Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 117: Oscars, ‘Awake,’ ‘GCB’ & more

Dan and I are a little punchy at the start of this Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, thanks to lots of time last night spent watching and writing about the Academy Awards. We talk about Billy Crystal a bit, then move on to reviews of NBC’s parallel worlds cop drama “Awake,” ABC’s Texas soap opera “GCB,” Ovation’s TV-movie “We’ll Take Manhattan,” and letters about the sorry state of NBC (a podcast perennial!), the current season of “Top Chef” and the strategy behind mid-season premieres.

The line-up: 

The Oscars (00:00:40 – 00:19:15)
“Awake” (00:19:15 – 00:35:15)
“I’ll Take Manhattan” (00:36:50 – 00:45:00)
“GCB” (00:45:10 – 00:53:45)
Listener Mail – What caused NBC’s plight (00:54:00 – 01:03:10)
Listener Mail – “Top Chef” this season (01:03:10 – 01:08:55)
Listener Mail – Why do networks put shows at midseason anyway? (01:09:00 – 0:1:18:00)


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