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  • Profile photo of Ryan FriendRyan Friend
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    If the Emmys decided to introduce Best Dramedy Series (along with Dramedy Actor, Actress, S. Actor and S. Actress) who do you think based on the 2017 nominations would fill out the Comedy categories and the Dramedy categories (assuming shows like Transparent and Shameless get moved to Dramedy).

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    Profile photo of HunterbergfeldHunterbergfeld
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    NO!

    Transaprent, OITNB and Shameless are the obvious choices but its so difficult to classify that it gets confusing past those. Are Veep, Silicon Valley, Insecure, Atlanta, Fleabag and Mozart in the Jungle classified as Dramedy.

    If yes than the comedy category basically dissapears.

    So should the be a one hour comedy rule for the dramedy category? So does that mean Transparent would comedy and Crazy Ex Girlfriend would compete in dramedy?

    It just wouldn’t work.

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    There’s already enough categories. Not everything needs to get nominated. And no matter how many categories there are things will get snubbed. If anything, they should get rid of genre categorization.

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    Transparent is not a Dramedy, it’s a drama, period.

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    I think a better solution is probably to just get rid of comedy/drama classification.

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    JMK21571
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    NO MORE categories, please!

    Here’s a dirty little secret for ya: Transparent, no matter how you wanna categorize it, is just so painfully unwatchable and overwrought despite having a (mostly) excellent cast in it…

    There’s just too many comedies that are flat-out funnier, and of course too many dramas that are more compelling without being over-manipulative (obviously, I’m NOT including House of Cards and Homeland here)…

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    Profile photo of Miles AllenMiles Allen
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    With network TV slowly disappearing at the Emmys, there is really no such thing as the classic sitcom anymore. Black-ish, while on network TV, deals with serious issues. As cable companies and the lstreaming giants are making more high quality television, all good comedies have drama in them and there are not very many comedies that are just for laughs. I don’t watch Transparent, but I can say that OITNB Season 1 is a very different show than OITNB Season 4. Maybe comedies that are dramedies can make the switch like OITNB did if they are getting more like a drama. But no, we do not need a dramedy category.

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    Yeah there’s no way this works. I also think Transparent is a dramedy, I laugh a lot at every episode. OITNB should also be allowed to compete as a comedy imo, I mean, it’s funnier than Shameless.

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    I think a better solution is probably to just get rid of comedy/drama classification.

    PLEASE NO. It would have been insane to have a hilarious and goofy show like 3 Rock compete against Mad Men, or to pit Veep against Game of Thrones. It doesn’t make any sense, and I am hoping that someday the Oscars follow the Emmys lead and split up Best Picture, even though that is likely to never happen.

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    Transparent = Drama

    Shameless = Drama

    Orange Is The New Black = Drama

    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend = Comedy

    Atlanta = Drama (Just watch the episode “Streets On Lock” for evidence of this)

    Silicon Valley = Comedy

    Veep = Comedy

    See, it’s EASY! Now enough with this nonsense, please.
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    Also A Series of Unfortunate Events is without a doubt a comedy.

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    Honey, there are like a thousand fucking categories already.

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    Profile photo of Andrew DAndrew D
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    For sake of the thread …

    I would say

    Dramedy Series
    Transparent
    Shamless
    OITNB
    Divorce ( though i hated it )
    Series of unfortunate Events
    Girls
    Master of none / i think this could be in this category

    I would say all those are dramedys

    I dont watch Atlanta or insecure

    So then if we pulled out the people nominated for those shows

    Jeffrey – Replace with Thomas Middleditch ( silicon valley)
    William- Replace with Billy Eichner ( Diffcult people )
    Aziz – Replace with Jim Parson

    Uzo Aduba – Replace with Aubry Plaza

    Judith Light – replace with Jane Krackowiz
    Kathryn Hahn- Replace with Rita Moreno

    Laverne Cox- Replace with June Squibb- Greys Anatomy
    Becky ann baker – Replace with Maya Rudolph – UKS

    “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
    ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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    For me it’s okay if we keep dividing the categories into comedy and drama. But we need to avoid frauds such as Transparent, OITNB, Shameless, True Detective… Even Sherlock.

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