The Cooler gang takes an in-depth look at the 2017 Limited Series Emmy Race which is shaping up to be Emmy Feud: Feud and Big Little Lies.
This week at the Water Cooler, we’re kicking off our deep-dive into the top Emmy contenders in the three main Emmy races: Drama Series, Comedy Series, and Limited Series/TV Movie. We’re starting with the most fun of all – the Limited Series/TV Movie races. OK, who’s kidding. It’s really the Limited Series Emmy race that’s heating up conversations this year. We look at the contenders in all major categories, debate who currently sits on top, and spot any potential spoilers along the way. Spoiler alert: it’s all about FX’s Feud: Bette and Joan and HBO’s Big Little Lies.
Before that, our TV Tidbits segment looks at a few recent headlines as the worlds of politics and television again intersect under the Trump administration. First, is Stephen Colbert really in hot water over his recent Trump remarks? Does he deserve to be? Second, are the major networks really violating the Trump administration’s right to free speech by banning his “Fake News” ads? Finally, Trump jokes from late-night comedy shows are at record levels according to a recent study. What does this say about America right now? Is this a good or a bad thing? TV Tidbits continues with a look at NBC’s new Tina Fey/Robert Carlock-produced comedy Great News, and more outfits are stepping up to produce even more streaming content. Will you watch?
We close our podcast, as always, with the Flash Forward to the television we’re most anticipating in the upcoming week.
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10:42 – TV Tidbits
46:27 – 2017 Limited Series Emmy Race
1:34:28 – Flash Forward