There is some really great television out there right now. The drama category is rich with content and there are some original and quirky comedies that are allowing truly funny people to strut there stuff. But....I'm not sure the Emmys are really hilighting those things. Even still, great TV and you should probably check out all the nominees and winners here.
Where's the Parks?
Yes, Modern Family is funny. I get it. But watching it towards the end of last season it felt as if it was already becoming stale. Go ahead, boo now if you wish but there's just better work being done. The omission of Parks and Recreation is just wrong. Again, no problem with Eric Stonestreet or Julie Bowen being recognized, they are both great. However, the total ensemble on Parks is unmatched on TV today.
OK, I guess the point is to celebrate the excellence and apparently we are to understand that Homeland is the best show on tv. Up for debate of course but congratulations to Damien Lewis. Whether you would have voted for the show or not you can't deny the difficulty of his performance. And Claire Danes, how do you not like Claire Danes? The answer is, you don't not like Claire Danes. I do have to say once again though..where the hell is Sons of Anarchy? I guess I'm in the minority but I think FX tends to get a bit overlooked.
With all the false modesty and self congratulations that comes with award shows it's nice to see some real surprise. I think the photo of Aaron Paul kind of sums it up. This was one of the best moments of the night with a guy who you can tell is truly shocked. He's just out of his mind that he's a part of this and it's great to see. I mean look at that face and the embrace with Giancarlo Esposito was just genuine, very cool. Although it does break my heart a bit to not see Peter Dinklage receive another award for his work on Game of Thrones, I can't disagree with the fervor that Breaking Bad has garnered.
NIneties superstars Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Kevin Costner back...in...da...house! Nice. Makes me want to listen to some Gin Blossoms or Faith No More. Did you ever think that of the cast of Seinfeld that Elaine would have the most succesful career post show? You did? Liar.And so good to see Costner doing something that receives critical acclaim in this century. OK, I'll give you The Company Men, great movie but not really a Costner vehicle. I'm more concerned with the list of flops prior to that, Swing Vote anyone? Didn't think so.Well done from one of the elder statesmen of Hollywood.
Show idea. Cage Match. Nicolas Cage enters a ring with another actor. They do readings of famous scripts to a celebrity panel of acting judges. The judges vote on who delivers the best audition. Nicolas Cage wins every week. We celebrate his greatness. The end.