Episode 103: The Cooler Gang reviews Netflix’s new series The Crown and weighs in on its Emmy hopes.
This week at the Water Cooler, we’re doling out the Xanax with Prozac chasers. We look past recent political events and focus on politics of a different era. Netflix’s The Crown is an expensive and ambitious series that will eventually explore 60 years of England’s Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. Was the money worth it? Perhaps more importantly, what insights do series creator Peter Morgan and crew give us into one of the most famous women in the world? And will this eagerly anticipated series fill the awards season sweet spot vacated by PBS’s Downton Abbey?
As always, we’ll close with the Flash Forward to the television we’re most anticipating in the upcoming week.
Please accept our apologies for the audio problems encountered at times through the podcast. We record via Skype, and it wasn’t treating us well tonight. Thanks for listening and remember to rate us on iTunes!
04:52 – Saturday Night Live and the 2016 Election on TV
20:07 – The Crown
46:10 – Flash Forward
AwardsDaily TV team members Joey Moser and Jalal Haddad join Clarence Moye to review today’s Critics’ Choice Television Awards nominations in an emergency Water Cooler Podcast. They go category by category and discuss the surprises, the omissions, and the mysterious nominations for series that didn’t actually air in 2016.