Last week's "Game of Thrones" aired while I was away on vacation, and our Richard Rushfield pinch-hit on reviewing it. Tonight, I'm preoccupied with the end of "Mad Men" — it's entirely possible I may not have even watched "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken" at the time you're reading this — but we're doing something different this week. Richard will again review this week's "Game," but elsewhere on the site. For those of you who just want to talk about the episode, go for it right here. There's a chance I may write a belated review of this one at some point in the week, but I suspect I may be inclined to just jump ahead to episode 7 next Sunday.
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" just wrapped up its strong second season with its best episode of the year, dealing with Jake and Amy's awkward attraction for each other, Captain Holt trying to avoid being promoted out of the Nine-Nine by Chief Wuntch, and Boyle helping Diaz on her birthday. Rather than do a review, I reached out to "Brooklyn" co-creator and showrunner Dan Goor with some emailed questions about both the events of the finale and season 2 as a whole, coming up just as soon as I Don Johnson it...
Happy Friday, boys and girls! As promised, here's an all-upfronts installment of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, where Skype was problem-free, but where your two hosts weren't feeling at our best. It happens. Back Tuesday, most likely, with the "Mad Men" farewell show.
In HitFix's new feature "Waxing Episodic," we reflect on an episode of television we'll never forget.
A quick review of last night's "Louie" coming up just as soon as I tell you that rape is a financial thing...
My thoughts this week are, as you might imagine, consumed with "Mad Men," and as I was getting lunch this afternoon, I started thinking about the many different copywriters who have worked under Don and/or Peggy over the years. This inevitably led me to try to rank them, and the next thing I knew, I was tweeting that ranking and a bunch of other non-essential ones. Then, after reading Twitter responses and seeing things I missed and/or ranked unfairly, I composed the following completely essential, not-at-all rushed or superficial list of annotated "Mad Men" rankings.
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" concludes what's been another funny season Sunday night at 8:30 on FOX. At the end of the most recent episode, Captain Holt learned to his horror that his nemesis Chief Wuntch had tricked him into succeeding so she could promote him out of the Nine-Nine and into a boring desk job. In this exclusive clip from the finale, which again displays the great deadpan chemistry between Andre Braugher and Kyra Sedgwick — not to mention how good both Terry Crews and Chelsea Peretti are at reacting to things — the two old rivals square off in close quarters. Enjoy.
"The Simpsons" has had fun in recent years turning over its couch gag to guest animators, and this weekend, it's the turn of Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, who bring in the heroes of their great Adult Swim comedy "Rick and Morty" to stop by 742 Evergreen Terrace. If you can't wait til Sunday — and/or are looking for some good "Simpsons"-related news in the wake of this morning's Harry Shearer developments — here it is. And if you've never seen "Rick and Morty" before, prepare to be very confused and possibly horrified.