<p>Fear the Walking Dead</p>

Fear the Walking Dead

Credit: AMC

Record-setting 'Fear the Walking Dead' debut proves Americans still love zombies

America's love affair with zombies continued with last night's record-breaking premiere of "Fear the Walking Dead."

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<p>Fear the Walking Dead</p>

Fear the Walking Dead

Credit: AMC

Let's talk about the 'Fear the Walking Dead' premiere

What did everybody think of the zombie drama spin-off?

I published my thoughts on "Fear the Walking Dead" on Thursday, and embedded above is a spoiler-filled conversation I had with Roth Cornet about the premiere. Now it's your turn.

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<p>Hannibal</p>

Hannibal

Credit: NBC

Review: 'Hannibal' - 'The Number of the Beast Is 666': The lamb of God?

Will and Dr. Chilton become bait for the Red Dragon

A review of tonight's penultimate "Hannibal" coming up just as soon as I remonstrate you with "I told you so"s...

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<p>Six Feet Under</p>

Six Feet Under

Credit: HBO

10 years later, is the 'Six Feet Under' finale still the best drama ending ever?

Definitely hard to top those last six minutes

Ten years ago tonight, "Six Feet Under" aired its final episode, "Everyone's Waiting." The drama had seen better days, but there was still enough affection for one of HBO's early trailblazers that a lot of viewers came back for it (or simply paid more attention than they had of late), and were rewarded with a stunning closing sequence that took the show's exploration of death to its logical conclusion, as you can see below (or watch in higher quality on YouTube):

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<p>Patrick Stewart in Blunt Talk</p>

Patrick Stewart in Blunt Talk

Credit: Starz

Firewall & Iceberg, Episode 296: 'Fear the Walking Dead,' 'Blunt Talk' & more

Dan and Alan also review 'Survivor's Remorse' and revisit the 'Buffy' & 'Angel' finales

Happy Thursday! Time for a belated Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, in which we discuss a trio of new series, revisit a couple of more series finales, and get to the bottom of the important subject of whether TV's Jon Hamm is overexposed.

Next week's finale homework is "The End," from "Lost." Enjoy. Or get angry. Or both!

The rundown:

"Blunt Talk" (00:00:55 - 00:09:35)
"Survivor's Remorse" (00:09:35 - 00:17:50)
"Fear the Walking Dead" (00:17:55 - 00:31:40)
Listen Mail - Jon Hamm Fatigue (00:32:05 - 00:40:20)
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer"/"Angel" finales (00:40:25 - 01:07:15)

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>Fear the Walking Dead</p>

Fear the Walking Dead

Credit: AMC

Review: 'Fear the Walking Dead': Different coast, same unevenness?

HitFix
B-
Readers
D+
Kim Dickens and Cliff Curtis front companion series to the AMC hit

As chaos spreads across Los Angeles in "Fear the Walking Dead," a high school guidance counselor invites one of her students to stay with her family until this all blows over.

The kid, though, knows an apocalypse when he sees one.

"This doesn't end," he tells her.

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<p>Mr. Robot</p>

Mr. Robot

Credit: USA

Review: 'Mr. Robot' takes Elliot back to where their story began

Did the show back off of last week's revelations, or dive deeper?

Thoughts on tonight's penultimate "Mr. Robot" coming up just as soon as I take a jewelry class...

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<p>James Gandolfini in The Sopranos</p>

James Gandolfini in The Sopranos

Credit: HBO

'Nobody Knows Anything' as 'The Sopranos' season 1 heads into great home stretch

Is Big Pussy a rat? Is Junior ready to have Tony whacked?

Welcome to the latest installment of our summer trip through "The Sopranos" season 1. When I revisited early seasons of "The Wire," as well as the whole run of "Deadwood," I did separate versions of each review for newcomers and veterans, but over time realized that the newcomers weren't commenting much, if at all, and that it therefore made sense to simply do one review. Any significant spoilers for episodes beyond the one being reviewed will be contained in a separate section at the end of the review; so long as you avoid that, and the comments, you should be fine.

Thoughts on the eleventh episode, “Nobody Knows Anything," coming up just as soon it's 1954 inside this house...

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'Peak TV in America': Is there really too much good scripted television?
Credit: Cinemax/FX/AMC/Lifetime/Netflix

'Peak TV in America': Is there really too much good scripted television?

Is it a good or bad thing that we'll have over 400 original shows this year?

When I wrote my How Much Good TV Is Too Much? piece a few years ago, I feared that it was going to come across as whining from and for a very small and specific subset of the audience: #TVCriticProblems. But my fellow reviewers weren't the only ones who responded with some version of "Thank God someone finally said it!" It turns out many of you were feeling just as overwhelmed by the sheer amount of choice in the ever-expanding world of scripted television.

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<p>Public Morals</p>

Public Morals

Credit: TNT

'Public Morals' star Edward Burns finally brings his passion project to life

How the son of a NYPD veteran largely avoided playing cops until now

Edward Burns is the Irish-American son of a NYPD veteran, with a thick New York accent of his own. Yet despite the never-ending supply of New York-based cop films and shows — and the demand for actors to plausibly wear badges and guns in them — Burns has only played a few cops in his career. (Even in "15 Minutes," he's trying to solve a crime, but as an investigator for the fire department.)

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