<p>Jessy Schram and Scott Speedman in &quot;Last Resort.&quot;</p>

Jessy Schram and Scott Speedman in "Last Resort."

Credit: ABC

Review: 'Last Resort' - 'Blue Water'

Sam and James go to Manila, while the Chinese make Marcus an offer

A quick review of tonight's "Last Resort" coming up just s soon as we're wearing matching gasmasks...

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 160: SAG & Golden Globe noms, 'Sons of Anarchy,' 'Homeland' & more

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 160: SAG & Golden Globe noms, 'Sons of Anarchy,' 'Homeland' & more

Dan and Alan also answer mail about 'Parks and Recreation' and when bad writing happens to good acting

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It's a slightly delayed episode of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, as Dan and I were both busy on Monday, and then decided we might as well wait until today so we could make fun of the Golden Globe nominations. Which we did. For a while. We also did our usual "Homeland" discussion, reviewed the latest season of "Sons of Anarchy," answered your mail and more.

The line-up: 

Golden Globes/SAG blather (00:01:30 - 23:00)
Listener Mail - Toupee Fallacy and Bad Actors or Bad Writing? (00:23:40 -
Listener Mail - The future of "Parks & Recreation" (00:30:45 - 35:45)
Listener Mail - "The Shield" and "Sons of Anarchy" into finale discussion (00:36:20 - 00:53:55)
"Homeland" - (00:53:55 - 01:12:10)
 
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.
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<p>Olivia Munn and Jeff Daniels in &quot;The Newsroom,&quot;&nbsp;which the Golden Globes voters nominated ahead of &quot;Mad Men&quot;&nbsp;as one of TV's best dramas.</p>

Olivia Munn and Jeff Daniels in "The Newsroom," which the Golden Globes voters nominated ahead of "Mad Men" as one of TV's best dramas.

Credit: HBO

Silliness reigns with 2013 Golden Globe TV nominations

No 'Mad Men'? Hayden Panettiere?

I ordinarily like to begin my analysis of the Golden Globe TV nominations by going on at length about the sketchiness of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and their complete disinterest in and lack of qualification for making any kind of judgment of American television.

This year, though, I think all I need to tell you is the following:

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<p>On &quot;Parenthood,&quot;&nbsp;the Bravermans wait for news about Kristina.</p>

On "Parenthood," the Bravermans wait for news about Kristina.

Credit: NBC

Review: 'Parenthood' - 'What to My Wondering Eyes'

The tears flow as Kristina's health takes a turn for the worse at holiday time

A review of last night's "Parenthood" coming up just as soon as Santa is here on a percentage...

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<p>Edie Falco and the gang at &quot;Nurse Jackie&quot;&nbsp;got some love from the Screen Actors Guild this morning.</p>

Edie Falco and the gang at "Nurse Jackie" got some love from the Screen Actors Guild this morning.

Credit: Showtime

Predictable choices rule 2013 SAG Awards TV nominations

'Homeland' finally gets recognized, but it's mostly same old, same old from Screen Actors Guild

The Screen Actors Guild Awards nominees, like the Golden Globes (whose nominations will be announced tomorrow) have a big impact on (or at least are an early predictor for) the Oscar nominations. As a TV bellwether, they (like the Globes) are less important or precise. While all the actors who vote for the Emmys are in SAG, not all SAG members are Emmy voters. As a result, the tastes don't exactly line up, and you have oddities like "Homeland" being complete snubbed by SAG last year and then going on to be the biggest drama winner on Emmy night, or like "Suits" co-star Patrick J. Adams getting an unexpected SAG nomination and then being ignored at Emmy time.

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<p>On &quot;New Girl,&quot;&nbsp;Nick (Jake Johnson)&nbsp;gives Angie (Olivia Munn)&nbsp;a lapdance.</p>

On "New Girl," Nick (Jake Johnson) gives Angie (Olivia Munn) a lapdance.

Credit: FOX

Morning TV Round-Up: 'New Girl,' 'Happy Endings' & 'The Mindy Project'

The holiday season brings about some more emotional moments

It's morning round-up time, with quick thoughts on last night's episodes of "New Girl," "Happy Endings" and "The Mindy Project," coming up just as soon as I look like an example photo at a barbershop...

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<p>On &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother,&quot;&nbsp;the gang spies on Barney's date with Patrice.</p>

On "How I Met Your Mother," the gang spies on Barney's date with Patrice.

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Review: 'How I Met Your Mother' - 'The Over-Correction'

Robin freaks out over Barney's relationship with Patrice

A quick review of last night's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as I dress like a Duluth streetwalker...

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<p>Mel Brooks in &quot;Blazing Saddles.&quot;</p>

Mel Brooks in "Blazing Saddles."

Credit: Warner Bros.

Mel Brooks looks back on Sid Caesar, 'Blazing Saddles' and more

The comedy legend has a new HBO special and a new DVD box set

Mel Brooks is one of the great comedy minds of the 20th century. He was part of the greatest comedy writing staff ever assembledat various points, it included Carl Reiner, Larry Gelbart, Neil Simon and Woody Allen, among many others — for Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows" and "Caesar's Hour." He and fellow Caesar alum Carl Reiner gave the world the 2000-Year-Old Man, and later he and Buck Henry created the classic James Bond spoof "Get Smart." And that's all before he went into the movie business and gave us "The Producers," "Blazing Saddles," "Young Frankenstein" and all the rest.

Mel Brooks is also one of the great talkers in showbiz, which is apparent if you've ever seen him on a talk show (say, telling his classic Cary Grant story on "The Tonight Show"), or if you watch him in tonight at 9 on the HBO special "Mel Brooks Strikes Back!," where he's interviewed by BBC creative director Alan Yentob about the ups and downs of his career.

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

Claire Danes as Carrie on "Homeland."

Credit: Showtime

Review: 'Homeland' - 'In Memoriam'

Carrie leads a search through the tunnels, and Brody considers his future

A review of tonight's "Homeland" coming up just as soon as I'm sometimes called The Bear...

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<p>Melissa George in &quot;Hunted.&quot;</p>

Melissa George in "Hunted."

Credit: Cinemax

'Hunted' creator Frank Spotnitz on the series finale and the future of Sam Hunter

'Hunted' won't continue, but the character will
Cinemax just aired what is technically the “Hunted” series finale, as the BBC declined to renew the series, which they were producing in partnership with the American cable channel.
 
But though the series, and some of its characters, may be done with, Cinemax and “Hunted” creator Frank Spotnitz intend to move forward with the character of Sam Hunter, the private spy played by Melissa George, and certain aspects of her origin story that were introduced over these eight episodes. I emailed Spotnitz a few questions about the finale, and about what the new show (whatever it’s called) might include.
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