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2013 Prime Time Emmy nominations

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by jsmeeker, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

    Apr 2, 2001
    right.. But not really just to get their original stuff.. I have a disc plan to mostly get movies, plus some TV shows. I had that before they started doing original shows via streaming.
  2. billypritchard

    billypritchard Embiggener

    May 7, 2001
    St. Louis, MO
    Downton Abbey is broadcast. But the point is still true.

    I watched The Americans via Hulu on the laptop connected via HDMI to the tv. #firstworldproblems
  3. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

    Apr 2, 2001

    ooops.. you are right.
  4. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    No Tatiana Maslany from Orphan Black? Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  5. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

    Jul 24, 2001
    Milwaukee, WI
    From what I saw of the last daytime Emmy awards, they probably should just discontinue the separate Daytime Emmys altogether, and drop the "prime-time" from the main Emmy award show.

    There are just so very few scripted shows left on daytime television. Most of what is on daytime TV these days are panel shows like "The Talk," "The Chew," "The View," etc., courtroom shows, chat shows, and the like. Very few of these shows are really even Emmy-worthy. They're just the best of what's left.
  6. GDG76

    GDG76 .

    Oct 2, 2000
    Ron Swanson wouldn't want that stupid award anyway. But the lack of recognition for Parks and Rec is beyond ridiculous. Aziz or Nick Offerman are both deserving of Best Supporting.

    I'd be shocked if Robin Wright didn't win for House of Cards.
  7. Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

    Mar 29, 2003
    No nods for Keri Russell or Noah Emmerich? TSK!

    Hope Margo Martindale wins for Best Guest Actress- Go "Granny" Go!!!
  8. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    I was surprised that The Americans got so little love. I wonder if Margo is coming back to the series. She's in a new comedy on CBS or Fox (I forget).
  9. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

    Mar 13, 2003
    Benicia, CA
    Ron Swanson is glad Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives got a nomination (for Reality Non-Competition Program).

    I was surprised Fox's entire Tuesday night lineup - Raising Hope, Ben & Kate, New Girl, and The Mindy Project - got completely shut out (and that includes the Creative Arts categories). Fox's only scripted shows that got nominations were Glee, The Simpsons, Bob's Burgers, and Family Guy, and the last three were only in animation or voiceover categories.

    Meanwhile, both The Voice and So You Think You Can Dance got nominated in the Reality Competition Show category ahead of both seasons of Survivor that were eligible.
  10. danielhart

    danielhart Nerp Nerp

    Apr 27, 2004
    "You get what you pay for"

    Some of the best dramas on TV are non-premium cable though. Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Killing, Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, etc.

    Network TV is crap and is beholden to the FCC and advertisers. You just can't get edgy, adult-oriented stuff on free TV. It's all watered down schlock. Protect the children and all that....

    Smash on NBC is a prime example - I liked it a little but if it had been on Showtime as originally developed it probably would have been amazing.

    About all I watch on network TV anymore is Survivor, Amazing Race, 60 Minutes, the Voice, and sports (and most of that has moved to ESPN or other cable stations like NBC Sports)
  11. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    Here's the promise with that premise. For YEARS that "schlock" as you call it was nominated for Emmys. I like edgy stuff and watch some of the shows nominated on cable, basic or otherwise. But, just because something is edgy, full of profanity and nudity and written for adults doesn't mean it's better than family oriented non edgy stuff that's on broadcast TV. I think sometimes we confuse "edgy" with better. A well written sitcom like Modern Family or The Big Bang Theory is a perfect example. Or something like The Good Wife. These shows aren't that different than network shows over the years. But they are well done and interesting.

    Now, it could be that better writers are flocking to cable because they can be "free" to use whatever poetic license they want to. I get that. I think it might take MORE talent to write a show that doesn't have the elements that make it edgy on cable, for broadcast TV.

    It's like thinking a comedian isn't funny unless he uses profanity and tells sex jokes. A comedian who doesn't do that can be just as funny and is probably more talented because it's harder to do.

    If the networks continue to add more and more reality crap, then yeah, they deserve what they get.
  12. BradJW

    BradJW Well-Known Member

    Jun 9, 2008
    I think Parks & Recreation is the best consistent comedy ever. I'd rate it a solid B+.

    but I'd rate probably every single episode a B+. It's not A material. They never have hilarious stand out episodes. But they've never had a single bad episode either. Just consistently very very good.

    Some of the others have some great episodes. And some mediocre ones. And some bad ones. The best Modern Family is better than the best Parks & Recreation.
    And that's what they're being judged on. The worst Parks and Recreation is still very very good though. While the worst Modern Family is just awful.

    That's my opinion anyways.
  13. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    Well my opinion is, after watching a few scattered episodes is it's a solid D. An occasional chuckle but usually not very funny. The worst Modern Family is funnier than this show :) I have to agree with the Emmy folks on this one.

    And yes, I know I'm in the minority here. But I usually am with most shows :)
  14. Fahtrim

    Fahtrim Member

    Apr 12, 2004
    Modern family and Big Bang Theory are both filled with sex jokes and innuendos and crap too. Just not the F bomb and nudity, but same crap really, don't watch those with the kids either.
  15. scooterboy

    scooterboy Coney Island Small

    Mar 27, 2001
    Lead actress in comedy series

    Lena Dunham, Girls, HBO
    Laura Dern, Enlightened, HBO
    Tiny Fey, 30 Rock, NBC
    Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation, NBC
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep, HBO
    Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie, Showtime

    3 out of 6 are SNL alumni. Cool.
  16. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    There's always been sex jokes, since the 1950s. They were just more subtle then. I'm not talking about innuendo, I'm talking about outright sex jokes with graphic language and so forth.

    I think about an interview Jerry Seinfeld had about the episode "The Contest" He realized that not ever referring to masturbation directly ONCE was what made it so funny.
  17. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    SNL is the single greatest source of comedy talent since the beginning of TV. Only other shows in the same statosphere were The Tonight Show (during the Carson years) and Ed Sullivan. Lorne Michaels and his staff sure know how to find talent.
  18. danielhart

    danielhart Nerp Nerp

    Apr 27, 2004
    It's about realism imo. Characters being able to say things that people actually say and do things people actually do. And there is more to it as well. The paradigm for success on network just doesn't allow shows room to breathe. And then when they do find some success, they beat it to death and kill it. All of a sudden you have 14 versions of CSI and a bunch of Law and Orders. Or what I like to call Fonzie syndrome, where a fun or interesting side character becomes popular and the network insists they become the center of everything, and they overdo it and ruin it.

    I just watched the whole first season of Orange is the New Black on Netflix. I could watch it on my own schedule, didn't have to worry about it getting cancelled a few shows in, and enjoyed that it actually had a some realistic semblance of what life in a low-security federal women's prison would be like.

    My point is that I don't find it sad at all that the networks are getting creamed and I love the new ways in which we get to watch quality programming. Adapt or die imo.
  19. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

    Mar 10, 2003
    New Jersey
    The way to watch TV has nothing to do with quality. So that's a different point altogether. I could watch most network shows on my portable device or PC as well or on a DVR on my own schedule.

    I agree, some of the broadcast network practices are forcing them to fall behind. I also think that there is too much pressure on success on broadcast networks. So many shows are just cast adrift after 2-3 episodes these days. Usually on cable the series is given the chance to at least finish it's run. Still, I don't feel the FCC restraints as much as financial restraints are the reason why the broadcast networks are falling behind. With the stakes so high, there's little reason to risk anything....thus, you get 15 variations of American Idol. And can someone tell me what the difference is between AI, The Voice and all these others? They are essentially the same show. What makes the shows are the judges. Otherwise they are exactly the same.
  20. TAsunder

    TAsunder Debates Ghee vs Gi

    Aug 6, 2003
    Madison, WI
    The Emmy awards have come a long way since their historically ridiculous snubbing of The Wire.

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