Firewall & Iceberg, Episode 289: ‘True Detective,’ ‘Mr. Robot,’ ‘The Brink’ & more


Happy Friday, boys and girls! Time for this week’s second and final Firewall & Iceberg Podcast. Tuesday’s show focused mainly on finales, so today’s will dwell on premieres, as we look to HBO’s disappointing new Sunday lineup, plus cover a couple of shows debuting next week while Dan and the podcast will both be on vacation.

As mentioned on Tuesday, our next finale revisit will be the end of “The Shield,” which is streaming on Hulu Plus and available to download from Amazon, iTunes, etc.

The rundown:

“True Detective” (00:01:10 – 00:27:35)

“Ballers” (00:27:40 – 00:40:25)

“The Brink” (00:40:30 – 00:51:55)

“Another Period” (00:52:00 – 01:00:55)

“Mr. Robot” (01:01:00 – 01:10:25)

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