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Netflix scores 31 Emmy nominations led by House of Cards and Orange is the New Black

By Justin Kahn · 7 replies
Jul 10, 2014
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  1. After becoming the first company to get nominated and win an Emmy with an online show last year, Netflix is primed to have a very strong showing at this year's ceremony. Lead by hit shows Orange is the New Black...

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  2. While I appreciate House of Cards and Breaking Bad, I don't think these awards mean quite as much as it would seem. You see, there is a quite difference between winning the 24hrs of Le Mans in a prototype and taking the top spot on the podium in the 24hrs of Lemons in the same car. This is, in essence, exactly what television has become: a race for ratings where 95% of the competition is garbage and 5% is a mixture of the decent and the exceptional.

    TL;DR version: It ain't hard to win an Emmy when your competition is so incredibly weak.
  3. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,397   +303

    'house of cards' needs to show more skin to compete against 'game of thrones'. but then again, I love plots that shows contemporary politics with words than swords.
    bluto 2050 likes this.
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,513   +5,077

    Living in a world where talent is judged by the amount of skin shown. Unbelievable!

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +104

    haha, modeling
  6. Talent? Emmys are doled out on the basis of popularity, not the competency of writers and performers. Where women are concerned, sexy has always commanded esteem superior to talent. The inverse is true of men. While the former will never change, the interesting bit is how little both groups need to achieve to earn recognition these days. An abundance of skin isn't the problem; it's the consistent lack of imagination and coherence in writing that makes all of this a joke.
  7. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,840   +1,268

    And yet pro wrestling plays to packed houses in the U.S. Go figure.

    Networks have shown time and again that intelligent TV has no place long-term (see Firefly, Farscape, Freaks and Geeks et al). It usually becomes the province of a new network looking for credibility with critics, and once attained is driven into the ground - quantity (repetitious scripting and drawn out/meandering storylines) rather than quality of writing becomes the aim. Shows like Homeland, The Walking Dead, Mad Men, Dexter, and a host of SF shows become self parodies - as distinct from "The Following" which seems to have been designed as a reverse IQ test from the start.
  8. bluto 2050

    bluto 2050 TS Addict Posts: 270   +33

    OTOH Neflix HOC is way deeper than most programs and far more subtle than most of them it's scripted and well cast for the characters and an exceptionally good quality production all around IMO and the 4K SDR ain't bad either .

    I would like to see a lot more of HOC than than the gratuitous shallow poo poo like Madame secretary on CBS or the more interesting Scandal on ABC which is admittedly much more interesting at times than Madame Secretary ever was or will be .

    OTOH I don't know if Kevin Speecy wants the daily grind behind all that and he likley doesn't need the money .☺
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2016

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