‘Roots,’ Remakes, and Emmy Press

Roots

Episode 79: Emmy time is almost here so the interviews and prestige programs (such as A&E’s Roots remake) are abundant.

This week at the Water Cooler, we take a step back and talk about all of the fantastically insightful Emmy interviews we’ve conducted over the past few weeks. Some of us even readily admit to being starstruck by our interview subjects. After that, our main topic this week is the recent A&E Roots remake. Does it work? Does it successfully update the classic 1977 original? How will Emmy react? Plus, using Roots as a guide, we take a look at what classic miniseries or TV movies we’d like to see remade.

As always, we close with our TV Flash Forward.

Next week, we’ll be offering up our personal nominations for the 2016 Emmy Awards in all major categories. On June 27, we’ll be covering this year’s crop of Amazon television pilots, which drop on June 17. Make sure you clear your calendar to join in the discussion as we slice and dice our way through them.

Until then, ENJOY!

05:17 – Maya & Marty
13:50 – Emmy Press / Interviews
21:42 – Roots
46:00 – Flash Forward

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