<p>Outlander</p>

Outlander

Credit: Starz

Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 250: 'Homeland,' 'Mulaney' & more

Dan and Alan also discuss 'Survivor's Remorse' and some recent cable finales

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Happy Friday, boys and girls! It's not only the second Firewall & Iceberg Podcast of this week, but our 250th show! Or, well, my 250th show, because Dan still refuses to count the episode where Mo Ryan filled in for him while he was on another continent. As a result, there's not a lot in the way of anniversary celebrating, but there's more reviewing going on, including our discussion of Starz's promising "Survivor's Remorse," the wonderful "Bob's Burgers" premiere, the revamped "Homeland" and FOX's unfortunate "Mulaney," plus belated finale talk on "Masters of Sex" and "Outlander."

The rundown:

Survivor's Remorse" (00:00:55 - 00:10:50)
"Bob's Burgers" (00:11:00 - 00:13:00)
"Homeland" (00:13:00 - 00:26:30)
"Mulaney" (00:28:05 - 00:41:05)
"Outlander" midseason finale (00:41:40 - 00:55:40)
"Masters of Sex" finale (00:55:40 - 01:13:30)

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<p>Parenthood</p>

Parenthood

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Review: 'Parenthood' - 'Happy Birthday, Zeek'

Zeek celebrates a birthday, while Amber shares her news

A review of last night's "Parenthood" coming up just as soon as we agree on a pronunciation of "culinary"...

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<p>Gracepoint</p>

Gracepoint

Credit: FOX

Series premiere talkback: 'Gracepoint'

What did everybody think of FOX's remake of 'Broadchurch'?

I never did write a review of FOX's "Gracepoint," though Fienberg and I talked about it for a while on the podcast earlier this week. Ultimately, my feeling was that the show Dan Futterman and Anya Epstein have made is much too close to the original run of "Broadchurch" — really, it's not until the seventh episode (the last of the ones sent out to critics) where the plot deviates in any meaningful way — for me to properly judge.

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<p>A to Z</p>

A to Z

Credit: NBC

Series premiere talkback: 'A to Z' - 'A is for Acquaintances'

What did everybody think of the new NBC romantic comedy?

I posted my review of "A to Z" on Tuesday. Now it's your turn. For those who tuned in tonight — or who watched the pilot when it was posted online back in the summer — what did you think? Did you find Ben Feldman and Cristin Milioti charming, whether alone or together? Did Katey Sagal's narration add value or seem like distracting window dressing? Did any of the supporting characters pop at all? Did you find it funny? Sweet? Will you watch again? And were any of your dreams of hoverboard technology dashed the way Lea Thompson did to poor Andrew?

Have at it.

Series premiere talkback: 'Bad Judge' - 'Pilot'

Series premiere talkback: 'Bad Judge' - 'Pilot'

What did everybody think of the new NBC comedy with Kate Walsh?

I posted my review of "Bad Judge" on Monday. Not it's your turn. For those of you who tuned in tonight, what did you think? Was Kate Walsh's judge too bad, not bad enough, or just right? Could you identify which scenes were leftovers from the original pilot and which were added later? (And did you notice the many continuity mistakes that happened as the result of the Frankenstein approach?) Did you like Ryan Hansen (doing his second "Bad" sitcom in a row) as Walsh's sex buddy? Tone Bell as the bailiff? The kid whom the revised pilot goes out of its way to write out hastily? Did you laugh? And will you watch again?

Have at it. And enjoy Kate Walsh's Photoshopped puppet legs one more time.

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<p>Mulaney</p>

Mulaney

Credit: FOX

Review: FOX's 'Mulaney' can't convert stand-up to sitcom

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'SNL' alum struggles in retro, 'Seinfeld'-esque comedy

A lot of very smart and funny people who work in the TV comedy business are rooting for FOX's "Mulaney" to succeed for two reasons:

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<p>The Bridge</p>

The Bridge

Credit: FX

Season finale review: 'The Bridge' - 'Jubilex'

Sonya chases Eleanor, while Marco tries to gain the upper hand with Fausto

"The Bridge" has wrapped up its second — and quite possibly final — season. I had some questions for Elwood Reid, and I have a few thoughts on the finale coming up just as soon as I offer you a caramel corn...

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<p>Franka Potente in The Bridge</p>

Franka Potente in The Bridge

Credit: FX

'The Bridge' producer Elwood Reid on the season 2 finale

'I really want a season three,' but will we get one?

“The Bridge” just aired what may be its final episode. (I reviewed the finale here.) A few weeks ago, I spoke with producer Elwood Reid at length about this much-improved second season, which didn’t leave a ton left to ask after the finale. But I emailed him a few questions, and I have his answers coming up just as soon as I bring my rubber band ball…

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<p>Zooey Deschanel, Hannah Simone, Rob Reiner and Kaitlin Olson in New Girl</p>

Zooey Deschanel, Hannah Simone, Rob Reiner and Kaitlin Olson in New Girl

Credit: FOX

Review: 'New Girl' - 'Julie Berkman's Older Sister'

Jess gets to know dad's new girlfriend, and Schmidt tries to sell sponges to men

A quick review of last night's "New Girl" coming up just as soon as I save you from a hideous river disease...

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<p>Agents of SHIELD</p>

Agents of SHIELD

Credit: ABC

Review: 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' - 'Heavy Is the Head'

We get to know Lance Hunter, as the team hunts the Absorbing Man

A review of tonight's "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" coming up just as soon as I still have my George Foreman grill...

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