There are some listener questions that we get for the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast that we can answer very quickly and succinctly. Then there are the ones we tend to dwell on for a while.
On this week's show, Matthew McCleary of Sacramento asked us a very simple question: "If you could pick any television character, who would be your ideal partner for The Amazing Race?"
Dan's initial answer was Chuck Bartowski, while Alan rattled off a list of hot women whom he then tried to justify by pointing out that they had skill sets that would prove very useful on the Race. But we kept talking about it, and arguing about it, and weighing various pros and cons, and finally we decided that the proper venue for answering such a question isn't in a 5-minute podcast segment, but in HitFix gallery form, so that we can give all our contenders equal airtime. We decided to limit ourselves to characters on current shows, or else 90% of the gallery would have consisted of Jack Bauer, Sydney Bristow and the cast of "Mission: Impossible."
And, yes, there will be attractive women - and men - on the pages ahead, but none of them are there for purely aesthetic reasons. We swear. Really.