Cesar, we'll have to get you on Jeopardy. ;-)
To be honest, I'm behind on "The Bridge." I loved the first four episodes I saw. Terrific acting. It has been picked up for a second season.
I know you watch a lot of TV, but if you were limited to watching just 10 hours a week, what would those be?
Only 10 hours a week? Hmmm. If it was limited to network TV: "Parenthood," "Big Bang Theory," "Parks & Rec.," "The Middle," "Modern Family" come to mind. I'm tempted to save the rest for late-night TV.
Have you seen the coming season premiere of “Scandal” yet? That show seems to be doing backflips over the shark, yet I know people who can’t rip their eyes away.
Have not seen new "Scandal." I wish Kerry Washington was in a classier show. Hard to believe that she would have been the first woman to ever win best actress in a drama. At some point, fans will be turned off by the over-the-top antics. Or maybe not. Grey's Anatomy is still on the air....
Did you see who is replacing James Gandolfini in the new HBO series? None other than Robert De Niro, yet more evidence that top notch actors are now open to doing TV.
"Dads" is a terrible show, not so much because it's offensive, but because it's just plain bad. I had a chance to chat at length with Martin Mull this summer and found him to be great, smart company. What a waste of great talent.
"The Following" will be back; limited run. I love the shorter season model. How about you?
Fox sent out an Edgar Allan Poe mask to promote the show. I still scare my family with that thing. :-D
There is indeed a "Gotham" in the works. Highly competitive bidding for it. I believe FOX ended up with it. Guttenberg would have to play the father!
Sad to report that first couple episodes of new "Homeland" season are disappointing. No Damien Lewis and Claire Danes goes crazy way too many times. ONly plus side: More Mandy Patinkin.
Do you mean BBC's "Broadchurch"? If so, yes. It's great.
An AMerican version of "Broadchurch" is in the works.
I like "The Neighbors." It's been moved to Friday nights, which means ABC doesn't have high hopes for it. But I like the over-the-top wackiness.
"Top of the Lake" was very, very slow, but I was compelled by Elisabeth Moss and the rest of the acting. I agree that it was slightly overrated.
"Ironside" isn't horrible, thanks solely to Blair Underwood's intensity. But do we need another crime procedural? I'm 50/50 on this show's chance of survival.
Just a heads up that we have 10 minutes left, so get your final questions in. Thanks.
I stopped watching Walking Dead last season about the time that Daryl's brother escaped with him. Just petering out. Keep meaning to go back but haven't yet.
No, Kevin. I'm with you on "Walking Dead" running out of ideas. Did you hear AMC is developing a second zombie series? Maybe it will take place at the same time in another part of the world. That could be interesting.
Best bet on network TV for comedy is "Michael J. Fox Show," "Super Fun NIght" or "Brooklyn 9-9." If you want family-friendly gentle laughs, go with Fox. If you want something more physical and outrageous, try "Super Fun Night."
If you have cable, check out HBO's "Hello Ladies." I've got an interview with creator and star Stephen Merchant running in Sunday's paper.
Neal, what is the ONE show -- new or old -- that everyone should set their DVRs for and why?
I know I sound like a broken record, but anyone who cares about TV needs to watch all of "Breaking Bad." I haven't felt so strongly about a drama since "The Wire."
Looks as if that's about it. Neal, any final thoughts as we send all of these TV viewers back to the real world?
Cesar, the Liam Neeson scene you cited is one of the top 5 comedy scenes OF ALL TIME. I must have watched it 20 times. Say hi to the gang at "General Hospital" for me.
Thanks, everyone. Final thought: If you care about decent TV drama invest in cable or Netflix. For those of us not relying on network TV, it's the golden age for that genre. You can always reach me on twitter at @nealjustin.
Thanks, Neal. And thanks to everyone for dropping by!