The 2013 Emmys were held a few days ago. Did you watch? Or did you switch over to Breaking Bad? Our point exactly. Emmys were a snooze fest.
We love watching television. With so many strong, imaginative shows capturing the people’s imagination (Breaking Bad/Game of Thrones/The Walking Dead/tons of others come to mind)….is “lead actress in a mini-series or a movie” the best they can do? Really?!
So to switch it up a bit we decided to come up with a list of categories we would loved to have seen at the Emmys. Feel free to name your categories in the comments below.
Best cry face in a drama series
Claire Danes – Homeland
Claire Danes is an obvious choice to win this category. It’s the lip quiver that does it, don’t you think?
Most decent human being in reality television
Tim Gunn – Project Runway
Reality TV is teeming with douches. And crazy people. Or some combination of both. But there is one individual who has managed to stay decent, constructive in his criticism and is above all, always kind. That individual is Tim Gunn (lest you forget he has been the same for 12 seasons of Project Runway. 12!!!) So we thought it is only fair to give him an award for that.
Most overrated actor in a series
Ashton Kutcher – Two and a Half Men
If this is your favorite show, we apologize in advance. But we don’t understand the fascination with Two and a Half Men. We don’t think it’s all that funny. And Ashton Kutcher? Patently not funny. The “good guy” shtick is seriously grating. Be as it may – way, waaay overrated.
Best use of cheekbones
Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock
We get it – Cumberbatch isn’t everyone’s favorite. Words like lizard and alien have been thrown around to describe him. The man looks odd in pictures, we’ll give you that. In motion however, that’s another matter. Between the popped collar and the ever present scarf, the cheekbones are highlighted to great effect, no?
TV Character with the most covetable wardrobe
Kerry Washington – Scandal
Olivia Pope has hands down the most covetable wardrobe on television at the moment. Honestly – the sweaters alone look like they have been spun from cashmere found on the rarest of goats that inhabit the most remote parts of Mongolia. Plus we have to admire anyone who can wear so much white and light grey without getting dirty whilst going about their daily business.
Best character to warn against dangers of plastic surgery
Row Lowe – Behind the Candelabra
The image says it all really…
Smuggest character on television
Jeff Daniels – The Newsroom
The Newsroom is our crack. We know we should give it up because it’s bad for our health (it makes us mutter obscenities and gets our blood boiling), but we just can’t shake that bugger. And we tried to like Will, we did. Horrible childhood, cheating girlfriend, prone to depression – we are all for giving the guy a break. If he only wasn’t so damn smug (all credit to Jeff Daniels, who knew he could play smug so well?)