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Emmy nomination stuff

  • I couldn’t care less about Orange is the New Black, but Laverne Cox getting nominated is bomb-diggity awesome
  • I want Amy Poehler to finally win an Emmy SO BAD but JLD deserves it as usual
  • Allison Janney got nominated for two Emmys, two different shows, in comedy and drama. She is unparalleled.
  • Other than that no big surprises or noteworthy comments, except to say that I hate Matthew McConaughey and The Big Bang Theory and will never understand the appeal of either

Parks and Recreation is my favorite show on television hands down

It’s not the funniest or the smartest, but it’s the most lovable and that’s what pushes it over the edge against all the other shows I love so much (and post about so much on here)

The number of times I’ve just finished an episode with a big goofy grin on my face goes beyond count and it’s just such a giant hug of a show and last night was no different and I just want the best for Leslie and Ben and their family and Amy Poehler is one of my favorite people and ughkldghalkdghlkahgldkaghlkah so much love

Aaron Sorkin needs to sit down with all the NBC ladies (this includes former NBC ladies— Mindy, Kristen, Amy, Tina, Maya, JLD, etc.) and take a crash course in writing women before season 3

If I have to hear Mack’s “frazzled yelling” voice again I’m going to lose my shit

My Emmy picks:

(Full list of nominees)

  • Lead Actress, Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland (will win), Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey (should win)
  • Lead Actor, Drama: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (will win), Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom (should win)
  • Supporting Actress, Drama: Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (will win), Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (should win)
  • Supporting Actor, Drama: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones(will win), Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (should win)
  • Guest Actress, Drama: Jane Fonda, The Newsroom (will win), Jane Fonda, The Newsroom (should win)
  • Guest Actor, Drama: (Honestly have no idea and don’t care)
  • Writing, Drama: Homeland (will win), Downton Abbey (should win)
  • Directing, Drama: House of Cards (will win), House of Cards (should win)
  • Drama Series: Mad Men/Homeland (will win), Mad Men/Downton Abbey (should win)
  • Lead Actress, Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (will win), Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (should win)*
  • Lead Actor, Comedy: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (will win), Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (should win)
  • Supporting Actress, Comedy: Julie Bowen, Modern Family (will win), Anna Chlumsky, Veep (should win)
  • Supporting Actor, Comedy: Bill Hader, SNL (will win), Bill Hader, SNL (should win)
  • Guest Actress, Comedy: Elaine Strich, 30 Rock (will win), Elaine Strich, 30 Rock (should win)
  • Guest Actor, Comedy: Nathan Lane, Modern Family (will win), Justin Timberlake, SNL (should win)
  • Writing, Comedy: 30 Rock (will win), 30 Rock (should win)
  • Directing, Comedy: Girls (will win), 30 Rock (should win)
  • Comedy Series: Modern Family (will win), 30 Rock/Veep (should win)
  • Variety Series: The Daily Show(will win), (should win)

*but honestly, anyone but Lena fucking Dunham would make me happy.

theatlantic:

An Emmys Mystery: Why Nominate the Worst Part of Arrested Development?

Bateman is an excellent actor, and his character is the ostensible protagonist of Arrested Development. Since the start of the series, he’s played the straight man to his kooky relatives, the guy impressed by how normal he is compared with his hook-having, Magicians’ Alliance-betraying family members. One of the show’s many ironies, of course, is that Michael really isn’t that different, that he shares his kin’s congenital self-centeredness. But in the original Fox seasons, a sense decency and love of family—especially love of son—kept him relatable.

In Season Four, he’s even more central to the show. Famously, showrunner Mitchell Hurwitz struggled to reassemble the old cast for this new run of episodes, and schedules conflicted so much that he ended up having to use green screens and write-around techniques to bring the old ensemble together. Each installment therefore revolves around one particular character in the Bluth family. But Michael always makes an appearance, usually as part of his quest for signatures to obtain the rights to make a movie based on his family’s life.
The most jarring aspect of this season, though, was how show creator Mitchell Hurwitz and his writers seemed to flip a switch on Bateman’s character, turning him into a full-fledged sociopathic weirdo with no explanation of why.
Read more. [Image: Netflix]


I agree with this so much. Although it’s always nice to see the show get recognized, Michael is by far the most limited and, this season, not even a particularly likable or relatable character. Give Lucille and GOB some love— they were the two characters who were arguably better than ever before this season.

theatlantic:

An Emmys Mystery: Why Nominate the Worst Part of Arrested Development?

Bateman is an excellent actor, and his character is the ostensible protagonist of Arrested Development. Since the start of the series, he’s played the straight man to his kooky relatives, the guy impressed by how normal he is compared with his hook-having, Magicians’ Alliance-betraying family members. One of the show’s many ironies, of course, is that Michael really isn’t that different, that he shares his kin’s congenital self-centeredness. But in the original Fox seasons, a sense decency and love of family—especially love of son—kept him relatable.

In Season Four, he’s even more central to the show. Famously, showrunner Mitchell Hurwitz struggled to reassemble the old cast for this new run of episodes, and schedules conflicted so much that he ended up having to use green screens and write-around techniques to bring the old ensemble together. Each installment therefore revolves around one particular character in the Bluth family. But Michael always makes an appearance, usually as part of his quest for signatures to obtain the rights to make a movie based on his family’s life.

The most jarring aspect of this season, though, was how show creator Mitchell Hurwitz and his writers seemed to flip a switch on Bateman’s character, turning him into a full-fledged sociopathic weirdo with no explanation of why.

Read more. [Image: Netflix]

I agree with this so much. Although it’s always nice to see the show get recognized, Michael is by far the most limited and, this season, not even a particularly likable or relatable character. Give Lucille and GOB some love— they were the two characters who were arguably better than ever before this season.

Source: theatlantic

Emmy nominations!

Full list here if you care

  • JLD got her 14th nomination making her the most nominated female of all time— hell yeah
  • Although I think she deserves the Lead Actress in a Comedy award most I think it should go to Amy who has been snubbed EVERY YEAR or Tina because of 30 Rock's final season
  • Speaking of snubs— Parks and Rec and The Newsroom not being nominated for best Comedy/Drama series are both travesties
  • Also Jessica Walter not being nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Arrested Development was a shame
  • Ditto for Allison Janney for Best Guest Actress for Veep
  • But other than that not a lot of surprises I guess. Although both Downton Abbey and Mad Men have received fewer nominations than they have in past years which I like because it opens up the Drama categories more. And as much as I love Modern Family I am SO tired of its domination of the Comedy category. It’s good but not as good as a bunch of shows it’s beaten over the years.

I’ll do my picks later tonight or tomorrow but that’s my first impression.

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