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September 21, 2019 at 1:27 pm #1203091109
The fact that it’s ending this season after 10 years just reminded me, there really is one definite comedy of the decade, maybe not the best but for sure the most quintessential: Modern Family.September 20, 2019 at 2:33 pm #1203089491
FY mf C:
Orange is the New Black: Uzo Aduba (I know we got sick of this performance with age but it’s still nothing short of extraordinary), Danielle Brooks, Ensemble of the Decade
The Americans: Drama Series, Matthew Rhys, Keri Russel, and PLEASE…..
Alison Wright in Supporting Actress.
Veep: Comedy Series, Julia Louis Dreyfuss, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky….
and the best television performer of our generation….
JULIA LOUIS DREYFUS FOR PERFORMER OF THE DECADE
(also Breaking Bad but that doesn’t need my support)September 20, 2019 at 10:34 am #1203088967
Me seeing Dexter “The Getaway” as an option for Drama Episode and having to relive that heartbreak all over again…
For clarification, we should be considering the seasons of said show that aired in this decade, correct? For example, just the revamp of Arrested Development would not get my vote, but the entire series would. The same goes for the seasons of the Office airing post 2010 rather than considering the entire series.September 19, 2019 at 8:22 pm #1203087876
Barry is hilariousSeptember 19, 2019 at 7:40 pm #1203087824
Maisel is beautiful and fantastically well executed I just think it misses the edge/spunk that Fleabag, Barry and Veep have IMO. But it’s still very, very well doneSeptember 18, 2019 at 8:17 pm #1203085794
These shouldn’t be an unpopular opinions, but the fact that one of them got nominated for an Emmy, and both of them were up for guest actress on this site means that they apparently are. Amy Sedaris’ Mimi Kanasis is one of the most annoying characters I’ve ever seen on a TV show. I appreciate Sedaris giving the role her all, but I can’t find anything enjoyable in a completely stupid, unlikable, and incompetent character who never stops screaming. As for another guest spot on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Tina Fey’s turn as Marcia Clark is the first season is embarrassingly awful. Seriously, why did she do that? What did she have to gain out of making a woman who suffered so much public humiliation all those years ago look like such a stupid, unlikable, and incompetent (I’m sensing a pattern here) loser? I honestly have no idea why Marcia Clark and Chris Darden were in those episodes. It would be one thing if the show was satirizing a recent trial, but why choose to make fun of these people who were already humiliated nonstop such a long time ago? It’s not like there was a whole lot of new material to work with. The whole thing felt so out of place and pointlessly mean spirited. Does Fey just really hate Clarke and Darden? I found their presence to be especially awful since I watched the first season of Kimmy Schmidt after I had already seen American Crime Story, where they’re depicted as flawed but very sympathetic figures. I think a lot of Tina Fey’s recent work is very hit and miss, but this is possibly Fey at her lowest. If she was gonna go out of her way to cruelly insult these two, she should’ve at least had something funny to say about them. Instead it was just horribly uncomfortable.
in Feys defense, comedy does not age well, and the narrative surrounding Marcia Clark didn’t really materialize until the miniseries, before that the prosecuting team’s ineptness was considered responsible for the verdict. I agree it’s really distasteful now, but it did not seem so at the time it was writtenSeptember 18, 2019 at 3:13 pm #1203085326
Hader in Comedy actor is the category where literally anyone else winning would be blasphemous. Most other categories have a good top 3 but this one does not.
That said, nothing would make my night more than succession winning drama seriesSeptember 18, 2019 at 2:39 pm #1203085214
Ok, I know my the stan is coming out, but Fleabag’s aggressive media coverage is not just due to Amazon’s campaign but also the insane word-of-mouth buzz it had all through the spring and summer, like it got coverage via supply and demand the same way the trades also cover GOT more than any other show.September 18, 2019 at 1:12 pm #1203084979
Oh, come on Ginnala. Fleabag deserved some of those awards but that was pure overkill.
literally not one of those awards wasn’t deserved. “Ronny/lilly” could’ve deservedly received comedy episode but the writing feat of 2.1 is something to be rewarded.
That being said, despite Fleabag being my favorite and in my opinion the best-crafted series of the season, I do understand frustration for its sweep as it alludes to the comedy fields being weak (a la this year’s dramas) when really Fleabag, Barry, Maisel, Veep, and I would even say Russian Doll are better shows than pretty much all of this years dramas. Comedy is so damn strong, and Fleabag may be the strongest of them all, but yeah those other shows do deserve some acknowledgment too.September 18, 2019 at 12:58 pm #1203084952
I guess here comes my unpopular opinion: I didn’t like Chenoweth in Glee at all. Her character was extremely grating and her performance did nothing to counter that.
Her character for sure sucks, but I thought she was perfection at it. But yeah, in one episode she (a grown woman) gets a kid drunk, encourages two others to steal, and is implied to have had sex with the whole football team…. how was this show allowed? Lmao watching Glee as an adult is a much different experienceSeptember 18, 2019 at 11:59 am #1203084810
Indiewire did a critics survey out of TIFF: https://www.indiewire.com/2019/09/tiff-2019-critics-survey-toronto-best-films-performances-parasite-adam-driver-1202174083/
1. Looks like critics will be as on board for Parasite as they were for Roma, maybe its a top 3 picture contender.
2. Jojo came in 3rd in the feature poll and 5th in the screenplay poll, so I’m assuming this means the critics that like it really love it.
3. I expect Driver and Banderas too sweep critics prizes (it’s not like them to award something as flashy as Joker)
4. J-Lo could show up in several critics awards, and with as weak a category as hers and the interesting situation she’s in, she might just come out on top there.