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July 29, 2012 at 12:53 am #251739
Yeah, didn’t they put like “One Minute” and “Fly” on the same tape? That probably cost them a lot of votes as Emmy voters see this superb first episode paired with an episode that is so bizarre to anyone who isn’t familiar with the Jane arc. Not to mention that it has little consequence on the season.
I like your suggestions as well but I’m not as big a fan of “Hermanos” as most people and was actually leaning towards Esposito submitting “Salud” instead. In both of our scenarios, every tape is strong. I’m not sure Breaking Bad can be topped if they nail all three tapes. Downton has a decent finale but everything else ranges from good to mediocre. Mad Men has a few gems but I think it’s lost momentum and Homeland has the finale and “The Weekend” which isn’t enough to get them the award.
The last tape with “End Times/Face off” is guaranteed to pick up a huge amount of votes. The tape that ends with “Crawl Space” will as well. They just need to have a very good Tape A. The only way they can screw it up is if they choose an episode like “Thirty-Eight Snub”, “Open House”, “Bulletpoints” or “Shotgun”.
EDIT: As for Cranston, if he goes with “Face-Off” as the episode he submits, he’s handing it to Damian Lewis. The big moment in the episode is the reveal that he lied to Jesse and the audience. Voters won’t actually see his convincing argument in the episode beforehand.
“End Times” is a very solid pick but I think due to Lewis’ amazing performance in the finale of “Homeland”, he needs to submit “Crawl Space” to secure a victory. Last images are important and that episode ended on the highest and most dramatic note possible.July 28, 2012 at 9:38 pm #251736
I’m one of the guys who thinks that Breaking Bad (if they choose their episodes right) will win best drama series. I think they’ve already gotten two silver medals the past two years and with Mad Men’s weakest season vs. Breaking Bad’s strongest, it’s the best chance they’ll get.
Not to mention they expanded the acting noms from two to five and seem to have a ton of momentum. Anna Gunn finally getting recognized and Mark Margolis snagging a nom means that Emmy voters are watching this series, no matter what tapes they submit.
The fact that Mad Men couldn’t get a nomination for Jessica Pare is very telling. There was a year when John Slattery and Jared Harris would’ve both been nominated but it seems that the Mad Men love may be waning.
I simply choose not to believe that Downton Abbey can win the category because virtually everyone I talked to saw a decrease in quality. The first season was very good but the second season had ridiculous twists and a convoluted narrative. Just poor storytelling in my opinion. I know I’m inviting the Downton Abbey fanboys to attack me (they use computers?) but so be it.
Anyway, if you were Vince Gilligan, what would you submit for “Breaking Bad”? I’ve come up with a list off the top of my head but it certainly has its pros and cons:
Tape A: “Hermanos” and “Salud”
This tape may be Gus-centric but it really completes his story of revenge against the cartel.
Tape B: “Cornered” and “Crawl Space”
Once again, this shows character growth as Walt believes he’s “the one who knocks” yet he’s seen in hysterics at the end of the next episode.
Tape C: “End Times” and “Face-Off”
There can be no other.
Now, the obvious con is that it focuses on the second half of the season and leaves out episodes like “Box Cutter” and “Problem Dog”. What would you guys submit?July 27, 2012 at 1:17 am #242821
I don’t think I can heap enough praise on to that episode:
-Top 3 episode of “Louie” with the other two being “Subway/Pamela” and the one that deals with suicide.
-One of the best comedy episodes of the year.
-Give Parker Posey her emmy for best supporting actress in a comedy. Simply remarkable.
Definitely an A.
July 27, 2012 at 12:45 am #252842
I’m not sure what episode Bill Hader submitted….
http://www.tubeplus.me/player/1968420/Saturday_Night_Live/season_37/episode_9/Katy_Perry___Robyn/ (Bill Hader’s submission)July 26, 2012 at 9:54 pm #252840
I use two methods and I’ve seen every episode I’ve ever searched for.
1. Type in “1 channel” on google. Click the first link (letmewatch this or something). Click TV shows, search for the show, click the episode and then use a link that is either sockshare or putlocker (they will have stars beside them).
Exit the annoying pop ups and watch away!
2. Type in “Example show Example episode tubeplus”. Let’s say “Breaking Bad Cornered Tubeplus”. Click it and use one of the links provided to stream.
It’s that easy. If anyone has any trouble finding any episodes, I can post links or send a private message.
EDIT: Best of all, it’s free! 😀July 26, 2012 at 12:21 am #242817
I thought season one of “Louie” was very good, if incredibly uneven. Season two was nearly pitch-perfect with the exception being the episode where he pitches a pilot as it feels incomplete and detached.
Season three has started out more like the former than the latter. The scene where he accidentally breaks up with his girlfriend is sweet, classic “Louie” but the revelation that his ex-wife is black feels a little forced and showy. Moreover, his stand-up isn’t quite as inspired as some of the other episodes. (B+)
The beginning of “Telling Jokes/Set up” is pretty great as the actresses that play his daughters are absolutely wonderful. When he recounts the joke about the ballet, I was smiling the entire time imagining the aforementioned scene. However, it takes a bizarre turn when he goes on a date with Melissa Leo whom is virtually unrecognizable as a crass, dirty and overtly sexual woman. The earnestness that Louie has when he tries to explain their differing sexual values is humorously awkward but the rape afterward is uncomfortably awkward. I suppose I should applaud “Louie” for even attempting something like this but I wasn’t a huge fan. (B+)
“Miami” felt the most like a season one episode, for better or worse. The introduction of a character merely to show us a side of Louie before leaving abruptly is a formula he has not shied away from. It is still jarring to see it used so often so I soured a bit in the middle of the episode. Ramon’s company rightfully intrigues Louie as his world is bleak and he feels the generation gap more than ever; taking refuge on the beach with the other middle-aged men after all of the young, attractive people have left. There is something predictable about how their conversation at the end of the episode goes. It is palpably awkward when Louie flounders over his words in an effort to return things to the way they were before. This is “Louie” of course, so their momentary friendship is gone before the credits as viewers start to long for just a small victory in this very dark world. (B)
“Daddy’s Girlfriend Part 1” is a return to form for the brilliant comedian. His search for a companion is hilarious and depressing in almost equal volume. There is something slightly crushing every time he peers through a window and sees a teacher as the rest of his life plays out with optimism and a slow, romantic ballad. His scenes at the library are the best scenes of the season thus far and his profession of admiration for Liz is clumsy and honest. My only nitpick of a spectacular episode would have to be when he says “flocking to your vagina” or something as it comes off as a little phony that she would just dismiss the sudden vulgarity. For once though, we are left with a feeling of elation. Oh, how swiftly I anticipate that to come crashing down. (A)