March 8, 2018 at 3:49 pm #1202510069
Yay, Andy Daly!
HBO’s awards utility player returns March 25th. Seriously, this show never gets the respect that it deserves in conversations here:
– Two Emmys
– Nominated for the series/writing/directing trifecta every season
– Consecutive Critics’ Choice wins for Best Comedy Series
– Consecutive Satellite wins for Best Comedy Series
– Mike Judge is the second person ever to be DGA-nominated for the first four seasons of a comedy
– Modern Family won CAS five years in a row (the first five years of the category) and the show that finally took it down this year was Silicon ValleyMarch 8, 2018 at 3:50 pm #1202510070
Silicon Valley is the cover of The Hollywood Reporter and there is a lot in there, including stuff about why they cut T.J. Miller and also what happened in the original pilot co-written by the two co-creators who did not agree to continue with the eventual modified version of the show.
Probably the most important piece of information is that they are treating this season as the show’s penultimate, which means that it is on track to go off the air at about the same time as Game of Thrones and Veep. Can we just start talking about the 2019 Emmys now?
They have apparently moved past the guys failing and this season will see them be successful, which is good, as we had a consensus that the show had become to repetitive. It also sounds like Clay Tarver might not have been promoted to showrunner after all, despite reports of the plan last spring.March 8, 2018 at 8:31 pm #1202510160
Respect is earned, not blindly given. This should be the show’s final season. One thing I’m very keen on is if all the goodwill and Oscar profile for Kumail Nanjiani leads to his first Emmy nomination. It’s his “time,” and I’m sensing a shift in voters starting to acknowledge more diverse nominees. Right now, all the attention has either focused on Middleditch or Miller leaving. The real story is with Nanjiani. Let’s see what happens.March 9, 2018 at 12:27 am #1202510276
I was unaware of Kumail Nanjiani’s limitations as an actor before The Big Sick and he got both an Oscar nomination and a SAG nomination for that, so I am ambivalent about him breaking through at the Emmys, much as this cast needs more recognition there.March 9, 2018 at 1:47 am #1202510297
Honestly, HBO has too many shows at the Emmys. It’s unfair to have both final seasons of Veep and Silicon Valley compete with each other. Maybe they’ll push one of them for the next Emmy cycle?
About the news, I’m glad they’re ending on their own. Looking forward to the final two seasons.March 22, 2018 at 1:06 pm #1202517758
Two reviews on metacritic, an 80 and a 75, and a B- from Indiewire which hasn’t been entered yet.
Looks like we’ll be seeing the shows lowest score yet. Can we at least get Zach Woods nominated though.
Thomas Middleditch should have won last year.March 22, 2018 at 3:10 pm #1202517806
People seem to be tired of this show. Both Critics’ Choice and the Satellites awarded it for the second and third seasons, then did not even nominate the fourth. But are the Emmys tired? The show retracted at DGA to a single nomination, but Emmy-ineligible Veep and Master of None dominated there. It did fall out of ACE though, despite an expansion in nomination slots.March 22, 2018 at 10:36 pm #1202517955
The series has been on a slow decline. I’m sure it will still be good, but, lack of TJ Miller is concerning.