Thursday, April 9, 2020

What I’m Watching: Brockmire

Brockmire: Season 4, Episode 3 “Low and Away” (B+)

Brockmire has experienced his share of setbacks over the course of this series, but he didn’t exactly start out from the highest point. He’s always been ready to launch into a profanity-laced rant after even the slightest bit of prodding, and he’s hanging on pretty well given how much society has gone to hell. Jules, on the other hand, used to be so much more presentable, and actually cared about what she was doing. She was a refreshing anchor for Brockmire every time she appeared ever so briefly over the course of the past two seasons, and this is absolutely no longer the case. She was way too inappropriately excited about the fourth of July stunt, and it was so evidently a bad idea to use dynamite. She was more concerned with snorting cocaine and holding on to her pipes to really worry about it, and she’s all for working with cults and fracking flames where visitors have to wear hazmat suits to throw stuff in to burn. Both she and Charles were happy fleecing their friend for money since they knew he had plenty, and Charles isn’t exactly winning either with his repeated divorces from the same type of woman. The eternal flame jumping across the field and Jules having her pipes stolen were the important impetuses for her to finally leave with Brockmire, and I hope that she’ll spend more time on this show. It was decidedly irreverent, but the commercial for the at-home euthanasia kit was pretty fantastic satire.

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