<p>Flash vs. Arrow</p>

Flash vs. Arrow

Credit: CW

Review: 'The Flash' - 'Flash vs. Arrow'

Barry goes up against Oliver in the fun first half of the CW superhero crossover

A review of part 1 of "The Flash" crossover with "Arrow" coming up just as soon as my shirt's on fire...

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<p>The Wire</p>

The Wire

Credit: HBO

Omar in high-def comin'! 'The Wire' gets a high-definition, widescreen makeover

The HBO crime story masterpiece gets a new look and aspect ratio

"The Wire" is finally entering the world of high-definition — even if it's not the way the series was originally meant to look.

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<p>Toy Story That Time Forgot</p>

Toy Story That Time Forgot

Credit: ABC

Review: ABC's 'Toy Story That Time Forgot' a lesser TV sequel

Special focusing on Kristen Schaal's Trixie could stand to be shorter

When Disney announced last month that John Lasseter would direct a fourth "Toy Story" film, there was inevitable fan concern: But "Toy Story 3" ended so perfectly! Why do we need any more?

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<p>Parks and Recreation</p>

Parks and Recreation

Credit: NBC

NBC schedules final 'Parks and Recreation' season premiere

The last show standing of NBC's old comedy brand will be double-pumped in January

NBC has no real comedy brand at the moment. The network's Thursday sitcom bloc imploded, and the Tuesday comedies are being kept alive entirely by the grace of "The Voice" lead-in. A couple of weeks ago, the network decided to sell off mid-season comedy "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" to Netflix because they anticipated a drama-heavy spring lineup — also known as "we don't know how to make comedies work right now."

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<p>The Walking Dead</p>

The Walking Dead

Credit: AMC

'The Walking Dead': Highs & lows from Season 5's first half

So good for so much of the fall, the zombie drama stumbled in its last two weeks

The fifth season premiere of "The Walking Dead" was the show's most impressive, exciting action spectacle to date. But then, this was a show that had always done action well and always done premieres well, so the quality of "No Sanctuary" didn't tell us much about how good the rest of the season would be.

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<p>The Walking Dead</p>

The Walking Dead

Credit: AMC

Mid-season finale review: 'The Walking Dead' - 'Coda'

The fall run ends with a whimper thanks to a rushed, muddled finale

A review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" finale coming up just as soon as my people are very close by...

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<p>Brooklyn Nine-Nine</p>

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Credit: FOX

Review: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - 'Road Trip'

Jake and Amy's romances get complicated, while Boyle teaches Holt about food

A review of tonight's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon as my diet consists of flavorless beige smoothies...

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<p>Aubrey Plaza and Grumpy Cat</p>

Aubrey Plaza and Grumpy Cat

Credit: Lifetime

Review: 'Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever' with Aubrey Plaza as Grumpy Cat

It's the part she was born to play, baby, but the movie doesn't work for long

Late in Lifetime's "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever" TV-movie, the cat that launched a thousand memes objects to a plot twist by asking, "Is this not my movie?"

The film (it debuts Saturday night at 8),  written by "SpongeBob" vet and "Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties" director Tim Hill (who also directed this) and Jeff Morris, seems at war with itself as to how much it should — or can — be Grumpy Cat's movie, and the answer is "not enough," unfortunately.

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<p>Clock King</p>

Clock King

Credit: CW

Review: 'The Flash' - 'Power Outage'

Two DC villains split the focus, but the real question is what Harrison is up to

A quick review of last night's "The Flash" coming up just as soon as I admire your timepiece...

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<p>Lisa Edelstein in Girlfriends Guide to Divorce</p>

Lisa Edelstein in Girlfriends Guide to Divorce

Credit: Bravo

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 258: Grumpy Cat, Toy Story & more

Dan and Alan also discuss the sad state of network comedy and 'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce'


Happy day before Thanksgiving, boys and girls! (And if you're in certain parts of the country, Happy Snow Makes Holiday Travel Especially Nightmarish Day!)  On this week's Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, Dan and I discussed one bad holiday special and one good one, a new series debuting next week, and answered your questions about the dire state of network TV comedy, the "How to Get Away with Murder" mid-season finale, and an important philosophical question that eventually pivoted into an impromptu Firewall & Iceberg On Sports segment.

The rundown:

"Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever" (00:01:30 - 00:09:15)
"Toy Story That Time Forgot" (00:09:20 - 00:15:10)
"Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce" (00:15:10 - 00:24:10)
Listener Mail: State of TV Comedy (00:24:35 - 00:48:10)
Listener Mail: The Correct Number of Cooks (00:48:15 - 01:01:40)
Listener Mail: "How To Get Away With Murder" (01:01:50 - 01:13:05)
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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