Week two of "In Treatment" is in the books, and I have a review coming up just as soon as I have a fridge full of soy products...
Paul gets to know his patients, and adjusts to life with his son
John Singleton lends a very sympathetic ear to the disgraced track star
Will Forte makes an unfortunate return appearance in an episode as cartoonish as his character
The former 007 turns in one of the show's best guest performances ever, as Chuck tries to clear his mom's name
Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 44: 'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Chuck,' 'Modern Family,' '30 for 30' and more
Alan and Dan check in on some of their favorite shows, as well as one current series that's falling out of favor for them
It's check-in time on this Firewall & Iceberg Podcast. With no new series to review, Dan and I instead offer mid-season opinions on shows we love ("Boardwalk Empire") and shows we're finding a bit more problematic ("Modern Family"). The rundown:
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More than 5 million viewers watch the zombie apocalypse series' debut
"All this arty-farty (stuff) aside," "The Walking Dead" writer/producer/director Frank Darabont told me back in the summer, "it’s really fun to see zombies in a show."
More than 5 million people agreed with Darabont on Sunday night, making "The Walking Dead" premiere (you can read my review of it here) the biggest hit in AMC history, and one of the bigger hits on cable, period.
FOX to premiere Shawn Ryan-produced cop drama in February
Last week, I talked to Shawn Ryan about how FOX changed the name of his upcoming cop drama from "Ride-Along" to "The Chicago Code." And with the finalized title came FOX's ability to start promoting the show, which they did frequently during yesterday's NFL and World Series coverage. "The Chicago Code" (and, as mentioned previously, I quite liked the pilot) is now set to debut in February, Mondays after "House." Here's the teaser that aired yesterday.
Frank Darabont writes and directs a haunting pilot to the zombie apocalypse series
In which Nucky and Jimmy reveal the scars that made them the men they are today
Zombie apocalyptic series gets off to a strong start thanks to Frank Darabont, then sags a bit
When you ask the creative team behind AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” which debuts Sunday night at 10, what differentiates their series from every other filmed zombie story, they’ll point to the fact that it is a series - that, like the Robert Kirkman comic books that inspired it, it is an ongoing, never-ending nightmare, as opposed to two hours of scares and out.
But an ongoing nightmare requires ongoing viewers, and therefore a show that stays strong as it goes along, if not one that gets better and better over time, and I’m not sold that “The Walking Dead” is that kind of show.