Saturday, May 11, 2019

What I’m Watching: Brockmire

Brockmire: Season 3, Episode 5 “Clubhouse Chemistry” (B+)

It’s good to know that Brockmire isn’t the only one on this show who has a tendency to get himself into volatile relationships. Tracing some of what Charles experienced in the time since we last saw him was entertaining, and I didn’t remember that we had met Quinn Cooke’s Denise before towards the end of season one. Cooke deserves tremendous commendation for her fantastic performance here, relatively unhinged but also so reined in as she knew just when to pull out all the stops and pull out that knife. The fact that she actually stabbed Brockmire after he had earlier thrown the blanket over her to get her out of the bedroom was pretty hilarious, especially after she said that they had thrown out all of his knives to prevent any such occurrences from happening again and that he wasn’t even doing anything wrong in the moment. I enjoyed Charles championing the public bathroom behavior that he and Denise were so thrilled about engaging in, which repulsed even Brockmire, which is a difficult thing. It seems this is all we’ll be seeing of Charles for a while, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about the new character introduced who will be sticking around. I’m a big fan of Christine Woods from “Hello Ladies,” and I can’t wait to see more of her flirtatious nurse. He’s no longer nearly as aggressive as before, but Matt still managed to make an impression on Brockmire, helping to open him up to new ideas about what being a good person means.

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