I didn’t watch the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards the other night.
I never watch award shows anymore because they get me all riled up. I either disagree with who/what gets the awards, or I disagree with the lengthy opinions expressed by some recipients.
I want my favorite shows to win because I know what is best. And I want the award recipients to say “thank you” then mosey off the stage directly.
We get it, you’re great. Now move on.
Also, I despise the red carpet “reporters” with their judgemental chatter/stupid interviews as the stars walk the red carpet. Didn’t your mothers teach you that if you can’t say something nice, then don’t say anything at all?
Be polite or shut up. That’s the deal in my world view of how the Primetime Emmy Awards, or any award show, should be.
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However, even though I didn’t watch the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, I got opinions– and I know how to use ’em.
• First of all, the best comedy show is The Good Place with Kristen Bell and Ted Danson. It’s smart, quirky, and hilarious. With cheerful sets and a snappy pace. And it’s funny, in a non-mocking way.
You’ll notice it wasn’t part of the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards which just goes to show you how wrong the whole Emmy thing was.
• Second of all, This is Us is a wonderful, genuine drama that kept me engaged [difficult to do] and made me, an introvert with a low opinion of people, want to know more about these people [extremely difficult to do].
The show moves seamlessly between past and present while never losing sight of the relationships that form the core of the storyline. I like the actors. I like the writing. I like the sets. I like the costumes.
So where are the plethora of awards that it deserved?
• Thirdly, The Crown is brilliant. No other word for that TV show. I read that John Lithgow received an Emmy for his portrayal of Winston Churchill and that’s good because he was spectacular in that role. But again, how about everyone else in the show? Where are their awards?
[And don’t try to downplay this show as only a costume drama, because that just makes you look ignorant about how necessary it is for us to understand history– and it gripes my grits when people say that. So don’t do it.]
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And on that note I’ll end this post with a short summation of what I’ve written here about the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards.
I’ve given you, my gentle readers, a fast review of three decent, returning this season, TV shows* that you may want to watch in the upcoming months. You may thank me in the comments below.
And I’ve vented about how stupid I think award shows are– a sentiment that many other people agree with, if Sunday’s low ratings are to be believed.
* I didn’t realize that Veep was a comedy until I read the list of the winners. I might like it and will consider watching it. Also, Big Little Lies looks promising, but we don’t get HBO, so until these shows hit Netflix or Hulu I won’t be seeing them.