Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 218

Dan and Alan also discuss Philip Seymour Hoffman and identify the worst TV government agency of all

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It's Firewall & Iceberg podcast time again, boys and girls, as Dan and I talked about yesterday's tragedy (Philip Seymour Hoffman), yesterday's big disappointment (the Super Bowl blowout and the commercials within it), and some of last night's other programming. We also dipped into the mailbag and paused to comment on FOX changing its midseason schedule again.

Also, if you want more TV talk from us this week, we'll be doing a Google+ Hangout with Mo Ryan and Matthew Rappaport from Huffington Post on Thursday at 1 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific.

The rundown: 

Philip Seymour Hoffman (00:01:10 - 00:13:50)
Super Bowl Stuff (00:13:55 - 00:35:05)
"New Girl" (00:35:05 - 00:43:00)
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (00:44:15 - 00:54:20)
Listener Mail on Inept TV Law Enforcement (00:54:55 - 01:01:25)
"Bones" moving back to Mondays (01:01:35 - 01:09:25)
"Sherlock" (01:09:30 - 01:23:00) 

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<p>Terry Crews and Andre Braugher in &quot;Brooklyn Nine-Nine.&quot;</p>

Terry Crews and Andre Braugher in "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

Credit: FOX

Review: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - 'Operation: Broken Feather'

A post-Super Bowl episode loaded with guest stars still managed to showcase the regulars

A review of last night's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon as I'm starring in an Albanian remake of "The Cosby Show"...

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<p>Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch in &quot;Sherlock.&quot;</p>

Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch in "Sherlock."

Credit: PBS

Season finale review: 'Sherlock' - 'His Last Vow'

Holmes and Watson go up against a blackmailing media mogul

"Sherlock" season 3 just concluded airing on PBS, and I have a few thoughts on the finale coming up just as soon as I lick your face...

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<p>Zooey Deschanel, Prince and Jake Johnson on &quot;New Girl.&quot;</p>

Zooey Deschanel, Prince and Jake Johnson on "New Girl."

Credit: FOX

Review: 'New Girl' - 'Prince'

Prince helps Jess and Nick through big milestone in their relationship

A review of tonight's "New Girl" — and thoughts on this season to date — coming up just as soon as I'm turned on by gas mileage on a Thursday...

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<p>Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander as Jerry and George in a &quot;Seinfeld&quot;-themed Super Bowl spot.</p>

Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander as Jerry and George in a "Seinfeld"-themed Super Bowl spot.

Credit: Crackle

'Seinfeld' reunion in Super Bowl ad: Not that there's anything wrong with that?

Jerry and Jason Alexander get back into character for 'Comedians in Cars' spot

Last week, the TV world was abuzz with the idea of a "Seinfeld" reunion, as Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander were photographed, Alexander clearly costumed as George Costanza, entering Tom's Restaurant, the New York diner that inspired Monk's on the NBC sitcom. Then Seinfeld did an appearance on WFAN radio's morning show in New York, where he teased that it was a reunion, featuring multiple actors from the show, that it wasn't for his Crackle.com series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," and that it would be seen very soon.

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<p>On &quot;Girls,&quot;&nbsp;Hannah (Lena Dunham)&nbsp;gets some bad news to go with her ice cream.</p>

On "Girls," Hannah (Lena Dunham) gets some bad news to go with her ice cream.

Credit: HBO

Review: 'Girls' - 'Only Child'

Hannah gets involved in Adam and Caroline's relationship, and Marnie asks Ray for advice

A review of tonight's "Girls" coming up just as soon as I've locked eyes with Michiko Kakutani...

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<p>On &quot;Enlisted,&quot;&nbsp;Derrick (Chris Lowell)&nbsp;and Randy (Parker Young)&nbsp;arrange a father/son reunion.</p>

On "Enlisted," Derrick (Chris Lowell) and Randy (Parker Young) arrange a father/son reunion.

Credit: FOX

Review: 'Enlisted' - 'Homecoming'

Pete tries to relive his football glory days, while Derrick arranges a father/son reunion

A review of tonight's "Enlisted" coming up just as soon as I have my erotic fiction boot camp...

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<p>Jonathan Banks, Nathan Fillion and Alison Brie hanging out between takes on &quot;Community.&quot;</p>

Jonathan Banks, Nathan Fillion and Alison Brie hanging out between takes on "Community."

Credit: NBC

Review: 'Community' - 'Analysis of Cork-Based Networking'

Nathan Fillion and a host of other funny guests don't get enough to do in a busy episode

A review of tonight's "Community" coming up just as soon as I detonate a mollusk...

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<p>Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones together one last time on &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>

Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones together one last time on "Parks and Recreation."

Credit: NBC

Review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'Ann and Chris'

The series says goodbye to Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe in a touching trip down memory lane

"Parks and Recreation" just said goodbye to Rashida Jones and Rob Lowe, and I have a review of the episode coming up just as soon as I pack you a bag of bras, knives and loose onions...

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<p>Emilia Clarke as Daenerys in &quot;Game of Thrones.&quot;</p>

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys in "Game of Thrones."

Credit: HBO

Daenerys, Tyrion and friends return in new 'Game of Thrones' season 4 pictures

15 new pictures of the heroes and villains of the HBO fantasy epic

"Game of Thrones" won't return to HBO until Sunday, April 6, with the fourth season continuing to adapt the events from George R.R. Martin's third book in the "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, "A Storm of Swords." But if you want a taste of what life in Westeros (and Essos) will look like in the new season, HBO released a bunch of new photos today, including lots of familiar faces like Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey, but also some new actors playing older characters (Michiel Huisman as the new Daario) and new faces altogether (Pedro Pascal and Indira Varma as two newbies).

Enjoy.