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Firewall & Iceberg, Episode 286: 'Aquarius,' 'Halt and Catch Fire,' 'UnReal' & more

Dan and Alan discuss 'Mad Men' Emmy chances and announce this summer's podcast rewind project


Happy Tuesday, boys and girls! We're ready for the summer with a new Firewall & Iceberg Podcast that discusses a trio of summer premieres (two new shows, one returning), answers a leftover piece of "Mad Men" business, and introduces this summer's podcast rewatch. 

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Review: 'Community' - 'Wedding Videography': Marital crisis alert!

The gang is on their best, and worst, behavior at Garrett's wedding

A quick review of this week's "Community" — which you can watch on Yahoo Screen — coming up just as soon as I'm here for the Such...

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<p>The Sopranos</p>

The Sopranos

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Are you ready for the summer? (2015 edition)

Tuck into some bleeping ziti as we revisit 'The Sopranos' season 1

We're now past both the end of the broadcast network TV season and Memorial Day, so while the calendar might insist that summer is nearly a month away, the summer TV season is absolutely here. Dan and I have already run through some of the new and returning summer shows we're most interested in, and now it's time for me to tell you the classic TV season we'll be revisiting on the blog this summer. (That is, if the picture on this post hasn't already given it away.)

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<p>BoJack Horseman, Hannibal and Married</p>

BoJack Horseman, Hannibal and Married

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'True Detective,' 'Orange Is the New Black' & more: Summer TV's best returning shows

Cannibals, sex researchers and reviewers of life are all coming back over the next few months

Dan and I have already broken down some of the new summer shows that most intrigue us, but if I'm being honest, the big summer action seems to be on the side of the returning shows.

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<p>Jonathan Pryce in Game of Thrones</p>

Jonathan Pryce in Game of Thrones

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Review: 'Game of Thrones' - 'The Gift': I am the Egg man

Sansa pleads with Theon, Tyrion gets closer to Daenerys, and the Sparrow makes his move

A review of tonight's "Game of Thrones" coming up just as soon as I've dreamed I was old...

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<p>Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, sex&amp;drugs&amp;rock&amp;roll, and Mr. Robinson</p>

Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, sex&drugs&rock&roll, and Mr. Robinson

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'Wet Hot American Summer,' 'Ballers' & more: Summer TV's most intriguing new shows

Which newcomers will you be checking out?

The broadcast network TV season officially ended on Wednesday night at 11 p.m. As always, there will be some stragglers still finishing up their seasons (the CW's "iZombie" still has three episodes to go, for instance), but we are essentially entering into the summer TV season. And that season is busier than it's ever been, as the broadcast networks keep trying to reclaim the territory they years ago ceded to cable, cable channels taking advantage of the reduced broadcast competition to unveil some of their biggest and best stuff, and Netflix continuing to release whole seasons of interesting shows every 3-5 days or so.

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<p>Good Wife</p>

Good Wife

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Firewall & Iceberg, Episode 285: Season finales & 'Game of Thrones' controversy

Dan and Alan discuss how 'Good Wife,' 'Flash,' 'Jane the Virgin' & others wrapped their seasons


Happy Friday, boys and girls! As promised, here's this week's bonus Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, focused mainly on season finales, but also with discussion of all the furor surrounding the latest "Game of Thrones" episode. 

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<p>Mad Men</p>

Mad Men

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Ask Alan, Episode 8: Goodbye to David Letterman & 'Mad Men'

What was Dave's best moment? And why didn't Gene speak more?

Time for another Ask Alan video, this time goodbye-themed, as I took questions on the end of the David Letterman era as well as "Mad Men." We should be back on a bi-weekly schedule for a good stretch now, so please keep the questions coming.

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Review: 'Louie' - 'The Road, Part 1': Left luggage

Louie dreads another stretch of travel, but has an adventure in the end

A quick review of last night's "Louie" coming up just as soon as I get a hot pour bun...

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<p>Alan Sepinwall and Asbj&oslash;rn Slettemark</p>

Alan Sepinwall and Asbjørn Slettemark

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Talking American TV... in Norway

A conversation between your local critic and one of Norway's finest

When I went on vacation a few weeks ago, some of you wondered why I would be vanishing in the middle of May sweeps, upfront madness, and the penultimate week of "Mad Men." Well, I got an offer I couldn't refuse: to appear at the Nordic Media Festival and beautiful Bergen, Norway. I got to see the fjords, meet a whole lot of lovely people, talk "Serial" with producer Dana Chivvis (another festival panelist), and, of course, be interviewed by Norwegian critic and panel judge Asbjørn Slettemark. Here's video of our discussion, during which we are bathed in some funky neon lighting. Also: I am getting new business cards that read "Alan Sepinwall: Kritikerrost Kritiker."

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