Sunday, September 19, 2004

Emmy Emmy ko-ko bop

By show of hands: Who cares who wins at the Emmy Awards?

That's what I thought.

The Emmys used to interest me a great deal more when television in general interested me a great deal more. Now, most of the programs that get nominated are shows I've never watched, and most of the ones that win, I probably never would. I'm probably the only non-Amish American citizen who's never seen an entire episode of The Sopranos, Frasier, or Sex and the City. (I tried to watch Sex and the City once, when Jack Koenig, the actor I displaced as Jeopardy! champion when I won my first game, made a guest appearance. I found the show so self-adoringly precious that I stuck around just long enough to say, "Yep, that's Jack," before switching channels. Now I just try to catch Jack when he turns up on one of the Law & Order series, which he does about once per season.)

I was glad to see Allison Janney win again, because (1) she does a consistently nice job on The West Wing, (2) every time I've seen her interviewed, she seems unpretentious and reasonably human, and (3) if she didn't get it, they'd have given it to Jennifer Garner, who can't act her way out of a wet Daredevil movie.

More than that, I was delighted to see James Spader win for the final season of The Practice. His Alan Shore character was, hands down, the most fascinating personality on network television last year. I just hope that Boston Legal doesn't try to turn him into Ally McBeal.

1 insisted on sticking two cents in:

Blogger Joel offered these pearls of wisdom...

The Emmys were on again? ;-)

6:33 AM  

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