<p>Agent Carter</p>

Agent Carter

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Review: 'Marvel's Agent Carter' swings into the big band era

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Hayley Atwell a treat in TV spin-off of 'Captain America: The First Avenger'

One of the smartest things Marvel has done with its movie output is to let each film exist as its own entity. There are callbacks to previous films, and hints about future ones, but you don't have to have seen "Thor" to appreciate "Iron Man 3" (or vice versa), and the movies represent many different genres, sometimes even within an individual series, like how "Captain America: The First Avenger" is a retro war movie, while "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is a paranoid spy thriller.

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<p>Terry Crews on Brooklyn Nine-Nine</p>

Terry Crews on Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Review: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - 'Beach House'

Captain Holt tags along to the squad's weekend beach retreat

A review of tonight's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon as I hate a whole new genre of music...

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<p>Galavant</p>

Galavant

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Series premiere talkback - 'Galavant'

What did everybody think of ABC's new musical comedy?

I posted my review of ABC's "Galavant" on Friday. Now it's your turn. For those of you who watched tonight's two episodes, what did you think? Did you enjoy the songs? (And find yourself humming along as they repeated?) Did you like Galavant himself? Laugh at King Richard? Were you amused by John Stamos as Jean Hamm? And will you watch again?

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<p>Galavant</p>

Galavant

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Review: ABC's 'Galavant' has catchy songs, off-key comedy

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A musical fairy tale from the "Tangled" team

A couple of seasons ago, ABC debuted a show called "The Neighbors" where the pilot seemed less like a sitcom than a practical joke ABC boss Paul Lee was perpetrating on TV critics and the audience at large: We're ABC, and we can schedule anything we want after "Modern Family"(*) and have it do okay! Even a sitcom about aliens named after famous athletes!

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Most anticipated returning TV shows of 2015: 'Americans,' 'Mad Men' and more
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Most anticipated returning TV shows of 2015: 'Americans,' 'Mad Men' and more

Get ready to say goodbye to 'Mad Men,' 'Parks and Recreation' & more

Get ready to spend a lot of 2015 saying goodbye to long-running TV shows. In a TV season that's already had series finales for "Boardwalk Empire," "Sons of Anarchy" and "The Newsroom," the next few months will bring to an end some all-time classics ("Mad Men," "Parks and Recreation"), some shows that could achieve greatness at times ("Justified," "Parenthood," "Cougar Town," "Nurse Jackie"), former pop culture sensations ("Glee," "Two and a Half Men"), and even some shows that flew under the radar but had an awful lot of fun doing so ("Strike Back"), among others.

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Most anticipated new TV shows of 2015: 'Better Call Saul,' 'Powers' and more
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Most anticipated new TV shows of 2015: 'Better Call Saul,' 'Powers' and more

'Togetherness'! More Marvel adaptations! And what the heck is 'Last Man on Earth'?

We're only days away from the end of the most overwhelming year for quality TV in the history of the medium. You can argue about whether other years had greater peaks (in 2004, for instance, HBO alone had "The Sopranos," "The Wire" and "Deadwood"), but no year has ever had so many good-to-great shows available in so many places.

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<p>The Wire</p>

The Wire

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'The Wire': Links for reviews to every episode

A good study guide to keep on hand as you watch the remastered episode marathon

Earlier today, HBO Signature began a marathon of the remastered, high-definition version of "The Wire." As previously discussed, this isn't the optimal way to watch the show, which was filmed with a 4:3 aspect ratio image in mind throughout its run, but David Simon and company did what they could to not compromise the look too much (and, on occasion, found that certain scenes looked better in widescreen).

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<p>The Night Shift</p>

The Night Shift

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 262: Worst TV of 2014

A few final words on 'Mixology,' 'HIMYM' and that crazy 'Night Shift' key art

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Merry Christmas (and/or Happy New Year), boys and girls! It's our final Firewall & Iceberg Podcast of 2014, and since we talked about some of the year's best TV earlier in the month, we thought we would close out the year talking about some — but by no means all(*) — of the worst things we watched. No show-by-show time breakdown, but there also isn't anything that would really qualify as a spoiler in the discussion, save for when we get to the final season of "HIMYM" near the end. See you in 2015, listeners!

(*) It only occurred to me after we finished recording that I should probably put in a rant about "House of Cards," but I already covered that exhaustively back in the spring, and then wrote about it again here.

The rundown:

TV's Worst of 2014 (00:01:25 - 01:14:15)
TV's Worst of 2014 - "Homeland" finale (01:14:20 - 01:26:35)

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.

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<p>Mozart in the Jungle</p>

Mozart in the Jungle

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Review: Amazon's 'Mozart in the Jungle' gets in tune over time

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Series set in classical music world benefits from the binge-viewing model

Not every TV show benefits from the binge-viewing model that Netflix and Amazon are building their streaming video businesses around. Some shows like "Mad Men" are better off being consumed only an episode a week, with plenty of time in between to savor and analyze what just happened. Others like "Homeland" (at its best) or even Netflix's flagship drama "House of Cards," traffic in crazy plot twists and cliffhangers that can lose their potency when you have the ability to immediately load up the next installment.

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<p>Banshee</p>

Banshee

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Get ready for a special 'Banshee' event in LA, plus an exclusive clip

A screening of a season 3 episode, plus a Q&A with Ivana Milicevic and producers

"Banshee" is coming back to Cinemax next month — and to Los Angeles for a special fan screening and Q&A I'll be moderating.

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