<p>Alfred Enoch in &quot;How to Get Away with Murder.&quot;</p>

Alfred Enoch in "How to Get Away with Murder."

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Series premiere talkback: 'How to Get Away with Murder' - 'Pilot'

What did everybody think of ABC's latest Shonda Rhimes-produced drama?

This morning, I posted my review of ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder." Now it's your turn. For those of you who watched tonight, what did you think? Did it feel Shonda Rhimes-y enough for you, or did it, like the short-lived "Off the Map" (also created by a longtime Rhimes apprentice, and not Rhimes herself) play more like imitation Shonda? How did you feel about Viola Davis as the imperious and complicated Annalise Keating? Did you prefer the classroom and trial parts of the show, or the mysterious glimpses of what the students get up to three months from now? Did any of the supporting characters — whether the students, Annalise's associates, her husband, Wes's mysterious roommate — stand out to you? And will you watch again?

Have at it.

<p>Viola Davis in &quot;How to Get Away with Murder.&quot;</p>

Viola Davis in "How to Get Away with Murder."

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Review: ABC's 'How to Get Away with Murder' needs more Viola Davis

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A legal procedural grafted onto a conspiracy thriller, but only the first part works

There are two shows at war with each other inside "How to Get Away with Murder," which joins an all-Shonda Rhimes night of programming (though this one is only produced by Rhimes; Pete Nowalk created it) on ABC tonight at 10. One is a formulaic legal procedure in which yet another brilliant, inscrutable master of the profession with questionable social skills mentors a group of impressionable young students, each week closing a new case and imparting a new lesson. The other is a complicated serialized mystery with a fractured timeline designed to keep the audience on its toes as to who did what, and why, and whether we should be pulling for any of them to live up to the show's title.

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<p>Demian Bichir in The Bridge</p>

Demian Bichir in The Bridge

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Review: 'The Bridge' - 'Quetzalcoatl'

Fausto plots an escape, Sonya hunts Eleanor, and Linder seeks revenge

A quick review of tonight's "The Bridge" coming up just as soon as a horse steps on my foot in summer camp...

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Series premiere talkback: 'Black-ish' - 'Pilot'

What did everybody think of ABC's new Anthony Anderson comedy?

Yesterday, I published my review of ABC's "Black-ish." Now it's your turn. For those of you who tuned in tonight, what did you think? Was Anthony Anderson's panic about his family's blackness (or lack thereof) funny, or quickly annoying? Were you bothered that Anderson and Laurence Fishburne are so close in age? How did you feel about the balance between Dre's work and home lives? Did the stuff with the kids feel too cartoonish? Did you laugh? And will you watch again?

Have at it. I expect to be checking in on this one periodically, just to see if it can maintain the promise I saw in the pilot while also getting funnier.

<p>Amy Landecker and Jeffrey Tambor in &quot;Transparent.&quot;</p>

Amy Landecker and Jeffrey Tambor in "Transparent."

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Review: Amazon's 'Transparent' clearly the best new show of the fall

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Jeffrey Tambor crosses the gender divide in beautiful, funny dramedy from Jill Soloway

"Are you saying you're going to start dressing up like a lady all the time?" Sarah asks her father, who stands before her in full feminine dress, hair and makeup.

"My whole life, I've been dressing up like a man," her father explains. "This is me."

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Series premiere talkback: 'NCIS: New Orleans' - 'Musician Heal Thyself'
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Series premiere talkback: 'NCIS: New Orleans' - 'Musician Heal Thyself'

What did everybody think of the latest 'NCIS' spin-off?

I offered a brief review of "NCIS: New Orleans" yesterday. Now it's your turn. For those of you who watched tonight, what did you think? Could Scott Bakula and friends carry the show without the help they had from Harmon and Weatherly in last spring's backdoor pilot episode? Did the writers lay on the local color (gumbo, jazz, shrimp boats) too thick? If you're a fan of the franchise, how do you feel this new crew stacks up against the ones in Virginia and LA (or, for that matter, in the failed attempt to make "NCIS: Red" a thing)? And will you watch again?

Have at it.

<p>Agents of SHIELD</p>

Agents of SHIELD

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Season premiere review: 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' - 'Shadows'

A promising continuation of last season's late improvement

"Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" is back for a new season, and I have a review of the premiere coming up just as soon as I find your head trauma joke in poor taste...

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Review: 'New Girl' - 'Dice'
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Review: 'New Girl' - 'Dice'

Jess learns about Tinder, and the gang gets stoned

A review of tonight's "New Girl" coming up just as soon as I show you some of my old baby clothes...

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<p>Sleepy Hollow</p>

Sleepy Hollow

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 248: 'Transparent,' 'Black-ish' & more

Dan and Alan also discuss 'How to Get Away with Murder' and some recent drama premieres

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Happy Tuesday, boys and girls! It's a premiere week installment of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, as Dan and I deal with the rest of this week's new shows that we didn't already discuss on Friday's bonus podcast, including "Black-ish," "How to Get Away with Murder" and "Transparent." Plus we talk briefly about the premieres of "Key & Peele," "The Good Wife" and "Sleepy Hollow." We unfortunately do not talk about Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn being cast in "True Detective" season 2, which broke about 30 minutes after we finished recording for the day. But if someone wants to ask us a question about it, maybe we can discuss it next week!

The rundown:

"Black-ish" (00:01:55 - 00:11:30)
"Key & Peele" (00:11:35 - 00:14:30)
"How To Get Away With Murder" (00:14:30 - 00:29:15)
"Transparent" (00:29:15 - 00:46:05)
Listener Mail - Recent NFL Coverage (00:46:25 - 52:30)
"Good Wife" premiere (00:53:25 - 01:03:45)
"Sleepy Hollow" premiere (01:03:45 - 01:16:55)

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.

<p>Colin Farrell</p>

Colin Farrell

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Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn to star in 'True Detective' season 2

The rest of the cast remains a mystery

After months of speculation, rumors and even actors making announcements ahead of HBO, we now know who two of the stars of "True Detective" season 2 will be: Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn.

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