I just finished watching Amy Poehler’s (“Parks & Recreation”) submission, “Flu Season,” and I could be knocked over with a feather by how underwhelming it is in terms of an Emmy submission. Are you kidding me? She is absolutely out of this race, and it’s a complete tossup between Laura Linney (“The Big C”) and Martha Plimpton (“Raising Hope”). Like, Poehler isn’t even a factor.
With this said, I know I’m in the minority. I’ve read many positive things on Poehler’s submitting this (even though, like her hubby Will Arnett, she too will be losing her fourth Emmy) and know it’s hailed around The Derby.
What other episodes did/does the general consensus seem to jump and down over, but you personally don’t get the hype?
A recent one that comes to mind for me is Geena Davis submitting “Pilot” for “Commander in Chief.” It was a really good underrated series that should have lasted longer, but she had much better choices, even though everyone said she was wise to submit “Pilot.”
Julianna Margulies in “In Sickness.” I tuned back into the show because the episode was being heavily promoted. I watched it and I thought, “She’s not winning with that.” It’s not a bad episode or a bad performance, but it’s more standard issue procedural drama, with a few scenes of her confronting her husband and telling her kids about it, and neither of those scenes had very much impact on me. I actually preferred Martha Plimpton‘s performance in that episode.
I’ll concede that I’m in the minority on that one, but I’m surprised she’s considered a frontrunner compared to Elisabeth Moss in “The Suitcase” and Mireille Enos in “Missing.” I think both of those performance blow “In Sickness” out of the water. I won’t bee surprised if and when Margulies wins, since everyone else loves that episode, but I’m sticking to my guns and ranking her third behind Moss and Enos.
I knew this thread would be about Flu Season.
She’s not out of the race because the episode is broad comedy. It’s physical humor and acted well.
But I agree that Plimpton is probably in front of her AND Linney.