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« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2011, 10:20:09 AM »

They just came out with the Emmy nominations and I have to say I'm pretty pleasantly surprised.

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Nice to see Justified getting some recognition for the terrific season they had. Same with Peter Dinklage on Game of Thrones, Louis CK for Louie and Idris Elba getting a couple nods. Shame there was no such love for Sons of Anarchy, Nick Offerman or Archer though.

Surprised Big Bang Theory got nominated over Community. I loved BBT, but this season was very mediocre.

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« Reply #16 on: July 14, 2011, 10:21:53 AM »
Surprised Big Bang Theory got nominated over Community. I loved BBT, but this season was very mediocre.

It's a safer pick than Community - while this season was pretty mediocre, it still brought in better ratings than pretty much every other sitcom. It almost had to get a nomination.
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« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2011, 10:26:31 AM »
Surprised Big Bang Theory got nominated over Community. I loved BBT, but this season was very mediocre.

It's a safer pick than Community - while this season was pretty mediocre, it still brought in better ratings than pretty much every other sitcom. It almost had to get a nomination.

Yeah, I guess. But they already had all the usual suspects in The Office, 30 Rock, Glee, and Modern Family (Glee was also had a not-so-great season, and while I haven't watched the Office in years I haven't heard that many good things). I thought they could have replaced one of those "safe" picks with a show that still pretty popular and much funnier (in my opinion of course).

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« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2011, 10:37:15 AM »
Yeah, I guess. But they already had all the usual suspects in The Office, 30 Rock, Glee, and Modern Family (Glee was also had a not-so-great season, and while I haven't watched the Office in years I haven't heard that many good things). I thought they could have replaced one of those "safe" picks with a show that still pretty popular and much funnier (in my opinion of course).

I'm guessing they just had the one spot for a show that doesn't do very well in the ratings but is a critical success and they gave it to Parks and Rec.
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« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2011, 10:40:24 AM »
Yeah, I guess. But they already had all the usual suspects in The Office, 30 Rock, Glee, and Modern Family (Glee was also had a not-so-great season, and while I haven't watched the Office in years I haven't heard that many good things). I thought they could have replaced one of those "safe" picks with a show that still pretty popular and much funnier (in my opinion of course).

I'm guessing they just had the one spot for a show that doesn't do very well in the ratings but is a critical success and they gave it to Parks and Rec.

That would make sense. I thought Parks and Rec. had higher ratings than it did.

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« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2011, 10:58:34 AM »
Never underestimate the US audience to come out in droves for formulaic comedy that runs well past the "Jumped the Shark" phase.  I don't think the Office has been good in 2-3 years.

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« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2011, 11:06:30 AM »
Never underestimate the US audience to come out in droves for formulaic comedy that runs well past the "Jumped the Shark" phase.  I don't think the Office has been good in 2-3 years.

Yeah. 4 or 5 seasons seems to be the shelf life for most good sitcoms. Very few can really maintain the funny for longer than that.
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« Reply #22 on: July 14, 2011, 11:25:50 AM »
That would make sense. I thought Parks and Rec. had higher ratings than it did.

Yeah, it's funny but most of NBC's thurday night comedies, 30 Rock, Community and Parks and Rec are good and do poorly while The Office is kind of weak but the only hit of the bunch. No accounting for taste, I suppose.
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« Reply #23 on: July 14, 2011, 12:09:58 PM »
Disappointed Sons of Anarchy had no noms at all. The last show of the season, with the incredible twist should have got it for writing if not for Best Drama
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« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2011, 05:05:26 PM »
Louis CK is a funny funny man.
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« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2011, 12:43:32 AM »
Finally got to see the first episode of Luther, good to see Stringer Bell land on his feet, great performance and decent writing.
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« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2011, 10:46:35 AM »
That would make sense. I thought Parks and Rec. had higher ratings than it did.

Yeah, it's funny but most of NBC's thurday night comedies, 30 Rock, Community and Parks and Rec are good and do poorly while The Office is kind of weak but the only hit of the bunch. No accounting for taste, I suppose.

I still think that the Office is great. Not in the same class as Community, but a lot stronger than 30 Rock which last two seasons have been mediocre.

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« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2011, 10:54:55 AM »
Also, Sean Bean was deserving of a nod for Game of Thrones.

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« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2011, 12:24:29 PM »
I still think that the Office is great. Not in the same class as Community, but a lot stronger than 30 Rock which last two seasons have been mediocre.

Yeah, I probably agree in the sense that I don't think there's much separating The Office and 30 Rock at this point. That said, for me, in order of quality it goes The Office, 30 Rock then a long ways to Community and then a much longer ways to Parks and Rec at the top.
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« Reply #29 on: July 15, 2011, 02:00:57 PM »
I still think that the Office is great. Not in the same class as Community, but a lot stronger than 30 Rock which last two seasons have been mediocre.

Yeah, I probably agree in the sense that I don't think there's much separating The Office and 30 Rock at this point. That said, for me, in order of quality it goes The Office, 30 Rock then a long ways to Community and then a much longer ways to Parks and Rec at the top.

I think Parks and Rec kind of dropped off this season. My order, as I'm sure everyone was wondering would be 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, The Office, and Community being in a class by itself.

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« Reply #29 on: July 15, 2011, 02:00:57 PM »