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The 2013 Primetime Emmys: A Show So Bad Even The Gays Couldn’t Save It

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By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Sep 23, 2013
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  • 21 Comments
    • B Damion
      B Damion

      Why didn’t they just play the recorded Emmy’s from last year or the year before that or the year befor….

      Anyway i will be tuning into fashion police. I can’t wait to hear what Joan Rivers has to say about these self involved people. lol.

      Sep 23, 2013 at 1:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jackhoffsky
      Jackhoffsky

      I think I’m starting to like Kevin Spacy again. Yikes.

      Sep 23, 2013 at 2:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rad
      Rad

      >THE< highlight was the Kevin Spacey soliloquy; pitch perfect and SO apropos (along with forbearing the train wreck of night to come).

      By the third hour I was expecting a duet from Rob Lowe and Snow White.

      Sep 23, 2013 at 2:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dxley
      Dxley

      Neil Patrick Harris – Such a breath of fresh air *sighs*

      Sep 23, 2013 at 3:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ariesbear
      ariesbear

      Lester girl, get a grip.

      Sep 23, 2013 at 4:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gayjewjap
      gayjewjap

      I wonder if it has anything to do with the networks insisting on their fair share of the awards. After all they are almost irrelevant when it comes to really good shows. Modern Family…I just don’t get it.

      Sep 23, 2013 at 4:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      @gayjewjap: There’s nothing to get, and there has really never being actual quality shows that exist for more than a few years, the great shows manage 3, sometimes 4 seasons before becoming parodies of themselves.

      Some are just outright unintelligent and witless, Big Bang Theory for example lacks, wit, timing, nuance and subtlety, yet is ranked as a top comedy. By the numbers isn’t good enough for me, I’m smart, clever, technologically savvy, I don’t need to be spoonfed pop culture irrelevance.

      That shows just how low expectations are, and how stupid people are to buy into it.

      The problem is clever writers are expensive.

      Sep 23, 2013 at 6:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      That’s why I barely watch any TV. I’m an outlier, a clever man in world full of people who think Friends is a classic show.

      Sep 23, 2013 at 6:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ablane2k
      ablane2k

      “…seriously, who watches The Newsroom?” Seriously? I mean, I know it’s not a brainless sitcom or a meme generating reality show, but people DO watch it. Apparently not the writers at Queerty though, which really explains a lot…

      Sep 23, 2013 at 6:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Larkin
      Larkin

      @ablane2k: The Newsroom is awesome! Some people do indeed like a bit more than a popcorn sitcom dumbed down for the masses.

      Sep 23, 2013 at 7:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott747
      scott747

      The Emmys should take a few lessons from Bollywood’s multiple awards show. Despite the fact that there are way too many, each is smartly paced with lots of jokes, musical and dance numbers, gorgeous male and female actors and always hosted by India’s top stars – e.g. Amitabh Bachan, Vidya Balan or Kareena Kapoor, any of the Khan clan, to say nothing of that drop dead gorgeous hunk Hitrithk Roshan.

      Sep 23, 2013 at 7:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kewlsocr
      kewlsocr

      The show has lost its appeal, not because of the host or lame jokes, but because most of the American TV viewing audience, does not get these networks or shows that are nominated. Most of us are not rich, and don’t pay insane prices for HBO, etc.

      Sep 23, 2013 at 10:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran
      Kieran

      It was highly unentertaining, unfunny and unmemorable. Odds are it’ll win an emmy next year.

      Sep 23, 2013 at 11:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wooly
      Wooly

      I thought the show was all right. Neil did a good job. I’m very disappointed Downton Abbey didn’t win anything. Finally, I’ll never understand the appeal of Modern Family, the most boring show ever to grace television. Rest in peace Gene Stapleton, and James Gandolfini. You were both true actors.

      Sep 24, 2013 at 12:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • J.c.
      J.c.

      Well its not a variety show its an award show. Its for the actors and all the people associated with working to create the television shows. There is a hell of a lot of work and genius to creating what we see on television. If you appreciate that hard work and understand it it doesn’t matter if the award show itself is a big deal. Most people tune in to see if their favorite was acknowledged by the academy. If you were bored all you had to do is tune into one of the thousands of shows available on other channels that night highlighting the work these professionals do.

      Sep 24, 2013 at 8:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KimberlyYan
      KimberlyYan

      My Uncle Daniel just got a nice year old GMC by working off of a pc online… hop over to these guys,,, xurl.es/pbmqs

      Sep 24, 2013 at 9:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DennisBTR
      DennisBTR

      And what about Jeff Bridges chewing gum the entire time he was on stage giving his acceptance speech. What a incredible lack of manners.

      Sep 24, 2013 at 11:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DennisBTR
      DennisBTR

      Sorry, I meant Jeff Daniels.

      Sep 24, 2013 at 11:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ChiChi Man
      ChiChi Man

      @ablane2k: I have to chime in to give some The Newsroom love. There are more dramatic shows, and shows with better characters and even better writing. But no other show is as adult or as nakedly intelligent as The Newsroom.

      That said, do I think Jeff Daniels should have beaten Bryan Cranston? Hell no!

      Sep 24, 2013 at 2:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Shanestud
      Shanestud

      Well…..despite all the griping the ratings are in and this year’s Emmy Award Show delivered the highest ratings since 2005 – more than 17 million viewers. Anybody wanna go back and retract their bitchy comments?

      Sep 24, 2013 at 9:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steve
      Steve

      WTFare you all ralking about? It was one of the most entertaining Emmys in a long time!

      Sep 24, 2013 at 10:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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