An iffy episode surprisingly builds to an emotional high point
What did everybody think of the NBC drama's return?
Dan and Alan also talk 'Happy Endings,' Jaypocalypse 2.0, 'Mr. Selfridge' and answer your mail
It's a mono-coastal installment of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, as Dan is back home for Passover. You tell us if you notice any appreciable difference in sound quality from us being only a few hundred miles apart rather than close to 3000
30000. It's a busy show, with talk about "Game of Thrones," "Revolution," BBC America's "Orphan Black," and a lot more. The lineup:
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Can the sci-fi drama and 'The Voice' pull NBC out of last place again?
- Critic's Rating C+
- Readers' Rating C
In the narration that begins most episodes of "Revolution," the hit NBC drama about a future dystopia where electricity has ceased to function, the show's hero Miles Matheson (Billy Burke) tells the audience, "We still don't know why the power went out, but we're hopeful that someone will come and light the way."
Merle tries to do Rick's dirty work, while Glen gets Maggie some jewelry
Frank exploits the gay marriage controversy, Lip worries about Karen, and Jimmy springs some news on Fiona
Checking in on the great TNT cop drama midway through its fifth season
"Southland" is one of the best dramas on television. It's also, unfortunately, a show where I tend to get to each episode very late, for one reason or another, which is why I haven't weighed in on any episodes from this fifth (and, unfortunately, possibly final) season. But I managed to see this week's episode only a day late, and I wanted to offer some thoughts on the season in general, coming up just as soon as I tell you I've read about the Marquis de Sade...
Dean Pelton wants a rich slacker to attend Greendale, while Jeff spends a day with Pierce
Does the traditional late-night talk show format have relevance today, regardless of who's hosting?
If those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it, then it's pretty clear that the current struggling administration at NBC has no more interest in history than the many failed ones it succeeded.
Yup, it's time for another round of late-night mayhem, thanks to reports in The New York Times and, before it, Hollywood Reporter, saying that NBC is barreling forward with a late-night succession plan that will have Jimmy Fallon replace Jay Leno as host of "The Tonight Show" sometime in 2014, whether during the Winter Olympics in February or in the fall of that year.
Phillip and Elizabeth have to stop a KGB assassin after the Center changes its mind