Adam Kappel

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What are your three favorite television dramas of all time?
Lost, Entourage, and more recently The Walking Dead.

What are your three favorite television comedies of all time?
This one is pretty easy. How I Met Your Mother, Wilfred, & Community.

What prematurely aborted or cancelled television series (and its consequent lack of closure) has left you utterly empty inside?
Okay, so there was this show on ABC back in 2009 called Life On Mars. As a show, i’d give a solid GOOD. The concept was simple, a dude gets struck by a car and wakes up in the 1970’s. There end up being all of these little hints throughout the entire show that elude to why exactly he is where he is. All in all, it wrapped up way too quickly after a 2-month hiatus and not being renewed.

What do you consider to be the most satisfying television series finale ever?
I’m finding this extremely difficult to answer. I’d honestly have to go way back to the days of TGIF. Get ready for some Girl Meets World?

What is a favorite film that you consider to be obscure or unknown to others?
Wristcutters: A Love Story. It’s about a guy who kills himself and ends up in a strange afterlife that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide. Upon arriving in this odd afterlife scene, he learns that his ex-girlfriend offed herself as well and is in search of him. I’ll leave it there. It sounds dark because it is, however they did a great job at making light of certain situations.

What is a film you have seen that you consider to be an unforgivable waste of your precious time?
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. I gave it about 30 minutes and walked out of the theater with my brother and cousin.

What are your three favorite films of all time?
This is extremely difficult to narrow down but I’d have to say American Gangster, Almost Famous & Say Anything.

Who are three film directors whose work you admire?
Quentin Tarantino, J.J. Abrams, & Christopher Nolan.

What are your three favorite music groups?
Ever changing, however the bands that have stuck with me the most are New Found Glory, Ben Folds (Five), & Saves The Day.

Who is your favorite dead musician of any era?
I’ve taken a solid 10 minutes to really think about this and I think I could probably choose a number of different musicians. However, the one I’ve decided to go with is Elliott Smith. As overly depressing as his music can be, this dude left way too soon.

What are your three desert island albums?
New Found Glory by New Found Glory, One Last Centry by The Damnwells, Supersunnyspeedygraphic, the LP by Ben Folds

What music group or performer would you like to punch in the face?
Nicki Minaj. I’m just over it.

What are your three favorite books?
I am the literary equivalent of a middle schooler. Blue Like Jazz, Catcher In The Rye, and The Outsiders.

What well known voice would you like to have read you to sleep each night?
Honestly, I sleep in silence. Maybe a fan on in the background. Anybody’s voice would keep me up.

Who is your favorite stand-up comic?
I love anything from Robin Williams to Dimitri Martim. Martin’s style is his own and it’s totally different from anybody else. I think that’s what makes it really stand out for me.

Who is your favorite cartoon character?
Tazmanian Devil

Who is your favorite fictional villain?
Darth Vader

Who is your favorite fictional hero?
Batman. He’s got no superpowers, just a total badass.

Who are your favorite sports teams?
Mets, Jets, & Islanders.

What fantasy sports do you play?
I play a bit of Fantasy Football every year and never do well. Lately I’ve been playing around with Fantasy Golf. Not nearly as exciting.

What are your best sports moments as a fan?
I spoke about this on one of our NCAA Basketball for Dummies podcast, but i’ll explain again. My favorite sports moment is, hands down, Mike Piazza’s home-run on September 21, 2001 against the Atlanta Braves. It was the first professional sporting event in New York City since 9/11 and I was in attendance. I’ll never forget the packed stadium, and chills running down my spine as the crowd was cheering “USA” over and over. The Mets were down by 1 run late and the game as Mike Piazza stepped to the plate. After just one strike, Mike Piazza belts the next bitch deep into center field. This has since gone down as one of the greatest baseball games in history for this very moment and I’m blessed to have been a part of it.