This week, we’re back with our 2019 memo to the Television Academy where we recommend some left-of-center Emmy choices. Plus, we dive into Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart.
The Cooler Gang is finally back together again, just in time too. Next Monday, June 10, marks the start of the 2019 Emmy voting season with the Phase 1 voting round. It’s sort of open season in terms of potential candidates as the Television Academy distributes massive PDF files filled with series and names. This week, we thought we’d take a moment to give our sage advice in our annual segment – Our Memo to the Television Academy.
We all know that Game of Thrones, Veep, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Escape at Dannemora will feature heavily in the nominations. But what series or performances do we think voting members of the Television Academy should pay special attention to? We can’t vote, but we can give our opinions!
But first, unlike a lot of America, we’ve all seen Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart. This teen comedy captured the attention of Film Twitter and garnered wild box office predictions before tanking in its opening weekend. We talk about the film itself and what made Film Twitter go so crazy for it. And why didn’t audiences show up?
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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