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2013 Prime Time Emmy nominations

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

  1. billypritchard

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    I mostly agree, though I'd probably go with consistent A-. But I can recall a couple (maybe the bachelor parties?) that I would put at solid A.
     
  2. efilippi

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    Two things I found odd. Joan Cusack nominated as a guest actress in Shameless. A bit of a stretch to call her a guest. She seems to be in every episode and is excellent.

    The other is Matt LeBlanc for Episodes. It seems like that hasn't been on for a long time. I think he was wonderful in the show and hope it comes back, but it sure doesn't feel like a last year series to me.
     
  3. zalusky

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    Some comments about the cable vs broadcast discussion:
    1) Cable is typically 12 episodes versus 22 episodes on broadcast. This allows the writers time to architect a good season script arc.

    2) Cable is typically filmed with cheaper budget structures versus broadcast allowing for a little less pressure to hit the numbers and they typically get to show all 12 before they get cut.

    3) There have been articles written that say a lot of talented movie writers/actors/producers are moving from movies to cable because they can't get their stuff made. Movies want the blockbuster and the quick win like broadcast. This may be reason for better product in cable.

    4) Cable has a revenue stream beyond advertising.

    5) And has been mentioned cable is willing to push the limits.
     
  4. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    TV is where writers flourish and actors are finally starting to realize that playing the same character for weeks on end allows them the chance to go deeper and really develop their craft. Movies today are either huge-budget blockbusters that are all about special effects and editing and have very little to do with acting ability, or they are tiny-budget indie flicks that everyone pats each other on the back for but don't make any money.

    Other than for a few very A-list actors, TV is becoming the preferred medium for actors that truly want a chance to inhabit a character and connect with the material and their audience.
     
  5. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Except we knew that from the beginning. Netflix verified with the Academy that their shows would be eligible, so people have been discussing the very likely nominations for Spacey, Wright, and House of Cards for many months.
     
  6. danielhart

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    I watch everything on at least 50 inch screens fwiw (Netflix, directv, DVD/bluray, torrents, etc)

    And the difference between AI and the Voice is that AI sucks. :D
     
  7. danielhart

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    Best. Show. Ever.






    until Breaking Bad came along....
     
  8. zalusky

    zalusky Active Member TCF Club

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    One other add. I don't want hear how important OTA is to Tivo. I can't think of another reason better than this to show it.
     
  9. MScottC

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    It may not be important to you, but it is important to many of us. Even if it is just for those periods when cable is not working, or one decides to cut off the cable company for their outrageous fees.
     
  10. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I have no idea what you're referring to here. Without context, this comment seems totally out of place in this thread.
     
  11. zalusky

    zalusky Active Member TCF Club

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    OTA = Broadcast which is being discussed in this thread.

    Context is that most of the nominated shows are on vehicles not offered by OTA (Broadcast) and that OTA for Tivo is becoming irrelevant.
     
  12. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I know what OTA stands for. I just found the part about TiVo to be odd. The newest TiVo models don't even support OTA anymore, so I'm not sure what the point of that comment was.
     
  13. Regina

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    ..and Matthew Rhys! OOPS! :D
     
  14. Steveknj

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    As I don't own a TiVo I'm not quite sure what TiVo has to do with the discussion. I'm assuming by OTA he means the broadcast Networks (ABC, NBC, etc.) as opposed to Cable and OD channels. Perhaps he means that with OTA it gives you more flexibility when to watch those shows which are usually shown only once, where cable shows, (especially the premiums) are shown multiple times. I THINK that's what he's getting at.
     
  15. billypritchard

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    Your premise is a bit flawed, as these are shows nominated for Emmys, not 'most watched' programs. The highest rated and watched shows would still be on broadcast, though that gap is closing somewhat.
     
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    She wuz robbed! A great performance!
     
  17. billypritchard

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    Another factor in the broadcast/cable nominations discussion is that cable shows get more respect these days, even while excellent performances co-exist on broadcast. Monica Potter should have been a lock for her season on Parenthood, but she was shut out.
     
  18. Steveknj

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    Yep, I got that feeling too. It's the "cool" thing to vote for a cable show. And we know the "critics" love everything cable.

    I agree about Monica Potter, and I really wasn't a fan of hers before last season. I thought she was excellent, and Parenthood could easily have been considered for an Emmy. It's an excellent show. And that's the kind of thing I was talking about earlier. Parenthood is not "gritty" or "provocative". It does cover adult topics, but in a way that even older children can watch and it can promote discussion. If this show was on cable, with cursing and actual sex being shown, it would be a completely different show, and IMO, not nearly as well done, because it would have been too easy to resort to that sort of stuff. It's proof that a family drama could be well written, and on broadcast TV and be quality without being edgy.
     
  19. scooterboy

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    Maybe Monica Potter would have gotten a nom if she had shaved her head instead of wearing that distracting skin helmet.
     

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