Monday, September 21, 2009

Where's My Emmy?, Premiere Week

Amazingly, I was able to watch most of the Emmy telecast and the riveting Giants-Cowboys game at the same time. Historically, though, I haven't watched much of any award show. I never expect my favorites to win, but also, with all the fuss made about going over time, why is there a walking tour of the Emmy set? Why do almost all the presenters make thudding jokes? Really move things along and you can be done in ninety minutes.

That's not the point, I suppose. Award ceremonies have a narcissistic component. For one night an industry gets to show itself off, and it usually overthinks the occasion, letting down expectations. You might think the Emmys or the Oscars would know how to put on a good show, but then again, these are actors on a day off, with minimal scripting and staging to make them look better.

About Giants-Cowboys, I'm glad Tony Romo didn't get away with three INTs even though the 'Boys did beat the Giants running game. Cowboys Stadium looks like a great place, but does it really need a humongous TV that could be damaged by a bad punt?

And finally, it's season premiere week for most shows, and I'll have coverage of The Big Bang Theory, NCIS, and NCIS: Los Angeles at BSCreview. My coverage of Bones and Psych continues.

Other shows I'll be watching: Castle, Eastwick (Rebecca Romijn, Paul Gross? Who's with me?), and yes, Smallville.


Scott Parker said...

Glad you're watching Castle. It's the one returning show to which I am most looking forward. And seeing Nathan Fillion on the Emmys last night was great.

John D said...

That was a great analysis of why award shows always seem to fall short of expectations. I used to watch the Oscars every year, but I quit about 15 years ago. I really only cared about a few of the awards anyway, and it wasn't worth wading through all the dreck to get to them.