Inside Television with Alan Sepinwall
Dan and Alan also discuss the new season's early winners and losers
Better late than never, it's time for a new Firewall & Iceberg Podcast. When last we left you, we were going to review some of the fall's lesser shows like "Super Fun Night" and "Sean Saves the World," and then do another podcast on Monday discussing "The Tomorrow People," "American Horror Story: Co-ven," etc., but life got in the way repeatedly. The planets finally aligned today, however, and while we had to skip a bunch of premieres, we were still able to discuss tonight's debut of "Once Upon a Time in Wonderland," the return of "The Walking Dead" on Sunday, early winners and losers of the new fall season, the flood of spin-offs being developed and all the rumblings about Showtime executives interfering with "Homeland" and "Dexter."
With the Columbus Day holiday on Monday, don't expect the next podcast til Tuesday at the earliest.
"Once Upon a Time in Wonderland" (00:01:40 - 00:16:20)
Season 4 of "The Walking Dead" (00:16:25 - 00:26:25)
Early Season Successes and Failures (00:26:30 - 00:49:30)
Listener Mail - Spinoffs (00:50:05 - 00:56:15)
Listener Mail - Showtime meddling (00:56:20 - 01:04:55)
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Between 'SVU,' 'Homicide' and a bunch of other series, Belzer has played Munch for more than 20 years
After 20 years, several hundred episodes and appearances on more shows than any other character in American TV history, Detective John Munch is retiring.
Was the media mogul smart or foolish to try to continue the adventures of Walter White?
Nobody likes saying goodbye to their favorite shows. Even if they end perfectly, I suspect there's a part of most of us who would love for there to be more episodes, more stories, involving the characters we came to know and love.
Not many of us, though, have Jeffrey Katzenberg's kind of money, nor the audacity to offer $75 million to produce three additional episodes of "Breaking Bad."
Schmidt's sexual sabotage of Jess and Nick leads to the season's funniest episode
A quick review of last night's "New Girl" coming up just as soon as I'm comfortable with racial slurs...
Jake hooks up with the coroner, and Terry paints a picture of Captain Holt
A quick review of tonight's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon as I have sex on a futon in couch mode...
Barney confronts Ted, Robin hates women, and Marshall appears in pillow form
A review of last night's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as I discover our mutual hatred of the Boston Bruins...
The study hits a setback, while Masters' request weighs on Johnson
A quick review of tonight's "Masters of Sex" coming up just as soon as I put on a suit of armor to attack a plate of whipped cream...
Carrie and Dana both go back to the hospital, but for different reasons
A quick review of tonight's "Homeland" coming up just as soon as I want it to be us and appliances...
Van Alden stares down a riot, Eddie gets interrogated and Gillian's habit takes a turn for the worse
A quick review of tonight's "Boardwalk Empire" coming up just as soon as I require protection against Apaches...
The story of Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie will just keep going and going
FOX has renewed "The Simpsons" — again.