Dead Set on Life

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  • TV-14
  • 2016
  • 3 Seasons
  • 8.2  (292)

Dead Set on Life is a food and travel show that premiered on Viceland in 2016, hosted by Canadian chef Matty Matheson. The show follows Matheson as he travels across North America, exploring regional cuisines and meeting various chefs, farmers, and food entrepreneurs along the way. The show's focus is largely on the "underground" or "off the beaten path" food scenes, featuring lesser-known restaurants and food trucks that are pushing boundaries and defying expectations.

Matheson's irreverent and fun-loving personality is a major part of the show, as he navigates diverse and sometimes unconventional food cultures with contagious enthusiasm. He often brings a boisterous and comedic energy to his interactions with other chefs and food purveyors, making for an entertaining and engaging viewing experience.

Throughout the series, Matheson visits a variety of locations and food scenes, from the bustling streets of New York City to the remote wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. He samples an eclectic mix of flavors and dishes, from traditional Southern barbecue to avant-garde molecular gastronomy. Along the way, he also explores the cultural and historical contexts behind the foods he encounters, giving viewers a rich and immersive understanding of the various cuisines.

The show also features several recurring segments, including "Munchies By Mail," where Matheson responds to food-related fan mail, and "Cooking with Dad," where he shows off his own culinary skills and shares recipes inspired by his family and upbringing. Other notable guests on the show include Rang Nguyen, a Vietnamese-American chef and co-owner of the New York City restaurant Van Da; Yisroel Bernath, a Hasidic rabbi and food blogger; and several other chefs, farmers, and food entrepreneurs with unique perspectives on their craft.

One of the key themes of the show is Matheson's commitment to promoting sustainability and ethical food practices. He frequently highlights chefs and entrepreneurs who prioritize local and organic ingredients, as well as those who are finding new and innovative ways to reduce food waste and promote environmental conservation. In doing so, the show offers a refreshing and socially conscious take on the typical food and travel format.

Overall, Dead Set on Life is a unique and engaging show for foodies and travel enthusiasts alike. With its mix of irreverent humor and insightful commentary on food culture, it offers a fresh perspective on the diverse culinary landscape of North America. Whether you're a die-hard foodie or just looking for a fun and informative travel show, Dead Set on Life is definitely worth checking out.

Dead Set on Life is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (24 episodes). The series first aired on July 7, 2016.

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Matty's Icelandic Adventure
8. Matty's Icelandic Adventure
June 1, 2017
Newly crowned Michelin Star Chef (and possible Viking), Ragnar Erikkson, guides Matty through an Icelandic winter wonderland of odd food, crazy buggy rides, and steamy hot springs.
Thunder Bay, Greatest City In The World
7. Thunder Bay, Greatest City In The World
May 25, 2017
With its posh ice fishing and frozen lake car races, Chef Hayden Johnston tries to convince Matty that his Thunder Bay home is "The Greatest City in the World."
Two Big Chefs in Kiwi Country
6. Two Big Chefs in Kiwi Country
May 18, 2017
T? Moko tattoos, mud baths, mussel harvests and a H?ng? cookout. Matty gets the full M?ori experience on New Zealand's North Island with master chef, Morgan McGlone.
The Real Australian Outback
5. The Real Australian Outback
May 11, 2017
Matty teams up with former soldier turned chef, "Sniper" Steve Austin, for a culinary adventure in the deadly outback of Australia's Northern Territory.
Born & Raised on the Boardwalk
4. Born & Raised on the Boardwalk
May 4, 2017
Matty’s in Venice to catch up with his OG friends Spanto & 2Tone of Born X Raised.
Vegas, the Prime Rib Capital of America
3. Vegas, the Prime Rib Capital of America
April 27, 2017
Matty and Master Rang head to Vegas in a Caddy convertible to shoot machine guns, try their luck as cowboys, and uncover the secrets of great prime rib.
The BBQ King of Hollywood
2. The BBQ King of Hollywood
April 13, 2017
Matty heads to L.A to get inspired by his BBQ pitmaster buddy, Adam Perry Lang.
If It Ain't Rough, It Ain't Fun
1. If It Ain't Rough, It Ain't Fun
April 6, 2017
Matty heads to The Glades to hunt crocs, eat frogs, and pose as an erotic model.
Where to Watch Dead Set on Life
Dead Set on Life is available for streaming on the Viceland website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Dead Set on Life on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Viceland, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 7, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (292)