Happy Friday, everybody! Time for a new Ask Alan. In this week's installment, I discuss the difficulty of producing TV shows live, highlight some TV shows whose titles stopped making sense as they moved away from the initial premise, and — while shamelessly plugging the upcoming release of my new book (available for preorder now!) — speculate on where Game of Thrones might rank in the TV Hall of Fame if it finishes well.

As always, you can watch the video embedded at the top and bottom of this post, and you can send questions to askalan@hitfix.com.

Also, a rare Ask Alan blooper, as my first attempt to record ended... very quickly:



Ask Alan bloopers: when the camera mount fails.

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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