Water Cooler Podcast: Episode 37 – If We Had a Ballot (Emmy Style)

This week around the Water Cooler, Joey, Megan and Clarence cast their virtual ballots for the major 2015 Emmy categories. Official Emmy voting starts today, so the Cooler gang decided to lend their expert opinions and advice to those undecided Emmy voters who may need a little assistance. Again, this episode is not designed to be a “Who Will Win” revelation – it’s just who we would vote for if we were in the Television Academy. Also, there is a little unexpected tension in the voting process…

The entire episode is dedicated to our votes, so sit back, enjoy, and send us your votes either here in the comment section or email them to Clarence to be included in a future podcast as we look to see what Awards Daily TV readers would vote for if you, too, had ballots.

Have an opinion or a comment you’d like to share? Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @awardsdailytv.

Just as a reminder that on Labor Day’s podcast, we will be kicking off another Water Cooler Flashback with Arrested Development Season Four. Make sure you’ve caught up to it on Netflix so you too can follow along at home.

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    Ellsworth 7 years ago

    I love Sasha’s podcast because it has a voice fused with educated humor, wit, awareness of history, sarcasm and perspective. I’ve given this podcast a few tries and I REALLY want to like it. My turn offs are minimal – you guys have a great personality and banter – and seem to be devotees to TV. But (in the spirit of constructive criticism .. and the reason I won’t be listening anymore), there are 2 things 1) you predict Emmys and compare shows .. without (you admit) having seen the whole everything. There is no way you can see everything, but when talking about Emmys, why would you do so without seeing all the competition. It makes you seem ametur Why predict or compare if you haven’t seen everything? It is nice you admit it, but then what is the point? Something to think about.

    My other question for you came up when I listened to your deduction of ‘An Honorable Woman.’ You all said you didn’t understand it, the plot was over your head, and essentially, discarded it. That was shocking as it, to me, was compelling, complex, and ultimately thrilling to be thrown into a series that forced me to be completely engaged intellectually. Your comments were a huge turn off. To each his own, but it forced me to ask regarding your podcast – is that the precedent? I really want to continue listening but discarding something because you don’t understand it seems a little limiting.

    Again, I believe this can be an engaging podcast .. take my comments as you will 🙂

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      Clarence Moye 7 years ago

      Hi James. Thanks for your comments and candor! Yes, unfortunately, we haven’t been able to see every show nominated at the Emmys. There’s simply too much TV to go around even in the nominated series, and, unlike Sasha, this isn’t our full-time jobs. We all do this on off-hours which greatly limits our abilities to take in everything. With this podcast in particular, we weren’t predicting the Emmys – merely stating our personal preferences. We enjoy what we’re doing and cover items of interest to us. In the prognostication arena, we supplement our personal knowledge and experience of the shows with industry gossip and buzz – often a significantly more important barometer of Emmy direction over our personal opinions of nominated material. With respect to “An Honorable Woman,” well, we all tried to watch it at various times, including Craig. Personally, you’re absolutely right that I didn’t engage with it. I liked the first episode well enough, but the plot didn’t resonate with me. I found it difficult to relate to any of the characters, which impeded my personal appreciation of the show. Glad you seemed to really love it though. The podcast is what we want it to be, and I hope you’ll find some time in the future to potentially re-engage with us. Take care!

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