intense Sam. It's just that today's viewer wants to see more of the darkside of human nature, where in Cheers we see more of the better side of folks who've already been through what Jim has been through.
     
  15. spartanstew

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    Agreed. If this would have been Season 1, I doubt I would have finished watching the entire season (and surely wouldn't have stuck around for Season 2).

    I'll watch Season 3, but I hope to see some resemblance to Season 1 by the third episode, or I'm probably done.
     
  16. Tony_T

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    In season 3, I would prefer it if he quickly fails in his attempt as a fill-in major league announcer and goes back to the Frackers.
    Either way, looks like we'll see less of Charles in S3 (looks like he's staying in New Orleans)
     
  17. TonyD79

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    That would work for me. Lots of material in a small town with a struggling baseball team.
     
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    Brockmire Season 3, "Spring Training" — Apr 3rd (IFC)

    Brockmire Season 3 Cast
    The series has had some great cameos in the past and that will continue in season three. From the sports world, Kansas City Royals Hall of Famer George Brett and broadcaster Bob Costas, both playing ficitonalized versions of themselves, join the show as key figures from Brockmire's past.

    With Jim's sobriety a key storyline in the new season, there will be some new faces in his life. The recurring cast for season three includes Richard Kind (Red Oaks) as Brockmire's new producer, Linda Lavin as his estranged mother, Martha Plimpton as his AA sponsor, and Tawny Newsome as his new broadcast partner. J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) is also set to guest star as a former player turned announcer.

    Amanda Peet (Jules), Tyrel Jackson Williams (Charles), and Becky Ann Baker (Jean) will also make appearences in season three.
     
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    Great thread title... it's still works!

    The newly sober Brockmire hasn't lost a step. "There’s a density to it, Gabby. It’s like a windsock that’s been packed with wet sand."
     
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    Steveknj

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    Are we taking odds on by what episode Brockmire is back in a drunken/drug induced stupor?

    Nice start, not the best episode of the series, but still good. The only thing that annoyed me is the Oakland A's have played for years in Arizona for Spring Training and it makes little sense to move to Florida, but it's just a nitpick from a Baseball Nerd like me.
     

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