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

Scott Speedman in "Last Resort."

Credit: ABC

Series premiere review: 'Last Resort' - 'Captain'

What did everybody think of the new ABC military thriller?

I posted my review of ABC's "Last Resortyesterday. Now it's your turn. What did everybody think of the show? Did the writers make good use of Andre Braugher's gift of gab? Did you think Scott Speedman was up to working opposite him? Did the story flow well, or do you feel like there was too much of a rush to get the sub to the island? Too many characters? Not enough? Once we got to Hawaii, did you start waiting for Smokey to start clicking away? Did you like how they called it "Captain" instead of "Pilot" because of the setting? And will you watch again next week?

Have at it.

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 151: 'Last Resort,' 'Elementary,' 'Homeland,' 'Dexter' & more
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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 151: 'Last Resort,' 'Elementary,' 'Homeland,' 'Dexter' & more

Dan and Alan also review 'Made in Jersey' and '666 Park Avenue'

The

The TV season is (still) here! The TV season is (still) here! Premiere week's not over yet, which means it's time for more reviews of new shows, plus thoughts on a couple of notable Showtime dramas — one coming off an Emmy-winning season nearly everyone liked, and one coming off a season almost nobody liked.

The line-up: 

"Last Resort" (00:00:50 - 00:17:35)
"Elementary" (00:17:35 - 00:28:00)
"Made in Jersey" (00:28:00 - 00:39:00)
"666 Park Avenue" (00:39:00 - 00:46:05)
"Dexter" (00:46:10 - 00:58:15)
"Homeland" (00:58:15 - 01:12:40)
 
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.
<p>Damian Lewis as Nick Brody in &quot;Homeland.&quot;</p>

Damian Lewis as Nick Brody in "Homeland."

Credit: Showtime

'Homeland' producers Alex Gansa & Howard Gordon talk season 2

What now for Carrie, Brody, Saul and company?
"Homeland" was the best new show of 2011, and one of the best shows on TV, period, that year. (And was named the best drama on television by Emmy voters on Sunday night.) Now the show's lead producers Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon have to follow up on that high-wire act. I'll have a review of the start of the season later today or tomorrow (hint: I was pleased), but I spoke with Gansa and Gordon last month about the transition from one season to the next, and how they intend to deal with what happened at the end of last year. Note that I cut a few spoiler-y passages out of the interview and will run them after the season premiere airs on Sunday night.
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<p>&quot;The Neighbors.&quot;</p>

"The Neighbors."

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Series premiere review: 'The Neighbors' - 'Pilot'

What did everybody think of the new ABC comedy?

"The Neighbors" is one of this fall's new shows I didn't have the time (or heart) to review, though Fienberg and I discussed it at length on Monday's podcast. But I'm curious what those of you who tuned in tonight thought. Did the "aliens name themselves after famous athletes" running gag get old, or is "Dick Butkus" just inherently, eternally hilarious? Did you love the way the communication device's name has "poop" in it? Did you prefer the alien characters, the humans, or neither? And will you watch again, especially once it moves to 8:30? 

Have at it.

<p>Lucy Liu and Johnny Lee Miller in &quot;Elementary.&quot;</p>

Lucy Liu and Johnny Lee Miller in "Elementary."

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Review: 'Elementary' makes Sherlock Holmes a part of the CBS brand

HitFix
B
Readers
B
Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu play well together as 21st century Holmes and Watson
From the moment CBS ordered "Elementary," a new Sherlock Holmes series set in the present, fans of the character have indignantly pointed out that there's already an ongoing Sherlock Holmes series set in the present: the BBC's award-winning "Sherlock," which airs in America on PBS. And "Sherlock" producer hasn't helped the new show by explaining that before CBS ordered "Elementary," the network first approached him about remaking "Sherlock."
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<p>Daisy Betts and Andre Braugher in &quot;Last Resort.&quot;</p>

Daisy Betts and Andre Braugher in "Last Resort."

Credit: ABC

Review: ABC's 'Last Resort' is the fall's best new drama

HitFix
B+
Readers
A-
Andre Braugher plus Shawn Ryan plus nukes equals thrills
In the first episode of ABC's exciting new drama series "Last Resort," Navy submarine captain Marcus Chaplin refuses a sketchy order to nuke Pakistan, evades an attack by his own countryman, and takes over an island in French Polynesia, threatening America and the rest of the world with his boat's nuclear arsenal if they don't leave him alone.
 
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<p>Chibs (Tommy Flanagan) and Opie (Ryan Hurst) in a scene from last night's &quot;Sons of Anarchy.&quot;</p>

Chibs (Tommy Flanagan) and Opie (Ryan Hurst) in a scene from last night's "Sons of Anarchy."

Credit: FX

Review: 'Sons of Anarchy' - 'Laying Pipe'

Pope makes an unforgiving demand of Jax in a pivotal episode

I'm out of the weekly "Sons of Anarchy" reviewing game, and you can read Geoff Berkshire's longer, thoughtful take on last night's episode right here. But I did say I would check in from time to time, and one event in last night's episode made this one of those times. A few very spoiler-y thoughts coming up just as soon as I bring in a specialist from out of town...

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<p>&quot;Vegas.&quot;</p>

"Vegas."

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Series premiere review: 'Vegas' - 'Pilot'

What did everybody think of the new CBS drama?

I posted my review of CBS' "Vegas" this morning. Now it's your turn. For those who tuned in tonight, what did you think? Were you happy to see Dennis Quaid on the small screen? To have Michael Chiklis in pure villain mode? For those who aren't into the CBS procedural vibe, were there enough ongoing elements introduced to keep you happy as Quaid and his guys solved the case?

 

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

Mindy Kaling in "The Mindy Project."

Credit: FOX

Series premiere review: 'The Mindy Project' - 'Pilot'

What did everybody think of the new FOX comedy?

I posted my review of "The Mindy Projectyesterday (and I interviewed Mindy Kaling before that). Now it's your turn. How did you feel Kaling both wrote and played her character? Did you feel the supporting players (and guest stars like Bill Hader and Ed Helms) were well-used? Did you laugh? And, most importantly, will you watch again?

Have at it.

<p>Zooey Deschanel in &quot;New Girl.&quot;</p>

Zooey Deschanel in "New Girl."

Credit: FOX

Season premiere review: 'New Girl' - 'Re-Launch' & 'Katie'

Jess's life hits some bumps in the road as season two begins

"New Girl" has begun its new season with multiple episodes, and I have thoughts on both coming up just as soon as I figure out my sex character is named Sgt. Giddyup Carruthers...

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