If there’s anything more confusing than a list of Emmy® winners, I’m not sure I know what it is. Even after some horrendous snubs (not just Tatiana Maslany…), there were still a lot of worthy nominees this year. The problem is that deserved wins by the consistently excellent Breaking Bad (for example) were cheapened by repeat wins by shows that were not as good as other nominees in their class (Modern Family, for example).
For every win for something new and amazing (Fargo), there was a win that made no sense at all (Kathy Bates over Allison Tolman? WTF?). And how does Louis C.K. win for comedy writing and lose comedy series to Modern Family, Academy? You just said that Louie had the best (ie: funniest) comedy writing!
Anyway, follow the jump for a complete list of Emmy winners and, quite possibly, a wee bit of commentary.
FX has put together an hour of unstoppable comedy for Thursday nights in Wilfred [10/9C] and Louie [10:30/9:30C]. Wilfred revolves around a suicidal lost soul who sees his neighbor’s dog as a tall Australian man in a cheap dog suit, while Louie continues the ongoing saga of a divorced, middle-aged stand-up comic who has to be a part-time dad and deal with life as a recently single guy.
Louis C.K, star of FX’s new half-hour, single comedy Louie [Tuesdays, 11/10C] is a stand up comic with a unique perspective – he’s a divorced/single father of two girls. These are elements that infuse his series, which is also punctuated by bits from his stand up act.
I had the opportunity to tale part in a teleconference Q&A session with him and found him to be thoughtful, conscientious and just really together.
Trust FX to come up with half-hour, single camera comedy that actually fits the style of stand up comic Louis C.K… Louie [Tuesdays, 11/10C], as has been noted in other areas, has a format that is reminiscent of Seinfeld – it generally opens and closes with bits from Louis’ stand up performances. That’s not entirely accurate though, because no episode of Louis follows the exact same format as any other – and yet it kinda does. Allow me to explain…