Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 156: 'Witness,' 'Wedding Band,' 'The Walking Dead,' 'Homeland' & more

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 156: 'Witness,' 'Wedding Band,' 'The Walking Dead,' 'Homeland' & more

Dan and Alan also discuss NBC's mid-season schedule, 'Nashville' and 'Last Resort'

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A hurricane can postpone the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, but Sandy couldn't stop it forever. After I spent the last week either powerless or as a nomad in the wilds of Connecticut, I was finally able to return home last night. In fact, the podcast was supposed to be finished yesterday, but midway through recording it, I got the call that our power was back on, and had to hastily pack up the family truckster for the drive home to Jersey, so we're technically reviewing HBO's excellent "Witness" a day late. That's what On Demand and HBO multiplex channels are for. In addition, Dan and I review TBS' "Wedding Band," discuss NBC's mid-season schedule, the "Up All Night" format change, how we feel about "Nahville" and "Last Resort" these days, and the latest episodes of "The Walking Dead" and "Homeland." 

The line-up: 

"Witness" (00:01:55 - 00:11:05)
"The Wedding Band" (00:11:05 - 00:23:25)
NBC's Midseason Schedule (00:23:25 - 00:37:30)
"Nashville" (00:37:30 - 00:44:15)
"Last Resort" (00:44:20 - 00:52:05)
"The Walking Dead" (00:52:20 - 01:10:30)
"Homeland" (01:10:30 - 01:31:30)
 
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Review: 'How I Met Your Mother' - 'The Autumn of Break-Ups'

Victoria gives Ted an ultimatum, Barney gets a canine wingman, and Nick needs a catchphrase

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Janette (Kim Dickens) gets advice from Emeril Lagasse on "Treme."

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It's Mardi Gras, and a line from 'The Wire' speaks to how connected the pieces are

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Credit: Showtime

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Carrie and Brody get to work, but who's playing who?

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Credit: AMC

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Nucky, Van Alden and Gillian have had about all they can stand

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USA's 'Political Animals' won't continue

Cable powerhouse declines to order more of the Sigourney Weaver political miniseries

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The Morning Round-Up: '30 Rock' & 'Suburgatory'

Will Jenna decide the election? And how will George and Dallas do on their first date?

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Your friendly neighborhood TV critic hasn't quite been in a "Revolution" situation the last few days, but it's been closer than he'd like.

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The week the lights went out in Jersey

Catching up on a strange week in TV in the wake of Hurricane Sandy

How's everybody doing? We came through the storm just fine (we were much luckier than many of our neighbors, whose houses were struck by falling trees), but like most everyone in New Jersey, our house has been blacked out for days. I've found at least a temporary place to work that has electricity and internet, but it's been a strange few days, both inside and outside the storm's path.

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The Evening Round-Up: 'Ben and Kate,' 'New Girl' & 'Happy Endings'

It's a happy, and funny, Halloween, for all three sitcoms

[The following reviews were written before Hurricane Sandy cruelly confiscated Alan's power for a yet-to-be-determined, but still-ongoing duration.]

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