<p>George Harrison, subject of Martin Scorsese's &quot;George Harrison:&nbsp;Living in the Material World.&quot;&nbsp;</p>

George Harrison, subject of Martin Scorsese's "George Harrison: Living in the Material World." 

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Review: HBO's 'George Harrison: Living in the Material World'

Martin Scorsese lets The Quiet Beatle's story speak loudly

Despite being a founding member of the biggest band in the history of rock music, George Harrison had a way of sneaking up on people. The media dubbed him The Quiet Beatle when the Fab Four first started to break out, he was overshadowed by John and Paul as the frontmen and then by Ringo when the movies were made(*) and tended to get a couple of songs per album in what seemed like an act of charity from the Lennon/McCartney songwriting duo. And yet he wrote one of the band's most enduring tracks in "Something" - so beautiful that even inveterate Beatle-hater Frank Sinatra called it one of the best love songs ever written - was the first Beatle to have a major solo success (with the "All Things Must Pass" triple album), helped inspire one of the great rock albums of all time ("Layla," which was based on Eric Clapton's attraction to Harrison's then-wife Pattie Boyd), kept the Monty Python film series alive and did a huge amount of charity work (most famously The Concert for Bangladesh). He lived a full, remarkable life, well beyond being the skinny guy who stood in between Jon and Paul on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

(*) Though George's big scene in "A Hard Day's Night" - where he shreds the middle-aged producer who's convinced he has his finger on the pulse of the youth market and yet can't recognize a Beatle in front of him - remains my favorite moment in the movie, and one of its most timeless.

Martin Scorsese's Harrison documentary, "George Harrison: Living in the Material World" (it airs tonight and tomorrow at 9 p.m. on HBO) snuck up on me in the same way. There are times when it seems too long and self-indulgent, and others when it seems like Scorsese couldn't decide whether to do a Harrison documentary or a Beatles documentary and tried to mash the two up - and yet its cumulative power is very impressive.

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<p>Roosevelt (Rockmond Dunbar)&nbsp;makes Juice (Theo Rossi)&nbsp;an offer he should definitely refuse.</p>

Roosevelt (Rockmond Dunbar) makes Juice (Theo Rossi) an offer he should definitely refuse.

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'Sons of Anarchy' - 'Brick': Ancient history

Clay, Gemma, Bobby and Juice are all dealing with bad pieces of their pasts

A review of tonight's "Sons of Anarchy" coming up just as soon as I step out from behind the magic curtain...

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<p>Jess (Zooey Deschanel)&nbsp;and Nick (Jake Johnson)&nbsp;in &quot;New Girl.&quot;</p>

Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and Nick (Jake Johnson) in "New Girl."

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'New Girl' - 'Wedding': Say yes to the Jess

Jess tries to help the guys get through a social occasion with their dignity intact

A review of tonight's "New Girl" coming up just as soon as I have acrobatic, mean-spirited, highly-educational sex...

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<p>Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott and Taissa Farmiga in &quot;American Horror Story.&quot;</p>

Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott and Taissa Farmiga in "American Horror Story."

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Review: FX's 'American Horror Story' an overwrought mess

'Glee' creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk go even more over the top than usual

Let's say you had a friend in college… No, "friend" is too strong. Let's say you knew a guy in college who would show up to every party, have a few drinks and start acting crazy. For a little while, everyone would enjoy just watching him operate in a completely liquid state - sometimes doing genuinely entertaining things that he wouldn't have the nerve to do sober, other times just being an amusing mess. And then after the empty beer cans piled up, the guy's behavior would start becoming more unsettling, to the point where even the rubberneckers had to look away, feeling bad that they'd watched this wreck in the first place.

Watching a Ryan Murphy-created show tends to follow the same pattern. Both "Nip/Tuck" and "Glee" debuted with attention-getting premises and stories, where the execution was often less relevant than the "My god, did I just see that?" spectacle. And then Murphy keeps trying to outdo himself, going more and more over the top each time, until by the second or third season it's mortifying.

"American Horror Story" (tomorrow at 10 p.m., FX), the new drama Murphy co-created with "Glee" partner Brad Falchuk, speeds up the process, starting out as the TV equivalent of the college guy after eight too many beers, rather than ramping up to that awkward level. It is so far over the top that the top is a microscopic speck in its rearview mirror, and so full of strange sounds, sights and characters that you likely won't forget it - even though many of you(*) will wish you could.

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<p>Robin (Cobie Smulders)&nbsp;responds to stress on &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother.&quot;</p>

Robin (Cobie Smulders) responds to stress on "How I Met Your Mother."

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'How I Met Your Mother' - 'Stinson Missile Crisis': HIMYM: Criminal Intent?

Robin goes to see Kal Penn for therapy

A quick review of tonight's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as we toast to my femininity...

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 97: 'American Horror Story,' 'The League,' 'Breaking Bad' & more

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 97: 'American Horror Story,' 'The League,' 'Breaking Bad' & more

Dan and Alan also review Martin Scorsese's George Harrison documentary and talk 'Arrested Development' rumors


It's finally time for the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast to answer the most important question about fall TV: how awesome is the "American Horror Story" font? And should we even call it a font? Dan and I answer those questions and many more as we discuss: 

"American Horror Story" - 00:40 - 17:25
"George Harrison: Living in the Material World" -- 17:25 - 28:45
"The League" -- 28:45 - 36:00
Listener Mail - "Arrested Development" movie -- 36:15 - 42:00
Listener Mail - Future "Louie"s -- 42:00 - 49:45
Listener Mail - Crippling implausibilities -- 49:45 - 54:35
"Breaking Bad" - 54:40 - 01:08:00
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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<p>Margot Robbie in &quot;Pan Am.&quot;</p>

Margot Robbie in "Pan Am."

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'Pan Am' - 'We'll Always Have Paris': Stick a fork in him

The second episode largely follows up on stories from the pilot

A review of last night's "Pan Am" coming up just as soon as I let you drive...

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<p>Will (Josh Charles)&nbsp;and Alicia (Julianna Margulies)&nbsp;took on the British legal system on &quot;The Good Wife.&quot;</p>

Will (Josh Charles) and Alicia (Julianna Margulies) took on the British legal system on "The Good Wife."

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'The Good Wife' - 'The Death Zone': Axis of awesome

Eli and Kalinda finally meet, and some other things happen

A quick review of last night's "The Good Wife" coming up just as soon as I invoice it...

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<p>Walt (Bryan Cranston)&nbsp;has a plan on &quot;Breaking Bad.&quot;</p>

Walt (Bryan Cranston) has a plan on "Breaking Bad."

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'Breaking Bad' - 'End Times': An appropriate reponse?

The murder plots mount in a fantastically tense episode

A review of tonight's "Breaking Bad" coming up just as soon as I have a dollar for every time I hear about Nazi Germany...

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<p>Bryan Greenberg and Victor Rasuk in &quot;How to Make It in America.&quot;</p>

Bryan Greenberg and Victor Rasuk in "How to Make It in America."

Credit: HBO

'How to Make It in America' - 'I'm Good': Big in Japan

Ben and Cam are back for more harmless adventures in the New York fashion scene

"How to Make It in America" is back for a second season, and I have a quick review of the premiere, and thoughts on the series as a whole, coming up just as soon as I get into a proper men's haberdashery...

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