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  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 5, 2017
Season #: 1, 2
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

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  • Summary: 10 years after his public breakdown over his wife's affair, former major league baseball announcer Jim Brockmire (Hank Azaria) takes a job with the minor league Morristown Frackers in this comedy that began as a short video on the Funny Or Die website.
  • Genre(s): Comedy

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Melanie McFarland
    Apr 4, 2017
    100
    Each episode provides everything you would want from a comedy: originality, elegantly crude humor, genuine warmth and heartbreak.
  2. TV Guide Magazine
    Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    Mar 30, 2017
    100
    It's a comedy home run. [3-16 Apr 2017, p.19]
  3. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Apr 4, 2017
    90
    The other half of what makes Brockmire special--raunchy and depraved, but also surprisingly tender and even romantic (imagine Catastrophe if most of it took place at a minor league ballpark)--is how Azaria and the show’s creator, Joel Church-Cooper, are able to find the vulnerable human being underneath the accent and his familiar plaid blazer, even as Brockmire never breaks character or stops talking like he’s doing play-by-play on his own life.
  4. Reviewed by: Sonia Saraiya
    Mar 31, 2017
    80
    Brockmire is a weird, funny portrait of a singular man, and it paints its picture very well--working both as a snapshot of this aging oddity of Americana and a universal story about a washed-up person coming to terms with himself, despite several drunken efforts to the contrary.
  5. Reviewed by: Dan Fienberg
    Apr 3, 2017
    80
    Over the course of the eight episodes, Brockmire moves through a trio of arcs, delivering underdog sports hijinks, the Jules-Brockmire romance and Brockmire's sad and probably doomed search for redemption. That's all propped up with enough low-brow jokes, raunchy baseball references and disreputable hijinks that the show never wallows.
  6. Reviewed by: Erik Adams
    Apr 5, 2017
    75
    Brockmire doesn’t throw a perfect game on its first trip to the mound, but it gets most of its pitches across the plate--and even delivers some surprising dramatic brushbacks.
  7. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Apr 3, 2017
    50
    Yes, this story’s kind of been told before, in various places, and in various forms over various decades--but with not nearly as many vulgar words called into service here.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Apr 6, 2017
    10
    I don't know how anyone could not like this show. From the hilarious, heartfelt performances to the brilliant script that's a mix of laugh outI don't know how anyone could not like this show. From the hilarious, heartfelt performances to the brilliant script that's a mix of laugh out loud funny and raw emotion, I seriously have not connected with a show the way I connected with Brockmire in a long time. Whether or not you like baseball, the bottom line is you'll love this show. Expand
  2. Apr 7, 2017
    10
    The pilot episode of "Brockmire" made me laugh out loud more than any episode of television comedy has in over decade. The first two episodesThe pilot episode of "Brockmire" made me laugh out loud more than any episode of television comedy has in over decade. The first two episodes are fairly well structured stories but still manage to be surprising and they are just really damned funny. Hank Azaria somehow maintains his comedic baseball announcer tone throughout without it becoming annoying or troublesome even in the more earnest moments. Amanda Peet does a solid job as always and remains one of the most loveable screen presences around. Tis may be the best comedy on TV in a decade. Expand
  3. Apr 6, 2017
    10
    Azaria created and fully embraces "Brockmire". Amanda Peet steps up word for word. Surprised by the funny take of the young actor playing hisAzaria created and fully embraces "Brockmire". Amanda Peet steps up word for word. Surprised by the funny take of the young actor playing his Internet producer. Nice balance and both bring out a soft side to the lead character. Looking forward to seeing where the season leads and glad it has already been renewed. Happy to see on Amazon Prime - perfect for binge viewing. Loved it! Expand
  4. Apr 9, 2017
    7
    The mock on sportscasters and how they talk with that phony voice is enough reason to watch this show. Hank Azaria plays his character veryThe mock on sportscasters and how they talk with that phony voice is enough reason to watch this show. Hank Azaria plays his character very well. Here's something from his past you may remember...

    This one goes out to Bart Simpsons, signed, I am coming to kill you, sloowly aaaannnnd painfully!

    ... check that. that was Harry Shearer. Still a great sportscaster voice though... he was the announcer in the Little Giants movie too.
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  5. May 9, 2017
    7
    A nice addition to the series, previous fans will enjoy. looking forward to seeing where they take it beyond this. not without it's flaws. AA nice addition to the series, previous fans will enjoy. looking forward to seeing where they take it beyond this. not without it's flaws. A very funny and in tune series. Expand
  6. Apr 29, 2017
    7
    It's good enough. Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet do their thing, and it works.
    The show has some week spots, but Hank Azaria cranks out a couple
    It's good enough. Hank Azaria and Amanda Peet do their thing, and it works.
    The show has some week spots, but Hank Azaria cranks out a couple of funny performances that makes it worth my while and keeps me interested.
    I just wonder whether the show can go further down that lane without getting repetitive and boring.
    But let's wait...
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  7. Apr 5, 2017
    6
    funny show. azaria is a hoot, am not usually a fan of amanda peet but am looking forward to seeing where this premise goes, will be tuning infunny show. azaria is a hoot, am not usually a fan of amanda peet but am looking forward to seeing where this premise goes, will be tuning in next week Expand

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