This year’s Emmy Award nominations were announced yesterday. Surprisingly, some of my favorite shows actually made the short list. Unfortunately, it’s all for naught, given that the same series that won last year and the year before are destined to win yet again. Oh well, as the saying goes, “It’s nice to be nominated.” No one really believes that, though, do they?
As the fall 2011 to spring 2012 TV season draws to a close, it’s time to look over the schedule to see which of the past year’s shows have made the cut to return again in a few months, and which have hit the end of the line.
Over the last few years, the TV landscape has seen a tremendous emergence of serialized dramas and comedies, along with premium cable channels that focus intently on original programming. A lot of interesting characters have passed our way on the small screen. Here are some of my favorites from shows that aired in the past year.
Well, ‘Modern Family’ wasn’t bad last week, but it really wasn’t that good either. A normally likeable character got a little monstrous, and though there were lessons to be learned, nobody actually learned them. It was funny enough, but it didn’t feel like ‘Modern Family’.
I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop, but it never does. Season 2 of ‘Modern Family’ was really hit and miss for me, but we’re five episodes into the third and, while there have been some underwhelming episodes, there’s nothing that I’d consider even close to bad.
It’s been a great season for ‘Modern Family’ so far, and ‘Door to Door’ continues the trend. Folks get paired up nicely, storylines play out well and there aren’t any of those ambiguous non-morals from Season 2.
All right, so I’m a little behind on my ‘Modern Family’ posts. I’ve had some crazy busy weeks, and I honestly didn’t get around to watching anything until earlier this week when Hulu helped me catch up. The show is back and I’m going to do some quick hits on the episodes that have already aired.
Last week’s Blu-ray release slate had the potential to bankrupt anyone foolish enough to buy every title worth owning. While this week may not be quite as financially devastating, the studios haven’t let up releasing some great titles.