After finishing up with Season 2 of Better Call Saul on Netflix, I continued my summer Netflix binging with the first season of Masters of None. Really, really good.
Aziz Ansari is really likable and fun to watch. I know this probably gets thrown around a lot while describing TV shows but this show has a real Seinfeld vibe to it. It's like if Seinfeld was on HBO back in the day instead of NBC and tried hitting more social and cultural issues a little harder. Not sure if it would have worked for Seinfeld since that show was one of the most popular shows of all time but it does work for Masters of None. Each episode is basically based around one topic and they go through the episode centered around that, and then the season's arc is blended throughout the series.
What also works really well on this show is that Season One is only 10 episode and each episode is only around 30 minutes. It's a real easy watch. I binged the whole season in about a 24 hour time frame. I think Season Two was just released a month or so ago so I will jump right into that this week.
Highly recommend this show for anyone looking for something to stream.
Bad friend move by me this week. I've been meaning to talk about this in the Three Count all week and I keep forgetting about it. But one of my friends, Travis Dillinger, had an impressive accomplishment last week that needs acknowledging:
He unlocked his 1,000 Unique Beers Badge on the Untapped app.
But Travis Dillinger got to 1,000. A performance for the ages. Well done Travis.
I almost get embarrassed sometimes by how much joy I get out of watching Iowa Hawkeyes sports teams lose. It's something that I shouldn't get so much happiness out of but I really do. When Christian McCaffery had his career game in the Rose Bowl against Iowa a couple years ago I think it took me a week to get the grin off my face. And don't get me started on all the times Fran McCaffery's teams have blown leads or pissed away great starts to their seasons in basketball. I've never tried an illegal drug in my life but I'm sure it's not close to the feelings I would get when I'd see Mike Giselle miss a layup or free throw in the final moments of a close game.
But for some reason, and I don't know why this is, I seem to find myself rooting for Iowa baseball the past couple years in their post-season tournaments. Maybe it's because it's just a minor sport or that Iowa State and Wisconsin don't have baseball programs, but I genuinely want them to win these tournament games they always find themselves in the past couple years. I'm not saying I want them to win a National Championship or by any means but I wouldn't mind seeing them make the College World Series one year. I hope Heller and the Hawks can pull out a Big Ten Championship win today.