Fans of film and television, the big night is finally here! It’s mere hours until the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards begin, and that means one thing here at 2WC—predictions.
Not to put too much pressure on these conjectures, but their accuracy may set the tone for the whole awards season. The winners tonight, while not guaranteed an Oscar victory, do move up in the realm of likelihood. So, of course we take these very seriously.
In years past, we have hedged our bets a little. We’ve proposed who we want to win, and who we think will win. This year, we get one guess, and of course allow ourselves plenty of explanation to include our personal favorites as well…blogger’s prerogative.
Still, a blog can only contain so much, it has to end somewhere, which is why we’ll also be live-tweeting the Golden Globes this evening. So enjoy our predictions below, and check back in tonight as we comment on victories, defeats, and just about everything else. It’s Hollywood’s greatest party and we have a thing or two to say about it, so check in here: 2WC on Twitter.
For now feel free to check out our four cents and share your own predictions: Read the rest of this entry
Okay, let me rephrase that: everyone loves re-watching their favorite shows. It’s like hanging with old friends or flipping through a photo album (for those who still use such archaic methods).
These are shared memories and as much a part of our lives as they are a part of our larger culture, but I digress…
This inherent show of laziness…because watching a new show just takes so much effort, emotional and otherwise…may actually be good for you. Well, good for your mood and consequently your self-control.
It turns our that indulging in these previously viewed classic television moments may actually be good for you. Good for your brain anyways. Good moods improve your self-control and familiar shows make improve your mood.
It’s a self-beneficial cycle–a particularly lazy one, but maybe your improved self-control will help you get off the couch every now and then. Just make sure not to miss your reruns.
“Watching Reruns can replenish self-control”: MSNBC
…because it’s definitely one of the best shows ever, and odds are (considering it got cancelled before its time) you haven’t watched it:
R.I.P. Andy Williams
The key to a good Emmy prediction is embracing the fact that you are (as a human being) completely and totally biased. Add the fact that we as 2WC have only seen about 85 percent of the actual nominees we are inflicting our predictions on and we refer you back to our original point.
However as lovers of storytelling and frequent watchers of the television, we once again present for your consideration our 4 cents. Enjoy:
Outstanding Comedy Series:
Zer: Modern Family— Quite possibly, the most popular comedy on TV today. I defy you to find someone who doesn’t love this show. If they don’t, they’ve probably never watched it. Put simply, it’s just good television.
Stephanie: Girls or Veep–I’d like to say The Big Bang Theory (for nostalgia, and Jim Parsons) and I never count Modern Family out, but an HBO series will likely win this, and I hope it’s Veep. Seriously this show is hilarious, you should watch it.
Outstanding Drama Series:
Zer: Downton Abbey— This might be a long shot, but if any show could pull an upset off in this category, it’s Downton. A year ago, who would have thought that a UK television program broadcast on PBS would win the Best Mini-Series or Movie category. This is the little show that could. It may be a new category, but I think they’ve got this…but my second choice is Boardwalk Empire.
Stephanie: Downton Abbey–Did you really have to ask? Clearly someone did not read last week’s blog. I’m not saying they will, I”m saying I want them to. Now that they’ve graduated to the Drama Series from Mini-Series it’s any one’s game and Game of Thrones had a pretty awesome season, Homeland, Boardwalk Empire, and Breaking Bad, have equally strong followings, and Mad Men, sorry you disappoint me.
Outstanding Mini-Series or Movie:
Zer: Sherlock— Best. Series. Ever. Or at the very least, the best in this category. It’s got style, excellent writing and a phenomenal cast to bring it to life. If this doesn’t win, then they got it wrong. If you haven’t seen it, it’s on Netflix. Check it out.
Stephanie: Sherlock–Watch it. Love it. That’s all I can say. This should and better win.
Outstanding Variety Series:
Zer: The Daily Show — While part of me wants the The Colbert Report to win this category at least once, there’s a reason the The Daily Show wins year after year. On the odd chance The Colbert Report does win this year…you’re welcome.
Stephanie: Ah, the annual battle between Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart. I believe there are other nominees in this category, but does anyone really think they have a chance? No. I’m going with The Colbert Report again this year, purely because one of these times I’ll be right. Love both of these shows, they should tie.
Despite summer’s best efforts, autumn is once again here. The days have shortened, the temperatures have cooled and soon the television will improve (hopefully).
Yes, fellow couch potatoes, it’s time for fall TV.
This year brings back some old favorites, some former newbies and some new shows with potential.
Of course, with every new TV season comes the inevitable question—What am I going to watch?
Unless, you plan on spending every waking hour catching up on your television programs, a system has to be implemented.
With the number of programs available, the intelligent TV viewer has to be discerning. Personally, I’ve instituted a “three strikes you’re out” policy (there are always exceptions). If a program fails to make an impression after three episodes, it gets cut.
And yes, that rule does apply to shows that I’ve been watching for years. If I’m going to spend a half hour to an hour of my life watching a program, I want some actual effort put into making it entertaining.
…be sure and check back tomorrow for 2WC’s Emmy blog…
More on the Story: NPR
…just for fun:
…and some new…
Dear Downton Abbey,
First off, hope all is well. It’s been a while.
Hope the engagement’s going well Mary and Matthew. Sybil and Branson, hope Ireland is treating you well. Dowager Countess we know you’re still as bad ass as ever. Edith…’sup. Lord and Lady Grantham we send our regards. Anna, give Bates our best. Everyone else downstairs–hope you’re keepin’ it real.
We’d pay you a call, but apparently you won’t be allowing American visitors until January. Don’t worry that hasn’t stopped your representation on the Facebook from counting down to your premiere (in the UK).
Hope all of your British fans enjoy the continuation of your class-bridging drama. Hope they appreciate your constant eves-dropping, plotting, and dressing. We just have a few questions.
Why must you torment us so? Were we not faithful? Did we not accept you with open arms, not only into our homes, but into our awards shows? Why must you prolong our exile?
With that we leave you to respond. Please do so quickly. We’ll see you mid-winter when Masterpiece Classics and Laura Linney once again brings you to our shore.
…Sorry for bursting your bubbles, fellow US viewers, but those of you who have been anxiously counting down the hours until tonight’s premiere will need to add another 112 days (plus a few hours) to your countdowns. Together we can make it through this dark time.
Countdown to the “Downton Abbey” US Premiere (Jan. 6, 2013): Countdown
More on the Story: PBS.org
…just for fun: