July 16, 2015 at 8:39 pm #354003
This is sort of catered to people like me who like to watch an entire season opposed to just the submitted episodes.
First on my to-do list: Finish Empire and Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt.
I only have three episodes of Empire left, and it hasn’t been too enjoyable. The one enjoyable aspect of it, Taraji P. Henson, was recognized with a nomination. Even though I’ve seen her two best episodes according to posters (“Pilot” and “Our Dancing Days”), I still plan to complete the last three episodes.
I’m at the half-mark of Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt, and it is not for me, not at all. At least, so far. My MVP is Titus Burgess, and I’m glad he’s been nominated. I loved Jane Krakowski on 30 Rock, and I feel like I’m watching the same character here. Regardless, it got a Best Series nomination, plus four acting nominations, so I’m going to finish out the series (which means I will get to Tina Fey and Jon Hamm’s episodes).
I will binge both seasons of Ray Donovan. It is one series of which I am completely unfamiliar. I look forward to seeing what Jon Voight submitted last year, plus finding out if Liev Schreiber has anything to submit this year. Lead Actor had two perennial noms, Spacey and Hamm, plus a likely third who was a previous winner, Daniels. That left three spots, one going to Bob Odenkirk, for a series with a ton of Emmy love; one going to Kyle Chandler, a series Emmy didn’t latch onto yet managed to recognize the two best performances (Chandler and Ben Mendelsohn). And then there was a wide open spot. Terrence Howard for the biggest new drama of the season? Matthew Rhys finally getting recognition? Aden Young proving people actually watch Rectify? Justin Theroux? Michael Sheen? Even Charlie Cox for Daredevil? Nah, it was Liev Schreiber. Considering the competition, I think there is more to this nomination than name-checking. I’ll soon find out.
Black’ish – Watched it early on and fell off. But I need a new comedy series to watch and Anthony Anderson’s sole nomination is enough for me. The other two new comedies recognized consist of one I’m not a fan of (Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt) and another that apparently drops off after the pilot (The Last Man on Earth). So, I need a new laugh-out-loud comedy recognized by Emmy, and hopefully Black’ish fills that void.
The Last Man on Earth – I’ll watch the pilot, at least, since that is its Writing and Directing nom, and apparently, what Will Forte will likely submit. If I’m a fan, I’ll continue.
How to Get Away with Murder – I’ve been waiting and waiting on this one. I was hoping ABC would release all of the episodes, but it has yet to happen. Looks like I’m going to have to buckle down and buy off of Amazon, if I want to get in the season before the Emmys.
Better Call Saul – I got in Bloodline and most of Empire, but there were so many new dramas of the season, I decided to let Emmy voters dictate which I would watch next. All signs point to BCS.
American Crime – Did anyone truly expect it to get that many nominations? I have no idea how good or bad it is, but it has a great cast and is created by a recent Oscar winning screenwriter. There must be something right about it.
Nightingale – Was going to watch but hadn’t gotten around to it.
Houdini – Dreading this. Best Miniseries, Lead Actor, and Directing? More support than I realized. It got just as many negative reviews as Texas Rising.
Wolf Hall – Seeing Mark Rylance on Broadway in “Boeing, Boeing” was one of the best Broadway-going experiences of my life. He won his first of three Tonys for that performance, and I am happy to see a predominant stage actor segue to television and add Emmy nominee to his resume. Also, what a big night for Damien Lewis, whose limited series and former drama series did quite well with nominations.
Grace of Monaco – Gah. I’ll save this for last.
TO WATCH BEFORE EMMY NIGHT (in order)
1. Empire – Last 3 episodes remaining.
2. Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt – Just finished episode 6.
3. Ray Donovan – Seasons 1 & 2.
4. Better Call Saul – All of it.
5. Black’ish – All of it, or at least up until Anthony Anderson’s submission.
6. How to Get Away with Murder – All of it.
7. The Last Man on Earth – The pilot, for sure. All of it if I’m a fan.
9. American Crime
10. Wolf Hall
12. Grace of Monaco
– Homeland – I know, I know. It was huge its first season. But then its second season had mixed reviews, so I put it off. Then its third season was completely panned, so I put it waaay off. But after all the talk of how great the fourth season was, I want to get the entire series watched before next Emmy season, which will mean I get in the upcoming fifth season. Putting this off because four seasons is a lot to binge.July 16, 2015 at 8:43 pm #354005
1.Homeland-Watched first 2 seasons, didnt watch season 3 because of mixed reviews.
2.Season 5 of GOT
3.Season 2 of Silicon Valley
4.Season 3 of Orphan Black
9.NightingaleJuly 16, 2015 at 8:52 pm #354006
Ah. I’m so behind:
* American Crime
* American Horror Story: Freak Show (haven’t watched the back half yet)
* The Comedians
* Episodes (season 4)
* The Flash
* Grace and Frankie
* House of Cards (season 3)
* How to Get Away With Murder
* The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst
* Orange Is the New Black (season 2)
* The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
* Sinatra: All or Nothing at All
* Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
* Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
* The Walking Dead (haven’t watched the back half of season 5 yet)
Will I? It’s easy to say yes now.July 16, 2015 at 9:11 pm #354007
For the first time ever, I have seen all of the eligible episodes of every comedy and drama series nominee.
I was afraid ‘Empire’ would break that streak. I’ll watch the episode submissions that I am unfamiliar with.July 16, 2015 at 9:33 pm #354009
Ah. I’m so behind:
Will I? It’s easy to say yes now.
Haha, what is your Top 10 Priorities?
* American Crime
* American Horror Story: Freak Show
* Grace and Frankie
* House of Cards
* Orange Is the New Black
* Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
* The Walking Dead
Basically it’s a binge of Netflix shows.July 16, 2015 at 9:58 pm #354010
Going to really try to get through the rest of Grace and Frankie, going to check out Last Man on Earth, going to catch up on Mad Men and Better Caul Saul, going to watch the last Orphan Black episode (imminently) and Empire. Other than those, I’m going to stick to submissions for the shows I’m not up on. If I’m feeling really ambitious, I can go through a few seasons of Parks and Rec. Haven’t watched it since season 4, but now at least I have some impetus to, considering it’s the only Comedy Series nominee that I’m not caught up on.July 16, 2015 at 9:59 pm #354011
Starting the binge on “The Honorable Woman” very soon!
I could have watched “Houdini” and “Nightingale” very easily when they actually aired, but didn’t out of lack of interest.
Not bothering with “Bloodline” until tapes are revealed.
“Derek” looks dire.
I’ve seen the majority of the rest with some exceptions.July 16, 2015 at 10:11 pm #354012
I always watch the writing nominees. Today was comedy and (thank you helmetz) there were only two nominees I had not previously seen.
I caught Episodes 409. Haven’t watched the Matt LeBlanc sit com since mid season three and was up to speed with just the brief “Previously on Episodes.” It was funny, but not as funny as the snubbed Modern Family submission – Lost Connection.
I found the pilot to Last Man On Earth on the Internet. Beyond a laugh out loud Tom Hanks gag, I was stunned that the voters thought this misfire deserved writing, directing and acting nominations. Hirsute Will Forte sports some impressive facial hair, but it seriously impairs his ability to connect with the viewer. A major disappointment.July 16, 2015 at 10:34 pm #354013
I have 3 episodes left of American Crime
2 I think of Honourable Woman
I don’t want to sit through another hour of Derek but if I have time I will
I have a few episdoes of Bloodline left that I just don’t care to watch but will try to squeze them in
I need to finish Last Man on Earth
I’ve only seen the pilot of Episodes and was meh about it but I might catch up
I’ve been meaning to catch up on House of Lies. Just always caught up in other shows
I need The Americans Season 3 to reair on FX at like 3 am like they always do
I’ve been meaning to watch Drunk History
Then there are the lost causes. I just don’t care about Modern Family, Homeland, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley (rather watch the Kardashians) and Downton Abbey.July 16, 2015 at 10:58 pm #354014
I thought I was done with Homeland, or at least reserved to only watching Danes’ episode every year. But now that it’s back in Drama, I’m going to watch the entire Season 4. Don’t disappoint!July 17, 2015 at 4:55 am #354015
I think I might just try to watch all of the submissions, rather than binge the shows all the way through. Oof. There’s so much TV!July 17, 2015 at 5:38 am #354016
Black-ish, Bessie, Inside Amy Schumer.July 17, 2015 at 5:40 am #354017
I’ll watch every Limited Series and TV Movie nominees, except for Freak Show which I’ve already watched.
Except for Louie I’ve watched all of the Comedy nominees, but I’m not gonna bother with watching Louie
I’ll start watching Inside Amy Schumer considering the force she’s become.
And that’s all I think.
Edit: Oh and I’ll try watching The Comeback again.July 17, 2015 at 6:03 am #354018
I will finish “Bloodline” (which is brilliant, thank you academy for
nominating Chandler and Mendelsohn), I’m starting to enjoy “Orange is
the New Black” much more and I will start both “Ray Donovan” and “The
Newsroom”. Oh and “Orphan Black”.
A fun summer of TV ahead!