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July 6, 2020 at 11:56 am #1203570591
The show was in the top 10 U.S. Netflix shows for quite a while and #1 or 2 for many days. The only thing I’ve noticed being in the top 10 substantially longer was Tiger King. This is a creative choice.June 25, 2020 at 12:29 pm #1203551759
I still think all these spring announcements are being overly optimistic.June 24, 2020 at 6:59 am #1203549467
Song & Dance is basically Tell Me on a Sunday with a second act of dance added. Initial reviews were basically that Peters was sublime, but the show was a trifle. It also came in for quite a bit of criticism concerning the fact that the lead character seemed to define herself based on whatever man she was with at the time. And this was over 30 years before #MeToo!
I like a few of the songs from it, including “Tell Me on a Sunday”, though it does contain the notably bad lyric “Take me to a zoo/That’s got chimpanzees/Tell me on a Sunday, please”.
“Unexpected Song” and “Nothing Like You’ve Ever Known” are nice ballads and ALW did seem to be cognizant of varying tempos and rhythms to keep the score from being a long series of ballads.June 23, 2020 at 9:48 am #1203547948
Not a big fan of ALW, though some of his shows have their moments and I do like Evita a lot.
Love Never Dies, however, is one of the absolute worst things I have ever seen that purported to be professional theater. It had some very nice design elements, but the book, music, and lyrics were atrocious. I think The Bodyguard is the only thing I’ve ever seen on stage that was more ridiculous.
I rather like the music for Aspects of Love (which wasn’t mentioned here), but the plot is nonsense.June 22, 2020 at 7:28 am #1203545848
Was I right about what Zimmer chose for the 1987 win. Reva’s suicide and the black and white episode with Reva singing?
Yes, in her memoir she mentions those two episodes as her choices. She also said that was the only year that she really thought she would win. She said the black-and-white clip shown on the telecast felt silly out of context, but that the whole episode was very strong.June 18, 2020 at 7:53 am #1203540586
I love Danny Burstein, but this has to be one of the weakest ever Distinguished Performance winners. Several others would have been much more worthy.June 13, 2020 at 4:49 pm #1203531634
More support for “It’s Comedy or Cabbage”, THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISELJune 13, 2020 at 4:47 pm #1203531632
More support for “Aberfan”, THE CROWN.June 11, 2020 at 12:10 pm #1203528281
I feel like Ben Platt has aged out of this role. It’s critical that Evan be credible as a high-schooler. Platt wasn’t credible as one in The Politician so I don’t think it would work here. There’s a very narrow window for an actor to play the role of Evan, particularly in a close-up medium like film.June 11, 2020 at 5:41 am #1203527543
Finished this the other day and overall really enjoyed it. It was one of those shows that got better with every episode. On the whole, I liked the young cast of unknowns — this could be a serious contender in Casting. Poorna Jagnnathan was exceptional among the adults, particularly in the final few episodes where she had more meat to chew on.
I hope it gets a second season so that it has time to give a little more depth to the young characters (the gay one, the poor little rich boy, the mother-issue one, etc.). I never got a handle on the character of Paxton, either. He seemed more like a device than a person. But on the whole, it was very entertaining and explored a culture you rarely see in mainstream American entertainment. Shoutout to the brilliant randomness of John McEnroe too.June 1, 2020 at 8:12 am #1203511595
The Young Man category was also called Juvenile Male in some sources that first year, then became Young Man for several years before the titles switched to Younger Actor/Actress around 1990, then ultimately the genderless Younger Performer this year.
Beth Maitland was born in 1958, so she would have just missed the 25-year-old age cutoff by a year or two for Ingenue.
One interesting note from Kim Zimmer’s memoir — this was the season of the famous Reva in the fountain scene, but she did not include it on her winning reel. The reason was that the rules at the time required you to submit three episodes and you had to include every scene you appeared in, whether you had a line or not. Since that episode featured a big party, she was in the background of a lot of scenes and she was afraid voters would get bored before the “money scene”. So she picked a romantic episode, a comic episode, and a heavy drama/crying episode to show range.May 22, 2020 at 10:04 am #1203495380
Just finished S2 and all I can say is AAAAARRRRRRRRRRGGGGHH!!!!!May 22, 2020 at 4:03 am #1203494986
Sack Lunch Bunch will likely do well, but “Anything Goes in Florida” should win, though they certainly couldn’t play any of it on the telecast, lol.May 20, 2020 at 1:30 pm #1203492233
Hurry up, ABC. They need to renew Stumptown or I am going to take a hostage.May 19, 2020 at 8:25 am #1203489757
Little different since it’s voiceover performance and some of them were juried awards, but The Simpsons has won 16 voice acting Emmys, with 10 different performers winning. (This was a quick count off the Emmy website search function.)
Hank Azaria (4)
Dan Castellaneta (4)