Inside Television with Alan Sepinwall

Review: 'Homeland' - 'Tower of David'

Brody resurfaces in Venezuela, while Carrie gets back on her meds

<p>Damian Lewis as Brody on &quot;Homeland.&quot;</p>

Damian Lewis as Brody on "Homeland."

Credit: Showtime

A review of tonight's "Homeland" coming up just as soon as I build a house out of popsicle sticks...

Review: 'Boardwalk Empire' - 'The North Star'

Nucky sees Margaret on the way to Tampa, while Chalky can't resist Daughter Maitland

<p>Patricia Arquette and Steve Buscemi in &quot;Boardwalk Empire.&quot;</p>

Patricia Arquette and Steve Buscemi in "Boardwalk Empire."

Credit: HBO

A review of tonight's "Boardwalk Empire" coming up just as soon as I'm attacked by a rogue possum...

Review: 'Parenthood' - 'Nipple Confusion'

Victor's school struggles spark conflict, Sarah takes Kristina's picture and Jasmine wants a break

<p>Erika Christensen and Sam Jaeger as Julia and Joel on &quot;Parenthood.&quot;</p>

Erika Christensen and Sam Jaeger as Julia and Joel on "Parenthood."

Credit: NBC

A review of last night's "Parenthood" coming up just as soon as I put Dick Cheney on my pro/con list...

Review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'Doppelgangers'

Sam Elliott, Billy Eichner and June Diane Raphael guest star as Eagleton parks department staffers

<p>Sam Elliott as Eagleton Ron on &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>

Sam Elliott as Eagleton Ron on "Parks and Recreation."

Credit: NBC

A quick review of tonight's "Parks and Recreation" coming up just as soon as we burn widows for learning arithmetic...

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 205: 'The Walking Dead' & more

Dan and Alan also discuss the new season's early winners and losers

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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.

The rundown:

"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)

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 questions for the podcast.

 

'Law & Order: SVU' retires Detective Munch

Between 'SVU,' 'Homicide' and a bunch of other series, Belzer has played Munch for more than 20 years

<p>Richard Belzer as John Munch on &quot;Law &amp;&nbsp;Order:&nbsp;Special Victims Unit.&quot;</p>

Richard Belzer as John Munch on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."

Credit: NBC

After 20 years, several hundred episodes and appearances on more shows than any other character in American TV history, Detective John Munch is retiring.

Jeffrey Katzenberg + $75 million = 3 more 'Breaking Bad's?

Was the media mogul smart or foolish to try to continue the adventures of Walter White?

<p>Would three extra Jeffrey Katzenberg-funded &quot;Breaking Bad&quot;&nbsp;episodes have told us more about Jesse?</p>

Would three extra Jeffrey Katzenberg-funded "Breaking Bad" episodes have told us more about Jesse?

Credit: AMC

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."

Review: 'New Girl' - 'The Captain'

Schmidt's sexual sabotage of Jess and Nick leads to the season's funniest episode

<p>On &quot;New Girl,&quot;&nbsp;Jess (Zooey Deschanel) tries to Smurf out to help Nick.</p>

On "New Girl," Jess (Zooey Deschanel) tries to Smurf out to help Nick.

Credit: FOX

A quick review of last night's "New Girl" coming up just as soon as I'm comfortable with racial slurs...

Review: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - 'M.E. Time'

Jake hooks up with the coroner, and Terry paints a picture of Captain Holt

<p>Andy Samberg and Mary Elizabeth Ellis in &quot;Brooklyn Nine-Nine.&quot;</p>

Andy Samberg and Mary Elizabeth Ellis in "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

Credit: FOX

A quick review of tonight's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon as I have sex on a futon in couch mode...

Review: 'How I Met Your Mother' - 'The Broken Code'

Barney confronts Ted, Robin hates women, and Marshall appears in pillow form

<p>Josh Radnor and Neil Patrick Harris in &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother.&quot;</p>

Josh Radnor and Neil Patrick Harris in "How I Met Your Mother."

Credit: CBS

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...

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