Inside Television with Alan Sepinwall
In the video show's triumphant return, Dan and Alan also answer mail and review 'Saint George'
Hey, remember the Firewall & Iceberg video show? Well, after a variety of technical and medical mishaps has put the show on the shelf since early January, Dan and I were finally back in action yesterday (though for various boring reasons, we had to wait til today to publish, so don't be confused by Dan's "Happy Tuesday, boys and girls!"), and more bearded than ever before! On this week's show, we talked about the Oscar telecast, the Alfonso Cuaron-directed pilot for NBC's "Believe," the return of "Cosmos" to FOX, FX's George Lopez sitcom "Saint George," and a variety of reader questions that allowed Dan and I to object to "Dads," "Mixology" and "How I Met Your Mother" all in the same segment. Everybody wins!
00:00 - 06:02 - Oscar Talk
06:02 - 11:03 - 'Believe' Preview
12:07 - 22:05 - Viewer Mail
23:10 - 28:01 - Cosmos Review
28:01 - 33:34 - St. George Review
As always, you can send us questions at email@example.com. There's also now a YouTube channel where you can subscribe to all upcoming Firewall & Iceberg videos, at https://www.youtube.com/show/firewalliceberg.
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