Inside Television with Alan Sepinwall
Dan and Alan also talk 'Happy Endings,' Jaypocalypse 2.0, 'Mr. Selfridge' and answer your mail
It's a mono-coastal installment of the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, as Dan is back home for Passover. You tell us if you notice any appreciable difference in sound quality from us being only a few hundred miles apart rather than close to 3000
30000. It's a busy show, with talk about "Game of Thrones," "Revolution," BBC America's "Orphan Black," and a lot more. The lineup:
"Revolution" (00:01:10 - 00:13:55)
"Orphan Black" (00:14:00 - 00:23:10)
"Game of Thrones" (00:24:00 - 00:37:45)
"Mr. Selfridge" (00:37:45 - 43:50)
A few words on "Happy Endings
" on Friday and Jaypocalypse 2.0 (00:44:00 - 01:01:20)
Listener Mail - Marketing versus Creative (01:01:35 - 01:05:55)
Listener Mail - The future of "Law & Order" (01:06:00 - 01:12:05)
Listener Mail - Showrunners on multiple shows (01:12:10 - 01:18:20)
Listener Mail - Live+3 versus C3 ratings (01:18:25 - 01:20:20)
And as always, feel free to e-mail us questions for the podcast.
Can the sci-fi drama and 'The Voice' pull NBC out of last place again?
Tracy Spiridakos as Charlie in "Revolution."
In the narration that begins most episodes of "Revolution," the hit NBC drama about a future dystopia where electricity has ceased to function, the show's hero Miles Matheson (Billy Burke) tells the audience, "We still don't know why the power went out, but we're hopeful that someone will come and light the way."
Merle tries to do Rick's dirty work, while Glen gets Maggie some jewelry
Michael Rooker as Merle in "The Walking Dead."
A review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I crank up some Motorhead...
Frank exploits the gay marriage controversy, Lip worries about Karen, and Jimmy springs some news on Fiona
Bradley Whitford and William H. Macy on "Shameless."
A quick review of tonight's "Shameless" coming up just as soon as I discover the cure to comas...
Checking in on the great TNT cop drama midway through its fifth season
Michael Cudlitz and Anthony Ruvivar in "Southland."
"Southland" is one of the best dramas on television. It's also, unfortunately, a show where I tend to get to each episode very late, for one reason or another, which is why I haven't weighed in on any episodes from this fifth (and, unfortunately, possibly final) season. But I managed to see this week's episode only a day late, and I wanted to offer some thoughts on the season in general, coming up just as soon as I tell you I've read about the Marquis de Sade...
Dean Pelton wants a rich slacker to attend Greendale, while Jeff spends a day with Pierce
On "Community," Jeff (Joel McHale) and Pierce (Chevy Chase) enjoy a day at the barber.
A review of tonight's "Community" coming up just as soon as I go to Dubai with that sheik I meet at Trader Joe's...
Does the traditional late-night talk show format have relevance today, regardless of who's hosting?
Even when Jimmy Fallon does a fun bit like sing with Selena Gomez, isn't it easier to just watch online the next morning?
If those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it, then it's pretty clear that the current struggling administration at NBC has no more interest in history than the many failed ones it succeeded.
Yup, it's time for another round of late-night mayhem, thanks to reports in The New York Times and, before it, Hollywood Reporter, saying that NBC is barreling forward with a late-night succession plan that will have Jimmy Fallon replace Jay Leno as host of "The Tonight Show" sometime in 2014, whether during the Winter Olympics in February or in the fall of that year.
Phillip and Elizabeth have to stop a KGB assassin after the Center changes its mind
Nina (Annet Mahendru) and Stan (Noah Emmerich) in "The Americans."
A review of tonight's "The Americans" coming up just as soon as my thing is Ecclesiastical...
The marshals try to get Drew Thompson past an army of Detroit gangsters
Mike O'Malley and Walton Goggins in "Justified."
A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as I would like a young Gerard Depardieu to play me in the movie...
Jess can't fight her feelings for Nick, especially after painkillers are involved
Jess (Zooey Deschanel) goes to the hardware store on "New Girl."
A review of tonight's "New Girl" coming up just as soon as I become a Bond villain who can't afford to not live with roommates...