Brockmire on IFC entire season discussion *warning spoilers*

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  1. Apr 5, 2019 #121 of 166
    mlsnyc

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    But they did provide an explanation for that in the Brockmire universe when he went on a diatribe in what he thought was his first broadcast. He went on a rant about the $200m Seascape, FL spent on the new stadium to essentially bribe the team to move 3,000 miles while schools and other vital gov’t services were woefully underfunded. It may not have stuck the landing for you, but it wasn’t a sloppy oversight. It was intentional.
     
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  2. Apr 5, 2019 #122 of 166
    Jon J

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    Glad I decided to try again with the new season.
     
  3. Apr 8, 2019 #123 of 166
    DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Yeah, when I initially saw that he'd be calling games for Oakland, and they were in Florida, I thought it was a poor choice by the writers. But then that rant helped explain it.
     
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    sharkster

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    Azaria was on The Late Show, the other night, and he brought that plaid jacket with him. It was a pretty funny bit. I guess he got it at a thrift store, for use as this character.
     
  5. Apr 8, 2019 #125 of 166
    sharkster

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    During the episode I could not help thinking that he will probably end up drinking again.

    On a little peek episode they did for the new season they also showed that Linda Lavin is going to be playing his mother. Oh yes! I really like her a lot and I think this will be a great pairing.
     
  6. Apr 8, 2019 #126 of 166
    JTAnderson

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    The bit with Bob Costas in the sneak peek really cracked me up.
     
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    sharkster

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    Oh yeah, I forgot that part. :D
     
  8. Apr 9, 2019 #128 of 166
    Steveknj

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    Should the sneak peaks be spoilered? I never watch them because they umm, are spoilers for the season.

    I don't recall but was Linda Lavin on last year playing his mom? Or maybe I saw her playing someone else's mom on another show.
     
  9. Apr 9, 2019 #129 of 166
    sharkster

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    It could be. My memory is horribly broken at this point. But she was very recently (last year?) on a short-lived sitcom where she played the mother of the two main male characters. I had a crush on the tall one. He's so cute. But I guess the show was not popular and I'm pretty sure it's gone. It was called something like 9JKL (maybe referring to their apartment numbers, as they all lived in the same apartment building).
     
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    Steveknj

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    9JKL - I only watched a couple of episodes, but yeah, that's where she was the matriarch of that family.
     
  11. Apr 9, 2019 #131 of 166
    Tony_T

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    To add to that:
    (*) As Brockmire creator Joel Church-Cooper told me last year, the show has “a complicated relationship with Major League Baseball.” MLB itself is explicitly mentioned, but Brockmire’s new team is only referred to as “Oakland,” and none of the logos or uniforms resemble that of the real-life Oakland A’s, which gives the show license to call this fictional team cheap without being yelled at by the real (and cheap) A’s ownership.
     
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    Nice to see Amanda Peet back for this past episode. Dating George Brett huh? It's always fun when he has actual broadcasters or players on, this week Brett, and Bob Costas. I loved watching Amanda guzzle the pint of wine. I can already see Brockmilre heading toward the binge we all know is gonna happen.
     
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    I miss her. Along with Tyrel Jackson Williams (Charles).

    It's odd how they completely rebuilt this show, dropping two of the three lead characters. To their credit, it keeps humming along. But they had a nice chemistry that first season.

    I read where that was Amanda Peet's only episode this season. And TJW-Charles has one episode also, at some point.
     
  14. trainman

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    What was depicted as being the offices of the "Tampa Bay" baseball team are probably much nicer than the actual Tampa Bay Rays offices. :D
     
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    Still the sharpest written show on TV these days. Just watched the episode where Brockmire has an ED problem due to his new sobriety. Funny, funny stuff. The scene with him sitting in the hospital room with the guy who has a sock of sand in his pants. It's not easy nailing both comedy & poignancy, but the writers did it.

    Missed Gabby this episode, she'e become one of my favorite characters. And is it just me, or does his new love interest (the nurse) have a strong resemblance to Amanda Peet?
     
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    Yes, I thought the same.
     
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    Oh man, when his junk didn't work I was convinced that he would start drinking again mucho pronto. Good thing the writers are smarter than I, as they put together a great episode.
     
  18. Regina

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    Yep, somebody's got a "type!"
     
  19. astrohip

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    Houston/Bren...
    So when do we get an episode where the two meet? :eek:
     
  20. Steveknj

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    My wife who doesn't normally watch this with me laughed several times. I know, there were some cheap penis jokes there, but it was written so well that it just felt different. Very well done ending, when he and the JK Simmons character realize that the only "god" in their lives were baseball (as a big baseball fan the things they were talking about hit home). And using his ashes to paint the foul line...just a perfect sendoff.

    Great show.
     
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