<p>Robin Williams on &quot;Mork &amp; Mindy.&quot;</p>

Robin Williams on "Mork & Mindy."

From 'Mork & Mindy' to 'The Crazy Ones': The TV legacy of the late, great Robin Williams

An unbridled id, a master improviser and one of the most energetic comedians of any screen of any size

Last summer, at a press conference to promote what would turn out to be the final TV series of his career, CBS' "The Crazy Ones," Robin Williams was asked what it was like to spend decades walking into rooms where everyone expected him to be instantly, wickedly funny.

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<p>Chris Pratt</p>

Chris Pratt

How Chris Pratt's TV bosses knew he'd be a star

The creators of 'Everwood,' 'The O.C.' and 'Parks and Recreation' knew they had hired someone special

That Chris Pratt is the star of one of the biggest movies of the year (two, really, even if people didn't specifically see "The Lego Movie" for him) is perhaps surprising to filmgoers who didn't know him at all (or only knew him from supporting roles in films like "Moneyball" or "Zero Dark Thirty"). But it's almost certainly not surprising to TV fans who watched him grow up from the unexpected heart of "Everwood" as sensitive jock Bright Abbott, to a scene stealer on "The O.C." as rich kid revolutionary Che, through his current role as man-child musician Andy Dwyer on "Parks and Recreation" — three roles that, together, showed off the range, charisma and impeccable comic timing that he brought to the role of Star-Lord.

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<p>Masters of Sex</p>

Masters of Sex

Credit: Showtime

Review: 'Masters of Sex' - 'Giants'

Virginia, Libby and other women struggle to take control

A review of tonight's "Masters of Sex" coming up just as soon as it's okay because we're taking notes...

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<p>The Leftovers</p>

The Leftovers

Credit: HBO

Review: 'The Leftovers' - 'Solace for Tired Feet'

Kevin chases after his runaway dad, while Tommy wants answers from Wayne

A review of tonight's "The Leftovers" coming up just as soon as I get in this refrigerator...

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<p>The Knick</p>

The Knick

Credit: Cinemax

Series premiere talkback: 'The Knick' - 'Method and Madness'

What did everybody think of the new Cinemax medical drama?

On Wednesday, I published my review of Cinemax's "The Knick." Now it's your turn. For those of you who tuned in tonight for the first episode, what did you think? Did it feel like a project worthy of the involvement of Steven Soderbergh and/or Clive Owen? How did you feel about the Cliff Martinez electronica score? Are the men out there hankering to grow a mustache like Clive's, and/or to start wearing those white leather boots? Were the surgical scenes too grisly, or just right? Do you feel attached to any of the characters at this early stage, or are you just struggling to keep track of everyone? (Related: How did you feel about the use of Matt Frewer, and about his beard?) Do you like the idea of Cinemax branching out like this, or would you rather this timeslot keep going to shows like "Strike Back" and "Banshee"? And will you watch again?

Because "The Knick" is a bit of a slow build, I don't imagine I'm going to be writing about it regularly, but I'd like to check in from time to time (especially after we get to episode 7, which is the last and best of the ones I've seen so far).

For now, though, have at it.

<p>Outlander</p>

Outlander

Credit: Starz

Review: Starz's 'Outlander' an appealing mash-up of fantasy, romance and history

HitFix
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A World War II nurse finds adventure, danger and perhaps love in 1740s Scotland

Starz's new drama series "Outlander" tells the story of a World War II combat nurse from England who finds herself flung back in time to the Scottish highlands in the 1740s, struggling to adjust to the customs of this strange place and period, trying to figure out a way to return home, and torn between her love for her academic husband in the 20th century and her growing feelings for the rugged, kilted Scotsman who becomes her friend and chief protector.

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<p>Rectify</p>

Rectify

Credit: Sundance

Review: 'Rectify' - 'The Great Destroyer'

Daniel gets a ride from Tawney and considers a plea bargain

Some thoughts on tonight's "Rectify" — and on the outstanding second season to date — coming up just as soon as we can talk about vacations or chihuahuas...

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<p>The Bridge</p>

The Bridge

Credit: FX

Review: 'The Bridge' - 'Eye of the Deep'

Marco seeks revenge against David Tate

A quick review of tonight's "The Bridge" coming up just as soon as I end up being transferred to Sierra Leone...

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<p>The Knick</p>

The Knick

Credit: Cinemax

Review: Steven Soderbergh and Clive Owen go back in time with Cinemax's 'The Knick'

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B+
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1900 hospital drama not an instant classic, but very promising

Early in the new Cinemax drama "The Knick," Dr. John Thackery boasts of "the astonishing modern world in which we live," insisting that "We now live in a time of endless possibility. More has been learned about the human body in the last five years than in the previous 500."

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<p>The Knick</p>

The Knick

Credit: Cinemax

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 240: 'The Knick,' 'Outlander' & more

Dan and Alan also break down the 'Halt and Catch Fire' finale and review 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

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Happy Tuesday, boys and girls! After a week off while I took some vacation, the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast is back with a look forward to to new premium cable historical dramas, and a look back to the weekend with thoughts on the "Halt and Catch Fire" finale and "Guardians of the Galaxy." We'll likely double up on "Friday Night Lights" next week after ignoring it for most of July.

The rundown: 

"The Knick" (00:01:05 - 00:18:00)
"Outlander" (00:18:00 - 00:33:15)
Listener Mail - Tonally at-odds credits (00:33:35 - 00:39:05)
Listener Mail - Vince Gilligan/Peter Jackson (00:39:10 - 00:44:15)
Listener Mail - "Halt and Catch Fire" (00:44:20 - 00:58:10)
"Guardians of the Galaxy" (00:58:20 - 01:17:05)
 
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