PMS 2.0 064 – John Daly, Dan Orlovsky, Tiger’s Back, & The NFL Never Sleeps

On today’s show, Pat and the guys break down one of the most memorable Sunday’s in recent memory as they look back on Tiger Woods winning his 5th Green Jacket at the Masters and discuss his greatness, how much more he has in the tank, and why things were different this time around when they’ve looked promising before. To chat a little bit more about Tiger, Pat welcomes on friend of the show, 2X Major Champion, and one of the most electric human beings to ever walk the planet, John Daly. They chat about his week in Augusta at Hooters and how it differed from last year, how Little John has been performing on the course as of late, what he thought about Tiger winning his 5th Green Jacket and whether or not he’s going to make a run at Jack Nicklaus’ major record, and if there are any young players right now that can challenge the greatness of Tiger’s career (22:47-27:47). Pat and the guys also welcome recurring guest, regular panelist on “Get Up,” and 11 year NFL veteran, Dan Orlovsky, to chat about Russell Wilson giving the Seahawks a hard deadline for a new extension, and whether or not he could end up playing QB for the Giants. They also chat about which coaches from the Sean McVay mold will have successful season or if he is an anomaly, if Joe Flacco will resurrect his career in Denver, and Dan gives out a couple of his sleeper picks for the NFC and AFC next year (38:41-50:20). To close out the show, the guys discuss the premiere of Game of Thrones and try to convince Pat that getting on board with the show is worth his time, and Pat announces the upcoming live podcast tour which has 6 dates in 6 different cities this summer. It’s a fun one. Come and laugh with us, cheers.

The First Reviews Are In.. True Detective is BACK

IndieWire“Let’s get this out of the way: “True Detective” Season 3 is good. Whether or not you believe the first season to be an untouchable classic or an overrated but well-acted cop show, Nic Pizzolatto’s new episodes are a big step up from a second season as muddled and meaningless as that water stain above Vince Vaughn’s bed. With strong performances all-around — and a flat-out remarkable turn from Mahershala Ali — HBO’s third season benefits from reliable genre elements, a compelling central story, and aesthetics as lush as they are eerie.”

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YES. “Engaging without being enraging, and solid if not spectacular.” Granted, this is only a single review, and I didn’t do much digging to see if any other critics received any screeners, but this is promising. The teaser trailer for season 3 was great, looking more in line with the aesthetics and story structure of season 1, and getting as far away from the muddled mess that many thought season 2 was. Nic Pizzolatto probably bit off more than he could chew with season 2; super convoluted, so many storylines, an odd “mystery,” and a reluctance to let anyone else into the writers room. For season 3, he/HBO brought in David Milch (the creator of Deadwood) to help pen the season and four different directors with other HBO credits under their belts will be helming two episodes each. But the best move, in my humble opinion, was using this season as a star vehicle for Mahershala Ali. He’s one of the hottest, most accomplished stars working in Hollywood right now, and outside of his Oscar winning turn in Moonlight, this looks like it’s going to give him the kind of exposure his career surely deserves. Multiple timelines with a story spanning over three decades, an unsolved murder, and years and years of deep seated guilt, True Detective appears to be getting back to the basics.

The best part about this, is it stands alone. You don’t need any previous viewing history to jump in. Every season is an anthology and stands alone on it’s own legs. No head nods to previous seasons, no loose threads that connects everything. Starting January 13th, everyone is going to be on the same page. We’re heading into the doldrums of January here, and there’s a lot of dogshit that’s going to be on your TV for the next few months until it starts to get warmer. Be thankful that we’re getting a bonafide prestige drama right out of the gates in 2019. 

The best part: If this sucks (highly unlikely), after eight weeks, we just move on and wait until Thrones returns for its final season. No matter which way you slice it, True Detective season 3 is going to be the best TV show available in January. It’ll blow every network TV show out of the water, and likely will be the best show on premium cable to start the new year. If these early critic reviews are any indication (I checked a couple more, glowing reviews from everyone that’s seen it so far), we’re in for one hell of a season that should restore the good name of True Detective and wipe out the bad taste that season 2 left in most people’s mouths, and I for one, couldn’t be more excited. Let me know if youse guys are as excited for this as I am. Buckle up, it’s gonna be a good’un.

@tyschmit

Bird Box Is The Most Watched Netflix Original Ever

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(That’s a high concept Bird Box joke)

That’s a lot of fucking streams over a one week period. Granted, those 45,000,000+ streams probably came from about 1,500 Netflix accounts, but those are still startling numbers. It’s taken over the cultural zeitgeist, and chances are you’ve seen several memes related to Bird Box. The first hour/hour fifteen or so are incredible. Straight balls to the walls intensity that you can’t take your eyes off of (that’s another Bird Box joke). In my personal opinion, it loses quite a bit of steam after that. That’s not to say this isn’t a must watch. It’s on Netflix, it’s probably better than half the bullshit you have saved in your queue, and Sandy Bullock brings THE NOISE. She’s incredible in this. The nonlinear storyline kind of diminishes some of the potential surprises in the movie, and bouncing back and forth between timelines ends up telegraphing the ending quite a bit.

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I have a feeling quite a few people will share this sentiment. Again, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t watch it. You probably should, it’s well worth the two hours, again there’s a lot of bullshit out there. The best thing about Bird Box has undoubtedly been the influx of memes it has created. Everyone knows I love my memes. Big time meme guy. And I will be forever thankful to Bird Box for bringing us this treasure trove of memes.

Let me know what you thought of Bird Box, and whether or not you enjoyed the way it ended, and don’t be afraid to send me your best Bird Box memes.

@tyschmit

Heartland Radio 2.0 Ep. 29 – The Perfect Roommate

On today’s show, the guys cover a lot of ground. They discuss Will Ferrell’s career and look through his catalog of movies, decide what the correct process is for giving gifts around the holidays, and get into a lengthy discussion about Club Med, and decide whether they or cruise or all-inclusive guys for vacations. They also cover the underground “Carnie Mafia” sweeping through Arkansas, and talk about a man vying to implant a bluetooth speaker into his chest so he always knows what direction north is, and Gorms tells a couple of hilarious Jim Irsay stories and gives out a Friday gift for all the bro bro bro’s. Todd wants to know who the guys would choose if they were single and could pick any living person as a roommate. They also answer some listener questions including selecting TV show characters for each other, and deciding which major sport they would choose if they were a bench player making the league minimum. As always, the guys wrap up the show with some Friday Bangerz to help kickstart your weekend. It’s a fun one, come and have a good time with us.

This episode includes @toddmccomas, @PatMcAfeeShow, @Digz, @nickmaraldo, @tyschmit, @BostonConnr, @BroBroBroBets, @VivalaZito, and @evanfoxy.

Heartland Radio 2.0 Ep. 27 – Handmaid’s Tale

On today’s show, the guys chat about some current TV shows and movies that they’ve enjoyed or can’t stand, discuss some of the strategies about the weight loss challenge as the first weigh in date gets closer, and chat about everything and anything that comes up in a very free flowing conversation. Todd also wants to know what brand or product the guys would choose if they could be the spokesperson for only one, they play some fact or fiction, and answer some listener questions including what they would do if they could take all the hours from one activity throughout their lives and dedicate it to learning something else, and choose some football coaches for one another. To close out the show, the guys all give some more of their vitamin thoughts. It’s a fun one, come and have a good time with us.

This episode features @toddmccomas, @PatMcAfeeShow, @Digz, @nickmaraldo, @tyschmit, @BostonConnr, @HeyGorman, @VivalaZito, and @baileymccomas, and ends with Ryan Gosling’s piano solo from La La Land.

I Have A Genius Idea… I Think

So this weekend my brother and I are sitting at our parents house scrolling through the TV Guide and we are blessed with Tremors being on. If you haven’t seen Tremors it is an incredible piece of film that you absolutely need to see. One of the most watchable movies of my life which led us to thinking how many times we had actually seen this movie. 

I genuinely wanted to know how many times and how many hours I spent watching this glorious movie. Now I’m not smart enough but I know someone reading this is smart enough to know how to figure out how many times a person watches a certain thing. I’d love to be able to log into an app or my smart tv and it tell me that I have watched 3,000 episodes of The Office and I am ranked number 13 in the world for number of episodes watched. This will be the newest hottest social media app. People can actually see how much and what their friends are consuming and brag that they are literally the biggest fans of said thing.

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The thing that kills me inside is that I know we cannot go back in time so there is no possible way for this idea to tell me everything I have watched in my life. That truly makes my heart hurt. This is the saddest realization I have ever come to. I however am going to do something that I do not normally do. I am going to sacrifice my happiness for the good of humanity. I am Harry Stamper. This idea is for future generations to use.

I am willing to workout a deal with someone who is smart enough and has the capabilities to make something like this. I just need somewhere between 1 & 49% of all profits or we can do royalties or something of that nature. The world needs this. 

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A Breaking Bad Movie Is Coming

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Variety “Breaking Bad” may have had its finale in 2013, but Variety has confirmed that series creator Vince Gilligan is working on a new film with ties to the beloved series.

Gilligan is working on a two-hour film, though whether it’s destined for multiplexes or television is unclear.

Details are sparse, with no information on what shape the movie would take — a prequel like “Better Call Saul” or something else — or whether any of “Breaking Bad’s” stars will return. The Albuquerque Journal includes a logline stating the film “tracks the escape of a kidnapped man and his quest for freedom.”

The Journal also reports the title as “Greenbriar,” though whether that’s the final title is in the air as well. Production in the Duke City is scheduled to begin mid-November through early February, according to the Journal.

Talk about an absolute bombshell being dropped this morning. From the second Breaking Bad ended, people have been begging for more whether it meant following ancillary characters from the show in a prequel type setting (Better Call Saul) or building an expanded Breaking Bad universe, it looks like we’re getting both.

Look, I love Breaking Bad.. who doesn’t? I just don’t know if I’m entirely onboard with this idea. Vince Gilligan coming back to helm this is huge, the guy is an absolute creative genius, I just don’t know if there’s anything more to cover regarding the Jesse Pinkman saga. I thought the way the show ended was damn near perfect, and I don’t think I’m particularly interested in seeing what Jesse was up to after he left captivity at that Neo-Nazi compound.

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Either way, this is going to get legs and is going to be all people want to talk about for awhile, which is fine. I just want to be the first to temper expectations so that when people inevitably compare this to Breaking Bad and are bitching and moaning about how it isn’t as good, I’d like to be the first person to say I told you so.

But that isn’t to say I’m not going to give it a shot and get very invested as the release date approaches. I know my pal @nickmaraldo is going to be real gassed up when he hears this news considering Aaron Paul is one of his favorite actors, right beneath Will Smith.

Does everyone else have interest in this too, and if so, am I the only person in the world who thinks this is going to be trash in comparison to Breaking Bad? I guess we’ll find out. To get prepared for “Greenbriar” (working title), here’s a compilation of every time Jesse Pinkman says bitch in Breaking Bad. Enjoy.

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Heartland Radio 2.0 Ep. 17 – Gamer Goo

On today’s show, the guys discuss a woman in Russia giving birth in a grocery store, Ketamine making a big time comeback as a means to help treat depression, a Canadian man trying to buy a police officer food at a drive-thru and subsequently being arrested for a DUI, and a former South Carolina Governor handing out mini copies of the US Constitution to trick-or-treaters instead of candy. Todd also wants to know what one sporting event the guys would attend if they could go back in time, they answer some listener questions, and end the show by helping send you into the weekend with some Friday Bangerz. It’s a great time, come and join us.

This episode features @toddmccomas, @PatMcAfeeShow, @Digz, @nickmaraldo, @tyschmit, @BostonConnr, @VivalaZito, and @evanfoxy

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