I just don't think it good enough to beat any of the other three. I rate it kind of liek Dexter season 4... While very good, not nearly as good as some people are treating it. It will likely win actress and writing.
Last night's episode felt a little uneven, but its advantages made up for that considerably. I'll hop on board with everyone who says that this was a stellar episode. Not the best per se, but quite good.
I wouldn't say stellar, but it was one of the better episodes of recent weeks. Nick Offerman was the strongest thing about this one, he got quite a few laughs out of me (i.e. reading a book when he thought Ann was gone). Amy Poehler was strong here too but I found Adam Scott to be surprisingly weak as compared to the season he has been having. I guess I'm in the minority on this board since I found Kathryn Hahn to be very annoying. However, the writers' use of Carl Reiner was laughably terrible. You have a comedy legend on your hands, treat him better than Hot in Cleveland did. Hopefully they do better with Sean Hayes.
It is worth noting that it is amazing how much this show has boosted Chris Pratt's career. He was recently cast in Kathryn Bigelow's bin Laden movie!
Grade: A MVP: Offerman
2013 Emmys FYC Amy Poehler, Jane Krakowski, Matthew Perry, Martha Plimpton, Louis CK, Nick Offerman, Adam Scott, Garret Dillahunt
That's wonderfull for Chris Pratt, he was good in "Moneyball'' even thought he didn't had much screen time, but now he probably has a better shot with Bigelow.
And that Ron's line about the Pet Calves, was so good, one of his best lines on this show, just gold.
Jake M. Johnson, New Girl - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Michael Cudlitz, Southland - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Mad Men is excellent and deserve at least two of its awards. The only show that deserved it over Mad Men in the past few years was Breaking Bad Season 2 and a few shows that weren't nominated last year.
Mad Men absolutely should have won the Emmy for its first season. Breaking Bad should have beaten Mad Men's second season. FNL should have barely beaten Mad Men's third season. FNL or Game of Thrones or maybe even The Good Wife should have beaten Mad Men's fourth season. However, I don't begrudge any of Mad Men's wins with the exception of its fourth of course.
On the topic of 'Parks', as a whole this season has been disappointing, but also as a whole it's still been the best comedy on broadcast television after Community.I'm sure that will change by season's end though. Raising Hope is still too wildly inconsistent. We haven't seen enough Cougar Town. The Middle just doesn't do enough for me. I like it but not like that.
Also, "Friends with Kids" is decent at best. It's... cute.
Also, also, don't expect robbypop to admit that Homeland has a more than decent shot at winning series, so there's no point in debating it. If it does win he'll just shrug and say "oh well" like FNL won two major Emmys and when Poehler lost.
Last year's Emmy's were a train wreck. But yes, if it somehow miraculously wins Best Series, I will shrug it off. Not sure what else I am supposed to do otherwise though? I already have it number three out of the show that have aired already and we have yet to see Mad Men and Game of Thrones.
Friday Night Lights was a brilliant series, and so was Six Feet Under, the latter sliglhtly more so.
On the topic of Parks and Rec, these last few episodes have been fine. They've finally been giving Offerman more to work with, which is always awesome. In fact, the whole cast has been great. Adam Scott is a beast.
Like Brilliance said, it's the second best comedy currently airing, behind Community.