Articles for The Big C Season 2

Anyone who argues that this show about cancer isn‘t funny clearly isn‘t watching. The Big C began its second season tonight, and the result was both hilarious and sad, effortlessly combining the two and creating a show that seems to do the impossible. There was aggressive farting, an embarrassingly awkward drug deal and wacky dead dog hijinks. Yes, The Big C centers on a woman dying from cancer, but it‘s still a whole lot funnier than Glee or Desperate Housewives.  Read more »
In 2005 Desperate Housewives was the hot new show on TV and it earned 15 Emmy nominations for its first season, but despite a ton of buzz, it failed to win the award for Outstanding Comedy Series. The following year, amid much criticism that the show was too dramatic and serious, it was surprisingly dropped from the Comedy Series race and only picked up seven nominations.I mention this story at the start of my predictions for this year‘s Emmy nominations for Comedy because it seems eerily similar to Glee. The show had a ton of buzz for its first year, didn‘t win for Outstanding Comedy Series, and now, with criticism about its overly dramatic second season, there‘s a chance it too could be left out in the cold.  Read more »
The 2011 Emmy nominations were announced today, and as expected, last year‘s big winners, Mad Men and Modern Family, are the most nominated drama and comedy with 19 and 17 nominations, respectively. However, the nominees this year include a number of very pleasant surprises and big totals for HBO‘s freshman dramas Boardwalk Empire (18 nominations) and Game of Thrones (13 nominations).  Read more »
Some of the smaller Emmy categories are usually my favorites, and this year, the races for Guest Actor and Actress are filled with some superb performances. Glee scored three nominations for its guest actresses, including a surprising but deserving one for Dot-Marie Jones as Coach Beiste. And Saturday Night Live also dominated with three hosts scoring nominations.  Read more »
This year, despite some glaring oversights, the Emmy Awards got a lot of stuff right. They welcomed plenty of new shows like Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire and The Big C while also including returning favorites ignored in previous years like Friday Night Lights, Justified and Parks and Recreation.  Read more »
The Golden Globes clearly loved the new shows of 2011. For this year‘s Golden Globe Awards, 11 different shows that premiered this year scored major nominations, including Showtime‘s Homeland which scored three noms and FOX‘s New Girl which picked up two.  Read more »

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