Here is a confession that I should just get out of the way right now. I cried five minutes into NBC’s This is Us. Not a full fledged ugly cry. Just a little swelling of tears. I’m not sure what that says about me. That I’m not manly? That I appreciate cliched tropes? That this… Read More ‘This is Us’ proves cable dramas need explosive acting; not explosive CGI
Horace and Pete is the most culturally significant piece of art 2016 has produced so far. It’s going to take a titan later in the year to dethrone it. I feel comfortable in saying that won’t occur.
Showtime’s Homeland was about a bipolar CIA agent convinced that an American POW that was rescued was really turned by a terrorist group. If you haven’t watched any of the Emmy-winning show, stop reading now. That was the initial premise of the first season. Then politics got in the way. No, not on the show; in… Read More ‘Homeland:’ what it was and what it is now
The 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards are this Sunday on CBS and will be hosted by the incomparable Neil Patrick Harris. That means it is time to make my annual picks yet again in hopes of doing better than the previous year. I was going to break this up into a multi-day post, but since… Read More Predicting the 65th Emmy Awards
I already wrote about my initial reactions to the 64th Emmy Nominations, but I’ve had time to think about it and am officially making my predictions for this Sunday’s award show. I’ll keep it short and sweet and to the point. I’ll only discuss the major acting award in drama/comedy. No writing, directing or guest appearances. No miniseries or TV movies either. Just the big guns.… Read More Emmy predictions
Why is Homeland so good? It won instantaneous critical acclaim upon its release and grabbed the Golden Globe for Best Drama Series and Best Drama Actress (Claire Danes) and a nomination for Best Drama Actor (Damien Lewis). Now it’s up for nine awards at next week’s Emmy Awards and will most likely net Danes her second major award for the series and is a serious contender to end Mad Men’s four year streak.
But why is it so good?… Read More Why ‘Homeland’ is a winner