The Cooler Gang surveys the vast field of potential Drama series Emmy contenders and narrows Game of Thrones‘s many challengers. Plus, Megan talks about SCAD aTVFest!
Update: Hulu announced today that The Handmaid’s Tale Season 3 will be released on June 5. This podcast was recorded before that announcement.
Last week, we kicked off our 2019 Emmy season analysis with the Comedy categories. Our thoughts, hypotheses, and random musings helped update the Emmy Tracker on Awards Daily’s TV page. This week, it’s time to tackle the Drama series. With the announcement that HBO will indeed sit out this season for its season season of the once-limited-series Big Little Lies, what high profile series will take on HBO’s own Game of Thrones in its final season.
Will a somewhat mixed guild reaction hamper Amazon’s Homecoming? Or will Julia Roberts’s star power push this acclaimed series into contention? And will a slew of awards for Killing Eve Season 1 prime Season 2 for Emmy glory? Will it crack the Drama Series nominees? What about Better Call Saul, This Is Us, FX’s Pose, or even Netflix’s Ozark? And what happens with Netflix’s The Crown? We dive into the guild and critics awards to see who emerged still in contention for Emmy glory.
But first, Megan returned from the SCAD aTVFest in Atlanta. She brings us up to speed on what celebs, panels, and screenings she caught at this major television event. Then, with Valentine’s Day on Thursday, we talk about TV love. What are the best representations of love on television today?
We close our podcast, as always, with the Flash Forward to the media we’re most anticipating in the upcoming week.
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