Five outta six ain’t bad

20 July, 2012
Rat Fink

So the Emmy nominations came out yesterday, and I don’t want to brag, but I must say I was gratified to see that the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences agreed with me, at least 83% of the time. Behold the nominees:

DRAMA SERIES
“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO) 
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Homeland” (Showtime) Haven’t watched it
“Mad Men” (AMC)

Also, 16 of the 24 acting nominations in the drama category are from the five checked shows above. That’s pretty snappy, I’ll tell ya. Go Joan Holloway, go Jesse Pinkman.

I’ll also mention the miniseries category, which includes nominations for “Hatfields & McCoys,” “American Horror Story,” and “Game Change,” all of which I have seen and enjoyed.

Why did I not list any comedy series today? Because I don’t watch sitcoms. Why? Because…I don’t know. Please don’t think me a humorless numpty; I just clammah for the drammah.

Banner year for Finkertainment, that’s what I say.

All right, fiends. Time to do some serious bill paying. Happy payday!  :|

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Mavis
Mavis
20 July, 2012 10:01 am

Unfortunately, I haven’t seen any of the series that you have listed, but I have seen Hatfields & McCoys. I LOVED that mini-series! I also saw that Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton are nominated, along with Mare Winningham. The movie was nominated for several different things, like, best musical composition, makeup, hairstyles and costumes. I hope they win!

Happy Bill-paying Day, sweetie! I feel your pain….

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Will
Will
20 July, 2012 11:08 am

Homeland is phenomenal. It’s worth checking out.

As for this year’s Comedy Nominations, most of them are rather unphenominal. I am continually offended by Big Bang Theory and it’s constant unfunniness. Many of the other programs have seen better days. Sadly, some of the better comedies like Happy Endings, Community, and Parks and Recreation were not nominated. I’d highly recommend the latter. It’s streaming on Netflix and is one of the funniest and smartest shows on television.

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Rae
Rae
20 July, 2012 4:25 pm

I wanted to mention this after watching Episode 4 of Newsroom (though it is slightly unrelated to your post). There is DEFINITELY a re-use of phrases coined by West Wing first. “You tell _____ he’d/she’d better bring more than a couple a’ guys…”, etc. I love it, though, but I’ve watched West Wing enough to be like “Really?”. Ha. Also! Sam Waterson, I love, and the bowtie is “ok”… but he forces swear words out of his mouth almost to the point of being excessive and not entertaining. I am really starting to enjoy this show and am so happy… Read more »

Rae
Rae
21 July, 2012 9:30 am
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Agreed. I will also say that the Economist? Who is fairly attractive? I didn’t think I would like here AT ALL… but, she was pretty funny. “You have two ph.d’s!?”… “Yeahhh… in ECONOMICS!”. ….”Hey guys, STOP COVERING YOUR MICS!”. I love me some Sorkin. So glad he’s back on TV.

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Rae
Rae
21 July, 2012 9:35 am
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OH YEA… sorrrrryy. I’m still commenting on this! Heffe is out of town and we always watch our shows on Monday nights (which we didn’t this week because it was insane!) He gave me permission to watch The Newsroom by myself because I was losing it. Even though Sam Waterson was forcing it, I watch that scene where they were all yelling at each other at the end and Will even complimented Don about 8 times… . . .

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