<p>Dr. Hatteras (Eddie Izzard)&nbsp;is confronted by Buck (Toni Collette)&nbsp;on &quot;United States of Tara.&quot;</p>

Dr. Hatteras (Eddie Izzard) is confronted by Buck (Toni Collette) on "United States of Tara."

Credit: Showtime

'United States of Tara' - 'The Electrifying & Magnanimous Return of Beaverlamp': Max and his axe

Max gets the band back together in a memorable episode

A review of tonight's "United States of Tara" coming up just as soon as I veer from hipster rocker straight into disco homo...

Read Full Post
<p>One last go-around for Zoey (Jennifer Morrison)&nbsp;and Ted (Josh Radnor)&nbsp;on &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother.&quot;</p>

One last go-around for Zoey (Jennifer Morrison) and Ted (Josh Radnor) on "How I Met Your Mother."

Credit: CBS

'How I Met Your Mother' - 'Landmarks': How I hate your Zoey

Ted and Zoey's relationship reaches a breaking point in a terrible episode

A review of tonight's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as I tell you what rhymes with "beck and call"...

Read Full Post
<p>Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski)&nbsp;and Mary (Linda Hamilton)&nbsp;have a disagreement on &quot;Chuck.&quot;</p>

Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Mary (Linda Hamilton) have a disagreement on "Chuck."

Credit: NBC

'Chuck' - 'Chuck vs. the Last Details': Chuck Bartowski's day off

Chuck's torn between his mom and fiancee in a season four highlight

A review of tonight's "Chuck" coming up just as soon as I finally watch "Mannequin"...

Read Full Post
Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 72: Upfronts preview and listener mail

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 72: Upfronts preview and listener mail

Dan and Alan look at shows on the bubble in advance of Upfront Week

The

It's Monday, which means it's time for a new Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, in which Dan and I get ready for next week's upfront explosion by speculating about which bubble shows will return and which are in trouble. Plus, listener mail. The run-down: 

Upfronts Preview -- 00:40 - 42:00
Listener Mail: TV shows you like despite unappealing heroes -- 42:05 - 47:20
Listener Mail: Non-English-language programming -- 47:20 - 50:30  
Listener Mail: Shows with overlapping locations -- 50:33 - 55:25
Listener Mail: Chuck Bass' bad behavior on "Gossip Girl" -- 55:30 - 01:01:25
 
As always, 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 or stream it on Dan's blog.
 
And as always, feel free to e-mail us at sepinwall@hitfix.com and/or dan@hitfix.com if you have questions you want answered on the show. Please put the word "podcast" in your subject line to make it easy to track them down amid the hundreds of random press releases we get every day.
Read Full Post
<p>&quot;The Killing&quot;&nbsp;cops Linden (Mireille Enos)&nbsp;and Holder (Joel Kinnaman).</p>

"The Killing" cops Linden (Mireille Enos) and Holder (Joel Kinnaman).

Credit: AMC

'The Killing' - 'Vengeance': Fear of flying

We're back in formula territory as we pass the season's mid-point

A quick review of tonight's "The Killing" coming up just as soon as I use my commitment issues to mess up your career...

Read Full Post
<p>Khandi Alexander on &quot;Treme.&quot;</p>

Khandi Alexander on "Treme."

Credit: HBO

'Treme' - 'On Your Way Down': The road home?

The crime epidemic hits home, while Antoine's band takes shape

A review of tonight's "Treme" coming up just as soon as I get a MySpace page...

Read Full Post
<p>John Bradley and Kit Harington in &quot;Game of Thrones.&quot;</p>

John Bradley and Kit Harington in "Game of Thrones."

Credit: HBO

'Game of Thrones' - 'Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things': Wall stories

Ned investigates Jon Arryn's death, while Jon Snow adjusts to life on the Wall

A review of tonight's "Game of Thrones" coming up just as soon as I name a few dragons for you...

Read Full Post
<p>The Doctor, Amy and Rory wind up on a pirate ship on &quot;Doctor Who.&quot;</p>

The Doctor, Amy and Rory wind up on a pirate ship on "Doctor Who."

Credit: BBC

'Doctor Who' - 'The Curse of the Black Spot': Yo ho ho

The Doctor, Amy and Rory sail the high seas on a pirate ship

A quick review of tonight's "Doctor Who" coming up just as soon as I need some kind of phrase book...

Read Full Post
<p>Walternate (John Noble)&nbsp;in a scene from the &quot;Fringe&quot;&nbsp;finale.</p>

Walternate (John Noble) in a scene from the "Fringe" finale.

Credit: FOX

'Fringe' - 'The Day We Died': Back and forth and back again

Peter wakes up in the future in a disappointing season finale

I stopped reviewing "Fringe" when it moved to Fridays, in part because HitFix already had Ryan McGee (who's always felt more passionately about the show than me) writing about each episode, but mainly because weekends are family time and it's tough to write about a weekend show I don't get to see in advance. Still, the third season finale was momentous enough - and apparently polarizing enough - that I knew I wanted to weigh in. Some thoughts coming up just as soon as I try to use a neighbor kid's drawing to seduce my wife...

Read Full Post
<p>Madison Burge as Becky on &quot;Friday Night Lights.&quot;</p>

Madison Burge as Becky on "Friday Night Lights."

Credit: NBC/DirecTV

'Friday Night Lights' - 'Keep Looking': Texas luau forever?

Family problems have tough solutions as the season takes shape

(I originally posted this review back when "Friday Night Lights" was doing its exclusive DirecTV run. The comments from that period have been preserved. For the sake of people who are watching the episodes as they air on NBC, I will ask anyone commenting from this point forward to only discuss plot events up to the episode in question. Do not discuss, or even allude to, anything that has yet to air on NBC. Thank you.)

A review of tonight's "Friday Night Lights" coming up just as soon as I hand-wash your man-bra...

Read Full Post