<p>On &quot;Hannibal,&quot; Dr. Lecter has Dr. Bloom as a guest at his dinner party.</p>

On "Hannibal," Dr. Lecter has Dr. Bloom as a guest at his dinner party.

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Review: 'Hannibal' - 'Futamono'

Dr. Lecter has some friends for dinner, but will Jack begin to suspect?

A review of tonight's "Hannibal" coming up just as soon as I play "Chopsticks"...

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<p>In &quot;Turn,&quot; cabbage farmer Jamie Bell has to decide whether to spy on the British during the Revolutionary War.</p>

In "Turn," cabbage farmer Jamie Bell has to decide whether to spy on the British during the Revolutionary War.

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Review: AMC's 'Turn' a middling Revolutionary War drama

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A spy drama without a lot of spycraft, but a cool opening credit sequence

Last month, in trying to identify the greatest TV opening credit sequences of all time, I noted that a great credit sequence can make me more kindly disposed to a mediocre show than I'd be without it. Take away the Aloe Blacc song and those great New York City photographs, and "How To Make It In America" is among the more forgettable comedies HBO's ever given us, and yet those credits kept me watching well into the second season just because I enjoyed them and they hinted at a better version of the show.

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<p>&quot;Game of Thrones&quot; siblings Maisie Williams and Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Arya and Bran Stark.</p>

"Game of Thrones" siblings Maisie Williams and Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Arya and Bran Stark.

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'Game of Thrones' stars Maisie Williams & Isaac Hempstead-Wright on Arya and Bran

One hangs with the Hound, the other with Hodor; which is the more fun job?

As I said yesterday , my original plan for this week of “Game of Thrones” interviews was to talk to all three Stark kids together, but scheduling issues split Sophie Turner off from TV siblings Maisie Williams and Isaac Hempstead-Wright. Fortunately, the latter two worked just as well as a duo as I’d been hoping they would in a trio, and we talked about the challenges and benefits of their respective roles, what it was like to watch the Red Wedding and, of course, their very tall traveling companions.

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<p>Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Thomas Middleditch, Zach Woods and T.J. Miller in &quot;Silicon Valley.&quot;</p>

Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Thomas Middleditch, Zach Woods and T.J. Miller in "Silicon Valley."

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Review: HBO's 'Silicon Valley' highlights the best of Mike Judge

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A comedy about the tech boom is at times like 'Office Space: The Series'

The Silicon Valley presented in the terrific new HBO comedy of the same name (it debuts Sunday night at 10) is a kind of Wild West for nerds: a lawless territory where they can be among their own kind rather than struggle to fit into a more structured world that doesn't understand them, and a place where they can seek massive fortune along the way. 

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<p>Jeff gets his &quot;G.I. Joe&quot; on in tonight&#39;s &quot;Community.&quot;</p>

Jeff gets his "G.I. Joe" on in tonight's "Community."

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Review: 'Community' - 'G.I. Jeff'

Jeff wakes up in a fantasy inspired by the '80s 'G.I. Joe' cartoon

A quick review of tonight's "Community" coming up just as soon as I suppressive fire at you...

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<p>On &quot;Parks and Recreation,&quot; Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ron (Nick Offerman) get competitive over a high schooler&#39;s future.</p>

On "Parks and Recreation," Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ron (Nick Offerman) get competitive over a high schooler's future.

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Review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'Prom'

Ron and Leslie compete over a teenager's future, while the parks department goes to prom

A review of tonight's "Parks and Recreation" coming up just as soon as we as a culture agree to forget the year we were into swing...

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<p>David Letterman</p>

David Letterman

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David Letterman to retire from 'Late Show'

Watch: Dave likely to step down in 2015, with succession plans uncertain

David Letterman announced his impending retirement during a taping of tonight's "Late Show," saying he'll bow out of the CBS talk show in 2015. (The news was broken on Twitter by, of all people, R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills, who was at the taping.)

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<p>Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark in &quot;Game of Thrones.&quot;</p>

Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark in "Game of Thrones."

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'Game of Thrones' star Sophie Turner on Sansa's struggle

The hostage bride 'becomes really cool' by the end of season 4.

When I was arranging my “Game of Thrones” actor interviews a few weeks ago (this week I’ve already posted chats with Alfie Allen and Gwendoline Christie, plus an email exchange with Benioff and Weiss), I put in a special request to interview the three older Stark children together, mainly so we could discuss their annual DVD commentaries where they take different approaches to performing the show’s theme song. (In season 1, they sang it. In season 2, they beat-boxed and rapped. Season 3 involved percussion.)

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<p>Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys sport new disguises on &quot;The Americans.&quot;</p>

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys sport new disguises on "The Americans."

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Review: 'The Americans' - 'Behind the Red Door'

Elizabeth gets to know Clark better, while Oleg has a request for Stan

A review of tonight's "The Americans" coming up just as soon as I quit the volleyball team...

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Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 224

Dan and Alan try to figure out which shows have unequivocal best episodes ever

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It's Firewall & Iceberg time, with some more light-hearted "How I Met Your Mother" finale discussion (after some vitriol in yesterday's F&I video show), sandwiched in between some AMC talk, with a review of the disappointing "Turn" and some discussion of "The Walking Dead" season finale. Lots of good emails this week, in fact, so keep the questions coming!

The rundown: 

"Turn" (00:01:20 - 00:11:30)
Listener Mail: "Dexter" vs "HIMYM" (00:11:50 - 00:14:40)
Listener Mail: Uncontested Best Episodes (00:14:55 - 00:27:45)
Listener Mail: Death of Reruns (00:27:45 - 00:36:10)
Listener Mail: Death of Television Without Pity (00:36:10 - 00:40:30)
Listener Mail: "HIMYM" Ratings Rise/Quality Drop (00:40:30 - 00:45:55)
The "Walking Dead" Finale (00:46:00 - 01:00:30)
 
As always, send questions to firewalliceberg@hitfix.com. 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, subscribe on IHeartRadio or stream it on Dan's blog.

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