64th Emmy Awards Detour

I was planning on writing a bit about my recent not top-secret trip but the internet was barely firing so I stopped and “watched” the 64th Emmy Awards. I have no idea why.

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Since becoming a TSA two years ago, I’ve made several life style changes. I now live in remote areas. I sleep during the day and I do my TSA work at night. I have, for the first time ever, a DVR, so I can now watch GMA in the pm. In spite of the DVR, I’m not a real big TV watcher. This became abundantly clear last night.

I have no idea what possessed me to record the Emmys, but I did. It was a 3 hour show that I watched in 3o minutes. I kept waiting to see something I recognized. I finally just fast forwarded to the big awards.

I’ve divided the nominees into 3 categories, reflective of my viewing experience:

  • Haven’t Ever Watched it – HEW.
  • Haven’t Even Heard of it – HEH?
  • I’ve seen this one           –  YEP!

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MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE

“American Horror Story” – HEH?
WINNER “Game Change” – HEH?
“Hatfields & McCoys”  – HEW.
“Hemingway & Gellhorn” – HEH?
“Luther” – HEH?
“Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia” – HEH?

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COMEDY SERIES

“The Big Bang Theory” – HEW.
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” – HEH?
“Girls” – HEH?
WINNER “Modern Family” HEW.
“30 Rock” HEW.
“Veep” – HEH?

I’m more inclined to watch dramas, so I still held out a little hope as I FF to the end.

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DRAMA SERIES

“Boardwalk Empire” – HEH?
“Breaking Bad” –  HEH?
“Downton Abbey”  – HEW.
“Game of Thrones” – HEH?
WINNER “Homeland” – HEH?
“Mad Men”  – HEW.

Wow! I’m zero for 18 here. Not only have I never seen any of these shows, I’ve never even heard of most of them. Now that just seems wrong. I’m kind of old. But I’m not real, real old, and yet, I don’t have a single YEP!

In my feeble defensive, I don’t get Showtime or HBO. And one of the great perks (in my mind) of owning a DVR is that I can skip all the commercials so I rarely catch a preview of anything.

Seeing a murder on television… can help work off one’s antagonisms. And if you haven’t any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some. ~ Alfred Hitchcock

According to the The Washington Post, the best quote of the 2012 Emmys came from Claire Danes, who won best actress in a drama (Homeland  – HEH?) who said: Mandy Patinkin: holla! In my mind this just validates all those who think public speaking is worse than dying. Seriously? In a room jammed packed with actors and writers and directors, the quote that is trending is Mandy Patinkin:holla? 

In the end, the only shows I’d seen were in the In Memoriam tribute.

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If you think and feel what you’re supposed to think and feel, hard enough, it’ll come out through your eyes – and the camera will see it.  ~ Andy Griffith

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YEP!