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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by hummingbird_206, Aug 29, 2010.
I was thinking the exact same thing!
It's obviously all Jay Leno's fault.
One of these days I'll get around to it. But there just was not a way for me to watch three seasons before the current season started, so I didn't bother to setup the season pass. Seems to me like I should watch the first three seasons instead of jumping in the middle.
Well.. there you lost me completely. Popularity != Quality, and I would think you would know that, and shows like this exist to recognize quality television.
I just think that having easily half the show dedicated to a single category is too much.
But not last season, which is what this award was for.
Shows like this exist for the industry to kiss it's own ass. That's all.
Yeah, this is definitely one of those shows you can't really just jump into.
You should watch it for Christina Hendricks alone. She's amazing in a number of ways.
Er. January Jones had those weird Madonna bra things on her back, too. :-|
Yeah, sorry, I'll throw in my Firefly blu-rays for my Christina Hendricks fix.
Sure, but I just don't care to see the same 3/4 miniseries/movies nominated for all 8 categories. Compress this section to 15-20 minutes and I'm more likely to seek these shows out... but after 60 minutes, I feel like I've seen them already.
Also, Pacific was up against one other mini for the Emmy. C'mon... they couldn't dig up at least one more nominee?
Parsons winning has thrown off everything I thought I knew to be true.
Does anyone know where I can see the Modern Family sketch thing online? My husband missed it.
Random thoughts as I time-shift:
That opening number was all kinds of awesome.
Absolutely thrilled that Jon Cryer didn't repeat. I'm gutted for NPH (will he EVER win a supporting actor statuette?), but happy that the abundance of Modern Family love wasn't canceled out by the voters. Congrats to Eric Stonestreet, Steve Levitan, and Chris Lloyd.
These presenter combos sure are awkward. Jim Parsons, Sofia Vergara, Lauren Graham, and Matthew Perry: I'm looking in your direction.
Jane Lynch holds the honor of tonight's most obvious win.
John Hodgman is deliciously droll tonight. Talk about a breath of fresh air. Can he do the Oscars next?
Loved the Modern Family clueless network exec sketch and the unexpected yet hysterical Clooney cameo.
Awesome: Jim Parsons won Lead Actor! Even more awesome: Shalhoub goes home empty handed.
Nurse Jackie is not a comedy series. Still, very happy both that Edie Falco won and that (so far) 30 Rock is getting shut out for its lackluster season.
The Amazing Race's win streak is broken! Congrats on a much-deserved win for Top Chef.
And the Breaking Bad lovefest begins anew...deservedly so. Congrats to Aaron Paul, Bryan Cranston (though Michael C. Hall really needs to win Lead Actor one of these years),
Archie Panjabi's win is a bit of a surprise, but she does make that show.
Shame that both Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton were both shut out tonight. I'm a little surprised to see the lack of Mad Men love; Kyra Sedgwick's win was definitely the first WTF moment of the telecast for me.
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien loses, and NBC avoids a potentially awkward moment. Academy fail.
A very humble Humanitarian Award acceptance from Clooney.
The cut from David Strathairn to the In Memoriams was quite awkward. Good song, though.
Modern Family wins Best Comedy, Mad Men Best Drama, and all is right with the world. NBC's gotta be pissed at the former, though.
He started off well enough, but Jimmy Fallon proved tonight just why the Emmys no longer require an emcee. He merely slowed things down unnecessarily; the homage to canceled shows was my last straw. I enjoyed the telecast more than I have in years, but he needed to go.
And I agree with LoadStar on the pacing. When a section very nearly allows one to erase their sizable buffer, they've got problems. Also, why had I not heard of Temple Grandin before this evening? Did HBO market that at ALL?
Everyone is entitled to their opinion but I totally disagree you. I think Parsons runs rings around Larry David as an actor. I think Curb your enthusiasm is totally overrated.
I've seen BBT without the laugh track and still thought it was just as funny and i attended a taping of it once and thought it was hilarious.
Not sure why you never heard of it. I don't even have HBO, and I've heard _tons_ about it, and from everything I've heard, the accolades are well deserved. I saw it reviewed (a couple of times) on At The Movies, and IIRC, they raved about the movie and Claire Danes' performance in particular.
I know it's popular to hate Tony Shaloub for all of his Emmy wins, but he was REALLY good in his role as Monk. Even so, it was time someone else won.
Speaking of hatin' on stuff...what's with True Blood, anyway? Every clip I saw looked just awful.
I liked most of Jimmy Fallon's bits but hated the "tweets" he was reading. Dumb.
I don't see how anyone can not love Ricky Gervais. He is so hilarious...and suddenly, good looking!
I thought Al Pacino looked so crumply and ugly....and then he has the requisite hot young thing on his arm. *sigh*
Add me to the Nurse Jackie fans. I really enjoy that show.
I watched Mad Men which was playing simultaneously afterwards and noticed they gave congratulations to the Emmy award. Talk about real time. Did they know ahead of time?
Big Lost fan, and I'm disappointed that the show wasn't recognized. Oh well.
I'm a huge Amazing Race fan, and every year, I've been excited that they've won. I've enjoyed saying that it's won it's category ever since the category was created.
I wasn't the least bit disappointed that it didn't win, though. The point has been made enough - we all know that TAR is great. I wish they would have just pulled out of contention after the last win.
Did you notice the beer that was offered to Matthew Perry, though, during Ricky's part. Oops.