May 22, 2011 at 4:39 am #221020
Boomer, Rob and I have decided that the race is between these three shows. So … which one do you think will prevail on Emmy night?May 22, 2011 at 5:25 am #221022
I think The Good Wife will pull off the upset. Recently, the argument that a network series hasn’t won since 2006 has gotten a lot of press (due to the negotiations for the television rights to the ceremony). I don’t think this will count for anything but it’s still interesting to point out. More importantly, Boardwalk Empire doesn’t have the tapes to win and I just don’t see the Academy awarding Mad Men the top honor 4 years straight.May 22, 2011 at 5:43 am #221023
I’m very surprised that these are the only three choices in the poll, not because I disagree, but because that seems slightly short-sighted in a year where, yet again, dramatic television has proven to be tops-and-taps. For my money, “Mad Men” pulls off a four-peat. Even though “MM” has never been known to be a real “Bourne Ultimatum” thrill ride, it has a sophisticated sense of self that I think that “Boardwalk Empire” lacks in numerous episodes. I have not tuned into CBS in a good long while, but once I get back into Netflixing things this summer, “The Good Wife” will be at the top of my list.May 22, 2011 at 7:28 am #221024
Only two shows managed to pull of a fourpeat in Best Drama Series ever. While that works at Mad Men’s disadvantage, they have the material to achieve that. The Good Wife has been in better form this year, being the flag bearer of network television. I think they’re still in third place.
And there’s Boardwalk Empire, they can challenge Mad Men by being the most buzzed drama series last season, helmed by HBO which is an Emmy favorite. I’d say it’s still a close choice between mad Men and Boardwalk Empire but I’d give this one to Boardwalk by a hair.May 22, 2011 at 10:01 am #221025
I recently changed my pick to “The Good Wife” — hope I’m right!May 22, 2011 at 11:17 am #221026
The reason I think “The Good Wife” will pull off the upset is because voters could be tired of “Mad Men” and this season wasn’t as good as the first three in my opinion. With “Boardwalk Empire” it’s just so boring.May 22, 2011 at 1:36 pm #221027
This race reminds me of 1999, when the network legal show (“The Practice”) came from behind to overtake the HBO frontrunner (“The Sopranos”) for the win.
It could very well happen again. Only now, the network legal show is “The Good Wife” and the HBO frontrunner is “Boardwalk Empire.”May 22, 2011 at 5:32 pm #221028
I give Mad Men the edge. It’s possibly the new West Wing. But at this stage I wouldn’t be surprised with any of these three pulling it off. No other series looks like it has a chance now, but who knows what curve ball nominations will throw at us.May 22, 2011 at 6:33 pm #221029
I am also saying Mad Men, but The Good Wife is only gaining buzz as time goes along and it would be a deserving winner (even if Mad Men would be my personal choice, I must admit TGW had a wonderful season and I wouldn’t be upset if it won).
Boardwalk Empire, meanwhile, wasn’t that good, but I still think some Emmy voters might vote for it because of all its buzz.June 5, 2011 at 5:02 pm #221030
I’m watching right now Mad Men season 4 in HBO latinamerica, and to me it has been really good. I also watched Boardwalk Empire last year, but I got bored about the sixth episode. I also watched the entire season two of The Good Wife.
Based on what I’ve seen, I think The Good Wife should win. I think The Good Wife has 3 clear advantages, two that has been mentioned before:
1.- It’s on network, that hasn’t had any winner since Lost, I think.
2.- Mad Men has won the last three times, and maybe they want to change.
To me the third factor is that the actors has been rewarded. Last year Panjabi won that’s an acting award more than Mad Men, and I think Julianna Margulies should be winning this year, she has a lot of solid tapes. Panjabi, Baranski and surely two from Noth, Cumming or Charles will be nominated. In the other hand, Mad Men looks like the kind of show with an amazing cast that never be awarded in the Emmys. I think Jon Hamm has the best shot of all this year, but if he doesn’t, and Margulies and any other from the show does win, I think it will be The Good Wife.
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