Wednesday, May 15, 2019

What I’m Watching: Brockmire

Brockmire: Season 3, Episode 6 “Placed on Waivers” (B+)

I really liked this episode. It’s a tribute to this show’s format that it could work well without bringing back the two supporting characters that always made it for me, and it’s also refreshing to see Brockmire as the sane one giving advice to someone else who is spiraling out of control. Celebrating the news of Gabby’s pregnancy was exciting, and that bubble burst quickly when she returned home to find Gayle in the tub with Dakota, who apparently loves Instagram and isn’t great at holding her breath for long periods of time. Watching Gabby’s subsequent meltdown was pretty spectacular, and I do wonder whether Panda Express paid for all the advertising that they got in this half-hour since it was mostly negative about the quality of the food and the establishment over all. It appears that things are indeed progressing for Brockmire with Christine Woods’ Maggie, and I did enjoy watching her reaction to being lambasted for her sauce-related failure. I suppose it does make great entertainment to have the broadcasters air their meltdowns during a game, and Brockmire did try his best to talk some sense into Gabby and encourage her to save some of her feelings for a time when everyone wasn’t listening in to their conversation. He did succeed at getting her to use a pseudonym for the wife that she wanted to complain about, one we likely won’t see again after the unsubtle message that Gabby left for her on their garage door. I liked seeing this side of Gabby and hope to see more of it in the future!

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