Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 159: 'You Don't Know Bo,' 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'The Walking Dead' & more

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 159: 'You Don't Know Bo,' 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'The Walking Dead' & more

Dan and Alan also review the latest 'Homeland' and weigh in on the 'Boy Meets World' sequel

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It's a post-mortem heavy episode of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, as Dan and I deal with Sunday night's episodes of "Boardwalk Empire," "The Walking Dead" and "Homeland," in addition to reviewing the latest "30 for 30" documentary and answering a bunch of mail.

The line-up: 

"You Don't Know Bo" (00:01:15 - 00:10:10)
Listener Mail - Young performers and the Emmys (00:10:30 - 00:21:15)
Listener Mail - "Girl Meets World" (00:21:15 - 00:32:30)
Listener Mail - "Under the Dome" (00:32:40 - 00:37:10)
Listener Mail - Slow-playing cancellations (00:37:15 - 00:44:15)
"Boardwalk Empire" (00:44:30 - 00:59:20)
"The Walking Dead" (00:59:20 - 01:09:58)
"Homeland" (01:10:00 - 00:1:24:15)
 
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<p>F. Murray Abraham and Mandy Patinkin in &quot;Homeland.&quot;</p>

F. Murray Abraham and Mandy Patinkin in "Homeland."

Credit: Showtime

Review: 'Homeland' - 'Broken Hearts'

Saul goes out for waffles, and Brody and the Vice-President have a chat

A review of tonight's "Homeland" coming up just as soon as I find a magnifying glass...

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<p>Gretchen Mol and Bobby Cannavale in &quot;Boardwalk Empire.&quot;</p>

Gretchen Mol and Bobby Cannavale in "Boardwalk Empire."

Credit: HBO

'Boardwalk Empire' creator Terence Winter talks Nucky, Richard, Chalky and more

By the finale, even Nucky knows 'half a gangster' is a thing of the past

"Boardwalk Empire" concluded its third season tonight. I reviewed the finale here, and I have an interview with series creator Terence Winter coming up just as soon as you get me a clean gown...

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<p>Steve Buscemi as Nucky in &quot;Boardwalk Empire.&quot;</p>

Steve Buscemi as Nucky in "Boardwalk Empire."

Credit: HBO

Season finale review: 'Boardwalk Empire' - 'Margate Sands'

Nucky makes his move against Gyp, while Richard gets his guns

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<p>Carl (Chandler Riggs)&nbsp;on patrol in &quot;The Walking Dead.&quot;</p>

Carl (Chandler Riggs) on patrol in "The Walking Dead."

Credit: AMC

Mid-season finale review: 'The Walking Dead' - 'Made to Suffer'

One group makes new friends, while the other reconnects with old ones

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<p>Tina Fey and James Marsden in &quot;30 Rock.&quot;</p>

Tina Fey and James Marsden in "30 Rock."

Credit: NBC

Morning TV Round-Up: '30 Rock' & 'The Office'

Liz and Criss want to get married, while Dunder-Mifflin builds a house of complaint cards

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<p>Amy Poehler and Adam Scott in &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>

Amy Poehler and Adam Scott in "Parks and Recreation."

Credit: NBC

Review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'Pawnee Commons'

Leslie, Tom and Andy all struggle with the need to grow up

A review of tonight's "Parks and Recreation" coming up just as soon as I tour the country performing a spoken-word opera about pear-shaped women...

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<p>Grace (Daisy Betts)&nbsp;plays defense attorney on &quot;Last Resort.&quot;</p>

Grace (Daisy Betts) plays defense attorney on "Last Resort."

Credit: ABC

Review: 'Last Resort' - 'Big Chicken Dinner'

A Colorado crewman goes on trial for rape, and Sam works Booth

A quick review of tonight's "Last Resort" coming up just as soon as the backup singers transpose the lyric...

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<p>Jeff Zucker.</p>

Jeff Zucker.

Credit: AP

Can ex-NBC boss Jeff Zucker make CNN into must-see TV news?

The man responsible for super-sizing and 'The Jay Leno Show' takes over the cable news giant

The Jeff Zucker era at NBC was a never-ending fountain of both comedy (though not the successful kind) and tragedy, as the former "Today" producer inherited the aging but still strong foundation of Must-See TV and proceeded to turn the network into the biggest joke in the business. He never tried to hide his disdain for the entertainment business and tried to succeed not through developing great programs to take the torch from "Friends" and "ER," but rather through gimmicks like super-sizing or Jay Leno five nights a week in primetime. He once famously said that NBC's focus was now "managing for (profit) margins," and not ratings. I can't speak to the bottom line, but it was clear that Zucker and his various underlings weren't doing a hot job of getting ratings.

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<p>Mindy Kaling in &quot;The Mindy Project.&quot;</p>

Mindy Kaling in "The Mindy Project."

Credit: ABC

Morning TV Round-Up: 'Suburgatory' & 'The Mindy Project'

'Suburgatory' follows one of its best episodes with one of its worst, while 'Mindy' goes to high school

It's morning round-up time, with quick reviews of last night's "Suburgatory" and Tuesday's "The Mindy Project" coming up just as soon as I read a novelization of the film "Iron Man" for the Gwyneth Paltrow scenes...

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