Monday, September 19, 2011
Emmy Observations And Questions
Why are some TV shows like "Modern Family" and "Mad Men" critical darlings with heaping piles of awards, while others like "Community" are seen as "meh" by the Emmy people? How is "Modern Family" smarter and hipper a show than "Community"? How does no actor on "Community" get even nominated but the guy from "Big Bang Theory" beats out Alec Baldwin? How does one exactly become a critical darling, and are blueberry yogurt muffins involved?
Who has a better agent/PR people right now -- Ryan Gosling or Jane Lynch? Who deserves the media over-saturation more? And why is TV more accepting of older women? I was always of the impression that Hollywood thinks a woman ought to be dead or only good for Polident commercials after she reaches a certain age, but there were plenty of women over the age of 35 at this awards show being nominated, and not just of the freaky Jennifer Aniston "ageless" kind. But is this all luring me into a false sense of security? Are they merely the Hollywood version of what "normal" 35+ women are supposed to look like? Would my arms ever look that good in that silver dress Lynch wore? Is this all just a more devious plot by the entertainment machine to lower my self-esteem yet again? Are the little people in my TV set really talking to and having a personal relationship with me?
Some people say this was the year of the network TV "comeback" -- with cable shows receiving markedly less awards than in years past. I don't have cable and depend on various venues such as Hulu Plus, Netflix, Zune, and the good graces of various official TV show websites. I have no concept of this network TV/cable TV thing, either as a dichotomy or singly as separate entities which I regularly frequent. Does this make me a shitty TV writer (probably)? When will the year of the completely fragmented viewership across multiple streams of as-of-yet unconverged entertainment options take place at the Emmys? And when that time comes, will we see a song-and-dance routine about it starring Megan Mullally, Ed Helms, and one of the third-tier cheerleader characters from "Glee"?
Why do I get more hits on a daily basis for a random post I did on Chris Colfer ages ago than anything else I've written combined? Where's the justice in that? Should I just pack it in and become a dedicated "Glee" blogger with a catchy url like allthehotgleenewsforyoudaily.com? Or maybe just focus on..."Modern Family" recaps.
Posted by Verge at 5:31 AM