Tag Archives: Tv Shows

This Is What Makes California Car Culture Second to None

Maybe the weather has a lot to do with it, but California is one of the hottest beds of car culture in the world. Especially Southern California. As someone born, raised and currently living on the East Coast, I’m always jealous of what West Coast car enthusiasts have access to. Thankfully, the second episode of the…

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NBC Sports’ Proving Grounds Is Fun but Has a Problem With Conformity

I’ll always say yes to more car television shows. Cars are relatable for everyone in some form or another and the first episode of Proving Grounds, which is NBC Sports’ new car show, gives us plenty of automotive eye-candy to drool over and offers engaging hosts, all wrapped up in a terrific ‘80s aesthetic. But it…

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/Drive Is Back on Oct. 21 (Also I’m in It This Time)

Question: What are you doing this Sunday night? And on the next consecutive four Sunday nights after that? Answer: Nothing! You’re keeping your schedule wide open and clear because NBC Sports’ /DRIVE is back for its fifth season. And yours truly will be making an appearance.

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Jeopardy Champion Austin Rogers Is Planning The Ultimate Car TV Show

I just got off the phone with Jeopardy champion Austin Rogers, and learned some fantastic news: He’s an avid Jalopnik reader and his plans for his new TV car show are absolutely brilliant.

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Edd China From Wheeler Dealers Has A Promising New Show But The First Episode Is Underwhelming

The concept for former Wheeler Dealers host Edd China’s new “Edd China’s Garage Revival” show has tons of potential. An affable, capable mechanic travels around the world to help people get their projects back on track, Unfortunately, the pilot episode is a bit slow.

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What Netflix’s Fastest Car Gets Wrong

Netflix’s Fastest Car premiered earlier this month and it was a triumph in democratizing speed. It showed that owning something fast wasn’t just limited to wealthy supercar buyers, anyone could build up their car and go toe-to-toe with an exotic. All of that was well and good, the show just got some of the finer…

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MightyTV Suggests Stuff to Watch Based on Your Subscription Services

MightyTV Suggests Stuff to Watch Based on Your Subscription Services

iOS: When you’re looking for something new to watch, it’s easy to get lost in all of the options browsing Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, and whatever other services you have. MightyTV is a free app that lays it all out in one place and helps you pick.

You tell the app what services you have or, if they’re downloaded on your phone, the app will find them for you. From there, register using your Facebook account. Once you do, MightyTV starts recommending stuff to watch. Using a few actions, you then tell it what you like, what you don’t like, and what you want to watch later:

  • Swipe right to like
  • Swipe left to dislike
  • Swipe up to skip
  • Tap to get more info and a preview
  • Tap the “Watchlist” icon to add it to your list
  • Tap the play icon to select episodes to watch now

The app will tell you where you can watch each show—Netflix, Prime, HBO GO—and if you pick an episode, it will open the app for you so you can start watching. You can also search for shows that are trending within the app’s community or among your Facebook friends.

It’s useful to see all of the programs and movies you have access to, but I also like using it to keep track of all the stuff I want to watch. Unfortunately, there’s no Android version available yet, but TV Series is a comparable app on Google Play. Of course, it doesn’t exactly work the same way MightyTV does, but it allows you to keep track of your shows in one place.

If you’re an iPhone user, you can check out MightyTV at the link below.

MightyTV | Apple Store

MightyTV Suggests Stuff to Watch Based on Your Subscription Services

MightyTV Suggests Stuff to Watch Based on Your Subscription Services

iOS: When you’re looking for something new to watch, it’s easy to get lost in all of the options browsing Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video, and whatever other services you have. MightyTV is a free app that lays it all out in one place and helps you pick.

You tell the app what services you have or, if they’re downloaded on your phone, the app will find them for you. From there, register using your Facebook account. Once you do, MightyTV starts recommending stuff to watch. Using a few actions, you then tell it what you like, what you don’t like, and what you want to watch later:

  • Swipe right to like
  • Swipe left to dislike
  • Swipe up to skip
  • Tap to get more info and a preview
  • Tap the “Watchlist” icon to add it to your list
  • Tap the play icon to select episodes to watch now

The app will tell you where you can watch each show—Netflix, Prime, HBO GO—and if you pick an episode, it will open the app for you so you can start watching. You can also search for shows that are trending within the app’s community or among your Facebook friends.

It’s useful to see all of the programs and movies you have access to, but I also like using it to keep track of all the stuff I want to watch. Unfortunately, there’s no Android version available yet, but TV Series is a comparable app on Google Play. Of course, it doesn’t exactly work the same way MightyTV does, but it allows you to keep track of your shows in one place.

If you’re an iPhone user, you can check out MightyTV at the link below.

MightyTV | Apple Store

All the Best Movies Coming to and Leaving Netflix in May 2016

All the Best Movies Coming to and Leaving Netflix in May 2016

It’s a slow month in the comings and goings of Netflix movies this month, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a few highlights to catch before they leave and a few classics to get excited about before they arrive.

The Highlights

It’s a pretty short stack of good arrivals this month. Everyone’s favorite fluffy little cheerleader movie, Bring it On (RT: 63%) and the John Hughes classic, Sixteen Candles (RT: 86%) both arrive May 1. A few Netflix Originals return for their second seasons, including Bloodline, Chef’s Table, and Grace and Frankie. If you’ll watch literally anything, Adam Sandler’s 8,433rd movie of the year, The Do Over, arrives May 27.

While there’s not a lot coming, there’s also not much leaving this month. Noteworthy movies leaving Netflix this month include one of the best movies ever made about democracy, Election (RT: 92%), Keanu Reeve’s most transparent role, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure (RT: 79%), and the Academy Award winning Polish film, Ida (RT: 96%). Ida’s a great film you might have missed, and the best part is that at just 82 minutes, it doesn’t monopolize your day to watch it like most Hollywood movies these days.

Also on the way out is the Blade Runner: Theatrical Cut, which happens to be the worst version of an excellent film, so it’s nice to see that one go so people don’t watch it out of pure confusion.

Leaving Netflix this Month

May 1

  • The Animatrix (2003)
  • Anna Karenina (1948)
  • Author! Author! (1982)
  • Beware of Mr. Baker (2012)
  • Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)
  • Broadway Idiot (2013)
  • Bus Stop (1956)
  • Election (1999)
  • The Good Life (2012)
  • Holiday Engagement (2011)
  • Kiss of Death (1995)
  • Mad Hot Ballroom (2005)
  • Mona Lisa Is Missing (2012)
  • Ralphie May: Austin-tatious (2008)
  • Terms And Conditions May Apply (2013)
  • That’s What I Am (2011)
  • Thérèse (2012)
  • Truth or Die (2012)
  • Young & Handsome: An Evening with Jeff Garlin (2008)

May 2

  • Slightly Single in L.A. (2012)

May 3

  • JFK: The Smoking Gun (2013)

May 4

  • Stealing Harvard (2002)

May 6

  • Finding Normal (2013)

May 7

  • JFK: A President Betrayed (2013)

May 9

  • Cheerful Weather for the Wedding (2012)
  • Tears of the Sun (2003)

May 10

  • The Score (2001)

May 12

  • The Ladykillers (2004)

May 13

  • Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013)

May 14

  • The Master of Disguise (2002)
  • Offender (2012)

May 15

  • A Pope For Everyone (2013)
  • Bratz: BFF: Best Friends Forever (2007)
  • The Greatest Places: IMAX (1999)
  • In Her Skin (2009)
  • Inhale (2010)
  • The Quest: Season 1 (2014)
  • Search for the Great Sharks: IMAX (1995)
  • Tiger Eyes (2012)

May 16

  • Blade Runner: Theatrical Cut (1982)
  • The Last Tycoon (2012)

May 19

  • Peep World (2010)

May 21

  • Struck by Lightning (2012)

May 22

  • Ida (2013)
  • Stand Off (2012)

May 23

  • Black Hawk Down (2001)

May 27

  • Escape from Tomorrow (2013)
  • Run & Jump (2013)
  • Vanishing of the Bees (2009)

May 28

  • Barfi! (2012)

May 29

  • These Birds Walk (2013)

May 31

  • Clerks (1994)

Arriving On Netflix this Month

May 1

  • A Study in Sherlock (2016)
  • Admiral (2015)
  • Ava’s Possessions (2015)
  • Bring It On (2000)
  • Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006)
  • Easy Living: Seasons 1-3
  • El Crítico (2013)
  • FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue (1998)
  • Finger of God (2007)
  • Gary Gulman: It’s About Time (2016)
  • Great Expectations (1998)
  • I Am Road Comic (2014)
  • Jesus Town, USA (2014)
  • Just Friends (2005)
  • Kevin Hart Presents Keith Robinson: Back of The Bus Funny (2015)
  • Kevin Hart Presents Lil Rel: RELevent (2015)
  • Kevin Hart Presents: Plastic Cup Boyz (2015)
  • LoliRock: Season 1 (2014)
  • My Last Day Without You (2011)
  • The Nutty Professor (1996)
  • Off the Map (2013)
  • Palm Trees in the Snow (2015)
  • Pleasantville (1998)
  • Shark Lake (2015)
  • She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (2014)
  • Sixteen Candles (1984)
  • Sugar Coated (2015)
  • Terra (2015)
  • Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
  • To Catch a Thief (1955)
  • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down a Dream (2007)
  • Who’s Driving Doug (2016)

May 2

  • The Replacements (2000)

May 3

  • Submerged (2015)

May 4

  • The Keeping Room (2015)
  • Shanghai Knights (2003)

May 5

  • Fourth Man Out (2015)
  • Marseille

May 6

  • Ali Wong: Baby Cobra
  • Baby Daddy, season 5
  • Grace and Frankie, season 2
  • Young & Hungry, season 3

May 8

  • The Chosen Ones (2015)

May 9

  • A Stand Up Guy (2015)

May 10

  • Eisenstein in Guanajuato (2015)

May 11

  • Chelsea
  • Goosebumps (2015)
  • They Look Like People (2015)
  • May 12
  • Bleeding Heart (2015)

May 15

  • We Are Still Here (2015)
  • Yo Soy la Salsa (2014)

May 17

  • American Dad!: Season 10
  • Kindergarten Cop 2 (2016)
  • Slasher, season 1 (2016)

May 18

  • A Girl Like Her (2015)

May 19

  • Benders, season 1 (2015)

May 20

  • Lady Dynamite, season 1

May 22

  • David and Goliath (2015)
  • The Letters (2014)
  • The Ouija Experiment 2: Theatre of Death (2015)

May 23

  • Electricity (2014)

May 26

  • Graceland, season 3
  • The Last Man on the Moon (2016)

May 27

  • Bloodline, season 2
  • Chef’s Table, season 2, Part 1
  • The Do-Over (2016)
  • Mako Mermaids, season 4
  • Hell on Wheels, season 5

How to Host a Game of Thrones Fantasy League Draft

How to Host a Game of Thrones Fantasy League Draft

Game of Thrones has so many characters, plot lines, alliances, and events that the drama unfolds like a season of your favorite sport. In fact, it’s possible to turn the show into a fantasy football-like draft. Here’s how.

The concept of a fantasy fantasy league (you read that right) for Game of Thrones was originally whipped up by Andrew Nielsen at The Nerdist. Basically, you and your friends take turns drafting characters to your team and those characters get points every week based on what they do in the show. There are points for murder, torture, death, manipulation, and even sex. Whoever has the most points at the end of the season wins. You can do this on paper, in a spreadsheet, or however else you like.

To make things easier, however, the folks at The Verge have put together an online fantasy draft for season six using a similar system. It all takes place on the fantasy drafting web site Fantasizr, which lets you turn anything into a fantasy draft. In fact, if you wanted to make your own point system, you don’t have to use The Verge’s draft at all. It’s completely up to you. All you have to do is sign up for a free account, gather some friends, and draft up characters before Sunday night’s season six premiere. Fantasizr will do the rest automatically.

If you want a leg up on your enemies-er-friends, Andrew Beveridge and Jie Shan’s “Network of Thrones” is filled with data about the show’s major players and how they’re all connected to one another. And for even more data, be sure to check out A Song of Ice and Data. There you’ll find rankings for things like “who is most likely to die next” and “popularity,” as well as maps and statistics to help you make thoroughly educated picks during your draft. Good luck!

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The Game of Thrones: Season 6 Fantasy Draft | Fantasizr