<p>JD&nbsp;Pardo and Billy Burke in &quot;Revolution.&quot;</p>

JD Pardo and Billy Burke in "Revolution."

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Series premiere review: 'Revolution' - 'Pilot'

What did everybody think of the new NBC drama?

I posted my review of NBC's "Revolution" over the weekend. Now it's your turn. (Or, it is for those of you who didn't already watch it online and comment in the initial review.) For those of you who just saw it, what did you think? Did this power-less world seem intriguing or boring to you? Do you want to know more about where all the electricity went? Did you feel this was a better post-Fring role for Giancarlo Esposito than his "Once Upon a Time" gig? Did you like the swordfight? Do any of the teenage characters do anything for you? And will you be watching again next week? 

Have at it.

<p>Jordana Spiro and Zach Gilford in &quot;The Mob Doctor.&quot;</p>

Jordana Spiro and Zach Gilford in "The Mob Doctor."

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Series premiere review: 'The Mob Doctor' - 'Pilot'

What did everybody think of the new FOX drama?

As I've said, I won't be writing reviews of every new fall series, but Dan and I did discuss "The Mob Doctorat length on last week's podcast. The short version is that while I like Jordana Spiro in general, this is a combination of watered-down hospital drama and watered-down mob drama, and the combination not only doesn't make either half better, it makes both sillier. And even if I'd been more engaged by the pilot, the Spiro character's decision at the end felt so contrived and premise-sustaining that I likely would have bailed after that.

For those of you who watched tonight, what did you think? Were you just happy to have QB1 and Zeljko Ivanek back on TV, even in these roles? Did you prefer one half of the show to the other? Did you believe Spiro would make the decision she made? And will you watch again?

Have at it.

<p>Six seasons and an Emmy?&nbsp;&quot;Community&quot;&nbsp;has a shot at the latter thanks to &quot;Remedial Chaos Theory.&quot;</p>

Six seasons and an Emmy? "Community" has a shot at the latter thanks to "Remedial Chaos Theory."

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Emmys 2012 Predictions: Outstanding Writing for Comedy & Drama

Will 'Mad Men' beat 'Downton'? And which great comedy script will win?

It's time to talk about writing as Dan and I make our picks for who should and will win Emmys on Sunday night. As always, I should warn you that my prognostication skills are terrible. This time, we're doing the comedy and drama writing categories.

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<p>Kelly Macdonald and Steve Buscemi in &quot;Boardwalk Empire.&quot;</p>

Kelly Macdonald and Steve Buscemi in "Boardwalk Empire."

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Season premiere review: 'Boardwalk Empire' - 'Resolution'

Nucky and friends usher in the new year with the same old lies

"Boardwalk Empire" is back for its third season. I reviewed the first half of season 3 as a whole earlier in the week, and I have specific thoughts on the premiere coming up just as soon as I go to the flea circus...

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<p>Bryan Cranston in a scene from the &quot;Breaking Bad&quot;&nbsp;season finale.</p>

Bryan Cranston in a scene from the "Breaking Bad" season finale.

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Emmys 2012 Predictions: Outstanding Directing for Comedy & Drama

Will this be where Louis C.K. or Lena Dunham get recognized?

Dan and I are continuing our Emmy predictions in advance of the awards ceremony on September 23rd, and in order to get this done in time, we'll be doubling up genres for most of these posts. Next up: the comedy and drama directing awards.

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<p>&quot;Doctor Who&quot;&nbsp;headed back to the Wild West.</p>

"Doctor Who" headed back to the Wild West.

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Review: 'Doctor Who' - 'A Town Called Mercy'

Two alien doctors and a cyborg cause trouble in an Old West town

A quick review of tonight's "Doctor Who" just as soon as my friends wonder why I'm aging more rapidly than them...

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<p>Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in &quot;Sherlock.&quot;</p>

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in "Sherlock."

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Emmys 2012 Predictions: Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

The eligibility rules are strange, but something has to win

The Primetime Emmy Awards are on Sunday, September 23rd, and that means it's time for our predictions, both of what will win (and based on my own very shabby track record in this area, I would advise against wagering actual money based on my picks), and what should. We'll be running one or two posts per day over the next week, starting with a category that remains in a state of both flux and controversy: Outstanding Miniseries or Movie.

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<p>Giancarlo Esposito from &quot;Breaking Bad&quot;&nbsp;plays a heavy in &quot;Revolution.&quot;</p>

Giancarlo Esposito from "Breaking Bad" plays a heavy in "Revolution."

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Review: NBC's 'Revolution' lacking power

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Post-apocalyptic blackout drama feels like another weak 'Lost' imitator
Every now and then, when I watch my kids fight over who gets to control the iPad, or go to a ballgame or restaurant where everyone's nose is glued to their smartphone, I ponder what it would be like to live in a simpler time where we didn't have the flashiest toys but also didn't feel so dependent on them. Of course, then I realize that my particular skill set would be useless in such a time and I go back to happily playing Words With Friends.
 
"Revolution," the new NBC drama that premieres Monday night at 10, finds a particularly rough way to force its characters to stop (texting) and smell the roses: a few minutes into the first episode, all the electricity in the world stops working. It's not just a blackout — a laptop battery is just as useless as one that's plugged in — and because it happens so suddenly, a whole lot of people die within minutes. (It's a bad time, for instance, to be on an airplane.)
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<p>Andre Braugher in ABC's &quot;Last Resort.&quot;</p>

Andre Braugher in ABC's "Last Resort."

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'Last Resort' co-creator Shawn Ryan on submarines, Scott Speedman, Andre Braugher and more

How will 'The Shield' creator tell stories for the high-concept ABC drama?
Over the last decade, Shawn Ryan has created one of the greatest dramas in TV history with "The Shield," done strong work running "The Unit" and "Lie to Me," produced the brilliant-but-canceled "Terriers" and created the uneven but promising "The Chicago Code," which was just starting to get good when FOX canceled it. That's a resume that would make me very interested in seeing his new ABC series "Last Resort" (which he co-created with Karl Gajdusek) even if I didn't know the series also involved both nuclear submarines and Andre Braugher.
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<p>Chris Pratt and Amy Poehler went to Washington, D.C. for the &quot;Parks and Recreation&quot;&nbsp;season premiere.</p>

Chris Pratt and Amy Poehler went to Washington, D.C. for the "Parks and Recreation" season premiere.

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HitFix First Look: 'Parks and Recreation' goes to Washington

Leslie and Andy tour national landmarks in a scene from the fifth season premiere

"Parks and Recreation," like a lot of NBC shows, is getting a head start on the official network TV season. The fifth season of TV's best comedy will premiere this Thursday night, September 20, at 9:30 p.m.

And as a bonus, the season premiere will take Leslie Knope and friends to our nation's capital, where Ben is working in the job he got in last season's finale. To help tide you over until Thursday, here's a clip — exclusive to HitFix for the next few hours — of Leslie and Andy visiting a few national landmarks and responding very differently to them. Enjoy, and we'll be talking about the premiere itself on Thursday night.

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