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Posted Jan 27, '13 at 9:14pm

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

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Knight

Yeah, that's what they're calling it.

Alec Baldwin from 30 Rock. Then they did cast awards for shows and The Big Bang Theory lost, Modern Family won.

 

Posted Jan 27, '13 at 9:39pm

GhostOfMatrix

GhostOfMatrix

11,693 posts

Knight

So, Homeland is being mentioned a bunch, but not Dexter. What?

 

Posted Jan 29, '13 at 1:15am

ihsahn

ihsahn

431 posts

Alec Baldwin from 30 Rock. Then they did cast awards for shows and The Big Bang Theory lost, Modern Family won.

Well yeah, because Modern Family is a groundbreaking and amazingly well-acted series that's single-handedly revitalizing and redefining one of the oldest and most clich├ęd staples of TV comedy, the family sitcom; and Alec Baldwin is playing one of the best characters in the history of sitcom writing.
None of which can be said about BBT.

But I'm going off track, this thread is about award shows.

So let's talk about the Grammys.
The Grammys suck balls. They cover about the .0001% of genres that have mass appeal right now, are completely oblivious to the music scene outside of the most painfully obvious radio/chart-topping stuff, and are judged by morons who don't listen to a tenth of everything they have to vote for or even understand a tenth of what they do listen to.

If you think the Grammys are anything but a masturbatory, heartless, purely commercialistic event in which a greedy, broken industry that thrives on *******izing art congratulates itself on how well it convinces itself and its sad little consumers that its formulaic product has any real artistic value, you're a complete and utter idiot.

 

Posted Jan 29, '13 at 1:31am

ihsahn

ihsahn

431 posts

So, Homeland is being mentioned a bunch, but not Dexter. What?

Eh, Dexter is past its prime, the critical attention has shifted. Sure the 7th season was good, but too little too late. It's already got a couple of awards to its name, too.

Homeland is what everyone's been talking about, it's new and exciting and really really well-written. I'm pretty fine with it winning the Golden Globe for Best Drama this year, for instance; Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire and Downton Abbey have already won enough awards to establish them as the quality shows they are, and I just don't feel The Newsroom was as worthy.

 

Posted Jan 29, '13 at 1:58am

rayoflight3

rayoflight3

435 posts

If you think the Grammys are anything but a masturbatory, heartless, purely commercialistic event in which a greedy, broken industry that thrives on *******izing art congratulates itself on how well it convinces itself and its sad little consumers that its formulaic product has any real artistic value, you're a complete and utter idiot.

Some of that **** be catchy. Popularity should never be a metric in determining the quality of music (this goes both ways).

But really, given the breadth of music out there, with commercial and independent artists pumping out insane amounts of music, there's no way to justly award artists for the quality of their music. There's just too much to evaluate. From this perspective, music awards shouldn't even exist.

But I do like year-end best-of lists. They expose me to some nice, new music.

 

Posted Jan 29, '13 at 6:09pm

daleks

daleks

3,296 posts

Then they did cast awards for shows and The Big Bang Theory lost, Modern Family won.

Modern Family always wins. I have seen a little of Modern Family and it was pretty good. Just not my type of show. I love Big Bang though.

 
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