<p>The Strain</p>

The Strain

Credit: FX

Season finale review: 'The Strain' - 'The Master'

A battle with the Master proves more complicated than our heroes expected

"The Strain" wrapped up its first season last night, and I have some thoughts on the season as a whole coming up just as soon as I give you a detailed history of Manhattan speakeasies...

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<p>Claire Danes in Homeland</p>

Claire Danes in Homeland

Credit: Showtime

Season premiere review: 'Homeland' - 'The Drone Queen/Trylon and Perisphere'

The premiere premiere tries to reboot the series, but Carrie is the same hot mess as always

"Homeland" is back for a fourth season, and while I don't plan to cover the show regularly anymore, I have some thoughts on the two-hour premiere, coming up just as soon as I wage a 1-year war 14 times...

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<p>John Mulaney</p>

John Mulaney

Credit: FOX

Series premiere talkback: 'Mulaney' - 'Pilot'

What did everybody think of the new FOX comedy with John Mulaney?

I posted my review of FOX's "Mulaney" on Thursday. Now it's your turn. For those of you who tuned in tonight, what did you think? Did you like John Mulaney the actor? How did you feel about his co-stars, whether young or old? Where does Andre the weed dealer fit on this fall's continuum of obnoxious ginger bearded sidekicks? Did Martin Short's performance remind anyone else of his "Would you like to buy a monkey?" audition tape from the David Letterman Oscars? Did Elliott Gould strike you as a person who even understood why he was on the show? Did you like the choice of the person to explain that "Mulaney" was shot in front of a live studio audience? Did any of it make you laugh? And will you watch again?

Have at it.

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<p>Michael Kenneth Williams as Chalky White in Boardwalk Empire</p>

Michael Kenneth Williams as Chalky White in Boardwalk Empire

Credit: HBO

Review: 'Boardwalk Empire' - 'King of Norway'

Chalky returns to Atlantic City, while Nelson and Eli's double date goes bad

A review of tonight's "Boardwalk Empire" coming up just as soon as I protect my fur...

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<p>Andre Braugher and Kyra Sedgwick in Brooklyn Nine-Nine</p>

Andre Braugher and Kyra Sedgwick in Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Credit: FOX

Review: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - 'Chocolate Milk'

Kyra Sedgwick stops by as Holt's partner-turned-nemesis

A quick review of tonight's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon as I embarrass myself in front of Derek Jeter...

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<p>Bob&#39;s Burgers</p>

Bob's Burgers

Credit: FOX

Season premiere review: 'Bob's Burgers' - 'Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl'

The middle school stages dueling musical versions of 'Die Hard' & 'Working Girl'

A quick review of tonight's "Bob's Burgers" coming up just as soon as I sing about having a head for business and a bod for sin(*)...

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<p>Clive Owen in The Knick</p>

Clive Owen in The Knick

Credit: Cinemax

Review: 'The Knick' - 'Working Late a Lot'

Dr. Thackery struggles with cocaine withdrawal

A quick review of tonight's "The Knick" coming up just as soon as I tell you about that habeas corpus they've got in the law...

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<p>Survivor&#39;s Remorse</p>

Survivor's Remorse

Credit: Starz

Review: Starz's 'Survivor's Remorse' aims to build a better 'Entourage'

A pro basketball comedy from Mike O'Malley, Maverick Carter and... LeBron

To describe the new Starz comedy "Survivor's Remorse" as "NBA Entourage" sounds at once accurate and dismissive. Accurate because it's a show about a twentysomething phenom sharing his fame and fortune with his closest friends and family, dismissive because the actual "Entourage" was pretty horrible by the end.

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Credit: Starz

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 250: 'Homeland,' 'Mulaney' & more

Dan and Alan also discuss 'Survivor's Remorse' and some recent cable finales


Happy Friday, boys and girls! It's not only the second Firewall & Iceberg Podcast of this week, but our 250th show! Or, well, my 250th show, because Dan still refuses to count the episode where Mo Ryan filled in for him while he was on another continent. As a result, there's not a lot in the way of anniversary celebrating, but there's more reviewing going on, including our discussion of Starz's promising "Survivor's Remorse," the wonderful "Bob's Burgers" premiere, the revamped "Homeland" and FOX's unfortunate "Mulaney," plus belated finale talk on "Masters of Sex" and "Outlander."

The rundown:

Survivor's Remorse" (00:00:55 - 00:10:50)
"Bob's Burgers" (00:11:00 - 00:13:00)
"Homeland" (00:13:00 - 00:26:30)
"Mulaney" (00:28:05 - 00:41:05)
"Outlander" midseason finale (00:41:40 - 00:55:40)
"Masters of Sex" finale (00:55:40 - 01:13:30)

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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Credit: NBC

Review: 'Parenthood' - 'Happy Birthday, Zeek'

Zeek celebrates a birthday, while Amber shares her news

A review of last night's "Parenthood" coming up just as soon as we agree on a pronunciation of "culinary"...

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