<p>The Leftovers</p>

The Leftovers

Credit: HBO

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 236: 'The Leftovers,' 'Reckless' & more

Dan and Alan also discuss desert island showrunner choices and transgendered TV characters

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Happy Wednesday, boys and girls! Welcome to the first-ever Firewall & Iceberg Podcast to be ended due to one of us being in physical distress. I won't say who it was or what exactly happened, lest I ruin the surprise, but suffice it to say that all involved were fine within minutes of the podcast's end. Before things got weird, Dan and I discussed CBS' summer suds-fest "Reckless" and HBO's ambitious "The Leftovers," answered some mail, and then got to our ongoing "Friday Night Lights" season 2 discussion.

The rundown: 

"Reckless" (00:00:55 - 00:12:00)
"The Leftovers" (00:12:00 - 00:31:10)
Listener Mail - Trans Characters on TV (00:31:30 - 38:30)
Listener Mail - Desert Island Showrunners (00:38:35 - 00:44:30)
"Friday Night Lights" Season 2 - (00:44:40 - 01:01:20)
 
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<p>The Leftovers</p>

The Leftovers

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Review: HBO's 'The Leftovers' a tour de force of devastation and grief

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Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta brilliantly adapt Perrotta's novel about a Rapture-like event

What divine madness could have possibly compelled Damon Lindelof to involve himself with "The Leftovers"?

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<p>Tyrant</p>

Tyrant

Credit: FX

Series premiere talkback: 'Tyrant' - 'Pilot'

What did everybody think of the new FX drama?

Yesterday, I published my review of FX's "Tyrant." (And Fienberg wrote at length about the problematic bit of casting at the center of the show.) Now, it's your turn. For those who watched the pilot tonight, what did you think? Does the setting intrigue you? Did you react strongly to any of the characters? How did you feel about Adam Rayner as Barry/Bassam? About his wife and kids? And will you watch again?

Have at it. This is one I don't expect to be writing about again.

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<p>Taxi Brooklyn</p>

Taxi Brooklyn

Credit: NBC

Firewall & Iceberg Show, episode 18: 'Tyrant,' 'Orphan Black' & more

Dan and Alan also review NBC's 'Taxi Brooklyn' and answer your mail

Happy Tuesday, boys and girls! Time for a Firewall & Iceberg Show in which we review a cable drama with a troubled origin story ("Tyrant"), a network drama with a weird origin story ("Taxi Brooklyn"), break down "Orphan Black" season 2 and answer your mail.

The rundown:

"Tyrant" review (0:00- 8:45)
"Taxi Brooklyn" review (8:45- 12:54)
Viewer Mail: "Better Call Saul" (12:54- 17:50)
Viewer Mail: Biggest Emmy acting snubs (17:50- 22:34)
"Orphan Black" finale review (22:34- 33:49)

As always, you can send us questions at firewalliceberg@hitfix.com. There's also now a YouTube channel where you can subscribe to all upcoming Firewall & Iceberg videos, at https://www.youtube.com/show/firewalliceberg.

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Review: '24: Live Another Day' - '7:00 PM - 8:00 PM'

Review: '24: Live Another Day' - '7:00 PM - 8:00 PM'

Jack assaults Margot's hideout, while Navarro makes travel plans

A quick review of last night's "24: Live Another Day" coming up just as soon as my name is just one word, like Madonna...

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<p>Tyrant</p>

Tyrant

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Review: FX's 'Tyrant'

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A messy creative origin leads to a messy show

The story behind the making of FX's new drama "Tyrant" is ultimately much more interesting than "Tyrant" itself. A lot of people came and went from this project, a lot of people fought for its future, and a lot of obvious stumbling blocks were ignored because there was a real passion to get it made. But the finished product doesn't suggest something nearly worth all the fussing and fighting.

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<p>Enlisted</p>

Enlisted

Credit: FOX

Season finale review: 'Enlisted' - 'Alive Day'

Pete rallies the troops to honor Sgt. Major Cody, but will this be the end?

A quick review of the final FOX episode of "Enlisted" coming up just as soon as I try to save it with the rewind bit...

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<p>Orphan Black</p>

Orphan Black

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Season finale review: 'Orphan Black' - 'By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried'

Everyone tries to rescue Sarah and Kira, but are there more clones to discover?

Some thoughts on the "Orphan Black" season finale — but really on season 2 as a whole — coming up just as soon as I get this pencil through that piece of paper...

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<p>Taylor Schilling in &quot;Orange Is the New Black&quot;</p>

Taylor Schilling in "Orange Is the New Black"

Credit: Netflix

If I Had An Emmy Ballot 2014: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

How to make picks when half the 'comedies' are dramatic?

The Television Academy of Arts & Sciences released this year's Emmy ballots last week. Now that the ballots are out, it's time for our annual two-pronged experiment, in which Dan tries to predict the likeliest nominees in each major category, while I pretend that I'm an actually TV Academy member and pick the six nominees that would make me the happiest.

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<p>Enlisted</p>

Enlisted

Credit: FOX

Why I'm not ready to say goodbye to 'Enlisted' yet

FOX airs the military comedy's final episode on Sunday night, but it deserves more

It's funny, the things you get caught up in on this job sometime. This morning, I sat down to write my review of Sunday's episode of "Enlisted." Part of that process involved writing a headline in our publishing system, and that in turn required me to decide if I wanted to refer to the next episode as the season finale or the series finale.

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