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  • Laurent
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    I allow myself to create the topic because I didn’t saw it on the Forum, but Catastrophe Season 3 aired in the UK yesterday, and for the ones of you who whatched it, what did you think about that season premiere ?

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    Riley
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    Good episode, but they cheated by undoing the previous finale in a couple of ways. Fingers crossed for them at the Emmys this year, but I am not optimistic.

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    Riley
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    Surprised that Domhnall Gleeson popped up (and it looks like he will be back again).  He has not done television in years and supposedly has another six films coming out this year, so he must be a big fan.  Was a bit contrived that Rob would bring up the sexual harassment claim to prospective employers when he could just, you know, not, especially since it was dropped anyway.  The premiere was better.

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    I’m crazy but for now I am predicting this to get nominated. I have a feeling that it is on the edge. Transparent, UKS, and Modern Family all have weak guild support. As does this show. BUT, I have a feeling that last years writing nom PLUS Carrie Fisher’s tragic death will push it to the nomination.

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    ^ It may get back in for writing but not series.

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    Riley
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    It never makes the difference, but Sharon Horgan will be the April cover of Emmy magazine:in stands March 21

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    It never makes the difference, but Sharon Horgan will be the April cover of Emmy magazine:in stands March 21

    I’m considering predicting her. I’m predicting writing, series, and Delaney. I know it sounds like I’m being a fanboy but I made all of these predictions before I even watched the show. Once I made these predictions a couple weeks ago I decided to watch it and I stand by my predictions.

    The way I see it is that the only contenders safe in comedy are (in this order) Veep, Black-ish, Atlanta, and Slicon Valley. The other four show have no strong support. Modern Family got PGA and SAG so I think it is more safe than the others but it has no passion. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt would be relying almost entirely on the writers (due to strong WGA support) but it can’t even get a writing nomination. It has some support from actors but it can’t even get a SAG ensemble nomination over The Big Bang Theory. It got SAG for Burgess and Kemper though. UKS is honestly stumping me. The signs say one thing but the results say another. It seems vulnerable though. Transparent seems like it would be a safe bet, but it’s support VANISHED at the guilds this year. Not just the guilds but everywhere. It is very vunerable in my opinion. Finally we have Master of none which did very good at the Emmys and then just didn’t show up for the guilds. So I’m thinking passion just burned out for it. But maybe if Season 2 is really good it can reignite passion. But with its late release date it seems like it isn’t an urgent watch for the voters and will be a one and done sort of thing.

    With all of this, I am reasoning that there are four vunerable shows all competing for those three spots, so it would be very easy for a different show to sneak in since none of those shows have strong support. There is no new show besides Atlanta that seems like it has a chance at this point (unfortunately that also applies to One Day at a Time). So my thinking was- what could sneak in? And I came up with Catastrophe.

    so here is why I think it is ahead of those other four shows. As I already stated, those shows have a lack of support. But so does Catastrophe. However, te writing nomination was very telling. How did it get a writing nomination but UKS didn’t, even though the writers love it. Second. People will tune in to watch it because of Carrie Fisher’s tragic death. That’s why I watched it. Add to that, this season has even more buzz with the Emmy cover.

    So I know it’s unlikely but that is what I’m going with.

     

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    Riley
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    I used a lot of that logic to predict it last year and the Emmys just went with Modern Family again (and its brethren black-ish). I overestimated their progressiveness and I do not want to be burned again.

    I am pretty concerned about Master of None though. It is looking like it is not going to be out until May 26 and it will be so easy for it to get lost in the shuffle during that busy screener time. I mean, remember when they dropped Arrested Development on that same date a few years ago? That was a show that had actually won series before, but goodwill was not enough to carry it without voters having the time to watch the new episodes.

    Today’s episode might have been the best of the season yet and could be a tape for Sharon Horgan. I do not see Rob Delaney getting nominated before her, by the way.

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    I am still predicting Mordern Family. It is Transparent and Master of None that I am dropping.

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    I currently have Catastrophe sneaking in and I will probably add Horgan as well. I’m predicting a sophomore slump for Master of None, so I think it drops out this year. I really think this’ll be the year Modern Family finally drops out, preferably across the board. Transparent does seem like it’s in danger.

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    So I finally watched the premiere and this episode was hilarious. Much funnier than the last two seasons, which I thought were good. Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney are very good. The premiere would be a great submission for Delaney.

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    Riley
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    The fourth episode had a lot of punchline setups.  Three seasons in, I am tiring of the show a bit.  The show might not be worse, but it is less fresh.

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    Another excellent run of episodes. The short episode order is always a blessing and a curse but I found this as moving and funny as I did the first two seasons. A worthy contender all round. No idea if it can hold on to its writing slot but here’s hoping.

    As for those wondering about Carrie Fischer’s role, she only appears in one episode so would definitely be positioned as a guest star. She’s quite good in it, she has a lot of her trademark humor and wit but also gets a really nice funny/emotional scene with Rob. I would feel comfortable predicting her at this point.

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    Riley
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    I thought that Carrie Fisher would get more of a send-off. They obviously did not know, but I thought that this was one of those things where it just happened to work out that it could have been her finale. Will they just not mention her next season? They submitted Domnhall Gleeson; I wondered if Tobias Menzies might also be a contender, but best to bet on one.

    I was getting a little tired of the show in the middle of the season. Nothing had really changed; it just seemed to lack freshness because I had been watching for a few seasons. Things picked up a bit at the end though. Watching Rob’s spiral was tough.

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    I hope the finale is their writing submission, I found it to be the best episode of the season by a mile. Perhaps that is because they because they hit their biggest (and best) emotional beats of the season all in that final episode, but I thought it was funny, touching and dramatic, even though it could’ve benefited from an extra ten minutes or so to wrap up some of the other side stories, especially Mia’s. Carrie Fisher would be a fine nominee for guest actress. She’s great and she even gets a dramatic-ish scene, unlike her past appearances. I just wish there would have been one final scene to kind of wrap up her story (and I think I would’ve had that same criticism even if Fisher were still with us). It sort of feels like she would’ve been integral to next season as well, so it’s tough the show has lost her. I’ve never adored this show like others online, and the six episode seasons are brutal, but it’s a good quick watch nonetheless!

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