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The Day After

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Lost another one.

sigh

Not unexpected, but still...

The parties were fun, though.

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grrm
Sep. 26th, 2012 04:20 am (UTC)
Re: Emmys...who cares anymore?!?!
Look, I appreciate your support and your love of the show... but really, HOMELAND and BREAKING BAD and BOARDWALK EMPIRE are hardly safe and familiar." "Like perennial winner MAD MEN, these are superb shows, well worth watching.
loco73
Sep. 26th, 2012 09:05 am (UTC)
Re: Emmys...who cares anymore?!?!
First of all, thank you very much sir, for taking time out of your busy schedule to answer to some fan's rant. It is always a pleasure to hear your opinions and thoughts. I am almost through "A Feast For Crows", and one thing is becoming certain...you've pretty much blown out of the water most novels I have read...and now I'm thinking that they well feel as paltry imitations to your work...once I have to find something else to read...hopefully Pathrick Rotfuss and William Gibson will suffice...

As for the shows you mentioned, I absolutely agree with you on "Bordwalk Empire" which is a fantastic show, "Breaking Bad", I have seen a few episodes and I think it is way, way, way overrated...I'll grant you that Bryan Cranston is a good actor, but he cannot hold a candle to someone like Michael Chicklis who did what Cranston does, a thousand times better in "The Shield". Whenever someone mentions "Breaking Bad", I reply "OZ"!

AMC has ONE show that is worth more than all the other ones put together, and that is "The Walking Dead". If AMC had any brains they would have kept "Rubicon" which was everything "Homeland" is trying to be, and more, instead of bringing out "Hell On Wheels", which might be a decent show but seems to me more a pale version of "Deadwood".

As for "Homeland" the way they've set up the story and the season ender...I think the show will go the route of "24", a stellar first season and then diminishing following seasons, each more far-fetched and out of sync with reality. Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Mandy Patinkin are the people which anchor that show, without them, "Homeland" would feel like any average network fare...

Of course that is just me saying all these things, and this reply was not meant do dismiss your suggestions and ideas. Its all subjective of course...and biased!
James Carson
Sep. 27th, 2012 04:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Emmys...who cares anymore?!?!
You lose a lot of credibility when you cite "The Walking Dead" as the best show on AMC. I watch it: LOVED the abbreviated first season and loathed the full second season. It was incredibly slow moving, poorly acted by many parties, and character development was nil. Every character on that show has become completely one-dimensional (I can't take any more slowly spoken, morality-fueled monologues from Rick Grimes or nonsensical freak outs by the shrill harpy that is Lori). I'll be back for Season 3 but hopefully there are some major changes to how the show is paced.

I wish the GoT could have earned some major hardware but it's tough to argue against the winners. Homeland was truly riveting in its own right and Aaron Paul deserved the Emmy love he got for his fantastic season on Breaking Bad.

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