<p>Hannah (Yvonne Strahovski)&nbsp;helps out Dexter (Michael C. Hall).</p>

Hannah (Yvonne Strahovski) helps out Dexter (Michael C. Hall).

Credit: Showtime

Review: 'Dexter' - 'Are We There Yet?'

Dexter and Hannah try to help out Zach, while Dr. Vogel has a new plan

A quick review of tonight's "Dexter" coming up just as soon as we sage the place and hang a crystal in the corner...

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<p>Jim Beaver as Ellsworth in &quot;Deadwood.&quot;</p>

Jim Beaver as Ellsworth in "Deadwood."

Credit: HBO

'Deadwood' Rewind: Season 3, episode 11: 'The Catbird Seat'

Hearst makes a direct strike, and Trixie attempts to respond in kind

For the third summer in a row, we're revisiting David Milch's classic revisionist HBO Western "Deadwood," this time discussing the third season.

While I once upon a time posted two separate reviews so people who hadn't watched the whole series would have a safe place to comment, almost no one bothered commenting on the newbie reviews last year, and they've been ditched. If you haven't finished the series, just avoid the comments of this review and you'll be fine.

Thoughts on episode 11, "The Catbird Seat," coming up just as soon as just as soon as I'm used as a weight to be dropped on villains from above...

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<p>Matthew Lillard and Emily Rios in &quot;The Bridge.&quot;</p>

Matthew Lillard and Emily Rios in "The Bridge."

Credit: FX

Review: 'The Bridge' - 'ID'

Sonya struggles to bond with their witness in Diane Kruger's best hour yet

A review of tonight's "The Bridge" coming up just as soon as I eat my freedom fries...

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<p>Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks and Jessica Pimentel in &quot;Orange Is the New Black.&quot;</p>

Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks and Jessica Pimentel in "Orange Is the New Black."

Credit: Netflix

Review: Netflix's 'Orange Is the New Black' season 1

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The women's prison drama was one of the year's best shows — on Netflix or anywhere else

I reviewed Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" last month based on the first six episodes. I've since watched the rest, and as I did before with "House of Cards" and "Arrested Development," I have thoughts on the whole season, with spoilers, coming up just as soon as I do to you what the spring does to cherry trees, but in a prison way...

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 195: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Orange is the New Black,' 'The Killing' & more

Dan and Alan also discuss 'The Wonder Years' pilot and answer your mail

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After last week's advance review-heavy edition of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, this week had no major premieres of note, so Dan and I instead looked back: on the "Breaking Bad" season premiere, on last week's "The Killing" season finale, on the entire first season of "Orange is the New Black," and way back to the '80s (and then the '60s) as our pilot rewatch stops on "The Wonder Years." Next week: A J.J. Abrams double bill with "Felicity" & "Alias." 

The rundown:

Listener Mail - TV recruiting Twitter writers (00:01:20 - 00:12:05)
Listener Mail - "The Good Wife" flaws (00:12:10 - 00:22:35)
"The Killing" (00:23:25 - 00:40:25)
"Orange Is The New Black" (00:40:30 - 00:58:00)
"Breaking Bad" (00:58:05 - 01:24:10)
Summer Pilot Rewatch - "The Wonder Years" (01:24:30 - 01:39:00)

As always, you can subscribe to The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast over at the iTunes Store, where you can also rate us and comment on us. Or you can always follow our RSS Feed, download the MP3 file or stream it on Dan's blog.

 
And as always, feel free to e-mail us questions for the podcast.
<p>Bryan Cranston in &quot;Breaking Bad.&quot;</p>

Bryan Cranston in "Breaking Bad."

Credit: AMC

'Breaking Bad' premiere draws 5.9 million for a series high

Premiere more than doubles last summer's; 'Low Winter Sun' and 'Talking Bad' debut modestly

After "Breaking Bad" began its final batch of episodes with an audience more than double of last summer's premiere, can we call him The One Who Rates?

Sunday night's (mid)season premiere for the AMC drama drew 5.9 million viewers, by far the most in the show's history, and up 102% over the first episode from last summer, according to AMC. 3.6 million of those viewers were aged 18-49, making it the second highest-rated show on cable in that demographic, after fellow AMC drama "The Walking Dead" (which also happens to be the highest-rated entertainment series in all of television in the demo).

At 10 p.m., the new "Low Winter Sun" premiered to ratings — 2.5 million viewers overall — that "Breaking Bad" would have killed for in its infancy, but that don't seem quite as impressive in light of its lead-in. (And that number includes all the "Breaking Bad" viewers who stuck around for at least half an hour of "LWS" to see the previews for "BB" episode 2.)

And at 11 p.m., the first installment of the inexpensive, Chris Hardwick-hosted "Breaking Bad" discussion series "Talking Bad" averaged 1.2 million viewers.

The hype for "Blood Money" was higher than I've ever heard it for a "Breaking Bad" premiere, and clearly more people than ever before were interested. What I wonder is how many of the new viewers are people who caught up with the series in the year since we last had a new episode, and how many were brand-new folks who wanted to see what all the fuss was about. (And what, I wonder, did they make of trying to tread lightly into the story at this point?)

<p>Jeff Daniels and Emily Mortimer in &quot;The Newsroom.&quot;</p>

Jeff Daniels and Emily Mortimer in "The Newsroom."

Credit: HBO

Review: 'The Newsroom' - 'News Night with Will McAvoy'

An episode set in real time avoids most of the show's usual pitfalls

A review of last night's "The Newsroom" coming up just as soon as I scroll past "This Week in Nip Slips"...

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<p>Lennie James in &quot;Low Winter Sun.&quot;</p>

Lennie James in "Low Winter Sun."

Credit: AMC

Talkback: 'Low Winter Sun' - 'Pilot'

What did everybody think of the new AMC drama?

reviewed AMC's "Low Winter Sun" earlier in the week. Now it's your turn. For those of you who tuned in tonight, what did you think? Were you wowed by Mark Strong and/or Lennie James, or did you find the whole thing to be quality drama paint-by-numbers? If you watched the original British series with Strong as Frank, how did this start compare? Did you like the use of Detroit locations? Did the presence of James Ransone evoke "The Wire" in a good way, or invite unfair comparisons? (And ditto for David Costabile and "Breaking Bad.") And will you watch again?

I'm fairly lukewarm on the show, but will keep sampling it for a bit. If my opinion changes dramatically one way or the other later in the season, I'll check back in with another review. In the meantime, have at it.

<p>Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman in &quot;Breaking Bad.&quot;</p>

Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman in "Breaking Bad."

Credit: AMC

Season premiere review: 'Breaking Bad' - 'Blood Money'

Hank puts the pieces together, Jesse tries to give some money away, and Walt visits the old homestead

"Breaking Bad" is back for its final eight episodes, and I have a review of tonight's premiere coming up just as soon as Scotty beams the pies into space...

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<p>Claire Danes as Carrie in &quot;Homeland.&quot;</p>

Claire Danes as Carrie in "Homeland."

Credit: Showtime

'Homeland' season 3 trailer catches up with Carrie, Brody and Saul

Who has a new haircut? Who is sorry, and why?

Last week, I wrote about the "Homeland" panel at press tour, and about producers Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon's thoughts looking back on season 2 and ahead to season 3. Today, Showtime released a trailer for the new season (it's the same one critics were shown before that panel), scored to The Cinematic Orchestra's "To Build A House." 

It gives you glimpses of what Carrie, Saul, Brody, Dana and others will look like this season, if not the exact context of where they are and what they're doing. If you don't want to know anything, obviously don't watch. The season premiere is on September 29 — aka TV Drama-geddon, a night that will also feature the "Breaking Bad' series finale, the "Masters of Sex" debut, "The Good Wife" premiere, a new "Boardwalk Empire," and more — at 9 p.m. on Showtime.

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