<p>Orange Is the New Black</p>

Orange Is the New Black

Credit: Netflix

Review: 'Orange Is the New Black' gets even deeper, better in season 2

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Netflix women's prison drama takes even better advantage of its great ensemble with these new episodes

"Orange Is the New Black" was my second-favorite television show of 2013 — if you can call a series distributed solely by Netflix" television" — and if the comedy-drama about the inmates at a women's federal prison doesn't wind up quite that high in my 2014 rankings, it'll be through no fault of its own. This has been an absurdly great year for the medium — even deeper than the last one, with incredible new entries like "Fargo" and "True Detective" to go along with long-absent veterans like "Louie," plus the continued excellence of "Mad Men," "Game of Thrones," etc. — and there's going to be a lot of crowding at the top when December arrives and I am legally required to rank things in numerical order based on how they score on Dr. J. Evans Pritchard's scale of poetic greatness.

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<p>Taye Diggs in &quot;Murder in the First.&quot;</p>

Taye Diggs in "Murder in the First."

Credit: TNT

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 233: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Murder in the First' & more

Dan and Alan also compare 'Fargo' and 'True Detective' and announce this year's summer rewatch

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We are grateful to you for your contributions to this week's Firewall & Iceberg podcast.  Potential subjects for this week were light and the mailbag was lighter, so I put the word out on social media for questions, and you guys delivered. We only had time for a handful today, but will hopefully be getting to some of the others (in addition to new ones) over the ensuing summer weeks. In the meantime, we also discussed the latest doings on "Game of Thrones," Steven Bochco's umpteenth cop drama, and announced what is sure to be a controversial selection for our summer-rewatch.

The rundown: 

"Murder in the First" (00:01:50 - 00:12:20)
Listener Mail - Phil Hartman (00:12:50 - 00:15:10)
Listener Mail - "Game of Thrones" production (00:15:10 - 0016:50)
Listener Mail - Movies-to-TV (00:16:50 - 00:24:40)
Listener Mail - "Fargo" vs. "True Detective" (00:24:40 - 00:37:45)
Sunday's "Game of Thrones" (00:37:45 - 00:55:45)
The Summer Podcast Rewatch Announcement (00:55:45 - 00:59:40)
 
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There's also now a complete archive of all the podcasts to date.

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<p>Stephen Root in &quot;NewsRadio.&quot;</p>

Stephen Root in "NewsRadio."

Credit: NBC

Summer sitcom rewind: 'NewsRadio' - 'The Public Domain/Super Karate Monkey Death Car'

Our summer series begins with an under-appreciated NBC comedy from the '90s

As I announced last week, instead of picking one classic drama season to revisit over the summer, I'm trying an experiment, highlighting different classic sitcom episodes from the past. First up for this summer sitcom rewind: "The Public Domain" and "Super Karate Monkey Death Car," a pair of "NewsRadio" episodes from early in the show's fourth season, coming up just as soon as I have fancy plans, and pants to match...

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<p>Fargo</p>

Fargo

Credit: FX

Review: 'Fargo' - 'The Heap'

Molly tries to convince Bill again, Lester gains confidence, and Malvo meets Wrench

A review of tonight's "Fargo" coming up just as soon as I buy a timeshare in a boat...

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<p>Orange Is the New Black</p>

Orange Is the New Black

Credit: Netflix

Firewall & Iceberg Show, episode 16: 'Orange Is The New Black,' 'Silicon Valley' & more

Dan and Alan also review 'Jennifer Falls' and suggest Kevin Reilly replacements at FOX

Happy Tuesday, boys and girls! The Firewall & Iceberg Show took last week off because Dan was in London — though, since I was in LA last week, I taped a short video with Drew McWeeny — but we're back today to discuss the return of a show we're excited about, the debut of a comedy we're ambivalent at best about, the departure of a network executive we liked (even if it was probably time for him to go), and the recent conclusion of "Silicon Valley" season 1.

The rundown:

"Orange is the new Black" (0:00- 8:23)
"Jennifer Falls" (8:23- 13:07)
Kevin Reilly's FOX exit (13:07- 24:52)
"Silicon Valley" Finale (24:52- 33:22)

As always, you can send us questions at firewalliceberg@hitfix.com. There's also now a YouTube channel where you can subscribe to all upcoming Firewall & Iceberg videos, at https://www.youtube.com/show/firewalliceberg.

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<p>Louie</p>

Louie

Credit: FX

Review: 'Louie' - 'Elevator Part 6/Pamela Part 1'

A storm strikes New York, Amia has a message for Louie, and Pamela babysits

A review of tonight's two "Louie" episodes coming up just as soon as I can name the first president that women voted for...

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<p>24: Live Another Day</p>

24: Live Another Day

Credit: FOX

Review: '24: Live Another Day' - '4:00 PM - 5:00 PM'

Jack and Kate team up, but will the British get in the way?

A quick review of tonight's "24: Live Another Day" coming up just as soon as I splash a little water on you...

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<p>&quot;Game of Thrones,&quot; the mountain and the viper</p>

"Game of Thrones," the mountain and the viper

Credit: HBO

Review: 'Game of Thrones' - 'The Mountain and the Viper'

Tyrion awaits the trial by combat, Sansa gives her testimony, and Arya is having a laugh

A review of tonight's "Game of Thrones" coming up just as soon as there's a word for cousin-killing...

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<p>Halt and Catch Fire</p>

Halt and Catch Fire

Credit: AMC

Series premiere review: 'Halt and Catch Fire' - 'I/O'

An interesting but opaque start to AMC's latest drama

Some thoughts on the first episode of AMC's "Halt and Catch Fire" coming up just as soon as I blow dry my hair some more...

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<p>Silicon Valley</p>

Silicon Valley

Credit: HBO

Season finale review: 'Silicon Valley' - 'Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency'

Richard tries to salvage Pied Piper's TechCrunch Disrupt pitch

A quick review of the "Silicon Valley" season finale coming up just as soon as I pivot from social media to a playground for the sexually monstrous...

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