Inside Television with Alan Sepinwall
Dan and Alan post-mortem Comic-Con and discuss 'Breaking Bad' on a drive up the 405
Yes, we did it again.
We're either sadists or masochists - or possibly both - but Dan and I decided that the time was right to attempt another Firewall & Iceberg Podcast recorded inside Dan's car - this time on the drive back up from Comic-Con. More importantly, this time with a real microphone so that you can hear everything Dan says. If there's a difference in volume between us, it's just because I'm louder by nature. This will still not be our best-sounding podcast ever, but we made sure everything would be audible this time around, and if you grade on a curve based on last year, it's fantastic!
Anyway, we mostly rehashed Comic-Con (and stopped for dinner in the middle), then discussed last night's "Breaking Bad." The simple rundown:
Comic-Con 2011 -- 00:00 - 46:30
"Breaking Bad" -- 46:45 - 01:02:05
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Sookie helps Eric, Sam helps Tommy and Arlene seeks help from God
Well, I suspect I know what most of the discussion of this week's "True Blood" will be about. So let me just link to Fienberg's live-blog of the "True Blood" panel at Comic-Con on Friday afternoon and I'll open the floor to you. (As usual, Leslie Gornstein will have a more thorough account of things later tonight at our Monkeys as Critics blog.)
Have at it, people. What do you think about what happened near the end there, and also about some of the things that were said (especially by Tara) earlier?
Walt, Jesse and Mike try to go on after the shocking events in the lab
A review of tonight's "Breaking Bad" coming up just as soon as I leave recorded proof of my intention to buy a car wash...
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A review of tonight's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" coming up just as soon as I quote Theodor Herzl...
Kurt Sutter and company move on up to Hall H
Wi-fi permitting, I'm going to live-blog the "Sons of Anarchy" panel - featuring "Sons" creator Kurt Sutter and stars Charlie Hunnam, Ron Perlman and Katey Sagal - that will close out the final day of Comic-Con 2011.
Matt Smith and Karen Gillan invade Hall H.
Seated in a packed Hall H on the last day of Comic-Con for the "Doctor Who" panel, which will feature Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and writer Toby Whithouse. Wifi permitting, I'll try to live-blog as much as I can.
Adaptations, spin-offs and sequels were the topic of the day for the Comic-Con icon
I went to Dark Horse Comics' Joss Whedon panel yesterday afternoon curious to hear what, if anything, he had to say about the making of "The Avengers." Instead, the superhero movie barely came up, but Whedon did add some more fodder to my pre-Comic-Con discussion about how certain series translate from one medium to another.
Where will season 3 find Pierce, Jeff and the rest?
For the second year in a row, "Community" took over the Indigo Ballroom(*) at Comic-Con and provided a raucous, risque, multi-media love-fest between the show's actors, creator Dan Harmon and the fans.
'The Wire'/'Boardwalk Empire' co-star to play the group's new professor
"Community" has found its new teacher, and I can describe the casting in two words:
Michael Kenneth Williams, beloved by "The Wire" fans for his work as larger-than-life stick-up man Omar Little - and also by "Boardwalk Empire" fans for his current role as non-bookcase-building Chalky White - has agreed to appear in at least three episodes of "Community" season 3.
One of Russell T. Davies' favorite boogeymen pops up as a potential villain
As I said in last week's "Torchwood: Miracle Day" review, I'm too swamped with Comic-Con to give a proper write-up to tonight's episode, but I have a few quick thoughts coming up just as soon as I sit at my desk and read blogs for a living...