Lot 48: my emmy nominations

July 13, 2017

my emmy nominations

today is the day! today is the day that emmy nominations come out! aka the day i get really happy and really mad.  mad that shows are snubbed, happy that shows deserve their praises are praised.  i really tried to go to "for your consideration" events which are panels where the cast and producers of the shows talk about the past season but by the time i realized i could go to these awesome events, they had passed.  i was able to go to this event and it was truly amazing.  i was near tears at the end for my love of television and was slap happy that i was inside the academy of television and sciences building! i was too late! next year! 

my nominations are in no way organized, but more of a list of shows that i feel need to be recognized. 

this show is about a spy who is in a type of spy that doesn't have a cover.  he has to do his actual cover job and do his spy job too.  its all very stressful.  so much happens and he gets so far buried and it is so well written.  i don't know if anyone but taran and i watched this show but us because i have literally heard no one but us talk about it.  but it is one of the best shows i have seen in years.  so well written.  i want this nominated for writing and outstanding drama series although i think it would qualify as limited series. 

i've talked about this show before and how it was created by one of my writing icons and yada yada but it really was so good.  it premiered mid season so only had about 12 episodes but each was gold.  i demand an outstanding comedy series nomination for this one! 

this was also a winner.  winner winner.  this is about a con man (pardon me pete, its confidence man, i know thats the correct term) and the mess a scam he played got him into.  he is into some very deep mud that you really see no way out of but by golly that man is brilliant and he figures it out! i demand a writing nom at least as well as an acting nom from Giovanni Ribisi! 

the only time gilmore girls was even nominated for an emmy was for makeup in 2004, which they won.  lauren was nominated for a golden globe in 2002 but this show always was seriously, seriously overlooked in terms of recognition.  there was some debate as to what category the reboot show would compete in but it was decided it would compete in the limited series category. amy and dan sherman-palladino have always been incredible writers and i have always looked up to them as writers and learned from them as writers.  but in this reboot, they really, really shone.  i will be incredibly furious if today they don't get nominated for at least spring or fall episodes.  i know a lot of some people hated the reboot but to me, it was perfect.  and thats all im going to say about it. 

 i think the gorgeous clothes blinded my ability to analyze a show well.  this didn't get the best reviews.  it was claimed to have too many secrets and intrigue but thats what i loved about it.  truthfully,  the only emmy nomination it deserves it in costume design.  but i had to put it out there to tell you to watch it. 

again, why am i the only one who watched this? a nyc lawyer comes to a small town to defend a man accused of killing his wife, tasked with a group of incompetent but loving buffoons. this was a new kind of hilarity that i have yet to see on the small screen.  it was new and fresh.  i demand an outstanding comedy series nomination! 

you didn't expect me to get through this list without mentioning mr robot did you?  something i do as part of writing exercises is watching exquisite writing and breaking it down piece by piece.  i did this with the pilot, which was nominated for outstanding writing for a drama series and when i was done all writing for drama shows made a lot more sense to me.  but guys,  i haven't seen the second season so i am just listing this by faith that second season was as good as the first.  because first should have been nominated for outstanding drama series.  which leads me to my next point.

but really guys, truth be told, i don't know what i'm talking about.  i tell taran that his media consumption is filled with candy and he has no meals.  i claim to have my protein by watching fargo (which i would list here but i haven't seen the latest season) but really, i think that my media consumption is just candy too.  i get caught up in storytelling that just plain entertains me.  i'm not a tv critic.  i try to be.  but i'm not.  but i'm learning. i'm learning. 

i wrote this last night, not knowing what the noms were.  and there was a big debate


  1. I haven't watched any of these! And with Gilmore Girls, I never will. My personal choice. I'm just rooting for Lena Waithe for writing the Thanksgiving episode of Master of None. And Reese Witherspoon for acting in Big Little Lies.

  2. Mr. Robot is one of literally THIRTY-SEVEN shows on my MUST WATCH NOW list. I'm going to get to it before September for sure!

    Also, I don't watch much on Amazon, so I had never even heard of Patriot, but I'll check it out!

  3. I have never watched a show on Amazon. Patriot sounds very interesting though.

    I love Gilmore Girls. My favorite sitcom this past year was The Good Place. I only know a handful of people who watch it. It's so clever and fun.

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