<p>Game of Thrones</p>

Game of Thrones

Credit: HBO

Season finale review: 'Game of Thrones' - 'The Children'

Jon Snow meets with Mance, the Hound has a rough outing and Tyrion and Tywin have a chat

A review of tonight's "Game of Thrones" coming up just as soon as I do a poor job hobbling the horses...

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<p>Enlisted</p>

Enlisted

Credit: FOX

Review: 'Enlisted' - 'Army Men'

Randy and Pete compete over Jill, and Derrick tries to impress Erin

A quick review of tonight's "Enlisted" coming up just as soon as I convince an old Jewish couple I'm their grandson Jeffrey...

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<p>Boardwalk Empire</p>

Boardwalk Empire

Credit: HBO

If I Had An Emmy Ballot 2014: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

In an ideal world, three pairs of co-stars would duke it out at the actual Emmys

The Television Academy of Arts & Sciences released this year's Emmy ballots on Monday. Now that the ballots are out, it's time for our annual two-pronged experiment, in which Dan tries to predict the likeliest nominees in each major category, while I pretend that I'm an actually TV Academy member and pick the six nominees that would make me the happiest.

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<p>Nick Offerman</p>

Nick Offerman

Credit: NBC

If I Had An Emmy Ballot 2014: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

The 'Modern Family' men will fill half the slots or more, but who else might be deserving?

The Television Academy of Arts & Sciences released this year's Emmy ballots on Monday. Now that the ballots are out, it's time for our annual two-pronged experiment, in which Dan tries to predict the likeliest nominees in each major category, while I pretend that I'm an actually TV Academy member and pick the six nominees that would make me the happiest.

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<p>Cristin Milioti</p>

Cristin Milioti

Credit: CBS

If I Had An Emmy Ballot 2014: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

You could fill the category with 'Orange Is the New Black' actresses, but you don't have to

The Television Academy of Arts & Sciences released this year's Emmy ballots on Monday. Now that the ballots are out, it's time for our annual two-pronged experiment, in which Dan tries to predict the likeliest nominees in each major category, while I pretend that I'm an actually TV Academy member and pick the six nominees that would make me the happiest.

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<p>Uzo Aduba in &quot;Orange Is the New Black&quot;</p>

Uzo Aduba in "Orange Is the New Black"

Credit: Netflix

Review: 'Orange Is the New Black' - 'Hugs Can Be Deceiving/A Whole Other Hole'

Suzanne and Morello get the flashback treatment in stories that surprisingly parallel each other

We're continuing our periodic look at "Orange Is the New Black" season 2 with thoughts on episodes 3 and 4 coming up just as soon as I know you're talking about the white Michelle Williams...

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<p>Brooklyn Nine-Nine</p>

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Credit: FOX

If I Had An Emmy Ballot 2014: Outstanding Comedy Series

Fuzzy eligibility rules mean that half the deserving shows aren't even really comedies

The Television Academy of Arts & Sciences released this year's Emmy ballots on Monday. Now that the ballots are out, it's time for our annual two-pronged experiment, in which Dan tries to predict the likeliest nominees in each major category, while I pretend that I'm an actually TV Academy member and pick the six nominees that would make me the happiest.

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<p>Fargo and Hannibal</p>

Fargo and Hannibal

Credit: FX/NBC

'Fargo' vs. 'Hannibal': Which drama's greatness is more improbable?

How on earth did we get two adaptations this great and this unlikely in one spring?

Over the weekend, I was in Austin for the third annual ATX Television Festival, featuring lots of panels, parties and other opportunities for passionate TV fans to rub elbows with both one another and, at times, the people responsible for their favorite shows. As happens at an event like this, there was a lot of talk about TV both during the panels and between them, and one of the recurring questions (even before the screening of this week's episode) was this: How in the world does "Fargo" not only exist, but exist at the level of quality it's at?

And that, in turn, led me to a related question: Which show's greatness is more improbable: "Fargo" or "Hannibal"?

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<p>Game of Thrones</p>

Game of Thrones

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 234: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Friday Night Lights' & more

Dan and Alan also answer your mail and discuss the ATX Television Festival

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Happy Wednesday, boys and girls! Time for another Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, where we talk about my recent trip to Austin, answer your mail, break down the epic battle on "Game of Thrones" and then begin our summer rewatch of the very strange and problematic second season of "Friday Night Lights."

The rundown: 

Alan goes to ATX Festival (00:01:25 - 00:12:15)
Listener Mail - "Broadchurch"/"Returned" Emmys (00:12:30 - 00:15:20)
Listener Mail - Split Seasons (00:15:25 - 00:20:35)
Listener Mail - Resurrected Shows (00:20:45 - 00:27:00)
Sunday's "Game of Thrones" (00:27:15 - 00:50:15)
Summer Rewatch - "Friday Night Lights" Season 2 (00:50:20 - 01:11:00)
 
As always, send questions to firewalliceberg@hitfix.com. 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, subscribe on IHeartRadio or stream it on Dan's blog.

There's also now a complete archive of all the podcasts to date.

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<p>Breaking Bad</p>

Breaking Bad

Credit: AMC

If I Had An Emmy Ballot 2014: Outstanding Drama Series

What deserves to join 'Breaking Bad' and 'True Detective' among this year's nominees?

The Television Academy of Arts & Sciences released this year's Emmy ballots on Monday. This means we now know who submitted themselves for consideration and who didn't, which actors mistakenly consider themselves leads when they aren't (The Rob Lowe Award), which actors exploit loopholes to submit themselves as supporting actors on shows named after them (The Amy Schumer Award), and which shows have submitted themselves in categories where they arguably don't belong. (Dan and I discussed this problem at length on this week's Firewall & Iceberg Show.)

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