MOVIES + SHOWS

What's making quarantine (and fantasy football losses) less miserable:

GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL

If you're under 45 and have an innovative bone in your body, you're likely exhausted with the "old NFL guys" who sit around talking shop before, during, and after the games.


If I have to listen to Boomer Esiason state the obvious about a Quarterback being under pressure one more time, somebody's head will roll (and it might have a Bengals helmet on it).

GMFB is essentially four animated and intelligent Millennials (including late-great Nate Burleson) sharing the latest NFL news via creative games, hilarious ensembles, and guests you actually want to hear from.


This show bests its imitators with data; each of the hosts knows the nitty gritty historical NFL factoids and finds a way to make it relatable and relevant to the modern audience.


You can practically visualize them as little kids laying on their bedroom floors, football posters covering every inch of their walls, pouring over the fine details of each player card. I love it.

PEAKY BLINDERS​

Most historical gang shows go way too far on the violence piece and not far enough in the intellect / human emotion piece.


This show tastefully strikes that balance by insinuating the brutality and violence rather than brashly pounding viewers with it.


Plot: The Peaky Blinders are a tight-knit Irish family who collectivity run a London suburb. Their most intelligent and ambitious family member -- a younger brother named Tommy -- makes some bold moves that draw Winston Churchill to send a private investigator / lawman to the unruly town.


They do a great job showing both the prideful nobility of this lawman and the emotionally wounded brashness of this young Peaky Blinder rep, which has your brain confused about who to root for.


I've just began binging Season Two and it has been equally epic.

 
 

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