This week, the Water Cooler gang tackles an assortment of television topics including the 35th Annual TCA nominations, Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us, and the latest Handmaid’s Tale.
With Emmy voting finally at a close, the Water Cooler gang takes a breather to catch up on a few of the bigger events of the past few weeks. First up, we take a look at the recently announced 35th Annual Television Critics Association (or TCA) Awards. Which major series were recognized by television critics? And what does this mean for the upcoming Emmy nominations?
Then, we catch up to two high profile television series. Netflix’s When They See Us received rave reviews for its acting, most notably from relative newcomer Jharrel Jerome, and for its brilliant direction courtesy of Ava DuVernay. We discuss the series and forecast how broadly the Television Academy will embrace it. Then, we look forward to Emmy year 2020 with Hulu’s third season of The Handmaid’s Tale. Finally, we chat briefly about Disney/Pixar’s latest critically acclaimed film Toy Story 4.
We close our podcast, as always, with the Flash Forward to the media we’re most anticipating in the upcoming week.
Be sure to join us next week when we continue the Our Favorite Movies series. Special guest Ethan Prange brings 1989’s Fabulous Baker Boys as one of his very favorite films. Be sure to watch in advance of next week’s podcast to join in the conversation!
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