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  • GusCruz
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    It’s not “extreme” at all. He’s in a unique position as an Emmy voter to arrive at his decisions based on some level of objectivity. I didn’t need to even read the full article to know exactly what this guy was about. Those coded terms were him being “polite.” Good on you for knowing his true intent better than the rest of us.

    At least no one can criticize him for lack of self-awareness. He knows why he likes what he likes.

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    Teridax
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    Don’t you know? Most straight guys get uncomfortable with male homosexuality but don’t mind some girl on girl action. Fucking hypocrites.

    Weird, because as a heterosexual man myself I’m fine with both, and I don’t get the bias. I would be no more or less comfortable watching Matt Bomer and Jesse Tyler Ferguson pork on screen then I would be watching Ellen Page and Kate McKinnon porking on screen, you know what I mean? I’m open to all kinds of love being portrayed in art, and I personally find some people having such a hypocritical prejudice absurd.

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    Teridax
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    “I know I’m supposed to be wowed by The Handmaid’s Tale — I liked it, but it was a little too monotone for me, and everything after episode two felt like filling in time.”

    WTF?! If you don’t think the Handmaid’s Tale was the best of the year, fine. But every episode was a freaking masterpiece, I have no idea why some people randomly nitpick the latter half of the season, with its impressive world-building, character development, and clever twists and turns! And your answer is This Is Us, with its cheap emotional manipulations, story contrivances, and at times Brady Bunch-levels of CHEESY DIALOGUE?! Oh, and Kevin is more of an irredeemable asshole than even Aunt Lydia in my humble opinion. Bullshit. 🙁

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    Sasha
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    Don’t you know? Most straight guys get uncomfortable with male homosexuality but don’t mind some girl on girl action. Fucking hypocrites.

    Weird, because as a heterosexual man myself I’m fine with both, and I don’t get the bias. I would be no more or less comfortable watching Matt Bomer and Jesse Tyler Ferguson pork on screen then I would be watching Ellen Page and Kate McKinnon porking on screen, you know what I mean? I’m open to all kinds of love being portrayed in art, and I personally find some people having such a hypocritical prejudice absurd.

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    Teridax
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    On the plus side, I love and approve this voters going with Black Mirror, Saturday Night Live, Colbert, and even Silicon Valley, which may have had its weakest season in my opinion, but is still watchable and at times funny enough that I would accept it as a hypothetical Comedy Series winner, if an overdue at that which really should have won for its brilliant 2nd season instead of Veep’s entertaining but not great 4th season.

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    Sean C
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    It’s not “extreme” at all. He’s in a unique position as an Emmy voter to arrive at his decisions based on some level of objectivity.

    Voting for best series comes down to what series you enjoy the most; that’s pretty much the definition of subjective. If he’s not a fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race, he’s not going to vote for it because other people like it or even because he acknowledges it’s good at what it sets out to be. I don’t think any voter would disagree.

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    Teridax
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    @Sasha What?! I’m on your side here, the bias IS freaking weird! Or at least, in my opinion it is. Love is love, art is art, girl on girl or boy on boy, who cares as you as the characters are believable?

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    Sagand
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    It’s not “extreme” at all. He’s in a unique position as an Emmy voter to arrive at his decisions based on some level of objectivity. I didn’t need to even read the full article to know exactly what this guy was about. Those coded terms were him being “polite.” Good on you for knowing his true intent better than the rest of us.

    I never claimed to know his intentions, but I’m glad I don’t have your cynical world view. Nothing he said was offensive unless you were looking to be offended. I like to give everyone the benefit of the doubt even white men. 😮 (I know that’s a crime on the internet nowadays.)

    Have a nice day.

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    Teridax
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    I never claimed to know his intentions, but I’m glad I don’t have your cynical world view. Nothing he said was offensive unless you were looking to be offended. I like to give everyone the benefit of the doubt even white men. ???? (I know that’s a crime on the internet nowadays.)

    Have a nice day.

    PREACH! Thankfully, someone reasonable here. I didn’t think Atlanta was very funny outside of the “B.A.N.” episode either. Even my brother who loved the show more than I do didn’t think it was a comedy.

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    Teridax
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    “I voted for The Daily Show in the nomination process because I’m so impressed with Trevor Noah, but he didn’t make it. Of what did, I must admit that I have a certain bias against the once-a-weekers, just because I think it’s so much easier to do one show a week than it is to do five. I enjoy Full Frontal and I feel like I have a duty to vote for it because the host [Samantha Bee] is a woman, but there’s a certain smugness about that show that doesn’t work for me. Bill Maher? I love that show [Real Time], and I’m tempted to vote for it just to push back against the oppressive political-correctness that he faced [after he used the N-word on one episode this season], but it hasn’t really had any growth or change. And John Oliver is tremendous and educational — what did I know about prison reform or mosquito abatement or whatever, before watching him? But again, those guys only do one show a week. I love [James] Corden [of The Late Late Show], and in some ways he’s the most creative of all the late-night hosts, from the music videos [“Carpool Karaoke”] to having all the guests come out at once. [Jimmy Kimmel Live!’s Jimmy] Kimmel is terrific and the only 11:30 show that tapes out here [in L.A.]. But I had to vote for [The Late Show’s Stephen] Colbert this year. I loved him on The Colbert Report and I like his redemption story: He was struggling, but he pulled himself together and made himself part of the conversation — and he’s just plain funny.”

    I love just about every word of this, and my heart would have been shattered if he had decided to waste his precious vote on Samantha Bee because of her gender identity and not based on her actual talents. Her smugness and willful ignorance of basic facts is so annoying to me, she is like the Tomi Lahren of the left. Disgraceful! I voted for Colbert in the Goldderby TV Awards, so I’m pleasantly surprised by his choosing to vote for someone other than John Oliver in this category. Finally, kudos to his voting for The Daily Show with Trevor Noah on the nominations phase, if he just keeps doing that hopefully he can make it in Variety Talk Series next year, seeing as how he already won an Emmy for Short Form Variety Series for “Between The Scenes.”

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    Atypical
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    It’s not “extreme” at all. He’s in a unique position as an Emmy voter to arrive at his decisions based on some level of objectivity.

    Voting for best series comes down to what series you enjoy the most; that’s pretty much the definition of subjective. If he’s not a fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race, he’s not going to vote for it because other people like it or even because he acknowledges it’s good at what it sets out to be. I don’t think any voter would disagree.

    I don’t care that he doesn’t like “Drag Race.” Perfectly fine. That’s not the issue.

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    Kevin Jacobsen
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    We’ve got another one!

    Some of the more colorful quotes:

    “The one that I took off right away was Better Call Saul — it’s what I call ‘a why show’ because, even though they’ve had some good episodes, I do not understand why they’re doing it. Did the Breaking Bad universe really need to be expanded? No. This is a show about small people with small problems. I don’t mind one or the other, but both?”

    On This Is Us: “I cried unabashedly at three-quarters of the episodes, and that’s not an easy thing to make me do, especially when the show is constantly being interrupted by stupid car commercials. How do you do that?! The cast is magnificent across the board and the writers aren’t playing on cheap sentiment; they’re dealing with deep stuff. How do we survive as a family? What is our identity in this society? Who are we? I never missed an episode. It’s the first network show that I’ve voted for since The Good Wife. I was so happy to vote for it.”

    “I next eliminated another show that I have voted for in the past, Silicon Valley, which is just covering the same old ground — the stories are repetitive, the characters are not that interesting anymore, I haven’t felt anything new at all and Thomas Middleditch is doing more acting in his Verizon commercials than on his show.”

    “Black-ish? I don’t get it. Anthony Anderson [as the character Dre] is so needy that it just takes me completely out of the show, plus I’ve never liked “A very special episode of…” stunts, and they did more than their share of those this year, like the one, “I’m afraid to be an African-American in America,” which ABC literally promoted as “A very special episode of…'”

    “I cannot, for the life of me, understand why This Is Us didn’t put its pilot on the ballot — that episode should be taught in schools.”

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    Riley
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    Good read, but then it just ended!  Only four categories?

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    Atypical
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    I’m glad someone finally noticed that Thomas Middleditch is better in those Verizon commercials than anything he’s doing on “Silicon Valley.” I also don’t find Carol Kane as believably portraying a real human being. Little harsh on “black-ish,” but I can see where the issues arise from. He’s been saying what I’ve been all along about “This Is Us.” Sleep on it at your own risk.

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    Lord Freddy Blackfyre
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    This voter is definitively a woman, heart over substance, sensibility over practical achievement.

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