There’s a bunch of TV news out there, but it’s really hard to pay attention to any of it when the President of the United States is out here trying to start a race war.

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‘Late Night with Seth Meyers” Amber Ruffin’s response to “Go Back to Your Country” is the only response that we need.

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The Emmy nominations are out, and I’m not mad. (Well, not that mad, anyway.)

The Emmy nominations came out this morning and honestly? They aren’t terrible! This is thanks to several factors:

  1. TV is just a lot better now. Between the sheer number shows to choose from, the removal of the stigma that used to taint TV and the creative boom we are in the middle of, TV is better than ever. This is not an exaggeration: I came up with 10 more series that could have been nominated for Outstanding Comedy than the seven that actually received nods.
  2. At the same time, this was a quiet year for drama. In part, I think everyone tried to stay out of the way of the final season of Game of Thrones, believing that it was going to drown out everything else, and in part, dramas have found a new home in the limited series category. As a result, I didn’t feel like too many shows were overlooked in this category and am relatively happy with the nominees.
  3. But back to that limited series thing: at some point when we weren’t looking, miniseries became the prestige format for television. I suspect the limited series has gained in popularity for creators and actors for the same reason: the word “limited.” It’s a project that they can commit to without having to potentially spend 8 to 10 years of their life doing, and it is by nature a project that has a concrete end — something storytellers are fond of. It’s created some memorable and important TV.

While I have a few quibbles with some of the nominees (The Kominsky Method is just taking up valuable real estate, guys), and some snubs — HER NAME IS D’ARCY CARDEN, DAMMIT — overall? It’s not a terrible list. Let’s examine it together, and maybe do just a tiny bit of screaming.

 

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Robert Mueller: “If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so.” ~drop mic~

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Here’s a bunch of ‘Game of Thrones’ stuff ahead of this weekend’s finale. Are you ready? Because I’m not ready.

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‘Fleabag,’ ‘Catch-22,’ ‘The Bachelorette,’ one thousand season finales, the series finales of ‘Game of Thrones,’ and ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week (I’m exhausted)

 

 

 

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How ‘Game of Thrones’ will end according to one of my most trusted sources

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They’re making a third ‘Walking Dead’ series whether you like it or not.

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The Academy Awards are this weekend, and this is the one genre of movie that needs to never receive another nomination

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Hey, we haven’t seen these ‘Game of Thrones’ characters in a long while, are they coming back? Maybe!

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