June 1, 2013 at 2:58 pm #277913
Pile on! Join us on Gold Derby’s home page Saturday and Sunday nights for our editors’ NOTORIOUS Emmy slugfests. You can participate by adding your comments and questions in the chat room.
SATURDAY at 8 PM ET/ 5 PM PT: Gold Derby editor-in-chief Tom O’Neil and Executive Editor Paul Sheehan take on our senior editors one by one as they root for their favorite lonshots to win: Chris Beachum, Daniel Montgomery, Rob Licuria, Marcus Dixon, Matt Noble and more.
SUNDAY AT 8 P.M. ET/ 5 PM PT: Editors dish what might be the most shocking Emmy snubs.June 1, 2013 at 4:16 pm #277915
I will do my best to make Sunday, but I might have to watch the recordings of bothJune 1, 2013 at 6:38 pm #277916
Just missed tonight’s slugfest but will definitely watch tomorrow’s live.
I feel like it hasn’t been said enough but GD is really the best site for analyzing our favorite pasttime. 😀June 2, 2013 at 5:33 am #277917
A plus to the last comment. I never even knew there was a website like this until the beginning of Spring, but it has now become my place to manifest y award’s knowledge. Thanks to everyone who is a part of it!June 2, 2013 at 10:22 am #277918
Is there a video of the slugfest from yesterday?June 2, 2013 at 10:24 am #277919
It is on the homepage.
Interesting how little Paul knows about Game of Thrones and current television shows.
As to what Daniel said about The Hour competing as a miniseries, I bet that it actually shows up as a drama on the ballot. For their first seasons that could have competed in miniseries or drama, Downton Abbey and Luther opted for miniseries. The next year, Downton Abbey had six episodes or more, so it was forced to drama. Luther had fewer than six episodes the next year, so it was ineligible for drama and forced to miniseries. The Hour has six episodes this year, so I think that it gets forced to drama.June 2, 2013 at 11:23 am #277920
Yeah, I was struck by Paul’s lack of knowledge with “Game of Thrones”.
The GD panel usually does a good job of having their bases covered with their analysts. Tom champions a lot of new shows as well as those that stand no chance (Bates Motel) while Chris + Daniel watch the typical “acclaimed” programs. It makes for an interesting panel instead of one where everyone has only watched the metacritic top 10 or something.June 2, 2013 at 12:25 pm #277921
I know that Southland aired its finale a while ago, but I think that everyone knows that not everyone has seen Southland. Discussing major spoilers on Breaking Bad and Homeland is okay because they are major Emmy contenders and everyone is watching them, but Southland is not a major contender, so spoiling the final scene of the season finale struck me as unnecessary.June 2, 2013 at 12:53 pm #277922
I was struck by the reasoning behind the trashing The Newsroom took by critics. I think these guys were way off thinking there was some ulterior agenda behind why critics didn’t like it. Not because Aaron Sorkin had just won a screenplay Oscar for The Social Network, not because The West Wing won over critical darling The Sopranos, none of that.
I think it was, quite succintly, because “the show chokes on its own sanctimony.“June 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm #277923
Yep. Critics do not really think about the Emmys like that.June 2, 2013 at 1:06 pm #277924
Yeah, The Newsroom will not bode well because it simply isn’t very good. It’s essentially a romantic comedy(a bad one at that) calling itself a Drama. Most of the characters act like children, and not in the fun Hank Moody/Greg House sort of way, but in that they all seem too clueless/oblivious to be adults.June 2, 2013 at 1:27 pm #277925
Agreed. TV critics actually tend to be more ambivalent when it comes to Sorkin. They have no problem giving his shows wide acclaim or tearing them apart regardless of context. The disappointment regarding The Newsroom has nothing to do with The Social Network or beating The Sopranos (Do they even care about this? I mean, seriously care and bring this up in discussions about the show today? I don’t think so). It had to do with it failing to be a believable newsroom, with storylines all over the place and with the pamphletary aspect. So much so that most of the bad reviews focus on the writing aspect, but usually have nice things to say about actors. if they had an agenda against The Newsroom before it even aired, every aspect would’ve been destroyed in their reviews.June 2, 2013 at 1:41 pm #277926
I tried to watch the series today to see if I was just needlessly bashing it. It’s really bad. Like Studio 60 levels of badness.
The only thing I think might get nominated is Jeff Daniels, because he honestly carries that show on his own two shoulders.
This is coming from someone who is a West Wing fanatic. My signature is West Wing on here. But, this is terrible. I seriously don’t understand how it’ll get nominated for series. I just don’t.June 2, 2013 at 2:19 pm #277927
Blah blah everyone hates The Newsroom. Season 2 premieres July 14!
The whiny critics bitched when The Newsroom kicked out their precious snorefest Mad Men at the Golden Globes. I can’t imagine what they’ll say if it happens at the Emmys.