<p>Christopher Heyerdahl as The Swede on &quot;Hell on Wheels.&quot;</p>

Christopher Heyerdahl as The Swede on "Hell on Wheels."

Credit: AMC

'Hell on Wheels' - 'Immoral Mathematics': Swede emotion

Christopher Heyerdahl makes a strong first impression as The Swede

As I said last week, I don't like "Hell on Wheelsenough to do weekly reviews (especially while covering three other cable dramas every Sunday night), but as I'll be watching the episodes, I'm going to try to do weekly talkback posts like this one so long as the interest is there.

In the case of the second episode, I imagine the main topic of conversation will be the introduction of Christopher Heyerdahl as The Swede, who's far and away the best part of what I've seen of the series so far (including three episodes past this one). Vivid character, strong performance, and just plain fun. (Fienberg interviewed him about the role over at The Fien Print.)

What did everybody think, of both The Swede and the episode that introduced him?

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<p>Steven Yeun in &quot;The Walking Dead.&quot;</p>

Steven Yeun in "The Walking Dead."

Credit: AMC

'The Walking Dead' - 'Chupacabra': Roll in the hay?

Daryl goes solo, and Glen makes a discovery

A review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I'm wearing ears...

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<p>Steve Buscemi on &quot;Boardwalk Empire.&quot;</p>

Steve Buscemi on "Boardwalk Empire."

Credit: HBO

'Boardwalk Empire' - 'Two Boats and a Lifeguard': Uneasy lies the head

Nucky makes a big decision, and Jimmy tries to enjoy his own party

A review of tonight's "Boardwalk Empire" coming up just as soon as I prefer to think of myself as an artichoke...

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<p>Kitty (Kathleen Robertson)&nbsp;on &quot;Boss.&quot;</p>

Kitty (Kathleen Robertson) on "Boss."

Credit: Lions Gate

'Boss' - 'Slip': Get on the bus

Kitty and Zajac go out on the road together, while Emma is visited by both parents

We're up to the fourth episode of "Bossnow, and I don't have a lot to say about "Slip" that hasn't come up in our discussions of the previous three episodes. Kelsey Grammer's tremendous and the reason I keep tuning in, while certain other aspects (the sex, Kane's magical hitman, the symbolism-drenched monologues) frequently border on cartoonish (if not fall over into it).

Halfway through this eight-episode first season (which has been so low-rated that everyone involved has to be glad Chris Albrecht ordered a second season before they even premiered), how's everybody feeling about the (mis)adventures of Mayor Tom Kane and friends?

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<p>Morgan (Joshua Gomez) gets his tips frosted on &quot;Chuck.&quot;</p>

Morgan (Joshua Gomez) gets his tips frosted on "Chuck."

Credit: NBC

'Chuck' - 'Chuck vs. the Frosted Tips': The pantsing party

Morgan's dark turn gets more interesting, and Casey and Verbanski fight and flirt

A review of tonight's "Chuck" coming up just as soon as I replace my backup juicer...

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<p>Glenn Howerton, Kaitlin Olson and Charlie Day on &quot;It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.&quot;</p>

Glenn Howerton, Kaitlin Olson and Charlie Day on "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."

Credit: FX

'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' - 'The Gang Gets Trapped': The last crusade

A home invasion goes awry as the gang pays tribute to Indiana Jones

Haven't written about "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" in a while, but last night's was a very good one. A quick review coming up just as soon as I dream of opening an imported leather shop in Arizona...

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<p>Annie (Alison Brie)&nbsp;doesn't like her new living situation on &quot;Community.&quot;</p>

Annie (Alison Brie) doesn't like her new living situation on "Community."

Credit: NBC

'Community' - 'Studies in Modern Movement': I have a Dreamtorium

Annie has second thoughts about living with Troy and Abed, and Pelton blackmails Jeff

A review of last night's "Community" coming up just as soon as I sing a little song about race-mixing...

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<p>Adam Scott on &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>
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Adam Scott on "Parks and Recreation."

Credit: NBC

'Parks and Recreation' - 'The Treaty': Are we having fun yet?

Leslie and Ben go crazy on each other during a model U.N., and Ron tries to rehire Tom

A review of tonight's "Parks and Recreation" coming up just as soon as I make geo-political problem-solving my bitch...

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<p>Brian Baumgartner and Ed Helms on &quot;The Office.&quot;</p>

Brian Baumgartner and Ed Helms on "The Office."

Credit: NBC

'The Office' - 'Pam's Replacement': Are you hot?

A flagging season shows a few signs of life

Typical. The day I publish a piece about my disappointment with the post-Steve Carell version of "The Office" - along with a post-script about how I don't see a point to weekly reviews anymore - the show presents the episode I've enjoyed the most so far this season. A few quick thoughts on why coming up just as soon as I write something nasty on your Facebook wall... 

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Hannah Simone and Zooey Deschanel in "New Girl."
Hannah Simone and Zooey Deschanel in "New Girl."
Credit: FOX

The Morning Round-Up: 'New Girl,' 'Raising Hope,' 'Terra Nova' & 'The Good Wife'

Romantic tension, blackouts and cupcakes, oh my!

With all of ABC's comedies pre-empted last night by the CMA Awards, this seems a good time to catch up briefly on some other shows it took me a while to clear off the DVR. Quick reviews of, in order, "New Girl," "Raising Hope," "Terra Nova" and "The Good Wife" coming up just as soon as I laugh in the face of thousands of years of samurai culture...

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