Since we’re covering Dark humor this month, I’ve decided to talk about my favorite sitcom at the moment .
Brockmire began as a series of internet shorts and was eventually turned into a show on IFC .
The show opens in the mid 2000’s with Jim Brockmire calling a game for the Kansas city royals, after finding out his wife was cheating on him …
it did not go well.
After spending ten years out of the country , most of it doing play by play for televised cockfights in Thailand. He returns to the states to try and reclaim his spot as a great baseball announcer, by calling games for a minor league team in the Pennsylvania rust belt …
with mixed results.
Unlike most sitcoms that are just individual 30 min episodes, Brockmire has a show long story-arch. Now whether Jim finds the professional and personal redemption he’s looking for , we’ll just have to wait and see.
I honestly don’t think there is a funnier show ( and few with as much hart ) on TV right now .