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Emmy 2013 Wish List

27 Jun

Time to get back in the groove, and what a better time than Emmy season, June 10 to June 28th academy members are filling out their ballots. The nominations will be announced Thursday July 18th.

Here is my wish list for the major categories. I would love to hear yours, please head to the comments.

But before you do, remember what my mother said, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”.  I am not interested in a critique of my grammar, or the spelling errors I didn’t catch. If you don’t like it don’t read it.

Drama Series

The Americans, The Good Wife, Mad Men and Nashville

Drama Actress

Kerry Washington, Keri Russell, Clare Danes

Drama Actor

Jon Hamm, Matthew Rhys, Timothy Olyphant, Jeff Daniels

Supporting Actor/Actress Drama

Vincent Kartheiser, John Noble, Michael Cudlitz, Jeff Perry, Christina Hendricks, Regina King, Hayden Panettiere

Other Random nominations

Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Laura Linney, Elisabeth Moss

Let us see what July 18th brings.

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Sunday May 27 What You Should Watch

27 May

Mad Men and The Killing

This season of Mad Men has been once crazy trip, LSD reference intended. I really hate Megan and can’t wait to see it all end, but how will Matt Weiner do it. Vincent Kartheiser has delivered a top performance, it would be nice if he finally won his much deserved Emmy. Not to mention Elisabeth Moss and of course John Hamm.  But I think this year’s Best Actor Emmy will go to Hugh Laurie, it was House’s final season and he has been nominated so many times without a win, he had become the Susan Lucci of the Primetime Emmy’s.

As far as The Killing, I really hoped it would improve over last year, it did pick up the pace a bit, but the red herrings and side stories ruin would could have been a great procedural drama.  If it wasn’t for the relationship between Holder and Linden I wouldn’t keep watching.

Mad Men

Don’s challenged by a pitch; Peggy considers a trip.

The Killing

Episode: 72 Hours
Sarah moves unsteadily; Stan tries to make amends; Richmond gets a boost in the mayoral race.

Mad Men “Signal 30”

15 Apr

I have been in love with Vincent Kartheiser since Another Day in Paradise, that love was cemented when he was cast to play Angel’s son Connor on Angel.  Tonight’s episode of Mad Men, “Signal 30” was a tour de force by Kartheiser, this should be his Emmy submission and win.

There was so much speculation about this episode, Signal 30 is the code for car accident fatality and also the name of the drivers ed movie that was used in the 60’s, we saw a bit of it in tonight’s episode. You can also catch the whole thing on You Tube, it’s pretty gross even by today’s standards. People thought someone was going to die, stunt doubles for Lane and Pete were listed as part of the episode.  In the end it was another master fake out by team Weiner, good job, bravo.

The entire episode was another in a long list of Mad Men masterpieces, I really enjoyed John Slattery’s direction.  The levels that Kartheiser took us through tonight, from hitting on high school girls, (creepy), to trying to keep up with big brother Don, who fixes fawcetts and passes on hookers. Pete can’t catch a break, he is a broken man who has “nothing to offer”.  There is a part of me that says Pete is getting what he deserves, years of being a first class jerk, but the vulnerability he showed to Don in the elevator broke my heart. John Hamm‘s reactions and line delivery were so tight, these are two skilled actors at the top of their game.

 There were definitely parallels between Lane and Pete tonight, two lost men trying to find their way and have some meaning. Their fight at the end was fantastic, and no one stopping them made it so realistic. The advertising world is cut throat, it is kill or be killed and that scene summed it up perfectly. Or course the fight was more about man vs. man then advertising, but the industry supports that attitude. It will be interesting to see how they interact going forward. Poor Lane, he kissed Joan and she rejected him, but she was so classy and sweet about it. I don’t think she could have let him down any gentler.

Megan and Don are growing on my as a couple, but if they have a baby I am going to spit nails. She really knows how to handle him, and I think Don likes being handled. Betty was such a child he had to be the parent, Megan is an adult and that means Don can be also.  I wonder how much longer he will stay faithful to her, a tiger doesn’t just change their stripes that quickly.

I would love to hear the rest of the story Kenny was writing at the end of the episode, maybe AMC can convince Weiner to publish it or run it in Vanity Fair under Ken’s pen name.

What did you think? Was it as great as I thought?

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