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Sunday, Bloody Sunday

My NY Giants got skunked, and so did GAME OF THRONES.  Thank ghod for the Jets.

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Sren Aske Hjorth
Sep. 23rd, 2013 09:01 pm (UTC)
Right there with ya.
I feel your pain man. You guys were robbed by the Emmys.
And regarding the Giants? I gotta go with Michael Strahan on that and admit they played like a bunch of high schoolers in the pro leagues.
Here's praying it'll turn around soon.
Rutager Caruthers
Sep. 23rd, 2013 09:40 pm (UTC)
"Thank ghod for the Jets."
I'll bet you didn't think you'd be saying that this season.
dlgood
Sep. 23rd, 2013 09:45 pm (UTC)
Thank ghod for the Jets.

It's not your best sports weekend when that's your tag.
Kate Turner
Sep. 23rd, 2013 09:58 pm (UTC)
Emmys, Crapshoot, Building Support
The Emmys are a total crapshoot, and we both know in the long term the awards don't mean as much. Look how long it took Breaking Bad to finally win, The Sopranos too. Once they have a show they like early on, the industry voters, it usually takes a really long time to garner enough support to beat it (case in point: Mad Men for four years, and now Modern Family in comedy for four years).

Game of Thrones is continuing to raise its profile. You will reach the pinnacle soon...and it won't necessarily be for the best season, as the Emmys have shown time and time again. Be happy that Thrones broke back into the writing category and that two actors have now been nominated. Hopefully, that support will grow after the next season, which should be immensely satisfying for viewers, especially as David and Dan find it easier to balance all the storylines and play around with episode structure.

Two things about the Emmys:
1. It's all about the tapes, six episodes for drama series then distributed in random pairs to voters. They need to be accessible and easy to follow--and for people who don't watch Thrones regularly, it's hard if episodes aren't as character focused and are more plot centric in jumping locales.

2. Strategy. This cannot be overstated. HBO needs to submit fewer episodes to directing; if only "Rains" was submitted, you would've had a nomination and possibly a win. Fincher did nothing spectacular in the House of Cards pilot and won for his name. Next year will be even more competitive up against the final season of Breaking Bad; one submission will get a nomination, make it easy for voters. Also, Emilia Clarke's episode submission was "And Now His Watch Has Ended," and she doesn't appear until 45 minutes into the tape in a 10 minute scene. Although that's a powerful moment, how can that compete with Anna Gunn's more character-driven episode which focuses on her devolving relationship with Walt for the most of the runtime?

We are all really excited for the next Game of Thrones season, especially to see which episode you will write. "Blackwater" was phenomenal television and there were so many moments this year. Fantasy material needs time to reach an undeniable level....you guys will get there with Emmy, but right now keep making great television and the awards will come.
bardtk
Sep. 23rd, 2013 09:58 pm (UTC)
I'm not from the US and therefore not that interested in American Football, but why are you supporting both the Jets AND the Giants? Aren't they supposed to be, you know, rivals?
Julio Cesar Magnani
Sep. 23rd, 2013 10:17 pm (UTC)
It was hard to beat Breaking Bad this year, and it was really hard for Emilia Clarke to beat Anna Gun. But Peter Dinklage should've totally won. Anyway, no series generated as much comotion as GoT this year. Not even Breaking Bad (and I'm a huge fan of both). Nothing that happened in any series was as remarkable as the Red Wedding. This is an award by itself I think, although there's no trophy involved.

About the Giants, I thought Eli, Cruz, Nicks, Myers and Wilson would be one of the most respectable offenses in the league, and they score ZERO points in a game... I mean, even the Jaguars are scoring a couple of points here and there...

Eli seems to breakdown mentally too easily. When he makes his first major mistake in a game, it's all downhill from there.
abbot_henderson
Sep. 23rd, 2013 10:25 pm (UTC)
The Jets may have won, but they hardly did it in style. That was a sloppy, sloppy game.
the_blue_gem
Sep. 23rd, 2013 10:54 pm (UTC)
Emmys
I would have given GOT an Emmy, but then, nobody asked me. :(
xraytheenforcer
Sep. 23rd, 2013 11:17 pm (UTC)
I was hoping you were going to ignore the internet for the next, oh, two years or so, just so you'd never had to see that scoreline.
francobian33
Sep. 24th, 2013 12:45 am (UTC)
I'm dissapointed too, but you know what i think George?
The 3 season is a masterpiece, and all of the fans enjoy it. The book fans and the HBO fans
This year, Brekaing Bad win with his last season, a really good job, but, the next year is for you. For all the people who make Game Of Thrones..
I'm sure, Game is the best serie i ever seen. ASOIAF is the best book i ever read, that combination.. No way they can win.

Sory for the english.. I'm from Argentina and i'm a little rusty.
melikinskitty
Sep. 24th, 2013 02:26 am (UTC)
Emmys
I seriously can not believe Michele wasn't nominated..
Was so sad as GoT lost award after award.. BUT..
there are dozens of shows that weren't even nominated.. GoT received numerous nominations, pair that with near record breaking ratings for each episode.. I'd say GoT's day is coming! <3

But YEA JETS!!!!!!
Shawn Michael
Sep. 24th, 2013 03:08 am (UTC)
If these things were voted by the fans or at least real critics that watch these shows, GoT would recieve 3 of the 4 emmies they were nominated for.

Although I do think Breaking Bad deserved best drama.
smofbabe
Sep. 24th, 2013 05:18 am (UTC)
Not a fun time for Eli either - sacked 7 times *ouch*

Soryr about the Emmys, too. Found these cool pix on Zimbio of you guys in the HBO loot cavern (looks like you might have picked up some goodies) and a photo of you with Nathan Fillion at the HBO after-party.
Bryon Blofstein
Sep. 24th, 2013 04:03 pm (UTC)
great find
nice find on the photos!
oteckre
Sep. 24th, 2013 10:55 am (UTC)
Bloody Sunday in Germany as well :(
Of course there are worse heads in the world than Angela Merkel (whom am I telling this?), but still made me sad.
IvanGrozny5
Sep. 24th, 2013 11:46 am (UTC)
With all due respect to Peter Dinklage and the fine work he always does, this season was so obviously Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's that the moment I heard Dinklage was nominated again for GoT and Coster-Waldau wasn't I felt I couldn't take the whole thing very seriously. It felt like they were phoning it in, recycling their past nominations or going with the biggest name in the cast without bothering to adjust to the season's actual best performances.

And that 'phoning it in' sentiment applies broadly to the series that get nominated, as well. So yeah, Breaking Bad is an Emmy darling, nearing its series finale and also safely outside of the genre of Sci-Fi/Fantasy. Surprise surprise, it wins.
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