AwardsDaily TV’s Jalal Haddad takes a look at the 2016 Emmy Drama race between frontrunner Game of Thrones and potential spoilers House of Cards or Mr. Robot. Plus, he takes a deeper look at the drama lead actor and actress categories. (Emmy Tracker)
Cartel Land is a tense documentary that has you on the edge of your seat. Director Matthew Heineman takes you inside the Mexican drug war and introduces you to the drug lords that rule it. The documentary won both cinematography and directing awards when it screened at Sundance. It went on to be nominated for Best Documentary at the Oscars and now is nominated for an Emmy. AwardsDaily TV’s Jazz Tangcay caught up with Heineman to talk about the risks of going into Cartel Land. (Matthew Heineman)
It’s an absolutely terrifying journey for a year, one that I wasn’t necessarily prepared for, and that took on a life of its own. I thought it was going to be a simple story, at least the Mexican side. A story of good versus evil and of everyday citizens rising up to fight against an evil cartel. Slowly over time I realized these stories were far more complicated and these lines were blurry.
Not many adult TV comedies make me literally laugh out loud, so imagine my surprise when I counted two LOLs while watching an episode of Nickelodeon’s School of Rock, which received an Emmy nomination this year for Outstanding Children’s Program. This series is a riff on the Jack Black film, only with Tony Cavalero donning Mr. Finn’s guitar strap. For those who loved the movie, the series has a similar spirit, offering something for adults and kids alike.
Megan McLachlan had the chance to talk with actress Jade Pettyjohn who plays Summer Hathaway on the show. They talked about what it was like to take on the role made famous by Miranda Cosgrove, her favorite classic rock music, and what we can expect for Season 2 (although like The Go-Go’s would say, her lips are mostly sealed). (Jade Pettyjohn)
Netflix officially ordered a second season for its summer smash ‘Stranger Things.’ Plus, ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Scream Queens’ updates. (News)
Many TV shows come right out of the gate in their first seasons as pop culture phenomenons (see: Desperate Housewives). But then there’s the elusive second season, which is more difficult to nail down in terms of story and maintaining the energy of the first season (see: Desperate Housewives). Check out ADTV for 6 Shows that Only Got Better in Season 2. (Second Seasons)
September Netflix offerings range from the “can’t miss” (Narcos Season 2) to the “just can’t” (don’t beat me up Luke Cage). All kidding aside, this month in the streaming giant provides a fairly robust variety of television to satisfy almost every palate. Take a look at a few of the more significant September Netflix offerings. These should keep you set until October brings Mascots. (September)