Inside Television with Alan Sepinwall
Dan and Alan also answer your mail
It's an Firewall & Iceberg Podcast this week, as Dan and I review a miniseries (A&E's "Coma"), a busted pilot that somehow aired (FX's "Outlaw Country"), "The Newsroom" finale, and another episode of "Breaking Bad," while also finding an excuse to analyze both "Boy Meets World" and "Charles in Charge."
"Coma" (00:00:40 - 00:12:05)
"Outlaw Country" (00:12:10 - 00:25:50)
"The Newsroom" (00:25:50 - 00:45:00)
Listener Mail - Devolving Characters (00:45:20 - 00:54:00)
Listener Mail - "Survivor" returnees (00:54:00 - 01:00:40)
"Breaking Bad" (01:00:40 - 01:25:30)
Will reacts badly to the magazine article, and Don has a proposal for Maggie
A review of "The Newsroom" season finale coming up just as soon as I show you my recipe for beef stew...
Mike plots his exit strategy, but Walt doesn't want Jesse to go
A review of tonight's "Breaking Bad" coming up just as soon as I want to live in a world without Coca-Cola...
Louie searches for a former date and his older daughter
A quick review of tonight's "Louie" coming up just as soon as I speak Slovenian...
Mike and the team get very close to Nate's killer
A review of the "Burn Notice" mid-season finale coming up just as soon as I use sparkplugs as a substitute for diamonds...
Five-episode run to say goodbye to Amy Pond and Rory
"Doctor Who" will return to BBC America on Saturday, September 1 at 9 p.m.
The seventh season of the rebooted "Doctor Who" will be premiering on the same day in Great Britain. Even though this is a holiday weekend in America, BBC America executives apparently felt (rightly so) that they were better off sticking day-and-date with the UK rather than inviting American viewers to illegally download the episodes.
The seventh season will be split into a few chunks, and the first batch will be five episodes that will send off Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill as the Doctor's most recent companions, Amy Pond and Rory Williams. It's unclear whether the new companion, played by Jenna Louise Coleman, will be introduced in these episodes or further down the line.
If you want a taste of what's to come in the new season, here's a spoiler-y quote from showrunner Steven Moffat:
Original showrunner Greg Daniels has returned in hopes of sending Dunder-Mifflin off right
Greg Daniels was the man who started the American version of "The Office," adapting Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's work for NBC. And now Daniels is the man who is ending "The Office," as he announced today that the upcoming season (debuting Sept. 20) will be the final one.
The dance studio's big production goes awry
A quick review of the "Bunheads" summer finale — which, thanks to the recent pick-up, will not be either the season or series finale — coming up just as soon as I call in The Ringer...
Dan and Alan also discuss the TV career of Tony Scott and answer your mail
On this week's Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, Dan and I review MTV's remake of "The Inbetweeners" and find it a bit more successful than "Skins" US, break down our feelings about the "Political Animals" finale and last night's "Breaking Bad," talk about the TV career of the late Tony Scott, and answer some of your mail, including what I thought was a good conversation about how a Sight & Sound poll for TV might go.
"The Inbetweeners" (00:00:55 - 00:12:15)
"Bunheads" finale preview (00:12:15 - 00:25:50)
Tony Scott (00:25:55 - 00:31:45)
Listener Mail - Sight & Sound rankings (00:32:00 - 43:00)
Listener Mail - Big-name producers (00:43:00 - 49:10)
"Political Animals" finale (00:49:10 - 01:03:00)
"Breaking Bad" (01:03:15 - 01:20:45)
The power comes back on, but everything else continues to go wrong
A quick review of last night's "The Newsroom" coming up just as soon as I'm in a conspiracy cahoots...