Brockmire on IFC entire season discussion *warning spoilers*

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  1. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    The only issue I had with using his ashes to paint the foul lines was that wouldn't it make more sense to paint the lines in the team's real home stadium and not in their spring training stadium? Would Ernie Banks want his ashes scattered in Wrigley or in some stadium in Arizona?
     
  2. Steveknj

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    Nitpick :) Yeah, of course it would, but they wanted to do it in the course of that episode, so it made more sense (yeah, they could have flashed forward and done it in Oakland, but I wonder if they even GET to Oakland, Jim being Jim :) )
     
  3. astrohip

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    Another great season in the books. You never know how sobriety is going to affect a character, and a show. For Brockmire, it & he didn't miss a beat. I was afraid they were going to take the cliche way out, and have him relapse at the end. Glad he didn't.

    I love Gabby. I still miss Charles & Jules, but Gabby is so good, I can forgive them for not being regulars this season.
     
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  4. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Loved the season. Interested to see where they go after this, since there's no longer any reason for him to be in Florida (unless there is a time jump to spring training for the following season).

    I thought it was odd they showed an aerial view of AT&T Park where the San Francisco Giants play to depict the home game at "Tampa." If they can use an actual MLB stadium, why not show the correct one?
     
  5. TonyD79

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    You wanted an aerial shot of an ugly dome?
     
  6. hefe

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    Yeah, a stadium on the water serves fine to represent Tampa in the fictional world where a guy like Brockmire is still working for a Major League team. ;)

    And it looks prettier on TV.
     
  7. trainman

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    I think the most important consideration was the fact that they were obviously shooting in an outdoor stadium (including the fake "baseball" footage).

    I'm sure the Rays wish they had a stadium more like the one in San Francisco, although without at least a retractable roof, they'd have a lot of rain delays/rainouts.
     
  8. astrohip

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    Brockmire returned this week. As fun as ever! I'll hold off on spoilers to give everyone a chance to watch it. IFC.

    "Hallo-Deck, activate Ann-Margret sitting on my...<NSFW>"
     
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  9. series5orpremier

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    I want spoilers! (I watched it). I thought it was a brilliantly perceptive predictive vision of the future that they already got correct. Their prediction of the falling out of baseball and arrival of the apocalypse was timed just 10 years too late.
     
  10. TonyD79

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    Agreed it was spot on on a lot but it didn’t feel like Brockmire. I don’t need Brockmire to be sci fi. It should be about one man and his interactions.
     
  11. mr.unnatural

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    I just binged on season 3 last night so I could start watching season 4. I love this show.
     
  12. hefe

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    Yeah, that's kinda how I felt.
     
  13. series5orpremier

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    I didn't see any sci-fi. It was all about his relationship with his daughter. Being set 10 years in the future doesn't automatically make something sci-fi just like being set 15 years in the past doesn't make BCS sci-fi.
     
  14. TonyD79

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    His daughter was about 30% of the show. The rest was about the wreck of a future and him being the guy to save baseball. Even a good chunk of the conversation with his daughter was about Arizona and New York being a mess. That is sci fi. Brockmire should be grounded in reality.
     
  15. hefe

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    "Sci fi" was used as a metaphor for the weird sort of alternate reality that the show is now set in, not that it is literally "science fiction." I got the same vibe. It's got this semi-dystopian thing going on that I found distracting. It can still be funny, but it just felt weird.
     
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  16. Steveknj

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    I watched last night's episode. More time jumps. I used to love this show, but I feel it's really jumping the shark. I don't find the interaction with his daughter all that compelling. I thought this last episode was a complete snooze fest. Hopefully Amanda Peet will add a little something to this. If not, I guess I will be kinda glad they are ending things if this is where they are going.
     
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    I agree it's got a different feel to it, between the daughter, and the future shock. But that underlying tonal feel, that Brockmire, is still there. At the same time I'm wondering where this is all going, I find myself laughing out loud all the time. Limon slipped a Luna bar in my pocket.

    I get the feeling that a newly unleashed Brockmire will lead to some great baseball scenes. And yeah, Amanda Peet always helps. Charles too.
     
  18. Steveknj

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    Nah, we need the "bad" Brockmire. He's so much funnier when he's off the wagon :)
     
  19. astrohip

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    Don't disagree with that.
     
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  20. mr.unnatural

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    I'm hoping the third episode gets him back into his old form again. It looks like he's about to start screwing with the owners so that should be fun. The one thing that bothers me is that they keep skipping ahead during the episodes. At this rate he'll probably be dead by the 4th episode.
     
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