This week, we’ve got a full hour on the 2016 Emmy Awards, and we’re pretty thrilled to be speaking about all the television we love so much. The ceremony will be broadcast on September 18, 2016 on ABC, and we are excited to see who takes home the big prizes (and many of the small prizes as well). If you want to hear more of our preliminary thoughts on the nominations (we did a segment on them back in our Ghostbusters episode) check that out here. In the first half of this episode, we talk a little about the function of the Emmys, especially in the glorious age of Peak TV that we are happy to be living in. We talk about the curious case of the Lauren Graham Rule and what it did (and didn’t do) for underdog nominees. Both Jeff and I have reservations about Jimmy Kimmel as this year’s host, and fingers are crossed that he will bring a different style of humour than that evidenced on either The Man Show, or Win Ben Stein’s Money, our super-current reference points for his work.
The Emmy Awards air this weekend on ABC, and in addition to our extensive thoughts on this year’s nominations, we thought it was time to recognize some of the good works that even the Academy didn’t want to honour. We did this for the Oscars, you may recall. While we’re looking forward to seeing rich, […]
You may remember that I made Jane the Virgin my Kool-Aid Pick on a recent episode of our podcast, and hoo boy, I’m in deep now. Much like Rogelio, I’m ultimately #TeamJane, and I’m excited to share my excitement with you all in this telenovela-fueled Jane the Virgin Edition of our Friday Link Roundup. Noted […]
This week, we’re diving into Beyoncé’s world-changing visual album/way of life LEMONADE. Jeff and I are thrilled to be joined once again by guest panelist (and noted Beyoncé scholar) Taryn Cheal. Disclaimers first: we speak about “Beyoncé” and “Jay-Z” in the context of the work, and we are primarily talking about them as characters in […]