Can 'Mad Men' finally get an acting trophy? And will the late Kathryn Joosten win once more?
Dan and I are continuing our Emmy picks for who should and will win in the major categories with a look at the fields for supporting actress in a comedy and a drama.
Some strong shows at the top in 'Last Resort' and 'Nashville,' and then many question marks
It's that time again, folks: fall TV is here.
What did everybody think of the new NBC drama?
I posted my review of NBC's "Revolution" over the weekend. Now it's your turn. (Or, it is for those of you who didn't already watch it online and comment in the initial review.) For those of you who just saw it, what did you think? Did this power-less world seem intriguing or boring to you? Do you want to know more about where all the electricity went? Did you feel this was a better post-Fring role for Giancarlo Esposito than his "Once Upon a Time" gig? Did you like the swordfight? Do any of the teenage characters do anything for you? And will you be watching again next week?
Have at it.
What did everybody think of the new FOX drama?
As I've said, I won't be writing reviews of every new fall series, but Dan and I did discuss "The Mob Doctor" at length on last week's podcast. The short version is that while I like Jordana Spiro in general, this is a combination of watered-down hospital drama and watered-down mob drama, and the combination not only doesn't make either half better, it makes both sillier. And even if I'd been more engaged by the pilot, the Spiro character's decision at the end felt so contrived and premise-sustaining that I likely would have bailed after that.
For those of you who watched tonight, what did you think? Were you just happy to have QB1 and Zeljko Ivanek back on TV, even in these roles? Did you prefer one half of the show to the other? Did you believe Spiro would make the decision she made? And will you watch again?
Have at it.
Will 'Mad Men' beat 'Downton'? And which great comedy script will win?
Nucky and friends usher in the new year with the same old lies
Will this be where Louis C.K. or Lena Dunham get recognized?
Dan and I are continuing our Emmy predictions in advance of the awards ceremony on September 23rd, and in order to get this done in time, we'll be doubling up genres for most of these posts. Next up: the comedy and drama directing awards.
Two alien doctors and a cyborg cause trouble in an Old West town
The eligibility rules are strange, but something has to win
The Primetime Emmy Awards are on Sunday, September 23rd, and that means it's time for our predictions, both of what will win (and based on my own very shabby track record in this area, I would advise against wagering actual money based on my picks), and what should. We'll be running one or two posts per day over the next week, starting with a category that remains in a state of both flux and controversy: Outstanding Miniseries or Movie.
Post-apocalyptic blackout drama feels like another weak 'Lost' imitator
- Critic's Rating C
- Readers' Rating C-