Yesterday was SO STRESSFUL you guys, so let’s just spend today laughing at what an asshole Meghan McCain is.

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What is wrong with us that a PSA like this is even necessary?

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Our moronic president wants Congress to investigate the Obamas for their Netflix deal because President All the Best Deals doesn’t know how deals work? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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It’s your last week to vote on which show will ruin my TV season, you sadists.

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‘American Horror Story: 1984,’ ‘Between Two Ferns: The Movie,’ The Emmys and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week

 

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Oh, look, here’s a bunch of ‘Game of Thrones’ stuff just as the final round of Emmy voting begins.

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‘The Good Place’ changed its understanding of what it means to be a good person for a good reason.

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Comic-Con took over the universe this weekend. Here are all — and I mean all — the trailers you want to see.

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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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Everything is feeling particularly shitty today, so here is Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, and Tan France in some mom jeans to cheer you up

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