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Watch the first trailer for DOWNTOWN ABBEY season 4!

**SPOILERS**

The first trailer for Downton Abbey season 4 has been released, and while it tells us basically nothing, I don’t even mind. It’s a lovely trailer that highlights what will be blissful highs and debilitating lows (if it’s anything like season 3) of the new season.

Will Mary find a new love in the wake of her recent tragedy? Will Tom move past Sybil’s death? What on earth kind of shakeup will Downton feel upon the arrival of the first African American visitor? Will the Dowager Countess outdo herself in sass? (the answer to the last questions is obviously yes). 

Find out all that and more when season 4 premieres in September! 

 

August 31, 2013 VIEW POST

Paul Giamatti joins DOWNTON ABBEY season 4

Thus is the cruelty of Downton Abbey airing in the UK way before it airs in the US. But who cares because Paul Giamatti is totally in season 4! 

News has leaked that the scruffy Giamatti will appear on the season 4 finale as Cora’s brother. Those of you obsessed with the show might remember that he is the brother who, naturally, has the fortune that could save Downton. Ah, convenient.

But again, who cares! Paul Giamatti!! 

June 24, 2013 VIEW POST

Internet find, Wednesday: JJ ABrams visits the set of DOWNTON ABBEY, just because

Because why not.

May 1, 2013 VIEW POST

First photo and lots of casting news for season 4 of DOWNTON ABBEY

My oh MY doesn’t Lady Mary look sad? 

SPOILERS——PLEASE DON’T READ ON IF YOU ARE NOT CAUGHT UP! 

Above is the first official photo from the upcoming fourth season of Downton Abbey. Lady Mary seems to be in mourning as she holds her brand new son (and heir, obvs.) So dark and mysterious. I love it. 

Lots of Downton news has been circulating in the past week or so, and I’ve neglected to really comment on it until now because I knew it would just keep piling up. So here’s a brief recap of what’s been going down across the pond: 

1. First things first—O’Brien is OUT. That’s right, everyone’s favorite love-to-hate ladymaid, Siobahn Finneran, has decided—much like her predecessors Dan Stevens and Jessica Brown Findlay—to leave the series. Unlike Lady Sybil and Matthew Crawley, however, Finneran’s exit will be handled offscreen. Sad. 

2. They’re bring on a ton of new cast members to fill in the holes being left by the rapidly dwindling core cast, too. Most notably, British actor Tom Cullen has been cast as Lord Gillingham, an old childhood friend and suitor for Lady Mary. Let’s see how that goes for Mary in her new Black Widow disposition. 

3. Apparently, the fourth season picks up six months after the events of the season three finale. Sigh. I was really hoping we would be able to experience the immediate turmoil and upheaval that Matthew’s death is sure to have caused. Not to mention, I desperately want to see Lady Mary actually FEEL something, and seeing as how little emotion she showed at HER OWN SISTER’S DEATH, I was excited at the thought that Michelle Dockery might actually have to do some real acting for once. 

4. Shirley MacLaine will be back as Lady Cora’s mother. Holla for the sassy old broads in the house

Stay tuned for what I’m sure will be an endless parade of Downton news until we get to see the fourth season. 

March 4, 2013 VIEW POST

Internet find, Friday: Glorious DOWNTON ABBEY + One Direction mashup

This is bloody brilliant. A few things: 

A) “The way you flip your hair leaves me flabbergasted.” <——- hilarious

B) Each time I see Sybil my heart winces. 

C) “To prove it I put it in a letter.” <——-even more hilarious

D) The mostly subdued and reserved tone of all the dialogue from the show coupled with the overly buoyant pop from the song makes it all the more fantastic. 

February 15, 2013 VIEW POST

Best TV of 2012

It’s the end of the year, so you know what that means! Annual ‘Best Of’ lists. MY FAVORITE. 

I’m going to start with the best TV shows of 2012 (mainly because I still have several more films to see before I can make my final judgements on this year’s best films.) 

So here we go! (These are in no particular order.)

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1. Girls
The show that spawned a million blog posts about loving or hating Lena Dunham is indeed on my top 10 list. I have mad respect for Dunham for all that she has done and continues to do as a woman in the entertainment industry. I love Girls; I love that it makes me cringe, laugh, shake my head, weep in relation to the bad moments—yes, I love Girls

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2. The Walking Dead
After a killer first season (pun intended), and a lackluster season two, The Walking Dead came back with a vengeance this fall for an action-packed third season. The writers figured out that less talking is better, more action makes for a more enjoyable show, and sometimes it’s okay to make your main character totally batshit crazy. After the fiasco that was the Sophia storyline in season two, the paced has picked up quite a bit, resulting in an intense, enjoyable, weekly adrenaline rush that you just can’t find anywhere else. 

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3. Breaking Bad
I have, and will, stand by the statement that I made earlier in this year: I think Breaking Bad may be the best show—ever. I never cease to be flat-out amazed by the cinematic quality of the show, and the fucking powerhouse, gut-wrenching acting chops from every single person involved. Almost every show on TV (both good and bad) can’t manage to keep viewers surprised at nearly every single turn—except Breaking Bad. If that doesn’t keep you coming back, I don’t know what will. 

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4. Revenge
Soap done right. Revenge is what Sunday night dramas are all about—filthy, lying couples, family coups, sinful affairs. Done in the right way, these things play out like a delicious little present each and every week. Revenge manages to walk the line of both delightfully soapy and genuinely well-crafted—something that many weekly dramas would kill to be able to accomplish so well.  

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5. Happy Endings
Many shows have tried to recapture the magic that NBC created with Friends in the early 90s. Shows have tried a similar formula and failed, never able to recreate the perfect witty banter, the insane chemistry between cast members, the painfully funny long-running gags like Friends had done—until now. Happy Endings was a surprise little darling that came along as a mid-season filler a few seasons back, and has grown into one of the most consistently laugh out loud, slap your knee hilarious shows on television. The fluidity of the fast-paced snark that flows from character to character is unrivaled as far as current, popular comedy shows go, providing viewers with a blatantly silly (albeit hysterical) 30 minute tryst to look forward to once a week. 

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6. New Girl
Try to put aside for a moment the fact that you feel pressured by society into shit-talking this genuinely good TV show just because it stars Zooey Deschanel. New Girl has gone from quirky new sitcom starring a girl I don’t know if I should love or hate to a fantastic ensemble comedy that hits all the right notes of fun, whimsy, despair, heartbreak, and love. Sure, Deschanel’s Jess started off as the anchor to the show’s first season, but it became clear very quickly that Winston, Nick, Schmidt, and CeCe all had important roles to fill in her life and meaningful stories to tell. This is another example of a cast that works so well off of each other it’s almost scary. As a 25 year old who is still trying to find herself, New Girl really hits home in the best possible way. 

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7. Parks and Rec
There really are very few words I can think of that can adequately describe the immense amount of adoration that fills my heart for this show. Parks and Rec is without a doubt, the BEST comedy on TV. It’s definitely the most well-written, consistently amazing comedy, hands down. The actors at the center of Pawnee are some of the most talented in the biz, with Amy Poehler reminding me every week why I want to be her best friend. We cry with her, we laugh with her, we want to be Ron Swanson’s right hand lady friend. The stories that come out of Pawnee are the kinds that we are familiar with and can relate too—friends becoming lovers, the daily grind, fighting for what you believe in, family and friends are everything—but done in such a beautifully comedic way it feels like a treat every week. I am rarely so invested in characters on comedy shows, but I’ll be caring about the residents of Pawnee for the long haul. That, and THIS just wins all the things: 

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8. Louie
Depressed never looked so good. Louis CK has a gift, and that gift is making the most inanely mundane things seem hilarious, no matter just how awful they might actually be. He is a schlub, through and through, but with the self-deprecating humor that has made his standup a treasure to most, he is also lovable. The earnest way in which we can relate to Louie is both scary and appreciated, when we’re so used to being surrounded by superficial assholes everywhere we look. I cringe, you cringe, we all cringe for every episode of Louie—and I love it. 

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9. Downton Abbey
It’s hard for me to write about Downton Abbey without being a bit resentful that the seasons are so short and very far between. That being said, this period epic from BBC is just a flat out delight. Early 20th century class wars and societal pressures has never been more entertaining. It’s another good example of a soap done right—this time if a soap opera were set in war times and you put a fancy top hat on it. And even amid all the legitimately heavy material covered in the show (adultery, murder, PTSD, war), there’s still always time for a good, old-fashioned love story—one that just gives me goosebumps thinking about it. It’s written splendidly well, and acted even better. 

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10. Sherlock
Speaking of few and far between! Geez. I don’t know what it is about the BBC that makes them think they can just drag us along like that! But anyway. Sherlock quickly became one of my absolute favorite shows this year. The style in which it is shot, the maniacal graphic callouts, the devious villains and quick rapport between, oh, well, EVERYONE, makes this show one of the best on TV. It’s one that makes me think, makes me raise my eyebrow in skepticism, makes me admit that I’ve been had. Sherlock is unlike any other show on TV, and that alone makes the wait all the more worth it. 

December 23, 2012 VIEW POST

THE COLBERT REPORT gives us the best BREAKING BAD + DOWNTON ABBEY parody of all time

You’d be flat out lying if you said you wouldn’t watch this show. 


December 14, 2012 VIEW POST

SAG nominations are in: DOWNTON ABBEY, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, MODERN FAMILY lead

My only real qualms with these noms: 

A) The cast of Parks and Rec was robbed of a Best Cast nomination. I MEAN. And, Nick Offerman was so obviously overlooked for Best Actor, too. 

B) I’m sorry, but it was a REALLY slow year for movies when Nicole Kidman gets nominated for The Paperboy, which was critically panned hard core by EVERYONE. 


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Steve Buscemi (“Enoch ‘Nucky’ Thompson”) – Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Bryan Cranston (“Walter White”) – Breaking Bad (AMC)
Jeff Daniels (“Will McAvoy”) – The Newsroom (HBO)
Jon Hamm (“Don Draper”) – Mad Men (AMC)
Damian Lewis (“Nicholas Brody”) – Homeland (Showtime)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes (“Carrie Mathison”) – Homeland (Showtime)
Michelle Dockery (“Lady Mary Crawley”) – Downton Abbey (PBS)
Jessica Lange (“Sister Jude”) – American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
Julianna Margulies (“Alicia Florrick”) – The Good Wife (CBS)
Maggie Smith (“Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham”) – Downton Abbey(PBS)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin (“Jack Donaghy”) – 30 Rock (NBC)
Ty Burrell (“Phil Dunphy”) – Modern Family (ABC)
Louis C.K. (“Louie”) – Louie (FX)
Jim Parsons (“Sheldon Cooper”) – The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Eric Stonestreet (“Cameron Tucker”) – Modern Family (ABC)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Edie Falco (“Jackie Peyton”) - Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Tina Fey (“Liz Lemon”) – 30 Rock (NBC)
Amy Poehler (“Leslie Knope”) – Parks and Recreations (NBC)
Sofia Vergara (“Gloria Delgado-Pritchett”) – Modern Family (ABC)
Betty White (“Elka Ostrovsky”) – Hot in Cleveland (TV Land)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Downtown Abbey (PBS)
Homeland (Showtime)
Mad Men (AMC)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
30 Rock (NBC)
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Glee (FOX)
Modern Family (ABC)
Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
The Office (NBC)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Kevin Costner (“‘Devil Anse’ Hatfield”) – Hatfields & McCoys (History)
Woody Harrelson (“Steve Schmidt”) – Game Change (HBO)
Ed Harris (“John McCain”) – Game Change (HBO)
Clive Owen (“Ernest Hemingway”) - Hemingway & Gellhorn (HBO)
Bill Paxton (“Randall McCoy”) – Hatfields & McCoys (History)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Nicole Kidman “Martha Gellhorn”) – Hemingway & Gellhorn (HBO)
Julianne Moore (“Sarah Palin”) – Game Change (HBO)
Charlotte Rampling (“Eva Delectorskaya”) – Restless (Sundance Channel)
Sigourney Weaver (“Elaine Barrish Hammond”) – Political Animals(USA)
Alfre Woodward (“Ouiser”) – Steel Magnolias (Lifetime)

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Sons of Anarchy (FX)
The Walking Dead AMC)

Film:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Bradley Cooper (“Pat”) - Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
Daniel Day-Lewis (“Abraham Lincoln”) – Lincoln (Touchstone Pictures)
John Hawkes (“Mark”) - The Sessions (Fox Searchlight)
Hugh Jackman (“Jean Valjean”) - Les Misérables (Universal Pictures)
Denzel Washington (“Whip Whitaker”) – Flight (Paramount Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Jessica Chastain (“Maya”) – Zero Dark Thirty (Columbia Pictures)
Marion Cotillard (“Stephanie”) – Rust and Bone (Sony Pictures Classics)
Jennifer Lawrence (“Tiffany”) – Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
Helen Mirren (“Alma Reville”) – Hitchcock (Fox Searchlight)
Naomi Watts (“Maria”) - The Impossible (Summit Entertainment)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Alan Arkin (“Lester Siegel”) – Argo (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Javier Bardem (“Silva”) – “SKYFALL” (Columbia Pictures)
Robert De Niro (“Pat, Sr.”) – Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (“Lancaster Dodd”) – The Master (The Weinstein Company)
Tommy Lee Jones (“Thaddeus Stevens”) - Lincoln (Touchstone Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Sally Field (“Mary Todd Lincoln”) - Lincoln (Touchstone Pictures)
Anne Hathaway (“Fantine”) – Les Misérables (Universal Pictures)
Helen Hunt (“Cheryl”) – The Sessions (Fox Searchlight)
Nicole Kidman (“Charlotte Bless”) – The Paperboy (Millennium Entertainment)
Maggie Smith (“Muriel Donnelly”) - The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Fox Searchlight)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Argo
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Misérables
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Bourne Legacy
The Dark Knight Rises
Les Misérables
Skyfall

December 12, 2012 VIEW POST

NBC hires DOWNTON ABBEY creator for American version, obviously

Well, sort of. NBC announced that it has hired Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes to create a similar show for the network. This new show, tentatively titled The Gilded Age, will be set in 1895 New York. 

From NBC, it will be:

"an epic tale of the princes of the American Renaissance, and the vast fortunes they made — and spent…."
"…with dizzying, brilliant ascents and calamitous falls, of record-breaking ostentation and savage rivalry; a time when money was king.”

This will only work if A) they have very limited seasons like Downton. Each season is only 7 episodes long, so they REALLY make ‘em count. They don’t have time to get bogged down in shitty storylines just to fill time; and B) if Fellowes is as involved with this new series as he is with Downton

But, let’s be honest: The real reason Downton Abbey is the shit is because Brits are the shit. More pointedly, period-era Brits are REALLY the shit. So, I just don’t know how into an American version of this I can get, even if it is set is 1895. 

NBC hasn’t ordered this to series yet, but rest assured that they will. Oh, they so will. 

November 27, 2012 VIEW POST

Internet find, Friday: Your favorite TV shows as kids’ books!

via Entertainment Weekly

September 28, 2012 VIEW POST

New DOWNTON ABBEY season 3 trailer is even better than the first!

Squee x 100! This trailer is even better and more ominous than the first one that was released last month. Everyone is crying! Who’s veil is that? Why is Thomas weeping?! Bates gets dangerous in prison?!?! What is going on with Sybil and her boo?! SO MANY QUESTIONS FOR THESE CRAWLEYS. 

September 6, 2012 VIEW POST

First trailer for DOWNTON ABBEY season 3!!

AIN’T NO PARTY LIKE A CRAWLEY DRAMA PARTY ‘CAUSE A CRAWLEY DRAMA PARTY NEVER STOPS EVER.

Amirite?!

Anyway, I can’t seem to find the right code to embed the video here, so until then click on this link to watch the first season 3 trailer for Downton Abbey. SO MUCH DRAMA YOU GUYS. And I love it. 

August 16, 2012 VIEW POST

Emmy nominations 2012: PARKS & REC, DOWNTON ABBEY, & GIRLS score big

Full list with my commentary below. YAYYYYY AMY!

Best comedy
The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Girls (Obvs.)
Modern Family
30 Rock
Veep (What? Do you know anyone who even watched this?)

Best drama
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad (FUCK YEAH)
Downton Abbey (FUCK YEAH x2)
Game of Thrones
Homeland
Mad Men

Lead actress in drama
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law 
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey (Holla!!!) 
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Lead actor in a drama
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey (Get it, daddio.)
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (He’s bloody brilliant. He better fucking win.)
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Best competition reality show
The Amazing Race
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
The Voice
Top Chef

Lead actress in a comedy
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls (Go Lena! So frigging awesome.) 
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (If my girl doesn’t win for this last season I will swear off all TV, I swear to god I will. I’ll do it.) 

Lead actor in a comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie (omfg. YES.) 
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men (NO.)
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best supporting actress, comedy
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Best supporting actor, comedy

Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Max Greenfield, New Girl (Just give it to Schmidt. Just do it.) 
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Best supporting actress, drama
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (She’s McGonagall AND the Dowager Countess. Bitch deserves to win.) 
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Best supporting actor, drama
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (I want him to win so badly. He’s INCREDIBLE. Just flat out incredible. Such a talent. And I have a huge crush on him so. There’s that.) 
Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (I’m sure he’ll get it.) 
Jared Harris, Mad Men 

Best miniseries or movie
Game Change
American Horror Story
Hatfield & McCoys (Yes. Yes.) 
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Luther
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Best variety series
The Colbert Report 
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher 
Saturday Night Live 

Best animated program
American Dad
Bob’s Burgers
Futurama
The Penguins Of Madagascar: The Return Of The Revenge Of Dr. Blowhole
The Simpsons

Best non-competition reality program
Antiques Roadshow
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
MythBusters
Shark Tank
Undercover Boss
Who Do You Think You Are?

Best reality show host
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With The Stars
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance

Best guest actress in a comedy
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live (YAH.) 
Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock
Margaret Cho, 30 Rock
Kathy Bates, Two and a Half Men

Best guest actor in a comedy
Michael J. Fox, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Greg Kinnear, Modern Family
Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live (OH YAH.) 
Will Arnett, 30 Rock
Jon Hamm, 30 Rock

Best guest actress in a drama
Martha Plimpton, The Good Wife
Loretta Devine, Grey’s Anatomy
Jean Smart, Harry’s Law
Julia Ormond, Mad Men
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Uma Thurman, Smash

Best guest actor in a drama series
Mark Margolis, Breaking Bad
Dylan Baker, The Good Wife
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
Dickie Bennett, Justified
Ben Feldman, Mad Men
Jason Ritter, Parenthood

Best lead actress in a miniseries or movie
Connie Britton, American Horror Story
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Ashley Judd, Missing
Emma Thompson, The Song Of Lunch (Masterpiece)

Best lead actor in a miniseries or movie
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys (Get it, Kevin!!) 
Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Idris Elba, Luther
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia

Best supporting actress in a miniseries or movie
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Mare Winningham, Hatfields & McCoys
Judy Davis, Page Eight (Masterpiece)

Best supporting actor in a miniseries or movie
Denis O’Hare, American Horror Story
Ed Harris, Game Change
Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys
David Strathairn, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)

Best writing for a comedy (This whole category makes me very, very happy. SO happy.) 
Chris McKenna, Community
Lena Dunham, Girls
Louis C.K., Louie
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Michael Schur, Parks and Recreation

Best writing for a drama
Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey
Alex Gansa, Gideon Raff, Howard Gordon, Homeland
Semi Chellas, Matthew Weiner, Mad Men
Andre and Maria Jacquemetton, Mad Men
Erin Levy, Matthew Weiner, Mad Men


This is a very good year for Emmy noms. The only notable atrocity is Nick Offerman not getting a nom for Parks & Rec, AND the fact that Parks & Rec as a whole wasn’t nominated for Best Comedy. How can you nominate Amy and get noms for Best Writing and not get nominated for Best Comedy? TRAVESTY. I don’t get it. Like, it really doesn’t make any fucking sense. And since they didn’t get nominated, this only heightens my wish to see Amy get what she deserves this time around. 

AND AND AND, oh how could I forget?! Revenge! Totally snubbed. I mean, the fuck?! Though it may just look like a soapy rich people romp in the Hamptons, it’s incredibly well-written, directed, and acted. It was one of the best new shows of the entire season last year, and to see nothing, NOTHING and no one nominated really bums me out. 

July 19, 2012 VIEW POST

First look: Shirley Maclaine meets Maggie Smith in DOWNTON ABBEY season 3!!

GET IT. GET IT. 

June 25, 2012 VIEW POST

The best 48 seconds you’ll spend all day: DOWNTON ABBEY credits in the style of MARTIN

Because, why not?

June 25, 2012 VIEW POST