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    Don’t want to get ahead of myself but I am *this* close to switching to Schitt’s Creek to win Comedy series because I just found out the show’s currently Netflix’s 2nd most watched acquired show behind The Office. Unbelievable.

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    Hoster1, I promise this isn’t a dump-a-palooza on YOU, but the prevalent attitude on here which you crystallized. For me, this was the virtual straw that sent the camel onto the disabled list with a back break. To wit:

    “The absolute abysmal state of Comedy race. Like it’s almost absolutely empty.”

    TIME-THE-FORK-OUT! 😀 😀

    Whenever you have a 2019 Peabody Award winner, a 2-time defending Hugo Award winner (the most coveted prize in science fiction/fantasy media) for Best Dramatic Presentation: Short Form, a 2019 People’s Choice winner (Favorite Comedy TV Star), #9 on Metacritic’s list of 2010’s best TV shows of the decade, and clearly the class of broadcast network TV’s half-hours, in the comedy field (The Good Place) nukes and obliterates any claim that comedy is “abysmal” or “empty”.

    It should probably be moved to Drama.

    Big fan of Better Call Saul, Sex Education, Barry, BoJack Horseman, and, especially, Survivor

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    Don’t want to get ahead of myself but I am *this* close to switching to Schitt’s Creek to win Comedy series because I just found out the show’s currently Netflix’s 2nd most watched acquired show behind The Office. Unbelievable.

    I think it’s winning too. The passion is there and if last nights episode is any indication of how the finale will be, then they’re sticking the landing. At this point, I feel like only Space Force could spoil it’s chances if it hits. Maisel just doesn’t feel like it has the passion to win this year.

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    It should probably be moved to Drama.

    Nope, Turd. Trolley Problem and Janet(s) were funny episodes, but the quality was so overwhelming that the Hugos put each of them into their Dramatic Presentation Short Form. An extraordinary achievement, I’d say.

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    Don’t want to get ahead of myself but I am *this* close to switching to Schitt’s Creek to win Comedy series because I just found out the show’s currently Netflix’s 2nd most watched acquired show behind The Office. Unbelievable.

    Oh wow, I had no idea about that stat. Above Parks and Recreation? That’s so crazy. I’m definitely putting Annie Murphy as the Supporting winner now, and I’m not fully ready to move it to Series yet but damn it’s close…

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    I think it’s winning too. The passion is there and if last nights episode is any indication of how the finale will be, then they’re sticking the landing. At this point, I feel like only Space Force could spoil it’s chances if it hits. Maisel just doesn’t feel like it has the passion to win this year.

    That was the concensus last year too, and yet it probably would have won if Fleabag hadn’t exploded.

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    Whenever you have a 2019 Peabody Award winner, a 2-time defending Hugo Award winner (the most coveted prize in science fiction/fantasy media) for Best Dramatic Presentation: Short Form, a 2019 People’s Choice winner (Favorite Comedy TV Star), #9 on Metacritic’s list of 2010’s best TV shows of the decade, and clearly the class of broadcast network TV’s half-hours, in the comedy field (The Good Place) nukes and obliterates any claim that comedy is “abysmal” or “empty”.

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    Doubt the Emmys care if it won a People’s Choice Award or a Hugo award or cares about metacritic.

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    That data is first of all from Nielson which is not a reliable source for streaming ratings.

    Second, that is measuring popularity this week, not overall so that assertion is somewhat misleading.

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    That was the concensus last year too, and yet it probably would have won if Fleabag hadn’t exploded.

    That’s exactly my point, though. Fleabag won because of the passion it had behind it, which is similar to Schitt’s Creek this year. Sure, Fleabag’s buzz was greater but Schitt’s Creek is starting to feel undeniable, imo. Maisel just doesn’t make sense to me as a series winner this time around.

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    I know everyone’s laughing at Guest because, as always, he is ridiculous but I can kind of understand his frustration to an extent.

    All we ever say is comedy is a weak field or barren or empty or whatever but none of us ever really expand to clarify that it isn’t that there aren’t a lot of good shows, just that there aren’t a lot of shows that Emmy voters would go for. From a personal perspective alone, I think of how four of my favourite comedies of the season (The PolticianMomWill & Grace and GLOW) don’t stand a chance in hell of getting into the series race. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t of good quality or are undeserving.

    Obviously, the way Guest has chosen to express it is ludicrous as ever but (rather accidentally it seems) he’s not wrong to highlight that it’s people saying the field is weak that makes it weak. The quality is there. It’s just doubtful Emmy voters will bother to find it.

    If I can, I’m going to endeavour from this moment to refer to the field as “scattered” rather than “empty” or “weak” or “crap” or whatever, to do justice to the shows that deserve their due but just aren’t going to get it.

    (Disclaimer: the #WhyNotFive part of his post is absurd and a part I chose to ignore)

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    After seeing just how popular Schitt’s Creek is on Netflix, I’ve now stitched it in as my winner. Another factor in play is that while Maisel continues to be excellent, its third season isn’t some incredible improvement of the prior years, it’s mostly the same quality as seasons one and two. I don’t know how Schitt’s Creek’s final season has been received compared to the earlier ones, but it has an advantage that this is the very last time it can win, which also gives it a good edge.

    I still think Maisel is going to win for Directing, Shalhoub, and Borstein. Murphy may beat her, but Borstein still feels strong, as this was her best season yet, and she managed to hang on at SAG even though this was a more competitive year there, showing that there’s clearly a lot of passion for her work, as there should be. Again, I’m catching up on the show, so I don’t know how deserving of a win Murphy is this year, but I’d be happy to see her take home the gold as she’s wonderful in the earlier seasons.

    Schitt’s Creek is starting to feel undeniable

    It looks strong, but it’s not undeniable. Maisel also has a lot of passion from both general audiences and the industry, and even though I’ve switched my winners, I still think this could be a close race.

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    It looks strong, but it’s not undeniable. Maisel also has a lot of passion from both general audiences and the industry, and even though I’ve switched my winners, I still think this could be a close race.

    I don’t think it’s undeniable right now, I said it’s starting to feel like it is. Buzz will only grow as we get closer to voting and it looks like the they’re going to stick the landing – the latest episode was terrific. If they put the newest season on Netflix around June/July then I really like it’s chances to win. While Maisel is loved, it doesn’t feel like season 3 is seen as some improvement from the first two seasons. In fact, I’d say the show has gotten worse – it’s still a great show though lol.

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    Fair enough. As a fan of Maisel, I’ll say this was their weakest season, although it was still excellent television.

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    I agree. Borstein would be a deserving winner (this was her best season, imo) but I hope Murphy gets nominated and wins.

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    Rather bizarrely, I also think a small factor in Schitt’s Creek’s favor is that the Canadian Screen Awards, where it has a record breaking 26 nominations, were supposed to be on Monday but have been delayed. Assuming the show sweeps and with the ceremony now likely to be between June and September, that’s going to be a big bit of positive publicity at the perfect moment for its Emmy campaign (where it likely would have been completely insignificant had the awards been this week).

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