<p>Vanessa Redgrave and Kelly Reilly in &quot;Black Box.&quot;</p>

Vanessa Redgrave and Kelly Reilly in "Black Box."

Credit: ABC

Review: ABC goes to silly extremes with bipolar medical drama 'Black Box'

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Kelly Reilly and a talented cast are wasted in a bad mash-up of 'House' and 'Homeland'

If there's been one glaring flaw in this new golden age of TV drama, it's that so much of it has focused on stories of damaged male anti-heroes, without offering us enough equally complicated female protagonists to balance them out. There have been some breakthroughs here and there — the amazing ensemble of Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black" by itself does a lot to balance the numbers out — some shows that stuck around only briefly like "Enlightened," and some shows that seemed headed for the pantheon before falling short like "Homeland," but it's an area where TV could definitely stand to improve.

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<p>Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell in disguise on &quot;The Americans.&quot;</p>

Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell in disguise on "The Americans."

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Review: 'The Americans' - 'Martial Eagle'

Philip struggles in the aftermath of a violent mission

A review of tonight's "The Americans" coming up just as soon as I wake up up to clean the fridge...

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 227: 'Community,' 'Mad Men' & more

Dan and Alan also discuss the Amazon/HBO deal and do a Dan's Reality Round-Up

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Time for a new Firewall & Iceberg podcast, as Dan and I do our weekly "Mad Men" breakdown, discuss the latest season of "Community," and answer a bunch of mail, which includes an excuse for a new Dan's Reality Round-Up. 

The rundown: 

Listener Mail: HBO/Amazon deal (00:1:10 -  00:8:50)
Listener Mail: Dan's Reality Roundup (00:08:55 - 00:21:00)
Listener Mail: Late-night homogeneity (00:21:00 - 00:25:45)
"Community" finale (00:25:50 - 00:39:05)
"Mad Men" (00:39:05 - 01:01:40)
 
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>&quot;The Sopranos&quot; and other HBO classics are coming to Amazon Prime in May.</p>

"The Sopranos" and other HBO classics are coming to Amazon Prime in May.

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HBO, Amazon Prime team up to stream 'The Sopranos,' 'The Wire' & more

Classic HBO series and three-year-old seasons of current seasons going to Amazon in May

For cord-cutters who aim to watch the best of television without a cable box (or, in some cases, even a television), HBO has long been the big missing piece of the puzzle. HBO has its own streaming video service, HBO Go, but you can only access it if you already have a cable subscription (or if you have a friend or relative with a subscription who will share their password with you). Cord-cutters ask all the time about the possibility of HBO Go being offered independently, but it would completely undermine HBO's very lucrative business model to do so, and it hasn't happened yet, and likely won't anytime soon.

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<p>Ari Graynor in &quot;Bad Teacher.&quot;</p>

Ari Graynor in "Bad Teacher."

Credit: CBS

Review: CBS' 'Bad Teacher' a good showcase for Ari Graynor, at least

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Otherwise, it's a toothless adaptation of a mediocre Cameron Diaz film

The best thing about CBS' "Bad Teacher" sitcom remake (which debuts tomorrow night at 9:30) is that it makes me really want to see its star, Ari Graynor, in something better.

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<p>Russell Harvard and Adam Goldberg in &quot;Fargo.&quot;</p>

Russell Harvard and Adam Goldberg in "Fargo."

Credit: FX

Review: 'Fargo' - 'The Rooster Prince'

A pair of hitmen from North Dakota arrive, and Lorne takes a new job

A review of tonight's "Fargo" coming up just as soon as I find a human foot in a toaster oven...

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<p>Ari Graynor in CBS&#39; &quot;Bad Teacher.&quot;</p>

Ari Graynor in CBS' "Bad Teacher."

Credit: CBS

Firewall & Iceberg Show, episode 12: 'Bad Teacher,' 'Black Box' & more

Dan and Alan also discuss the 'Parenthood' & 'Scandal' finales and the 'Game of Thrones' controversy

After a week off for holiday travels, the Firewall & Iceberg video show is back, as Dan and I reviewed two new midseason shows, discussed a pair of recent season finales, and dug deeper into the controversy stemming from my interview with "Game of Thrones" director Alex Graves.

We'll be back tomorrow to podcast about the "Community" finale, the latest "Mad Men," and more (so keep those questions coming).

Time Breakdown:
0:00-5:10- "Bad Teacher"
5:10- 11:09- "Black Box"
11:09- 16:35- "Scandal"

16:35- 21:40- "Parenthood"

21:40- 30:34- "Game of Thrones"

As always, you can send us questions at firewalliceberg@hitfix.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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<p>Zach Woods and Thomas Middleditch in &quot;Silicon Valley,&quot; which HBO renewed today.</p>

Zach Woods and Thomas Middleditch in "Silicon Valley," which HBO renewed today.

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HBO renews 'Silicon Valley' & 'Veep'

Sunday comedies have done well airing after already-renewed 'Game of Thrones'

Two weeks ago, HBO renewed "Game of Thrones" for two additional seasons, in one of the more no-brainer TV decisions of late. Today, the pay cabler renewed the rest of their current Sunday lineup, ensuring that both "Silicon Valley" and "Veep" will continue into 2015.

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<p>Kiernan Shipka as Sally in &quot;Mad Men.&quot;</p>

Kiernan Shipka as Sally in "Mad Men."

Credit: AMC

Review: 'Mad Men' - 'A Day's Work'

Valentine's Day 1969 brings with it many moves, and not much love

A review of tonight's "Mad Men" coming up just as soon as I'm interrogated by the Hooterville telephone operator...

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<p>Kit Harington as Jon Snow in &quot;Game of Thrones.&quot;</p>

Kit Harington as Jon Snow in "Game of Thrones."

Credit: HBO

Review: 'Game of Thrones' - 'Breaker of Chains'

An assassination's aftermath brings with it many complicated maneuvers

A review of tonight's "Game of Thrones" coming up just as soon as I explain the distinction between pirates and smugglers...

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