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July 3, 2015 at 2:52 am #352055
A win this year for “Mad Men” would break the four-way tie with:
“Hill Street Blues” (1981 – 1984);
“L.A. Law” (1987, 1989 – 1991); and
“The West Wing” (2000 – 2003).
July 3, 2015 at 2:56 am #352057
My answer is definitely a NO.
The show got more than it deserved and it outstayed its welcome.
The final half-season had its highlights but it took forever to start builting toward the finale. And the way they ended Peggy’s story was a real disappointment.July 3, 2015 at 3:49 am #352058
Absolutely not. It won 4 consecutive Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series. It was nowhere near the best drama series of the year, however you look at it. And if it is about farewell hugs, than Boardwalk Empire and Justified deserves it more! They don’t have an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series.
Mad Men’s moment has passed. There are alternatives this year.
Everybody has their panties up in a bunch because of repeat winners at the Emmys, yet they are clamouring for certain repeat winners to return. Lets make up our minds.
In that case,
– Modern Family also deserves to win their record 6th Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series and their record 5th Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series,
– Jim Parsons deserves his record 5th win in Outstanding lead Actor Comedy
– The Daily Show with Jon Stewart derserves to win its record 9th for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series
– Julia Louis-Dreyfus deserves to win her 5th Emmy for Comedy lead actress, tying the record with Candice Bergen and Mary Tyler Moore.
– Jonathan Freeman (Boardwalk Empire) should win his record 3rd Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series
Etc…etcJuly 3, 2015 at 3:52 am #352059
It’s time to move on to something more current, Emmys. And nothing is as relevant now as “Game of Thrones.”July 3, 2015 at 4:45 am #352060
Mad Men does deserve the award, because it is one of the best Drama Series this season (that I have seen). The only show I’d say conclusively deserves it more because of a higher quality season is Homeland.July 3, 2015 at 7:25 am #352061
Does it deserve to have five series Emmys? Well, no. I don’t think any show has deserved to win anywhere near that many series Emmys. Considering the level of competition and the state of television during its time, The Sopranos, Cheers and Hill Street Blues might be the only shows that probably should have more than two series victories. So, all I can do is focus on whether it deserves to win for this season alone.
There are five or six dramas I prefer to Mad Men this season, but none of those shows are likely to win drama series. I prefer this season of Mad Men to Game of Thrones and House of Cards. So, when it’s compared to its biggest competition I think it deserves it.
Looking at the entirety of the show’s awards history I would have given it only one drama series win. That was for its first season. Since then there has been at least one nominee I’ve preferred and at least two dramas on TV I’ve liked more. But really, none of the potential winners this year had a special season, so why not give it to an all time great series that had a solid enough final year? Unless voters are ready to embrace Justified or Rectify or even The Leftovers or The Americans, Mad Men winning would imo be the best option.Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)ParticipantJuly 3, 2015 at 9:08 am #352063
Unlike most of you guys, I wouldn’t mind it. I mean, it probably was the third-best show of the 2014-2015 season, behind Justified and Game of Thrones. However, it does not deserve to win and GoT’s expense. This could be the best chance Thrones ever has at winning Drama Series.July 3, 2015 at 9:12 am #352064
I guess I won’t be too annoyed by GoT winning, but I don’t like the idea of it breaking through for such a messy season and only breaking through because voters (and critics) don’t care enough for HoC and they don’t want to go back to Mad Men. It would feel like even more of a default win than Mad Men coming out victorious.July 3, 2015 at 9:51 am #352065
Yes, “Mad Men” has earned a record-breaking fifth Drama Series win. “Game of Thrones” had too many problematic flaws to outright support its win, despite its unparallelled epicness and scope. The other contenders didn’t really distinguish themselves in the ways that they should have to really be competitive for the win, but anything’s possible, I guess. It could be “House of Cards”‘s “time,” or a return to form for “Homeland” could be rewarded with at least a returning nod, for examples.July 3, 2015 at 10:00 am #352066
The Americans and Justified clearly aren’t getting nominated, so I say sure, why not?July 3, 2015 at 11:24 am #352067
The Americans has an outside of getting a nod, particularly if there are seven nominees.July 3, 2015 at 1:02 pm #352068
Game of Thrones and House of Cards both had weak, undeserving seasons. Mad Men deserves it the most of anything that has a snowball’s chance, besides arguably OITNB. But no, Mad Men doesn’t really deserve it over the stronger dramas of the season, particularly Justified. It’s just the best option that has a shot. And as one of the greatest shows ever, it’s a worthy record-holder.July 3, 2015 at 1:12 pm #352069
No, it does not…which means it probably will get itJuly 3, 2015 at 1:21 pm #352070
It’s time to move on to something more current, Emmys. And nothing is as relevant now as “Game of Thrones.”
Nothing as undeserving as Game of Thrones, either.