Inside Television with Alan Sepinwall
Dan and Alan also check in on 'How I Met Your Mother' and answer some mail
The world has been conspiring against a timely Firewall & Iceberg Podcast of late, first with my appendix, now with Dan having jury duty this week. But with his civic responsibility completed, we finally had time to record a show, including a review of tonight's premiere of "Reign," early season check-ins on "HIMYM," "New Girl" and "Homeland," and the return of a recurring podcast segment: Listeners Wonder What the Heck Is Wrong with NBC (even when NBC is doing well elsewhere).
The way things have been going, we can't promise a new podcast on Monday, but we live in hope.
"Reign" (00:02:00 - 00:14:45)
Listener Mail: "Walking Dead" ratings (00:15:00 - 00:22:55)
Listener Mail: NBC Thursday (00:23:00 - 00:32:30)
"How I Met Your Mother" (00:32:40 - 00:42:30)
"New Girl" (00:42:35 - 00:53:40)
"Homeland" (00:53:40 - 01:05:00)
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From 'The Sopranos' on Columbus Day to the 'Friday Night Lights' murder, our favorites aren't immune from missteps
Monday was Columbus Day — or, as CNN's Jake Tapper put it on Twitter
, "a day when many Americans soberly reflect on the worst ever episode of 'The Sopranos.'"
Lena Dunham will be paired with Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson on Sundays
HBO has announced a winter Sunday lineup featuring the return of "Girls" sandwiched in between two new series: Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in the drama "True Detective" and Jonathan Groff in the new comedy "Looking."
Dean Winters stops by 'Brooklyn,' while Nick inherits some money
It's morning round-up time, with quick reviews of last night's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "New Girl" coming up just as soon as I'm knitting a mansion...
Barney has to choose between Robin and his family, and Ted and Marshall settle an old argument
A review of last night's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as I take a sewing class to work on my Halloween costume...
Ratings higher than ever for the most popular show in basic cable history
You can't stop "The Walking Dead," which returned last night to its biggest ratings ever — an incredible 16.1 million viewers and a whopping 8.2 rating among adults 18-49.
Where will the show take Brody now? What was it like to go bald for season 3?
Damian Lewis made his first appearance of "Homeland" season 3 in tonight's episode, "Tower of David," which I reviewed here. On Friday, I spoke briefly with the show's Emmy-winning leading man about where exactly he and Brody find themselves at this stage, and how much life he thinks the character has left in him.
Masters gets frustrated with the brothel, and we see his past with Scully
A quick review of tonight's "Masters of Sex" coming up just as soon as I take a Midol and watch "General Electric Theater"...
Life at the prison is good — but is it too good to last?
"The Walking Dead" is back for a fourth season, and I have a review of the premiere coming up just as soon as I guess that you were a homicide cop...
Brody resurfaces in Venezuela, while Carrie gets back on her meds
A review of tonight's "Homeland" coming up just as soon as I build a house out of popsicle sticks...