BROCKMIRE the recently concluded IFC comedy series with hank azaria, baseball, amanda peet, baseball, tyrel jackson williams and baseball

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re: the ending

I thought they struck a weirdly lovely balance of the characters finding new levels of self-acceptance even as they find themselves amidst, and possibly even helping to enable, an increasingly horrible world order. That felt weirdly profound and true-to-life for me.

it bangs for thee (Simon H.), Friday, 20 November 2020 05:04 (two months ago) link

Ok we started this and it's very funny off the bat (no pun intended).

I have seen almost no Bojack so the closest cousin IMO was the first season of You're the Worst.

That's actually the other show we're watching now and yeah, they're almost too similar (but both good).

change display name (Jordan), Monday, 23 November 2020 20:06 (two months ago) link

"Look, I understand your hopelessness. I mean, right now, this country feels like the Overlook Hotel just moments before the elevators open and we're all drowned in blood..."

it bangs for thee (Simon H.), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 21:19 (one month ago) link

Just finished the show. Incredibly well done. The 4 season arc was excellent even if S4 was not my favorite. They walked a crazy high tightrope between raunchy and sweet, hilarious and sad, light hearted and deep. Did not anticipate them jumping into techno dystopia as the last act.

that's not my post, Saturday, 5 December 2020 05:35 (one month ago) link

the episode with Carrie Preston and the suicide attempt was as dark as any TV show I've seen in recent years, and then they pivot abruptly to a semi-comedic moment of Jim acting inappropriate as fuck to her brother in the hospital cos he's accidentally tripping. it did what it did very well.

Lover of Nixon (or LON for short) (Neanderthal), Saturday, 5 December 2020 05:41 (one month ago) link

yeah the Carrie Preston stuff was brutal. I was glad there was no hamfisted attempt to fold those characters back in later.

it bangs for thee (Simon H.), Saturday, 5 December 2020 14:16 (one month ago) link

i never posted on this thread but have been big upping this series for years and am glad it finally caught some other folks attention

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 5 December 2020 16:39 (one month ago) link

yeah I ignored it for years figuring it for just another antihero comedy, and with a sports angle to boot, double yuck. and yet!

it bangs for thee (Simon H.), Saturday, 5 December 2020 17:14 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Forgive the thread spam, but I wanted to note that this show's 2020 season is nominated in the 2020 ILX TV poll:

ILX's Best Television of 2020 Poll / VOTING AND CAMPAIGNING THREAD / Voting Ends After January 29, 2021

If you like this show and you'd like to see it have a good showing in the poll (running in February) all you need to do is submit a ballot including it and your other favorites (3 minimum, 25 maximum, ranked by your favorite to least favorite) to forksclovetofu at gmail. It'll take five minutes; get to it!

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 21 January 2021 19:42 (three days ago) link


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