This is an important month for Television, not only were the Emmy winners announced yesterday, but also many new fall shows are premiering on all of the major networks. I’ll start with my take on the Emmy’s, and then I’ll pick the 10 most promising new fall shows.
The Emmy’s: The Emmy winners were announced, and I really can’t say I trust or understand the people who choose the winners…I’ll start from the bad and end with Breaking Bad:
Modern Family won the award for best comedy series again (!), don’t they know there are other good comedies around? Louie for example. Modern Family is a nice sitcom, but it’s not a modern classic that deserves to win the Emmy 4 years in a row.
Jim Parsons is another major Emmy failure in terms of picking a deserving winner, he won 3 times in the last 4 years, years in which much more deserving nominees lost, especially Louis C.K, Don Cheadle and Larry David. Parsons does a good job in The Big Bang Theory, but picking him year in year out over these three is surreal.
As for the best miniseries/TV movie, while watching Matt Damon and Michael Douglas making out might be alluring to some, Behind the Candelabra isn’t remotely as good as Top of the Lake, the moody and powerful drama from the Sundance channel.
And now for the part in which I’ll try being positive on for size:
Claire Danes might be an obvious choice for the best dramatic actress award, but the reason that makes her such an obvious choice is that she’s so good. Jeff Daniels wasn’t an obvious choice for example, he was a bizarre one.
Anna Gun definitely deserved to win in the supporting actress in a drama category for her fantastic portrayal of Skyler White in Breaking Bad, and Bobby Cannavale’s win was a pleasant surprise, he did a great job as Gyp Rosetti, probably the wackiest character ever seen in Boardwalk Empire, a worthy candidate to the fictional psychopaths hall of fame.
Lastly, congratulations to the Emmy decision makers, you saved yourselves from a major embarrassment when you gave the award for best drama series to Breaking Bad, what took you 5 years?! After 4 consecutive wins for Mad Men they gave the award to another excellent series – Homeland, and now Breaking Bad’s moment has arrived. Breaking Bad is\was the best TV series of 2013. While Breaking Bad finally got what was coming to it, a few modern classics never won the Emmy award for best dramatic series – Deadwood,House, Dexter (when it was still good, now it’s too late for that). I hope the same injustice won’t be made with 2 other great shows: Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones.
Moving on to the new fall TV shows, there are many new promising TV series coming your way! Actually, there are so many new fall TV shows coming up, that I had a very hard time picking the 10 that I think are going to be the very best. Did I make the right choices? Only time will tell…Show some character and make sure you don’t miss out on anything worth watching! Here are my picks for the 10 most promising new TV shows:
10. Trophy Wife (Premieres 24.9 on CBS)
The what: A sitcom about a party girl who quite suddenly marries an older guy and finds herself dealing with his 2 overbearing ex-spouses and their mischievous children.
The what it’s like: The new Modern Family?
9. Ironside (Premieres 2.10 on NBC)
8. Dracula (Premieres 25.10 on NBC)
The what: A stylish looking series that tells the story of Dracula who comes to London under a false identity in order to exact revenge on those who betrayed him.
The what it’s like: The Count of Monte Cristo with sharper teeth.
7. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Premieres 17.9 on Fox)
The what: A sitcom about an immature NYPD detective and his new strict boss.
6. Masters of Sex (Premieres 29.9 on Showtime)
The what: A drama about 2 groundbreaking researchers who examined human sexuality.
The what it’s like: Kinsey with more sex and nudity.
5. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (Premieres 24.9 on ABC)
The what it’s like: The Avengers without the huge stars and the even bigger budget.
4. Hostages (Premieres 23.9 on CBS)
The what: A thriller about a surgeon who gets reluctantly involved in a political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage by a rogue FBI Agent.
3. Hello Ladies (Premieres 29.9 on HBO)
The who: The series was created by the lesser known member of the comedy writing team that includes Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant…Stephen Merchant. Another comedy writing duo helped create the series – Gene Stupinsky and Lee Eisenberg who also co-wrote many episodes of the American version of The Office. Merchant is also the star of the show.
2. Almost Human (Premieres 4.11 on Fox)
1. Peaky Blinders (Premiered 12.9 on BBC Two)
The what: A gangster saga that takes place around 1919 and deals with an Irish gang and the tough law enforcer out to get them. It’s stylized, tense and atmospheric and if you’re into crime dramas you must see it.
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