<p>Margo Martindale and Tim Olyphant on &quot;Justified.&quot;</p>

Margo Martindale and Tim Olyphant on "Justified."

Credit: Prashant Gupta / FX

'Justified' - 'For Blood or Money': Happy birthday

Rachel takes the spotlight in a busy, fun episode

A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as I maintain my creases...

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<p>Adam (Peter Krause)&nbsp;tries to comfort Max (Max Burkholder)&nbsp;on &quot;Parenthood.&quot;</p>

Adam (Peter Krause) tries to comfort Max (Max Burkholder) on "Parenthood."

Credit: NBC

'Parenthood' - 'Qualities and Difficulties': The play's the thing

Jason Ritter returns for a very strong episode

A review of last night's "Parenthood" coming up just as soon as we play hide and seek Israeli army style...

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<p>Eamonn Walker on &quot;Lights Out.&quot;</p>

Eamonn Walker on "Lights Out."

Credit: FX

'Lights Out' - 'Head Games': Wherefore art thou, Romeo?

Eamonn Walker shows up to train Lights

A review of tonight's "Lights Out" coming up just as soon as I'm in a dark room for a week...

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<p>&quot;The&nbsp;Good Wife&quot;&nbsp;partners head out of the office to plot</p>

"The Good Wife" partners head out of the office to plot

Credit: CBS

'The Good Wife' - 'Great Firewall': Rock the vote

What did everybody think of the pivotal episode?

This morning, I posted a review of tonight's pivotal "The Good Wifeand how it exemplifies many of the show's strongest qualities (and was an episode that largely left some of my less favorite stories, like Alicia/Will, on the sideline). Now it's your turn; what did everybody else think of an episode with so many big developments at the firm and on the campaign trail? 

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<p>Barney (Neil Patrick Harris)&nbsp;gets his heart monitored on &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother.&quot;</p>

Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) gets his heart monitored on "How I Met Your Mother."

Credit: CBS

'How I Met Your Mother' - 'Change of Heart': The Scooby gang

Barney tries to change - but is it for the right woman?

A review of last night's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as I punch you into cardiac arrest...

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<p>Alderman Gibbons (Delroy Lindo)&nbsp;gets a haircut on &quot;The Chicago Code.&quot;</p>

Alderman Gibbons (Delroy Lindo) gets a haircut on "The Chicago Code."

Credit: FOX

'The Chicago Code' - 'Cabrini-Green': Bombs away

An uneven episode is saved by a spotlight on Alderman Gibbons

A review of last night's "The Chicago Code" coming up just as soon as I butcher your favorite Neil Sedaka song...

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<p>Does longshot &quot;Louie&quot;&nbsp;have a chance to make a run in Hulu's Best in Show?</p>

Does longshot "Louie" have a chance to make a run in Hulu's Best in Show?

Credit: FX

Hulu's Best in Show returns - with a bit of What's Alan Watching? flavor

Your humble critic plays guest judge for the TV version of March Madness

March is a month for contests, it seems. College basketball is a short time away from the start of March Madness with the men's basketball tournament, HitFix is running an "American Idol" fantasy league, and for the second year in a row, Hulu is running its own form of March Madness with its Best in Show contest, in which fans get to vote on 32 shows in the same bracket style as the NCAA tournament. 32 shows; 1 winner.

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<p>Julianna Margulies, Christine Baranski and Josh Charles in a scene from tomorrow's &quot;The Good Wife.&quot;</p>

Julianna Margulies, Christine Baranski and Josh Charles in a scene from tomorrow's "The Good Wife."

Credit: CBS

Review: CBS' 'The Good Wife' remains a network stand-out

Drama continues to deftly balance complexity with simplicity

There’s a growing schism in the TV business between the kinds of dramas you find on cable and those that the broadcast networks air. For the most part, cable is where you go for complicated ongoing narratives, flawed characters and major creative ambition, while you primarily look to the networks for admirable heroes in morally black-and-white stories that wrap up neatly by the end of the hour.

But for more than a season and a half now, CBS’ “The Good Wife” has admirably found a way to bridge those two worlds: to present elaborate story arcs and moral ambiguity by the barrelful at the same time it offers at least one standalone plot per week for the folks who want to turn on the TV at 10 o’clock and turn it off at 11 feeling like they were just told a complete story.

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<p>Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Chuck (Zachary Levi) help Vivian (Lauren Cohan) get her Volkoff on. </p>

Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Chuck (Zachary Levi) help Vivian (Lauren Cohan) get her Volkoff on.

Credit: NBC

'Chuck' - 'Chuck vs. the First Bank of Evil': I've created a monster!

Vivian Volkoff heads to the dark side in a flat episode

A review of tonight's "Chuck" coming up just as soon as I let the beard be a pleasant surprise...

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<p>Anne Hathaway and James Franco on the Oscars.</p>

Anne Hathaway and James Franco on the Oscars.

Credit: ABC

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 62: Oscars, Charlie Sheen, 'Breakout Kings' & more

Alan and Dan also review 'The Good Wife,' 'America's Next Great Restaurant' and 'Taking on Tyson'

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Apologies if Dan and I are a bit punchy on this week's Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, but we were both up late watching and writing about the Oscars (or, in Dan's case, he was also up late watching "Amazing Race"). But we powered through and hopefully the podcast is more entertaining than either the Oscars or Charlie Sheen's TMZ interview. The run-down: 

The Oscars -- 00:53 - 19:20
Charlie Sheen -- 19:25 - 27:00
A few quick words on "American Idol" -- 27:00 - 31:00
"The Good Wife" -- 31:00 - 39:15
"Breakout Kings" -- 39:25 - 47:40
"America's Next Great Restaurant" -- 47:50 - 53:10
"Taking on Tyson" -- 55:15 - 01:03:45
 
As always, 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 or stream it on Dan's blog.
 
And as always, feel free to e-mail us at sepinwall@hitfix.com and/or dan@hitfix.com if you have questions you want answered on the show. Please put the word "podcast" in your subject line to make it easy to track them down amid the hundreds of random press releases we get every day.
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