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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.63
Wait, you've never seen The Wire, probably the best crime show in the past 30 years, OR Sons of Anarchy?

The Wire was great, must see, up until the last season with all the BS with the newspaper.

Sons of Anarchy is just brilliant, IMO. Check it out on Netflix, its a great show from the get go, no need to wait for the "good" episodes.





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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.95
Well, i was happy to see Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory" get nominated as she is easily the funniest person on that show. And even as a fan of TBBT, I am sick of all the Sheldon love. Enough already.

I was also happy to see Bob's Burgers nominated as it is my favorite sitcom.

Where is Neil Patrick Harris for HIMYM?

And even though I have never seen Modern Family, I most likely never will because usually when the Academy goes ga-ga over a show, it is never as good as they think it is.



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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.34
    Originally posted by The King of Keith
    Best surprise for me? Both Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman getting nominated for Sherlock. That series is so so so so so good.


Absolutely. Benedict Cumberbatch has one of the coolest names in showbiz (and he's pretty good! check out Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), and Martin Freeman (you might know him as Bilbo from the Hobbit trailers) is electric. If you watched the season two finale of Sherlock, then you know Martin Freeman deserves to win as much as anyone else.

Also appreciating the love for Game Change, an HBO made-for-TV movie about the McCain campaign. It's got a star-studded cast (Ed Harris, Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, all of whom are up for Emmys), and is an engrossing watch.

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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.69
Hopefully the Emmy voters can finally get Modern Family out of their systems after this year and some more deserving people can get nominated in the future. Don't get me wrong -- I like Modern Family and it's a good show, but it's not a great show that deserves umpteen Emmys every year.

I get why it's nominated and all, but man, do I ever dislike Big Bang Theory. What a lazy show.



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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.63
    Originally posted by dMr
    If Mad Men is a brilliantly accurate recreation of the 50s I can only conclude the 50s were really bloody boring.


    Originally posted by Scottyflamingo
    To me, Mad Men is too "Ooh look how racist and sexist the 50's were...and everyone smokes!"


Fine, I'll be the person that points out that Mad Men takes place in the '60s.
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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.39
    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Hopefully the Emmy voters can finally get Modern Family out of their systems after this year and some more deserving people can get nominated in the future.
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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.90
    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    Also, wasn't American Horror Story pretty much shit on, or did it get better after the second unwatchable episode?

I loved that show, and if there was any negative feedback going around about it, I was completely oblivious to it. I also have a huge crush on Connie Britton, so maybe I am an unreliable judge.

What caught me off guard is that American Horror Story got all its nominations in miniseries categories. In fact, according to the LA Times it tied Mad Men with the most nominations for any show with 17! I know that each season is self-contained, but I never would have thought that qualifies a show to be a miniseries, especially when we know it's coming back for more seasons. Very sneaky/interesting/smart strategy.

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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.27
    Originally posted by AlbySure
      Originally posted by dMr
      If Mad Men is a brilliantly accurate recreation of the 50s I can only conclude the 50s were really bloody boring.


      Originally posted by Scottyflamingo
      To me, Mad Men is too "Ooh look how racist and sexist the 50's were...and everyone smokes!"


    Fine, I'll be the person that points out that Mad Men takes place in the '60s.
I could've sworn it started in the 50s but I'm happy to concede I'm wrong. Still a boring ass show either way.

    Originally posted by used2bcool
    If you watched the season two finale of Sherlock, then you know Martin Freeman deserves to win as much as anyone else.
Yeah, I just got caught up on this show and it's excellent. At first I didn't warm to Freeman because I thought he was just playing the same, slightly bewildered everyman that he did in The Office but he wound up being great. Andrew Scott was awesome as well.




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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.58
I'm a big Modern Family fan, but it was off this year. Happy Endings was better.

Not happy about The Good Wife not nominated for Drama Series. It was at its best this year.

Every year they fail to nominate John Noble for his work on Fringe, the Emmy voters should hang their heads in shame. That's some of the best TV acting ever, plain and simple.

I rarely watch TV movies, but I did catch Game Change on a plane and I agree with U2bC that it is deserving of its Emmy love.
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#30 Posted on
    Originally posted by Wpob

    And even though I have never seen Modern Family, I most likely never will because usually when the Academy goes ga-ga over a show, it is never as good as they think it is.


I look at it as an alternate universe Married...With Children, in which Al Bundy is a success, and divorced Peg.
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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.84
    Originally posted by Peter The Hegemon
    I'm a big Modern Family fan, but it was off this year. Happy Endings was better.

Way too many plots surrounding Cam being overly sensitive about something.



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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.35
The fact that Big Bang Theory got nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series tells me how useless the Emmys have become and how pathetic US television sitcoms are, in general.
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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 8.21
    Originally posted by dMr
      Originally posted by AlbySure
        Originally posted by dMr
        If Mad Men is a brilliantly accurate recreation of the 50s I can only conclude the 50s were really bloody boring.


        Originally posted by Scottyflamingo
        To me, Mad Men is too "Ooh look how racist and sexist the 50's were...and everyone smokes!"


      Fine, I'll be the person that points out that Mad Men takes place in the '60s.
    I could've sworn it started in the 50s but I'm happy to concede I'm wrong. Still a boring ass show either way.


wikipedia says season 1 takes place between March and November of 1960. I thought about saying something before but I decided against it. What a lot of people think of as "the sixties" was actually more of the late '60s. "The Sound of Music" film came out in 1965 and won the Academy Award for Best Picture that year. The Beatles first albums to be released in the United States were in 1964, and Woodstock wasn't until 1969.
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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.06
I think the Emmy people need to make some rules on allowing people to be nominated for supporting. Peter Dinklage is the very first name mentioned on the credits for GoT and he's supporting?? I know they did it because the Academy has a hard-on for Cranston and know he's got a better chance of winning in the other category, but that shouldn't be allowed. Same with Modern Family- a show should have to nominate *someone* in the lead categories before they're allowed to nominate someone in supporting. Ed or Phil Fucking Dunphy, I don't really care but pick one.

I haven't seen Downtown Abbey but it should lose for pronouncing "downtown" wrong. Yes, the denials of Community/P&R of their rightful noms continues to offend. Also Arya Stark shouldn't be denied if they know what's good for them.

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#35 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.69
    Originally posted by Moss
    I think the Emmy people need to make some rules on allowing people to be nominated for supporting. Peter Dinklage is the very first name mentioned on the credits for GoT and he's supporting?? I know they did it because the Academy has a hard-on for Cranston and know he's got a better chance of winning in the other category, but that shouldn't be allowed. Same with Modern Family- a show should have to nominate *someone* in the lead categories before they're allowed to nominate someone in supporting. Ed or Phil Fucking Dunphy, I don't really care but pick one.


Except a lot of shows simply DON'T have a lead character. Modern Family doesn't. Happy Endings doesn't. Dinklage is probably the central character of GOT but he's certainly not the lead in terms of screentime --- you just think of him as the lead because he's the best character. (Also, aren't GOT's credits just listed in alphabetical order?)

You can make the argument the other way around too, that supporting performances nominate themselves as leads in an attempt to get a better shot to win or simply a higher-profile nomination. For instance, Mad Men's only lead character is Don Draper in my opinion, though Elisabeth Moss, January Jones and now Jessica Pare all get nominated as Lead Actress. (A mistake on Pare's part since I think she'd be a favourite to win this year had she gone supporting.) Or, if you're an egomaniac like Rob Lowe, you submit yourself as a lead actor no matter what show you're on and how big your role is.

Friends was the show that solved the 'lead/supporting among equals' question by nominating themselves all in the same category every year. They all started in the supporting categories and then submitted themselves in the lead categories in later seasons, which is why Kudrow won a supporting Emmy in the mid-90's and Aniston won a lead Emmy around 2002.



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#36 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.06
    Originally posted by Big Bad
    Also, aren't GOT's credits just listed in alphabetical order?


No, otherwise Alfie Allen or someone would be first. A lot of shows have had big casts but have named leads. The Office had as much of an ensemble cast as Modern Family, but Steve was the lead and Big Tuna was support. Friends only had the friends in the main cast so that's a bit different- everyone but the friends were guest stars so you could argue that better. This was purely political as Cranston seems to have a lock on the category. The same thing happened in the Oscars when they nominated True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld in supporting when she had as much screen time as Bridges- she had a better chance as a kid winning a supporting but she was undoubtedly the female lead and if she had name value would've been on the marquee.



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#37 Posted on
    Originally posted by Peter The Hegemon
    Every year they fail to nominate John Noble for his work on Fringe, the Emmy voters should hang their heads in shame. That's some of the best TV acting ever, plain and simple.

Quoted for truth. I love me some Walter Bishop (and Walternate)
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