Saturday, July 9, 2016

Netflix Favorites: Love

Netflix has indeed created a winning strategy for developing compelling television programming. They simply let creative minds do what they do best without interference of traditional network mumbo jumbo restrictions and input. What is the end result?

Quite frankly, some of the best programming available today.
One of his Judd Apatow's latest projects, Love, is no different. In this half hour single cam dramedy that stars Paul Rust, who plays Gus, an underdog-like protagonist who tries to navigate through the ups and downs of life while searching for that special someone. Apatow truly has a knack for creating depth within characters. Unlike many of the cliche love story rom-coms that have been produced over the years, this one takes a slightly edgy turn at times with fresh story angles while staying widely relatable and always entertaining. Most importantly, the writers make you express emotion and care about the characters....even Lily from the AT&T commercials who makes a few appearances.

If you haven't checked out "Love", please do so and enjoy. Look for Season 2 in early 2017.

Peace. Love. Forever.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Moving Mountains and Making Deals

You've got to respect UFC President, Dana White. The main focal point for the promotion since early spring has been the construction of the card for the UFC 200 event scheduled to go down tomorrow night in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena on Pay-Per-View. The road much to this premier event has been tumultuous and chaotic to say the very least, much like the entire calendar year for MMA's top promotion.

In March, the top of the card featured the highly anticipated rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz which spawned from an impromptu bout in February, which saw Diaz upset "The Notorious One" in stunning fashion. After a number of issues, the fight was pulled and replaced by a rematch between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones, a bout that was scheduled to take place in April but fell through after Cormier went down with an injury. With just 72 hours before the iconic UFC 200 event, Jon Jones was pulled from the Championship bout after testing positive for a banned substance.

It looked as if all hope was lost for Cormier fighting at UFC 200 as he was without a opponent. UFC 200 had a huge dent left in it's lineup until Dana White, one of the top sports promoters of the century who took MMA out of the hallowed depths of the underground into mainstream popularity, worked yet again another miracle audible to save the card by bringing in longtime veteran and future Hall of Famer, Anderson "The Spider" Silva, with close to zero notice directly to Vegas for an incredibly intriguing matchup.

A major round of applause is due for Dana White and company for assembling one of the greatest cards in MMA history despite a roller coaster of issues controversial events.

Cheers to UFC 200!

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Burger Challenge at Tigers Tale in Princeton

2lbs of Colossal Deliciousness! Check it out.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Netflix Favorites: Master of None

Ok...So we all have those moments...

It is a mid-morning on a Saturday. You've planned an entire day filled with productivity. Before you dive into a task list of going to the grocery store, hitting the stair master at the gym or finally cleaning those old boxes of VHS tapes out of the basement, you might be tempted to look for a little creative inspiration within the Netflix button on your remote.

This happened to me a few weekends back. I stumbled across Aziz Ansari's new show, Master of None. While it normally takes a while for me to get overly invested in a show, this was a complete match made in heaven. This show was love at first sight. Watching this show was the equivalent of indulging in your favorite dish while sitting in your favorite chair.

If you are looking for an enjoyable comedy that fuses clever inside jokes and wittiness with a healthy dose of love drama, you will most likely enjoy Master of None. This half hour single cam comedy features fresh writing, relatable topics and the lovely Noel Wells. The chemistry between the main character's Dev and Rachel is a home run, in addition to the rest of the cast of very likable characters featured on this show.

This is definitely worth checking out if you haven't already. Season Two arrives in Spring of 2017.