Listen: Firewall & Iceberg Podcast No. 56
Dan and Alan talk 'American Idol,' 'Parks & Recreation,' 'Fairly Legal' and much more
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Happy Monday, Boys & Girls! It's Firewall & Iceberg Podcast time.
This is the final podcast of the Television Critics Association press tour cycle, which means some snippets and discussion of various things that occurred in the last couple press tour days, but mostly a lot of reviews.
We discuss Syfy's "Being Human" and MTV's "Skins," preview the new "American Idol" season, say nice things about the new season of "Parks and Recreation," say less nice things about USA's "Fairly Legal" and spend an unexpectedly long time talking about "Onion News Network" and "Portlandia."
PROGRAMMING NOTE: I'm going to be in Sundance next week and there's very little premiering that week, so Firewall & Iceberg is probably going to take a week off. We'll be back the following week!
Here's the breakdown of today's podcast:
Final Press Tour Roundup -- 00:55 - 03:40
"Being Human"/"Skins" -- 03:45 - 12:30
"American Idol" Preview -- 12:35 - 24:30
NBC Thursday, specifically "Parks & Recreation" -- 24:35 - 36:45
"Fairly Legal" -- 36:50 - 44:10
"Onion News Network" and "Portlandia" -- 44:35 - 55:09
And here's the podcast...
Firewall & Iceberg - Podcast 56
2011 | Drama | NRSummary: An amnesiac young woman (Sybil Temtchine) wakes up, face down on the footprints of Graumans Chinese Theatre, and spends one day, from sunrise to sunset, entirely on Hollywood Boulevard, piecing together her identity through her interaction with a host of disparate characters and famous locales.Director: Steven Peros
Cast: Sybil Temchen, H.M. Wynant, Pippa Scott, John Brickner
2013 | Drama | TV-MASummary: The second season of this show set in a women’s prison finds the supporting cast of characters frequently commanding center stage.Director: Jenji Kohan (creator)
Cast: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning
2011 | Drama | RSummary: Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.Director: Lars von Trier
Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling
1985 | Comedy | PG-13Summary: Teen comedy master John Hughes combines Frankenstein and sex appeal in the story of two nerds who use a computer to build the ideal woman, then wonder if they’re ready to live with her.Director: John Hughes
Cast: Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock
1996 | Drama | RSummary: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside world.Director: Billy Bob Thornton
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Robert Duvall, Dwight Yoakam, J. T. Walsh
1985 | Comedy | PGSummary: Paul Reubens and his boyish, oddball alter-ego Pee-Wee Herman make the leap to the big screen in this cartoonish and vivid adventure from director Tim Burton.Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton
1957 | Thriller | NRSummary: Lean and mean Mike Hammer story in which Mickey Spillane’s private detective seeks to avenge the death of a young woman, leading him to stumble across gang fights and a Nazi treasure hoard.Director: Phil Victor, George White
Cast: Robert Bray, Whitney Blake, Patricia Donahue
1986 | Crime | RSummary: The film's name comes from the song "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King from 1961. The song was also the theme song. This film was modeled from a novella by Stephen King called "The Body" and was the ninth filmed story from the author. The film tells the story of a group of 10-year-old friends out on th...Director: Rob Reiner
Cast: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell
2014 | Drama | NRSummary: About a man who’s angry at his wife because she’s met another man on a park bench and they no longer even speak the same language.Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Cast: Jessica Erickson, Héloïse Godet, Zoé Bruneau, Kamel Abdeli
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