A review of tonight's "The Americans" coming up just as soon as it's a duck holiday...
The KGB's mole hunt creates problems for Phillip, Elizabeth, Nina and even the kids
Jules and her dad battle injury at the same time, while Grayson tries to give Travis some game
Raylan takes a desperate gamble to find Drew Thompson, while Tim goes hunting for Colton
Dan and Alan catch up on 'The Americans,' 'Enlightened,' 'The Mindy Project,' and more
It's at once a slow and busy week for the Firewall & Iceberg Podcast. There aren't any premieres of note, and a lot of network shows are in repeats during the post-sweeps lull (which we explain in the podcast's opening minutes), so we decided to take the opportunity to check back in on a bunch of series we haven't discussed in a while, and also to answer some mail, and also to do one of our periodic Dan's Reality Round-Up segments. So a dead week wound up leading to one of our longest podcasts ever. The lineup:
And as always, feel free to e-mail us questions for the podcast.
'The Mindy Project' and 'Raising Hope' will also be back next season
Jeff Winger and his dad get together, with a little help from Britta
Dan Harmon didn't leave an awful lot of dangling threads for his "Community" successors to tie up, but one big one is Jeff Winger's search for closure with the father who abandoned him and his mother when Jeff was young. This Thursday's episode, "Cooperative Escapism in Familial Relations," finally brings Jeff face-to-face with the man he's resented for so long — in the form of an actor who's starting to specialize in playing estranged TV dads.
In this clip — exclusive to HitFix for the next few hours — Jeff and his father attempt to lay out the ground rules for how this reunion will work, with help from Britta, who's overjoyed by the opportunities this presents to test out her new knowledge (or lack thereof) of psychology.
Amy goes public, but will this be the end of her story?
ABC Family's look at deaf culture moves to the forefront
What did everybody think of History's first scripted series?
I posted my review of History's "Vikings" on Friday. Now it's your turn. For those of you who tuned in tonight, what did you think of History's first scripted drama series? Did you feel transported back in time, or did the recreation of the era seem cheesey? Did you like Travis Fimmel, and/or did you just wonder how Charlie Hunnam had time to do two series at once? How did you feel about Gabriel Byrne as the earl? Are you intrigued by Ragnar's quest to discover and pillage the lands to the west? Do you look forward to the opportunity to hear the name "Floki" said repeatedly for weeks on end? Could you make sense of when subtitles were and weren't used? And will you watch again?
Have at it. I enjoyed the show, but it's not deep enough to really withstand weekly discussion, especially given the never-ending Sunday drama glut. So barring an unusual episode at mid-season, I likely won't revisit until this first season's done.
Carol Kane, Bob Balaban, Judy Collins, Shiry Appleby and Hannah's parents stop by for a busy episode