I really, really hated how “cutty” Damon’s dance solo was. If the man can dance, why the hell can’t we actually SEE it?
Mine both had to do with unexpected reactions: 1) Fleabag’s Priest - for a split-second - seeing “us” and 2) Cecily Strong’s Jeannine Pirro falling off her chair.
I think this sequence has gotten better and better over the three seasons, due in no small part to David Buckley’s extraordinary orchestration of the theme music. The third season punchline of the entire set being destroyed makes me giddy every time I see it - and I’m sorry that the viewers who are seeing the show… Read more
Just too perfect.
Gracias, Handsome Cheese!
What do I have to do to un-pend my posts???
Cecily has never been nominated for an Emmy. And I saw a ranking overview of possible nominees (on Indiewire, I think), and she was in the “Long Shots” category - while Leslie (with two previous nominations) is on the “Frontrunner” list with Kate. (Aidy is in the middle “Possibles” category.) I just don’t understand… Read more
The greatest marquee I ever saw was on the old St. Marks Cinema at 2nd Avenue & 8th Street in NYC - a double feature: “Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands” / “One Sings, The Other Doesn’t”
I notice there are no African-American nominees in the excised categories this year. Cuaron is the only POC on the list and I’m sure they’re expecting him to show up onstage later. Imagine if they chose to eliminate Costume Design and kept us from hearing the ovation when Ruth Carter won it.
Hoopla is currently streaming “Burning.”
Are there no available rock musicians to book? Six episodes in, we’ve had three rappers, two singer-songwriters, someone who’s, what, neo-soul? And Anderson.Paak in December. (I’ve never heard of Ella Mai before, but I can’t remember another performer on this show who was so laser-focused on finding the red light of… Read more
I wasn’t familiar with Awkwafina before this year, so I don’t know her as anything but an actor. Why didn’t she perform anything, even in her opening monologue? I would have liked to see that aspect of her fame, especially after that Auto-Tuned whatever of an official musical guest’s performance.
Looking beyond what wasn’t actually on the air, I honestly couldn’t tell from his three performances why he’s considered such a Big Deal. He hands over half his performance time to other people, stands still for a minute while a recording of speech plays, and his own performance didn’t seem to me to be precise, or… Read more
I don’t know if this exactly applies to this category, but many years ago Paul Shaffer played a song at the end of a Top Ten List that was such a multi-level joke that I think maybe twelve people in the country got it. The category had to do with newly-born septuplets, and how the family might be cashing in on the… Read more
The “Black Mirror” issue is the same that won it last year - it’s 61 minutes long, which can put it into the “TV Movie” category.
My favorite nominee of all? Merritt Wever for “Godless Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert.”
I remember an interview with George Clooney many years ago, when he said that what made this such a frustrating experience for him was the fact that the entire movie - the ENTIRE movie - was post-dubbed. None of anyone’s on-set performance was heard in the finished film.
Felt like something early-70s Albert Brooks would have done. Jeez loueez, I’d love to see those “Tonight Show” appearances again, especially using a frog to do a circus elephant act.
I kept thinking that it’s so rare that we ever hear the audience DURING the musical numbers.