Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 174: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Revolution,' 'Orphan Black' & more

Dan and Alan also talk 'Happy Endings,' Jaypocalypse 2.0, 'Mr. Selfridge' and answer your mail


It's a mono-coastal installment of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, as Dan is back home for Passover. You tell us if you notice any appreciable difference in sound quality from us being only a few hundred miles apart rather than close to 3000 30000. It's a busy show, with talk about "Game of Thrones," "Revolution," BBC America's "Orphan Black," and a lot more. The lineup:

"Revolution" (00:01:10 - 00:13:55)
"Orphan Black" (00:14:00 - 00:23:10)
"Game of Thrones" (00:24:00 - 00:37:45)
"Mr. Selfridge" (00:37:45 - 43:50)
A few words on "Happy Endings" on Friday and Jaypocalypse 2.0 (00:44:00 - 01:01:20)
Listener Mail - Marketing versus Creative (01:01:35 - 01:05:55)
Listener Mail - The future of "Law & Order" (01:06:00 - 01:12:05)
Listener Mail - Showrunners on multiple shows (01:12:10 - 01:18:20)
Listener Mail - Live+3 versus C3 ratings (01:18:25 - 01:20:20)
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<p>Tracy Spiridakos as Charlie in &quot;Revolution.&quot;</p>

Tracy Spiridakos as Charlie in "Revolution."

Credit: NBC

Review: 'Revolution' returns, hoping to turn the lights back on at NBC

Can the sci-fi drama and 'The Voice' pull NBC out of last place again?

In the narration that begins most episodes of "Revolution," the hit NBC drama about a future dystopia where electricity has ceased to function, the show's hero Miles Matheson (Billy Burke) tells the audience, "We still don't know why the power went out, but we're hopeful that someone will come and light the way."

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<p>Michael Rooker as Merle in &quot;The Walking Dead.&quot;</p>

Michael Rooker as Merle in "The Walking Dead."

Credit: AMC

Review: 'The Walking Dead' - 'This Sorrowful Life'

Merle tries to do Rick's dirty work, while Glen gets Maggie some jewelry

A review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I crank up some Motorhead...

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<p>Bradley Whitford and William H. Macy on &quot;Shameless.&quot;</p>

Bradley Whitford and William H. Macy on "Shameless."

Credit: Showtime

Review: 'Shameless' - 'Civil Wrongs'

Frank exploits the gay marriage controversy, Lip worries about Karen, and Jimmy springs some news on Fiona

A quick review of tonight's "Shameless" coming up just as soon as I discover the cure to comas...

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<p>Michael Cudlitz and Anthony Ruvivar in &quot;Southland.&quot;</p>

Michael Cudlitz and Anthony Ruvivar in "Southland."

Credit: TNT

Review: 'Southland' - 'Bleed Out'

Checking in on the great TNT cop drama midway through its fifth season

"Southland" is one of the best dramas on television. It's also, unfortunately, a show where I tend to get to each episode very late, for one reason or another, which is why I haven't weighed in on any episodes from this fifth (and, unfortunately, possibly final) season. But I managed to see this week's episode only a day late, and I wanted to offer some thoughts on the season in general, coming up just as soon as I tell you I've read about the Marquis de Sade...

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<p>On &quot;Community,&quot;&nbsp;Jeff (Joel McHale)&nbsp;and Pierce (Chevy Chase)&nbsp;enjoy a day at the barber.</p>

On "Community," Jeff (Joel McHale) and Pierce (Chevy Chase) enjoy a day at the barber.

Credit: NBC

Review: 'Community' - 'Economics of Marine Biology'

Dean Pelton wants a rich slacker to attend Greendale, while Jeff spends a day with Pierce

A review of tonight's "Community" coming up just as soon as I go to Dubai with that sheik I meet at Trader Joe's...

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<p>Even when Jimmy Fallon does a fun bit like sing with Selena Gomez, isn't it easier to just watch online the next morning?</p>

Even when Jimmy Fallon does a fun bit like sing with Selena Gomez, isn't it easier to just watch online the next morning?

Credit: NBC

(End of) the late shift: Will replacing Jay Leno with Jimmy Fallon amount to anything?

Does the traditional late-night talk show format have relevance today, regardless of who's hosting?

If those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it, then it's pretty clear that the current struggling administration at NBC has no more interest in history than the many failed ones it succeeded.

Yup, it's time for another round of late-night mayhem, thanks to reports in The New York Times and, before it, Hollywood Reporter, saying that NBC is barreling forward with a late-night succession plan that will have Jimmy Fallon replace Jay Leno as host of "The Tonight Show" sometime in 2014, whether during the Winter Olympics in February or in the fall of that year.

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<p>Nina (Annet Mahendru) and Stan (Noah Emmerich)&nbsp;in &quot;The Americans.&quot;</p>

Nina (Annet Mahendru) and Stan (Noah Emmerich) in "The Americans."

Credit: FX

Review: 'The Americans' - 'Mutually Assured Destruction'

Phillip and Elizabeth have to stop a KGB assassin after the Center changes its mind

A review of tonight's "The Americans" coming up just as soon as my thing is Ecclesiastical...

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<p>Mike O'Malley and Walton Goggins in &quot;Justified.&quot;</p>

Mike O'Malley and Walton Goggins in "Justified."

Credit: FX

Review: 'Justified' - 'Decoy'

The marshals try to get Drew Thompson past an army of Detroit gangsters

A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as I would like a young Gerard Depardieu to play me in the movie...

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<p>Jess (Zooey Deschanel)&nbsp;goes to the hardware store on &quot;New Girl.&quot;</p>

Jess (Zooey Deschanel) goes to the hardware store on "New Girl."

Credit: FOX

Review: 'New Girl' - 'Quick Hardening Caulk'

Jess can't fight her feelings for Nick, especially after painkillers are involved

A review of tonight's "New Girl" coming up just as soon as I become a Bond villain who can't afford to not live with roommates...

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