Well Mr. Met had a rough night last night....
It's been a struggle for the Mets so far this season. With fairly high expectations to start the year they have fallen well short of those goals early on. And to top it off, their city counterparts are exceeding expectations. The Yankees were optimistic heading into this season but are ten games about .500 after fifty games. In a season that was suppose to be about the Mets in New York is currently back to the guys in pinstripes.
It's still early in the year but it's not that early anymore. We are almost 1/3 of the way through the season and the Mets even making the Wild Card Playoffs looks like a reach, let alone a World Series. I'm not sure how Mr. Met tops giving the fans a middle finger but if this continues into July we just may find out.
Speaking of National League baseball teams with high preseason expectations who have had a disappointing start to their season, feels like this would be a good time to remind everyone that the World Champion Chicago Cubs are currently below .500 for the season.
Just a terrible trend we have had recently of overhyped people or events not even coming close to meeting their expectations: the Cubs, the Baywatch movie, Shinsuke Nakamura, the Trump Presidency....just a bunch of duds recently. Although it is nice not to see #FlyTheW all over my Twitter this year.
Just finished off the current season of Masters of None. I'm going to talk about some things that happened in Season 2 so if you haven't watched it yet, and I highly recommend that you do, probably just end the blog here and come back to this post in a couple weeks when you are caught up. It's only 20 episodes to catch up and each episode is around 30 minutes so it's an easy watch. And I'd appreciate you adding to my click numbers by coming back to the blog a second time. Which if you want to do anyways, here's some of my better work recently you can go back and reread to boost my site numbers:
Where's Waldo: A look at Wisconsin's 2017 Football Schedule
Three Count - May 22nd: Me ripping on teacher's for their Retweeting out of Finals
Those Few Extra Pounds: A look at the Iowa's weak non-conference football scheduling history
Alright, now that we've got those extra clicks out of the way let's get a brief chat about Season Two of Master Of None. I would have given Season One an A, maybe an A-, but definitely in the A range. I'd give Season Two a B. Still pretty good and I enjoyed it but I was hoping for more. Still highly recommend you watch both seasons soon though.
While it felt like Season One the idea of the show was a Seinfeld like concept touching on social issues, primarily race and culture with some relationships mixed in, it felt like they tried too hard with that in Season Two. It was almost like they got a lot of praise for it in Season One and tried to really dive deeper in that with Season Two and it didn't hit as much. Felt like it was trying to hard to hit serious topics in the series and lost a little bit of what made the show great, in my eyes, in Season One.
For example, Episode 6 might have been the worst episode I've ever seen from a quality show that I enjoy. It's the one where they go to the movies to see Death Castle but end up showing a bunch of random New Yorkers trip to see the same movie as well. I'm sure it was suppose to be some deep symbolism and meaning to everyone being interconnected or something but it just ended up uninteresting and boring to me. Felt like a wasted episode.
And what's the deal with Rachel? I could do a whole blog post about her this season. From not being there all season to just randomly popping up at the end of the final episode, that seemed like a waste. I thought the Rachel storyline was something the writers were keeping in their back pocket but they just threw that in at the end for thirty second spot to show that her relationship with Dev is done. Seems like there was still a lot of story to be told there. I really wish that wasn't just thrown in at the end but it's not my show so I guess they can do what they want.
So even while there was more that I didn't like in Season Two compared to Season One, I still thought the show was great. It's fun and entertaining and it does take you down an interesting storyline. Hopefully it's leading somewhere great in Season Three as well, whenever that is due to be released.