I don’t know what it was.
I just remember in the early 2000s staring at the nominations in my local newspaper. I circled the nominees that I thought could win, and come Oscar night I did really well. It was euphoric. It’s the reason people play fantasy sports (besides the gambling aspect of course), the feeling of successfully predicting something.
It’s not for everyone. Some people don’t feel the same euphoria, or they feel it for other things in their life. I found myself reading all the popular blogs just trying to consolidate my predictions. I’d see the favorite, and if it was close, I’d predict an upset. Getting an upset correct feels really good.
As far as surprising nominations come – there weren’t many.
The Emmys can be frustratingly safe as they reluctantly bring in new shows. It appears that “The Handmaid’s Tale” feels pretty safe in most categories, but in the comedy categories it was hard for me to figure out if they’d lean toward “Atlanta” or “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
I may flip flop a few times…
Anyway here’s the predictions and as always keep here for the most up-to-date predictions:
Outstanding Comedy Series (07/13/18)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
As I binged Crazy Ex-Girlfriend I would feel a mix of emotions – from laughter to cringe, from cringe to cringe, from cringe to awe (love the musical numbers) and then back to laughter and cringe.
It’s a ridiculous show with a ridiculous premise that bathes itself in over-reactive and exaggerated characters – it’s really good.
Okay, now that you’re caught up…
To some people (actually most people unfortunately) politics is more about faith than it is about facts.
Roseanne Barr was never the kind of person to shy away from giving her political opinion, no matter how controversial or atypical to left-leaning Hollywood.
Sitcoms come and go and there are a lot of them.
“New Girl” was consistently average comfort food. At its worst (Final season, Seasons 1/2) it was background noise. At its best (Seasons 3-5) it was filled with things to chuckle about and a couple things to laugh out loud about.
When writers outline their script it’s important to try and understand how the audience feels, essentially about everything.
Dialogue can tell us a lot about character, but I want to focus on the structure of story itself.
Seasons 1 and 2 of “Silicon Valley” were hilarious and probably the funniest we’ll ever see the show. Season 3 lagged as fans and critics felt we were stuck in a cycle of failure and success.
13 Reasons Why season one was solid.
There were ebbs and flows throughout the season, but overall it was a strong mystery with a satisfying, yet devastating conclusion.
Everything comes together. Without questionable cliffhangers it would’ve been a strong mini-series and critics agree.
Katherine Langford earned a well-deserved Golden Globe nomination and the critics landed on an admirable 76.
Loud internet fandom reveals inherit faults in aged Nielson rating system (this could’ve been a headline a decade ago!)
The Nielson ratings are absurd and just about every major network still swears by them.
Earlier this month shows such as “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and “The Expanse” were cancelled. Several other shows were cancelled along with them.
However these two specific shows had loud fanbases. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” was rescued by NBC and “The Expanse,” as of now still cancelled, has fans flying plane banners attempting to resucue the SyFy series.
On Wednesday “The Expanse” was met again with a subpar Nielson rating. The outcry is so strong though, that I feel confident it will be picked up.
Back in the “Firefly” and “Freaks and Geeks” days the internet wasn’t this massive community of outspoken, pissed off people.
The Nielson metric was obsolete over a decade ago. Every show my wife and I watch isn’t contributed to their number, and the same can be said of millions of people across the country.
Time to update.
It was announced yesterday that, in an attempt to be less humorous and all-around good, Fox has cancelled “Last Man on Earth,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” and “The Mick.”
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is a fan favorite and the fanbase has been shouting. It’s all but guranteed that the cop show will return, maybe on Hulu.
Then there’s “Last Man on Earth,” a show with a strong first season that delves into low-budget slapstick and giddiness as it moves on through its four seasons.