March Mayhem returns with more Heroes vs. Villains from movies & TV

March Mayhem returns with more Heroes vs. Villains from movies & TV

Go vote for your favorites!

Last night, the NCAA announced the teams that will compete in this year's March Madness men's college basketball tournament. Now it's time for the return of our own take on bracketology, with year 2 of our March Mayhem Heroes vs. Villains tournament.

A year ago, we picked 64 of our favorite good guys and bad guys from movies and television and pitted them — and, more importantly, their fanbases — against each other. To the surprise of many, fans of "Xena: Warrior Princess" rode in to trounce all comers. This year, we kept the top two finishers from each bracket (which gives Xena a chance to defender her crown), but otherwise brought in fresh blood. Voting for the first round begins now, so go vote, then come back here and yell at us about seeding, notable snubs (many of which could wind up in next year's tournament), etc.

Have fun.

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<p>Bloodline</p>

Bloodline

Credit: Netflix

Firewall & Iceberg, Episode 272: 'Community,' 'The Jinx,' 'Bloodline' & more

Dan and Alan also review 'Undateable' and answer your mail

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Happy Monday, boys and girls! We actually recorded the bulk of this week's Firewall & Iceberg Podcast on Friday, but wanted to be sure to discuss last night's finale of HBO's riveting docu-series "The Jinx," so we reconvened this morning for a few minutes on the blinking of Robert Durst. Beyond that, we previewed the transition of "Community" to Yahoo, discussed Netflix's "Bloodline" and the return of "Undateable" to NBC, and answered your mail.

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<p>Better Call Saul</p>

Better Call Saul

Credit: AMC

'Better Call Saul' creators on the 'purposely sh--ty' opening title sequence

And what should viewers expect from the end of 'Saul' season 1?

It's not often that you hear TV producers proudly describe an aspect of their show as looking terrible — and using much less polite language than that — but then it's not often you have TV producers both as talented and idiosyncratic as "Better Call Saul" creators Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould.

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<p>The Jinx</p>

The Jinx

Credit: HBO

Series finale review: 'The Jinx' - 'The Second Interview': Magic mic

Did Robert Durst say too much? And what did the filmmakers say to law enforcement?

Thoughts on the finale of "The Jinx" coming up just as soon as I get back from Madrid...

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<p>The Walking Dead</p>

The Walking Dead

Credit: AMC

Review: 'The Walking Dead' - 'Spend': Coward of the county

A supply run goes awry, Father Gabriel senses demons, and Carol bakes more cookies

A review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I send a fax to Cleveland...

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<p>Girls</p>

Girls

Credit: HBO

Review: 'Girls' - 'Daddy Issues': Election night

Ray throws a party, Elijah tutors Hannah's dad, and Jessa and Adam have a terrible night

A review of tonight's "Girls" coming up just as soon as I photograph your breasts for a project on globalization...

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<p>Brooklyn Nine-Nine</p>

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Credit: FOX

Review: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - 'Sabotage': I'm never gonna dance again

Jake gets suspended, Terry lies to Gina, and Boyle has to work with Hitchcock and Scully

A quick review of tonight's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon as I update my jerk rolodex...

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<p>The Jinx`</p>

The Jinx`

Credit: HBO

'The Jinx' subject Robert Durst arrested in New Orleans

Well, tonight's finale of "The Jinx" just became an even hotter, stranger ticket with the news that the LAPD today arrested the documentary's subject, wealthy New Yorker Robert Durst, for one of the three murders he's long been accused of committing.

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<p>Banshee</p>

Banshee

Credit: Cinemax

'Banshee' co-creator on season 3: 'There have to be severe consequences'

Jonathan Tropper looks back at the Cinemax pulp drama's best season

Cinemax’s “Banshee” concluded its third — and unquestionably best — season tonight with a whole lot of violence, mystery and big emotion that’s characterized the pulp thriller from the start. It’s not that season 3 did anything appreciably different from the first two, but rather a matter of the execution going up a notch, with more elaborate fight scenes (including an episode that was wall-to-wall action as the Banshee police precinct came under siege), more colorful villains, and more dire emotional stakes.

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<p>Better Call Saul</p>

Better Call Saul

Credit: AMC

Ask Alan, Episode 6: HBO NOW & the greatness of Mike Ehrmantraut

Will people just keep sharing passwords? And should 'Better Call Saul' give us more Mike?

Hey, remember "Ask Alan"? We took a month or so off due to various pieces of travel and relocation on the part of me and the video team (you'll note I'm working in a different space now), but it's finally back, and hopefully returning to the biweekly model we were using earlier in the winter.

Two questions this week, one touching on the likely impact of HBO's new standalone streaming service HBO Now, and where Mike Ehrmantraut ranks in TV history after this week's knockout episode of "Better Call Saul."

As usual, you can send questions to video@hitfix.com, and please put "Ask Alan" in the subject line. Or, to make your life easier, click this email link and it will do all of that for you. You just have to write the question yourself — and, as with the days of the Firewall & Iceberg video show, the more concise you can make your question, the better.

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