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June 20, 2017 at 11:02 am #1202127382
We have around 10 contenders for the biggest award at the Emmys, so why do you think a certain show deserves to win the Drama Series category? You can pick a show by your own choice and share your opinion.
Better Call Saul
The Handmaid’s Tale
House of Cards
This Is Us
Sorry for not including The Leftovers, I know all of us here love the show, so no need to keep praising it. 🙂June 20, 2017 at 11:17 am #1202127401
Orange is the New Black deserves to win best drama series because the writers, ensemble, and directors all created a season that was absolutely heartfelt and devastating. The characters are some of the most real on TV. The show has the best ensemble of all time. The writing was strong and ended explosively.
I would also be okay with wins for Rectify, Stranger Things, The Leftovers, and The Handmaid’s Tale. The only reason I didn’t argue for The Leftovers was because I know that it is what everybody will go with.June 20, 2017 at 11:18 am #1202127403
Stranger Things sets a great example for Netflix shows that if you only have eight solid episodes of story, there is no need to stretch it to thirteen.June 20, 2017 at 11:29 am #1202127415
Better Call Saul deserves to win Best Drama because it has been a show that continues to improve as it ages. It has some of the best cinematography, directing, and writing on television today. The fantastic writing has allowed the show to tell a cohesive and well-developed story for three years now. The cast is one of the best assembled on TV today, so much that the great Jonathan Banks wasn’t even in the top five actors on the show this year. They are that good. Bob Odenkirk plays such a complex character that can be the best and the worst person at any time. He should win Best Actor, as well as Michael McKean for Supporting Actor, who improved on his already Emmy-Worthy season 2 performance. The show may be simple, but it remains unpredictable. The show mixes comedy, drama, suspense, and, in the last episode, horror better than any show on television. This year is Better Call Saul‘s year, and it deserves every award it can get.June 20, 2017 at 11:46 am #1202127433
Stranger Things sets a great example for Netflix shows that if you only have eight solid episodes of story, there is no need to stretch it to thirteen.
I’m sorry if I’m rude, that’s not my intention, but that’s not a good reason at all for a show to win Best Drama.June 20, 2017 at 12:13 pm #1202127469
It is the best of the list in my opinion.June 20, 2017 at 1:29 pm #1202127586
I think The Americans should win. This is its last chance with Game of Thrones coming back and the lack of a clear frontrunner. It would be rewarding the entire series and validate critics. I liked how last season explored the family drama behind their spy missions. It was a great set up season the same way Season 5A was a great setup season for the Breaking Bad finale.June 20, 2017 at 1:41 pm #1202127593
The Crown. Beautifully acted (I seriously think people are starting to undervalue how brilliantly each actor recreated their real life counterpart especially Foy, Lithgow, Smith and Kirby) and impeccably crafted. Every department on this was a cut above the rest and that’s what sets it apart above all.
Close seconds: Stranger Things and The Handmaid’s Tale. Both would be worthy winners.June 20, 2017 at 1:45 pm #1202127595
The Americans should win because even one of its less inspired seasons is better than the more buzzed newcomers The Crown, Westworld and Stranger Things. It should win because next time it’ll have to compete against Game of Thrones, which makes things even more complicated.
Simply put, it should win because it’s one of the deepest drama of this century, and its place is next to Mad Men, The Sopranos, Breaking Bad and The Wire. If it never wins Best Drama Series, this would be one of the worst mistakes the Emmys have ever done.June 20, 2017 at 2:02 pm #1202127607
Westworld should win Drama Series because it constantly engaging on a level of ideas, characters, the nature of existence, all without becoming a pretentious mess while doing so. The acting is perfection, with Evan Rachel Wood and Jeffrey Wright giving career-best performances, and Hopkins and Newton creating memorable and layered characters in Dr. Robert Ford and Maeve Molloy. It was completely unpredictable in every best way possible, the action was always extremely well-edited and directed. Looking at the great dramas of all time, like The Sopranos and Breaking Bad, there no question in my mind that Westworld deserves to be ranked with the very best of the best. Also, that masterful Emmy-worthy design of the Main Title sequence, with that beautiful, instant classic music score that goes with it… like the show itself, it is perfection, haunting, ingenious, PERFECTION. 🙂June 20, 2017 at 4:09 pm #1202127697
I know it has no chance, but The Leftovers should win Drama Series because its final season was one of the strongest runs of episodes in TV history (up there with season one of The Sopranos and the final eight episodes of Breaking Bad IMO). The acting was great (particularly Coon, Theroux, Brennaman, Eccleston, and Glenn), the cinematography was beautiful, and the direction and writing were out of this world.
And its the only drama that can make 69 and dick jokes and have you bawling your eyes out within the same episode.
But out of shows that have a realistic chance, The Handmaids Tale or The Americans would be great winners.
Give Paul Thomas Anderson an Oscar.June 21, 2017 at 12:17 am #1202128165
The Handmaids Tale deserves to win because it’s a powerful, visceral, beautiful, brutal, emotional, sad, essential, political (and many other things) serie. The directing is so fucking good! Writing, soundtrack, cinematography, costume design, design production, all the elements that make a show really remarkable it is there and they are terrific. And of course, the best thing of the all: Elisabeth Moss. This woman as “Offred/Jane” is out of this world.June 21, 2017 at 12:31 pm #1202128908
The Leftover should win because is simply the bestJune 21, 2017 at 3:23 pm #1202129043
I do want to add that next year The Americans final season will run against GoT Season 7 and NOT the final GoT Season (8). This is because GoT Season 8 might not come until 2019 and Season 7 is premiering in Emmy 2018 eligibility period.
I think if The Americans doesn’t win this year, it will win next year. It simply has to. The creators are incredibly smart and I trust them to know how to close the show on a super high note. I think Season 5 should have been Season 5A while Season 6 should have been just a second part (5B) because S5 was setting up a lot of the pieces in motion for S6. The creators also admitted Season 6 will be more fast paced and packed with emotional and physical action.
I do hope The Americans wins this year and next year because it is simply the Best Drama on TV (and THT, The Crown and BCS will run for a few more years). Yeah I like most of the contenders (and LOVE some of them), but you simply can’t compare the quality of Stranger Things or This Is Us to the quality of The Americans. I would love The Leftovers to win but I really don’t think that would happen. I loved BCS and THT and admit they are true contenders. I really liked The Crown, but I think it premiered too early in the Emmy Season.
Freshmen shows have rarely gotten the big price in the last 16 years. HoC, Mr. Robot, GoT, Boardwalk Empire, The Good Wife, True Detective, Heroes, 24, Better Call Saul DID NOT win in their first season. Only: Mad Men, Homeland, Lost have. Although, maybe the voting system change could change this pattern.