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What did everybody think of NBC's naked tattooed amnesia lady show 'Blindspot'?

Time to talk about one of the new season's goofier premises

Last week, I published my review of "Blindspot." Now it's your turn. For those who watched tonight, what did you think? Does the mystery of how and why Jane Doe got her tattoos and lost her memory intrigue you, or does it seem like much more trouble than it's worth for both the people who did it and the people making the show? If you're a "Strike Back" fan, does this seem like a good use of Sullivan Stapleton? Did the Terror Threat of the Week interest you? Did any of the characters interest you at all? And will you watch again?

Have at it. I imagine I'm much more likely to watch a second episode of the other NBC show with a "Strike Back" alum, since "The Player" is also dumb, but in a fashion that calls attention to its dumbness a bit less often. But we can talk about that later in the week.

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<p>Minority Report</p>

Minority Report

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Let's talk about the 'Minority Report' premiere

What did everybody think of the sequel to the Spielberg/Cruise movie?

I published my review of "Minority Report" last week. Now it's your turn. For those of you who watched FOX's latest attempt at a sci-fi police procedural, what did you think? Did it feel like a worthy sequel to the Spielberg/Cruise movie, or a cynical undermining of it? Did Meagan Good and/or Stark Sands interest you as leads? Or did the whole thing make you wonder why FOX bothered canceling "Almost Human," given how similar the two shows are?

Have at it.

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<p>Life in Pieces</p>

Life in Pieces

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Let's talk about the 'Life in Pieces' premiere

What did everybody think of CBS' very 'Modern Family'-esque new comedy?

I didn't have time to write a review of CBS' "Life in Pieces," though Dan and I discussed it — and the many ways it resembles "Modern Family" — on last week's podcast. For anyone who watched tonight, what did you think? It's a great cast, but do you think they were given funny things to do? Do you think the structure of telling one short story at a time differentiates it enough from "Modern Family," even with Jason Winer directing, or was it too slavish a rip-off? And will you watch again?

Have at it. I wasn't particularly amused by this pilot (the funniest part was Jordan Peele's cameo, and I don't expect him around every week), but I like these actors enough that I may revisit the show later in the season — assuming the "Big Bang Theory" audience doesn't just reject it outright.

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Review: 'Gotham' finally picks a direction for season 2, but is it a good one?

'Batman' prequel has gotten darker and more sadistic, but is it better?

When "Gotham" debuted a year ago, it was busy trying to be five different shows at once, including a police procedural, a mob war epic, a very very very premature Batman origin story, and a slightly less premature series of origins for Batman's future villains. It was doing too many things at once, and doing few of them well enough to make them stand out in a cluttered, tonally confusing show. Eventually — right after the show introduced Cameron Monaghan as its latest potential Joker — I decided that the parts of the show I didn't enjoy were continuing to far outweigh the parts I did, and I stepped away.

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<p>Peter Dinklage</p>

Peter Dinklage

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Emmys 2015: HBO sweeps, Hamm finally wins, and new rules make new winners

An unpredictable night, if at times a puzzling one

So let's tally up some of the highs and lows of tonight's Emmy awards (here are all your winners):

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<p>Fear the Walking Dead</p>

Fear the Walking Dead

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Review: 'Fear the Walking Dead' - 'Not Fade Away': Who guards the Guardsmen?

Peace temporarily comes to the neighborhood, but what's coming after it?

A few thoughts on tonight's "Fear the Walking Dead," and the first season so far, coming up just as soon as I decline your nice offer of methadone...

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<p>The Muppets</p>

The Muppets

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Why does ABC's 'The Muppets' seem to miss the point of the Muppets?

Presenting the 'real' versions of Fozzie, Miss Piggy, et al, seems to be missing the point

Long before he co-created "Big Bang Theory," Bill Prady broke into show business as a low-level Jim Henson Co. staffer, working in licensing and other tangential Muppet-related departments before eventually getting to write for Gonzo and company himself. Now, his career has come full circle, as co-developer (with Bob Kushell) of "The Muppets," a new primetime series featuring Kermit and the gang that debuts on ABC on Tuesday night at 8.

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<p>Michael Imperioli, Megan Fox, Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner</p>

Michael Imperioli, Megan Fox, Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner

Celebrity TV fill-ins: From Caitlyn Jenner to Megan Fox

TV shows have found many different ways over the years to work around the pregnancy of their actresses. Sometimes, they do lots of episodes where their characters are always sitting behind a desk, or holding a giant purse, or (in a memorable "Cheers" episode when Shelley Long was pregnant) trapped in an air conditioning duct. "The X-Files" had Scully get abducted, while "Frasier" simply suggested that Daphne had just put on a lot of weight.

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<p>The Muppets</p>

The Muppets

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Firewall & Iceberg, Episode 300: Emmy picks & fall TV reviews

Dan and Alan also have some big news about the podcast's future

Happy Thursday, boys and girls! It's a big and somewhat sad day for the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast. On the one hand, we have our first reviews of the fall network shows (plus some Emmy predictions and a brief farewell to "Key & Peele," fantasy draft-style). But we also have the news that the podcast is almost certainly coming to an end by the time September is out. 

It was complicated enough keeping it going once Dan no longer worked at HitFix, and much more so once he had a full-time employer. We didn't know for sure (and it's still not a 100% thing, but close to it) until after we recorded last week's episode, but we'll have today's show, one next week (likely also on Thursday), and then a final one around September 29, and that'll be that for this version of the podcast, at least for now. It's all still pretty new, so I don't know yet what kind of podcast, if any, I might try without my bearded partner in comedy crime.

On the plus side, we made it to the 300 episode mark! Or, if you're Dan, we made it to the 299th episode!

The rundown:

Emmy pre-chatter (00:02:30 - 00:24:15)
"Key & Peele" Draft (00:24:15 - 00:27:10)
"Gotham" (00:27:50 - 00:34:55)
"Life in Pieces" (00:35:00 - 00:42:00)
"Minority Report" (00:42:05 - 00:49:20)
"Blindspot" (00:49:25 - 00:56:50)
"The Muppets" (00:56:50 - 01:04:30)
"Scream Queens" (01:04:25 - 01:10:05)
"Limitless" (01:10:05 - 01:16:00)
"Rosewood" (01:16:00 - 01:24:00)

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.

There's also now a complete archive of all the podcasts to date.

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<p>Limitless, Blindspot, and Minority Report</p>

Limitless, Blindspot, and Minority Report


Fall TV reviews: 'Minority Report,' 'Blindspot' & 'Limitless'

Three generic series about people who use extraordinary gifts to fight crime

What would you do if you discovered you had the power to see the future, or to absorb and make use of all the knowledge in human history, or simply kept discovering new and unexplained abilities at all hours of the day?

In the real world, you might try to make a fortune on the stock market, or work to end world hunger, or develop a working time machine.

On television, though, you'd use your powers to fight crime. Always.

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