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

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"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 (three months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (two months 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 (one month ago) link

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