I was originally going to do the Friday 5 post, but I didn’t care for their questions this week. They were kind of related to the Golden Globe nominations… Which I’d rather write about!
I love awards season. I love TV, movies, and celebrities. I really look forward to the Golden Globes, Oscars, and Emmys every year. (I don’t care about music or any of those award shows.) I always make it a point to watch all the movies nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award. The Golden Globes are the second biggest awards for TV and movies and they’re usually more fun to watch than the Oscars and Emmys, what with inappropriate hosts like Ricky Gervais (I love him; he’s hilarious) and the excessive drinking that leads to entertaining speeches.
Let’s start with TV…
Of the five shows nominated for Best Television Series – Drama, I have to say I love American Horror Story. It is awesome and so scary and creepy. I actually stopped watching Boardwalk Empire this season… It was getting boring and complicated with no good love stories. I hear it got interesting though so I might go back and finish up the season. I definitely want to start watching Game Of Thrones and Homeland, but I have no interest in Boss (not a Kelsey Grammer fan).
I also need to see Revenge, which was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama (Madeleine Stowe). I’ve watched multiple episodes of The Killing and The Good Wife and I don’t think either of them are good shows. (And I really can’t stand Mireille Enos on The Killing. The actress was great in Big Love but she just doesn’t seem suited for her role on The Killing.) Even though I think Breaking Bad has gone way downhill and gotten pretty damn boring, of course Bryan Cranston is an amazing actor. I’ve never even heard of Necessary Roughness or The Borgias…
Other than American Horror Story, there was no love for any of the shows that I consider to be the best dramas on TV. First off, Sons of Anarchy is the best show ever was amazing acting by pretty much every cast member. Also, what about The Walking Dead, Dexter, True Blood, Hell on Wheels, and Justified??
For Best Television Series – Comedy, Modern Family takes the cake for me. I stopped watching Glee long ago. I love the music but the acting and plots are contrived and boring. Gag. 30 Rock has passed its prime and Tina Fey is overrated. I also think Parks and Recreation has gone downhill this season. The Big Bang Theory is straight up dumb and I can’t believe it always gets nominated for awards. Need to watch New Girl, Episodes, Californication, Hung, and The Big C. (No desire to see Enlightened…)
Other comedies that deserve awards but weren’t nominated: Cougar Town, Eastbound and Down, and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia!
On to movies…
Turns out I haven’t seen very many good films this year! So many have been added to the “must see” list after reading the Golden Globe nominations:
The Ides Of March
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
We Need To Talk About Kevin
Midnight In Paris
My Week With Marilyn
In The Land Of Blood And Honey
The Skin I Live In
A Dangerous Method
Machine Gun Preacher
Even though they are nominated, I still do NOT want to see:
Any animated film!
Of the few I have seen, this is what I can say:
The Help and 50/50 were amazing movies.
Bridesmaids was hilarious.
Joseph Gordon Levitt displayed some fine acting skills in 50/50.
Drive was weird but that had nothing to do with Albert Brooks’ acting.
Unfortunately, it looks like I will definitely have to watch a lot more films and shows before I can give my recommendations and predictions! Check back soon!