• Getting personal: Rang takes Matty to Vietnam. (Dead Set On Life)
From $6 subs to the most sought-after ingredients on the planet — Matty Matheson eats it all, with friends new and old. Catch him in Dead set on Life on Monday nights on SBS VICELAND.
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14 Nov 2016 - 1:47 PM  UPDATED 24 Jan 2017 - 4:49 PM

He's come a long way from the life of drink and drugs that saw him have a heart attack in his 20s, but Matty Matheson is still a force of nature.  

living loud
This Deadset legend is the TV host you'll like even if you don't expect to
The "big tattooed guy" is having a pile of fun.

SEASON 2

Episode 1- Rang's journey

Aired Monday January 23 at 9pm on SBS Viceland - watch it now on SBS On Demand or below. 

Matty and Rang head to south Vietnam to visit the town where Rang grew up. Matty meets Rang’s family and learns the harrowing story of how Rang came to Canada.

Episode 2 - The French Connection

Airs Monday January 30 at 9pm on SBS Viceland then on SBS On Demand

Matty and Rang head to Hanoi to check out Vietnam’s growing restaurant scene.

Episode 3 - Matty, son of bear

Airs Monday February 6 at 9pm on SBS Viceland then on SBS On Demand

Matty investigates Quebecois culture through popular and unusual subcultures.

Episode 4 - Mardi Gras, a young man's game

Airs Monday February 13 at 9pm on SBS Viceland then on SBS On Demand

Matty experiences two different takes on Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

Episode 5 - Kosher Montreal

Airs Monday February 20 at 9pm on SBS Viceland then on SBS On Demand

Matty explores one of Canada’s oldest Jewish communities in Montreal, Quebec.

Episode 6 - The high cost of Arctic living

Airs Monday February 27 at 9pm on SBS Viceland then on SBS On DemandMatty experiences the Inuit way of life while visiting the Arctic.

 

Episode 7 - Caribananas

Airs Monday March 6 at 9pm on SBS Viceland then on SBS On Demand

Matty takes part in his first Caribana and learns about West Indian culture.

Episode 8 - Hardcore tailgaiting

Airs Monday Narch 13 at 9pm on SBS Viceland then on SBS On Demand

Matty attends a legendary Buffalo football tailgate party for the first time.

 


 

SEASON 1 - now streaming on SBS On Demand

Episode 1

Aired Monday November 21 at 9.25pm on SBS Viceland then on SBS On Demand

Canadian Chef Matty Matheson and his mentor Rang tour Matty's hometown, Fort Erie, Ontario and eat buffalo chicken finger subs. Matty thinks it's "the greatest invention since the steam engine". Rang is not convinced. Will he be happier with another stop for some chicken wings?

Get in the mood with Matty's recipe for Super-crispy fried chicken

Episode 2

Aired Monday November 21 at 9.55pm on SBS Viceland then on SBS On Demand

Matty's off to visit several farms and then do some cooking. 

Episode 3

Airs Monday November 28 at 9.25pm on SBS Viceland then on SBS On Demand

Matty heads to Winnipeg and, hosted by Ron and "Hot Rod" Cantiveros, learns how to make Longanisa sausages and cooks at a traditional Filipino Boodle Fight.

Episode 4

Aired Monday November 28 at 9.55pm on SBS Viceland then on SBS On Demand

Matty travels to Portage La Prairie as a guest of their annual Pow Wow. He participates in a sweat lodge, and learns to Fancy Dance.

Episode 5

Aired Monday December 5 at 9.25pm on SBS Viceland then on SBS On Demand

Matty meets Ivan Smith, the Bison Whisperer in Alberta and learns the ins-and-outs of raising bison.

Episode 6

Aired Monday December 5 at 9.55pm on SBS Viceland then on SBS On Demand

It's time for a wild weekend of duck hunting and blowing stuff up.

Episode 7

Aired Monday December 12 at 9.30pm on SBS Viceland then on SBS On Demand

Matty hits Nova Scotia for lobster fishing and visit chef Bryan Picard’s Bite House. On their way back to Halifax they hit a cheese farm for some award-winning Gouda.

Episode 8

Aired Monday December 12 at 10pm on SBS Viceland then on SBS On Demand

Rang and Matty pick up where they left off in Episode One but this time in Newfoundland. The dynamic duo’s tour ends up with moose hunting.

For more on what's screening on the new SBS Viceland channel check the SBS Guide

 

Meet Matty
How Matty Matheson went from the brink of destruction to must-watch TV
Dead Set on Life is the result of a youth of excess, a heart attack and a massive love for food.