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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by BigDaddyLH, Sep 18, 2017.
Me, too. Some folks criticize it without realizing it was published in 1985.
Aren't they all the same?
Oscar & Emmy ... wasn't that the sequel to Harold & Maude ?
Well, I don't know for sure because I don't watch them much anymore just because there is always something more interesting to me. The Oscars is the show that seems to always contradict my own opinions of the "best" movies. I do understand BDLH curiosity about what TV programming may have been recognized. That's a little different than a single movie and, I believe, more able to be recognized as popular to a majority.
As far as the humor that goes on relating to current events it would be hard to not joke about that!
But, the US economy is so much better now, jokes relating to current events during 2012 & 2016 were much better, IMHO...
I can't answer that...
No, seriously. I can't answer that or I'd get hollered at or banned!
I was kinda hoping to talk about TV shows
Yeah, I was probably pushing my luck with that reply, note my avatar.
I'm just waiting for Better Call Saul to start up again. I watched everything up to last season but got on the bandwagon to late to catch up...
Nah. None of the Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul stuff has ever done a thing for me...
Now, next month Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is coming back. THAT'S a show worth waiting for! (Not that it'll ever get any Emmy consideration, though... )
The Emmys are only concerned with shows that reflect a Hollywood worldview. And, that makes perfect sense, since it's Hollywood casting the votes. But, what they like and what I like are seldom the same thing.
(ETA: This explains quite readily why The Handmaid's Tale won best drama. It may have been published in 1985, but it's a dystopian fantasy abut a totalitarian society in which a male patriarchy oppresses women, stripping them of the right to make decisions regarding their own bodies, and forcing them to use their bodies in a way prescribed by the state. Correct or not, this aligns quite well with the worldview of many of those who make up the voting body for the Emmys.)
It seems like all the "buzzworthy" shows are either about drug dealers or porno these days. I have ZERO interest in ANY of these shows.
Shows like Dirk Gently are absurd and fun and don't have any point to make outside their inherent absurdity. That's what I like. Fun and funny, with some excitement and maybe just a hint of actual humanity.
To paraphrase someone much older and smarter than me, they seldom make 'em like that anymore!
Well, OF COURSE Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul do nothing for you. Is it surprising that a guy who wears Godzilla T-Shirts and actually enjoys "horror" movies can't recognize true genius?
And that's one reason we can discuss everything else here without dealing with constant flame wars.
There are zillions of places you can discuss anything you want if you're that put out.
I'm usually interested in reading the lists of nominations and winners. I can't take watching the actual awards shows.
There's a difference between horror movies and television shows that lionize bad people doing bad things. In most of the horror movies I watch, the monster isn't the "hero." (With the possible, ironic exception of Godzilla, of course!)
I wasn't making a point about TDPRI or questioning the wisdom of the rules. I appreciate the rules and am grateful for them, as they make this a much nicer place to visit than just about anywhere else online.
My point was that awards are seldom about the actual awards or the quality of the work being recognized anymore. And, I think that's a sad thing, because there is good work that deserves to be recognized.
In other words, I wish they could separate things the same way we separate them here. In this case (as in many others), TDPRI is the shining example of how things ought to be done, but seldom are anymore!
I didn't watch them, I rarely watch award shows. I'll usually look the next morning at the list of winners. With a young child, I do not watch much TV anymore. I also do not subscribe to HBO or Hulu, so I had not heard of many of the nominees/winners. It's a different age with most of the nominations going to. On network stuff.
I never watch the actual show, but I always notice it when show descriptions online mention receiving an emmy nomination or award. That can be something to entice me to watch.
I also notice when they mention a nomination for something weird (like best set catering or something equally weird) and nothing else. No mention of the writing, acting, just that the show was once nominated for 'best set catering'... now that has got to be a show worth watching LOL
EDIT: not to bash set caterers. I'm sure their job is hard and they deserve recognition, but it is just not what entices me to watch tv.
Interesting. I never knew someone could win an Emmy for that. Could you imagine someone advertising their Emmy-award-winning custodial/janitorial services?
Didn't watch, but looked at the list above. Except for SNL, I wasn't familiar with the winners in most of the categories, with a few exceptions:
Last Week Tonight - I love catching up Monday mornings on Youtube. That category must be tough IMO; it seems like this year all the "variety talk shows" are not only very good and competitive, but even helping each other out with cameos and showing up on other peoples' shows! Fallon on Meyers, Meyers on Fallon, Noah on everything, Colbert on Kimmel, all the old Daily show alums getting together on Colbert. I still remember when it seemed like a cold war with Leno vs. Letterman... like a late night shunning contest. Late night seems much more cordial across networks now I think.
Black Mirror: San Junipero - Not my favorite Black Mirror episode, but it was terrific for sure.
Props to Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe for winning outstanding writing on Master of None. LOVE that show. They must work hard at it! I thought season 2 took it to a whole other level. I almost don't consider it a comedy series though.
Maybe I need to see The Handmaid's Tale.
I'm still trying to get over the cancellation of "Petticoat Junction."