Kirk is in pregame mode already for Wednesday's Springsteen concert at Fenway, while Callahan and Mut weigh in on recent sound bytes from Tom Brady and Bill Belichick (aired 6:45am-7:25 am Tuesday)
Callahan and guest-host Mike Mutnansky lay into Kirk for crawling back on Comcast Sports Net with Gary Tanguay in this 6am hour upload from the start of Tuesday's show
The 9am hour upload features the reveal that Kirk Minihane is scheduled to go back on Comcast Sports Net with Gary Tanguay Monday night.

[0:18:31] ... agree with that. What else you don't occur if this is and Tom Brady at this and Aaron Rodgers is a guy and his first NFL start which is in Arizona. And at night Sunday night under pressure under you know. ...
[0:25:30] ... him to only fun and their rule like yes are they giving Larry FitzGerald of the greatest receivers of all time tongued as human being cruel to beyond hope she never retires so you to please ...

Weekly 'Patriots Monday' guest Tim Hasselbeck joins Kirk, Gerry and Tanguay to talk about Tom Brady's replacement in Jimmy G after Week 1's outing.
Kirk, Gerry and Tangway talk about Hillary Clinton's apparent poor health after another episode at the Sunday 9/11 memorial in New York.
The 7am hour opens with Tanguay, Callahan & Minihane discussing the less-than-glowing postgame sound quips from Bill Belichick, Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola in regards to Jimmy G's Sunday night performance
Minihane starts the show sticking his chest out about his correct Jimmy G prediction, and this 6am hour upload with Tanguay, Callahan and Minihane is a defacto Patriots postgame show of the team's Sunday night win in Arizona
Jimmy Garoppolo joined Tanguay, Gerry and Kirk to discuss the teams season opening win in Arizona.

Continuing this week’s series of posts, I’ve assembled the Fall TV season like a beautiful full Italian meal. Each course consists of the standouts – aesthetically, culturally, thematically, and experientially – from different categories of television.

Some will grab the pop culture convo by the lapels and some won’t, but that’s fine. Not every part of the meal needs send your taste buds into freefall. Some TV shows you tell your friends about and some just clear the way for the next course. I spent 95% of my free time thinking about this stuff. It’s a dream job for me, so let me take this off your plate. Consider me your TV sommelier.*

*Yes I know a sommelier pairs wine with food. Yes, I know this is set up with food metaphors. The reason being the names of courses are much more digestible for this type of piece and TV sommelier sounds way better than TV nutritionist.

Dolce / Digestivo – The Adaptations

Next follows the dolce, or dessert and digestivo. Frequent dishes include tiramisu, cake, gelato or a sorbetto can be eaten too. The digestivo is the drink to conclude the meal. Drinks such as coffee, espresso, grappa, amaro, or limoncello. Digestivo indicates that the drinks served at this time are meant to ease digestion of a long meal.

The Exorcist

I don’t know why, but people seem to absolutely love religious terror. It’s a sub-genre all its own in film and has kept the found-footage style of movies printing money at movie houses for the past decade. Fox’s new series, “The Exorcist,” isn’t a direct adaptation of the scariest movie of all time or the book on which the film is based, so this is more of a spiritual spin-off if you’ll excuse the pun. In the new series, two strong-willed priests are called upon to rid a college-age girl of the demon possessing her. It’s all right there in the title. All the pithy jokes in the world won’t prevent it from being scary as hell. Or as scary as hell as basic cable can get.

Lethal Weapon

Honestly surprised this show hasn’t happened sooner. The buddy cop action comedy genre has produced some of the most memorable movies ever, so it is not much of a stretch to move some of that magic over to the small screen. Unlike “The Exorcist,” “Lethal Weapon” is much closer to a direct adaptation as the main characters will be Riggs and Murtaugh, although as of press time we’re unable to confirm if Murtaugh is too old for this s—.


My largest exposure and the source of my knowledge about “MacGyver” is that Patty and Selma on the “Simpsons” we’re all about this guy. This show is also the inspiration for my favorite early 00’s running bit on “SNL,” MacGruber. According to Wikipedia, The series follows Angus “Mac” MacGyver, who creates a clandestine organization within the U.S. government where he uses his extraordinary talent for unconventional problem solving and vast scientific knowledge to save lives. This description leaves out the most important part, and the stickiest part of MacGyver’s pop culture relevance; he uses common household items to build live saving doohickies. That’s like the whole thing, isn’t it? I’m not sure how this will work now that we’re used to seeing pre-built gadgets on TV be part of a character’s arsenal. Even if his sidekick on the show is a collection of super cool and ridiculously good looking nerds, the magic (or at least the magic I have pieced together) is in the characters ingenuity.

The Doggie Bag

Everything was so delicious, but I just couldn’t finish it all. Here are the leftovers from each course.


This probably should be higher in my rotation of shows to watch. It’s the gem of the Amazon Prime original slate and Jeffrey Tambor is adding another iconic character to his arsenal. Season three premieres on Sept. 23rd.

You’re the Worst

The one that got away. When FX decided to spin all of their comedies off onto FXX, “You’re The Worst” was the one I meant to champion immediately. I missed the first episode way back when and never jumped in. Since then, it has become one of the most talked about, highly regarded 30 minute TV shows currently airing. It’s the darling of all pop culture carnivores I respect and emulate. Still haven’t watched an episode of it, though. Season 3 just started… should we race to catch up?


Netflix is jumping into the anthology game with this Chicago-set collection of single episode stories about love, sex, tech, and culture. It’s set in Chicago, only eight episodes, and only 30 minutes each. This is like a word cloud of successful 2016 TV buzzwords. Not to mention the cast is bananas: Orlando Bloom, Malin Akerman, Aya Cash, Emily Ratajkowski, and Jake Johnson all contribute to what will wind up being the quiet hit of the season for Netflix.

Better Things

Louie CK’s frequent collaborating partner Pamela Adlon gets her own show and well deserved. FX continues to nail it with giving the right people and voices a chance to shout into the void of basic cable. “Better Things” started this week, so don’t make the mistake I did with “You’re The Worst. Jump in.


Lloyd from “Wings” goes toe-to-toe with Carrie from “Sex and The City.” You had me at Lloyd from Wings.

One Mississippi

“One Mississippi” is Tig Notaro finally getting some shine. This will probably be largely missed for several reasons, but you should go out of your way to watch it. Tig Notaro is a comedian’s comedian and her show is going to be more than worth the time you put into watching it. This is going to be heartbreaking, painful, excruciating, heartfelt, emotion rollercoaster-y, and hilarious.

Good Girls Revolt

Amazon’s period drama looks like it’s picking up where “Mad Men” left off. I couldn’t find all that much about “Good Girls Revolt,” but it does star Grace Gummer — daughter of Meryl Streep, currently CRUSHING it on season 2 of “Mr. Robot” — as a young Nora Ephron. According to Wikipedia: “The series follows a group of young female researchers at “News of the Week” in the revolutionary times of 1969.”

While US-based period dramas can be hit or miss (“The Playboy Club” and “Pan-Am” flopped big time), the cast consists of actresses who are so far beyond the point of deserving star-making roles, I’m rooting for this one to be the “House of Cards” or “Orange is the New Black” for Amazon Prime.

Van Helsing

It’s not “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

Training Day

Not sure why this is called “Training Day” as I’m pretty sure it takes place over multiple days. Possibly years. This looks more like the less gritty, more hungover version of “The Shield”/ a less superhero-y version of “Gotham.”

More TV than we know what to do with. Grab a fork and let’s get to work.

Blog Author: 
Padraic O'Connor
The 9am hour upload from Friday's show with David Portnoy hosting alongside Kirk & Gerry (with the show finale' Portnoy vs. Glenn Ordway bloodbath included)