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Did you miss Sunday night’s episodes of The Walking Dead, The Good Wife or Homeland?
Catch up with our spoiler-y TV recap video below! READ FULL STORY
Yes, it’s the weekend, which means you should have plenty of time to scroll through the nominees for the 6th Annual EWwy Awards, which honor the Emmy-snubbed, and vote for your favorites. As I’m typing this, 10 votes separate first and second place in one category; 46 votes in another, and 194 votes in a third. You could be the difference between someone having to explain why they have a tiny statue of a
black gold sheep on their mantle and someone not having that pleasure. Vote now!
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Fifteen years doesn’t seem that long ago, but for the television industry, 1998 may as well be the Dark Ages. One only needs to look at that year’s Emmy nominees for Outstanding Drama Series to realize just how much the landscape has changed. The Practice took home the ceremony’s most prestigious trophy, edging ER, Law & Order, NYPD Blue, and The X-Files. Turns out, it was the last time — ever, most likely — that all the nominees for Outstanding Drama “aired” on television. That is to mean that they were broadcast by one of the major free-TV network stations.
The following year, The Sopranos joined the exclusive nominee club, and even though The Practice repeated as Outstanding Drama, television has never been the same. David Chase’s HBO “family” drama would break through in 2004, winning the first of its two Emmys for Outstanding Drama, and shows like Six Feet Under, Deadwood, Damages, Dexter, Mad Men, Big Love, True Blood, and Breaking Bad went on to prove that cable was simply the superior sandbox for creative, compelling television. Last year, none of the six nominees for Outstanding Drama were network shows, an occurrence repeated this morning that reinforces network’s fleeting chances, especially since House of Cards‘ nomination signals the next trend in television consumption.
That’s not to say that there aren’t some great dramas on network television. In fact, I almost think some network dramas would’ve received great critical attention if they simply had the cachet of a cable network behind them. Take Hannibal, for example. It’s a deliciously dark take on Thomas Harris’ famous characters, with two dynamic performances from Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelson. Would the show have received more Emmy love if it was on Showtime? Ditto for Scandal if it was on FX? Have we now reached the point where we’re discounting shows simply for being on 20th-century television?
I don’t expect the Academy will ever resort to a tiered award system, separating network shows from cable shows — and I wouldn’t want them to. But after shutting out the networks for two straight years (yes, PBS has Downton Abbey, but even that period drama originated elsewhere), we need some way to honor the best programs on free TV.
Why don’t we simply vote right now? Click below and select the best — not necessarily your favorite — network drama. We can call it The Practice Memorial Award.
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Yes, there are a few season finales to go, but with the rush of surprise twists, cliffhangers, and exits behind us, it’s now time for EW.com’s fourth annual reader-voted Season Finale Awards. After taking your suggestions under advisement — and extending the cutoff date to March 31, because so many of you wanted to (dis)honor the passing of The Walking Dead‘s Andrea — here are this year’s nominees. UPDATE: Polls are now closed. Winners will be announced Friday. READ FULL STORY
On Sunday, The Good Wife closes its fourth season with a finale that Josh Charles promises will set the show up nicely for the fall. “Things are gonna get very complicated, in a good way,” he says. We believe him: There’s that promo that shows Diane (Christine Baranski) busting Will (Charles) and Alicia (Julianna Margulies) in a liplock. We know Cary (Matt Czuchry) continues maneuvering to start his own firm. And Alicia, Will, and Diane face off against Patti Nyholm (Martha Plimpton), in front of Judge Abernathy (Denis O’Hare), in a series of emergency court proceedings after Zach believes he’s witnessed vote tampering on the night of Peter’s gubernatorial election.
Charles took the Fifth on giving us spoilers, but he did happily submit to an EW Pop Culture Personality Test — revealing the TV shows that make him cry, something from his childhood he lost and wishes he still had, his geekiest possession, his first concert, and more. READ FULL STORY
Our pop-culture guide to what’s in, what’s fading, and what’s definitely out.
The Chinese have decided they need to be reminded that good always triumphs over evil, and no one does good-over-evil better than the Home of the Brave. I mean, there’s a reason Superman said, “Truth, justice, and the American way.”
That’s the takeaway at least from a recent Beijing panel hosted by the National People’s Congress in which Chinese politician Huang Qifan encouraged his country’s judges to seek out “hero-driven foreign action films” and “Western courtroom dramas” in order to better control their own emotions while deciding cases, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
I know what you’re thinking: This is totally understandable. Also: Why didn’t they make any specific suggestions?
If you’re reading this in China, no worries. Here is a list of three top choices to brush up on if you’re heading up against a foreign hero and/or into a Western courtroom. What else should make the cut?
You probably don’t remember, but New York was covered in snow the last time I put together the PopWatch Planner. (Sorry, y’all.) To the rest of the country: enjoy what I assume is wonderfully warm weather.
If you still need a little heat, just watch Jennifer Love Hewitt in the season premiere of The Client List. That, and other suggestions, after the jump.
Just because most people don’t do a Golden Globes pool doesn’t mean you can’t predict if Homeland will build on its Emmy domination. Let’s take the 11 TV categories to a vote. Remember, this is who you think will win, not necessarily who you want to win. READ FULL STORY
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