<p>Last Man on Earth</p>

Last Man on Earth

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Firewall & Iceberg, Episode 277: 'Orphan Black,' 'Last Man on Earth' & more

Dan and Alan also review 'The Messengers' and the latest 'Mad Men' episode

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Happy Monday, boys and girls! It's another bonus week for the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, with a traditional episode today, featuring reviews, mail, and "Mad Men" discussion, followed by an all-"Justified" podcast later in the week. (We are still taking questions for that one until the end of today, so send 'em here.)

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<p>Justified</p>

Justified

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Goodbye to 'Justified,' a sharp-tongued, quick-drawing pleasure to the end

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Raylan Givens, Boyd Crowder and friends were as good with a line as they were with a gun

"You make me pull, I put you down."

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<p>Mad Men</p>

Mad Men

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Review: 'Mad Men' - 'New Business': Divorce American style

Megan comes into town, Don pursues Diana, and Peggy hires a new photographer

A review of tonight's "Mad Men" coming up just as soon as I have two secretaries and three telephones...

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Game of Thrones Cersei Lena Headey

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Season premiere review: 'Game of Thrones' - 'The Wars to Come': Mance marching?

Varys and Tyrion have a new destination, King's Landing and Meereen are both in crisis, and Stannis makes Mance an offer

"Game of Thrones" is back for its fifth season. I published an overall review of the early episodes on Thursday, and I have thoughts on the season premiere coming up just as soon as they revoke my nobility...

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<p>Silicon Valley</p>

Silicon Valley

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'Silicon Valley' fills Peter Gregory's big shoes in season 2

Tech culture comedy successfully deals with the loss of the late Christopher Evan Welch

The first season of HBO's "Silicon Valley" offered abundant comic delights, culminating in perhaps the most highbrow dick joke ever told. Almost everything that made the show a treat a year ago is present for the new season, which debuts Sunday night at 10, after "Game of Thrones" and before the terrific new season of "Veep." It's a pleasure to have the whole Pied Piper team back, and there's a montage in the season premiere featuring Thomas Middleditch's Richard and T.J. Miller's Erlich Bachman(*) visiting a bunch of venture capital firms is a wonder of uncomfortable comedy and clever crudeness.

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<p>Louie</p>

Louie

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Season premiere review: 'Louie' - 'Pot Luck': Fri-fri-chicky-chick

Louie's feeling lonely as Louis C.K. takes a back-to-basics approach to the season

"Louie" is back for a new season, and I have a review of the premiere coming up just as soon as I talk like the Penguin from "Batman"...

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<p>Silicon Valley</p>

Silicon Valley

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Firewall & Iceberg, Episode 276: 'Daredevil,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'Louie' & more

Dan and Alan also review 'The Comedians,' 'Silicon Valley' & 'Veep'

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Happy Thursday, boys and girls! Time for a bonus Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, in which we review a bunch of new and returning shows premiering between now and this weekend, including a comic book adaptations, two shows in which stand-up comics play themselves, and a very satisfying HBO Sunday trio.

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<p>Fortitude</p>

Fortitude

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Pivot renews Arctic thriller 'Fortitude' on eve of finale; watch an exclusive clip

Mystery set in a frozen glacier community has only gotten stranger, and better, as it's gone along

There will be more mayhem up on that glacier, as "Fortitude" has been renewed for a second season. The thriller, co-produced by Pivot here and Sky in the UK, is set in a remote Norwegian community in the Arctic archipelago. Its first season finale airs tonight at 10 on Pivot, and we have an exclusive scene from the very beginning of that finale embedded above.

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<p>Game of Thrones</p>

Game of Thrones

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Review: 'Game of Thrones' gets better by bringing people together in season 5

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Long-standing characters finally meet as the producers begin deviating from the books

The greatest strength of "Game of Thrones" has always on some level been the HBO fantasy's greatest weakness. Adapting the "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels by George R.R. Martin, producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have an entire world to play with, filled with rich and memorable characters in all manner of climate and circumstance. It's a storytelling embarrassment of riches, but the sheer number of characters and plotlines, and the great physical distance that separates them, at times makes the series feel like a collection of barely-connected vignettes, or like a guided tour of two continents, stopping in each port of call just long enough to glimpse what the locals are angry about this week.

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<p>Daredevil</p>

Daredevil

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Review: Netflix's 'Daredevil' quickly moves to the top of the TV superhero heap

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The first series of Netflix's Marvel deal suggests the gamble will pay off big

The last few years, some network TV executives have tried to do away with the pilot process, ordering shows straight to series based on a script, or even an idea, rather than spending a lot of money filming a pilot episode before deciding whether it's good enough to order to series. This is essentially like deciding to build a house on land that hasn't been surveyed yet and hoping that it'll hold the structure. The results have gone about as expected: "Hieroglyph"(!) was pre-canceled before a second episode was filmed, NBC decided to sell "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" to Netflix rather than have to cancel it after three episodes aired, and other straight-to-series orders have been delayed, or similarly pre-canceled, or (as in the case of FOX's "Weird Loners") sent off to die quietly.

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