The 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards may direct its lips to my posterior

I tried to watch the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. I really tried. But, it got the better of me.  Award shows just aren’t my thing. I think I’ve learned that at this point in my life. There are so many things in these programs that don’t work for me: the tedious monologues, the flat jokes, the ridiculous outfits, and of course, that woman who was just trying to thank her 8th grade teacher but was getting played off the stage so the show could make more time for sketches and musical performances.

For me, the nail in the coffin was the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series award.   Here are the nominees and the winner, highlighted in bold:

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Louis C.K., Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory*

That’s right: Jim Parsons beat out Alec Baldwin, Jason Bateman, Louis CK, Don Cheadle and Matt LeBlanc. His Emmy clip featured him holding both of his fists in the air, explaining that he did, in fact, intend to fight and was not just holding his hands up there as if he was milking a giant imaginary cow.

What else can I say?   If the Emmy’s can’t tell the difference between what’s good and what’s bad, I don’t see any point in watching the rest of the program.

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Posted on September 22, 2013, in tv review and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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