Happy Monday, boys and girls! Dan is still at Sundance, which means no podcast this week (we recorded both a podcast and a video show special while we were together in LA). So while the bulk of the HitFix staff is off in Park City, I figured I would record a new edition of Ask Alan — albeit a bit more lo-fi than usual, since the impending northeast blizzard meant I was working from home and using my iPhone instead of the usual camera.

Both of this week's questions involved potential radical changes of the TV business model, neither of which I see happening quite yet, but which are interesting to think about.

As usual, you can send questions to video@hitfix.com, and please put "Ask Alan" in the subject line. Or, to make your life easier, click this email link and it will do all of that for you. You just have to write the question yourself — and, as with the days of the Firewall & Iceberg video show, the more concise you can make your question, the better.

Alan Sepinwall has been reviewing television since the mid-'90s, first for Tony Soprano's hometown paper, The Star-Ledger, and now for HitFix. His new book, "TV (The Book)" about the 100 greatest shows of all time, is available now. He can be reached at sepinwall@hitfix.com