Happy Official Impeachment Inquiry Day!

Continue reading “Happy Official Impeachment Inquiry Day!”

These three shows are ranked most likely to be renewed and one of them will SHOCK you. (No it won’t. I’m just trying to get you to click on the clicky.)

Continue reading “These three shows are ranked most likely to be renewed and one of them will SHOCK you. (No it won’t. I’m just trying to get you to click on the clicky.)”

Fox News is eating itself as impeachment looms. You love to see it.

Continue reading “Fox News is eating itself as impeachment looms. You love to see it.”

The 71st Primetime Emmys Not!Live Blog

Continue reading “The 71st Primetime Emmys Not!Live Blog”

Welp, you monsters have made your hate blog choice, and you’ve really outdone yourselves this time.

Continue reading “Welp, you monsters have made your hate blog choice, and you’ve really outdone yourselves this time.”

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.

Continue reading “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.”

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

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

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.

 

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

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

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

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

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