<p>The Knick</p>

The Knick

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 253: 'Constantine,' 'The Knick' & more

Dan and Alan also talk a la carte streaming and the lack of fall cancellations


Happy Thursday, boys and girls! We pushed back this week's Firewall & Iceberg Podcast by a few days to give Dan a chance to catch up on "The Knick," which we discussed along with the first season of "Manhattan." Before that, we reviewed NBC's "Constantine," and answered mail about the lack of network cancellations, the consequences of a cable cancellation, and the potentially awesome and/or expensive a la carte cable future. 

The rundown:

"Constantine" (00:01:10 - 00:12:40)
Listener Mail - No Cancelations (00:13:00 - 00:31:35)
Listener Mail - "The Bridge" cancellation (00:31:40 - 00:37:25)
Listener Mail - HBO/CBS a la carte streaming (00:37:30 - 00:49:40)
"The Knick" finale (00:49:50 - 01:07:50)
"Manhattan" finale (01:07:50 - 01:20:00)
As always, send questions to firewalliceberg@hitfix.com. 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, subscribe on IHeartRadio or stream it on Dan's blog.

There's also now a complete archive of all the podcasts to date.

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Review: 'Arrow' - 'Corto Maltese'

Oliver and Thea reunite, while Laurel plays vigilante

A quick review of tonight's "Arrow" coming up just as soon as I don't know how to vacation like a normal person...

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<p>Kyle MacLachlan in Marvel&#39;s Agents of SHIELD</p>

Kyle MacLachlan in Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

Credit: ABC

Review: 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' - 'A Hen in the Wolf House'

Mockingbird swings by, while Skye gets close to her father

A review of tonight's "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" coming up just as soon as I maintain my cover as Ron Burgundy...

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<p>The Flash</p>

The Flash

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Review: 'The Flash' - 'Things You Can't Outrun'

The Flash takes on the Mist, while Caitlin flashes back on the death of Ronnie

A review of tonight's "The Flash" — which the CW just gave a full-season order to — coming up just as soon as my chest feels like that one time I had a cigarette...

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<p>The Bridge</p>

The Bridge

Credit: FX

FX cancels 'The Bridge'

Border crime drama improved greatly in second season, but ratings weren't there

FX has canceled "The Bridge."

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<p>When the Garden was Eden</p>

When the Garden was Eden

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Review: '30 for 30' presents the '70s Knicks in 'When the Garden Was Eden'

Lifelong fan Michael Rapaport presents a familiar but fun look at the days of Willis, Clyde and Dollar Bill

During the ESPN anniversary year that launched the "30 for 30" documentary series, one of the most interesting things about the films was how little they resembled one another. All were about sports (mostly), and all were about things that happened during the first 30 years that ESPN was in business, but beyond that they felt completely distinct from one another, whether the narration-less video collage of "June 17, 1994," the kinetic energy of "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. the New York Knicks," or the mournful quality of "The Two Escobars."

As ESPN has kept the series alive well past that anniversary year — including the brief stint when new films were presented under the "ESPN Films Presents" banner — certain formulas have crept in, particularly when it comes to films about iconic teams. They're still fun, still full of great archival footage and wonderful memories from the team members in present-day, but movies like "The Fab Five," "Bad Boys," or tonight's documentary "When the Garden Was Eden" (it premieres at 9 Eastern) are all very much of a piece, despite the different subjects and filmmakers involved.

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<p>Robin Lord Taylor in Gotham</p>

Robin Lord Taylor in Gotham

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Review: 'Gotham' - 'Viper'

The city is flooded with a drug that gives crooks super strength — for a while

A quick review of tonight's "Gotham" coming up just as soon as I chug some milk...

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Season finale review: 'Manhattan' - 'Perestroika'

Frank's victory is complete, while Charlie gets busted

Earlier this week, WGN America ordered a second season of "Manhattan," which pleased me and a number of you. A few thoughts on tonight's season finale, and season 1 as a whole, coming up just as soon as I run for town council...

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<p>Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel in &quot;The Walking Dead.&quot;</p>

Seth Gilliam as Father Gabriel in "The Walking Dead."

Credit: AMC

Review: 'The Walking Dead' - 'Strangers'

Rick's group meets Father Gabriel, and Bob runs into a familiar face

A review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I lead you into a trap so I can steal all your squirrels...

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<p>Boardwalk Empire</p>

Boardwalk Empire

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Review: 'Boardwalk Empire' - 'Friendless Child'

Nucky and Luciano go to war, and Nucky finally reads Gillian's letter

A review of tonight's "Boardwalk Empire" coming up just as soon as I catch you in a good mood...

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