Thursday, December 12, 2013

Golden Globe Nominees: Best TV Series – Drama

My predictions: 3/5, missing “The Good Wife” and “House of Cards’
Who’s missing? Boardwalk Empire, Homeland, The Newsroom, Orange is the New Black

This category threw out three perfectly good shows which didn’t have a great last season, most notably two-time defending champ “Homeland,” which is a big deal (though I don’t disagree). I’m thrilled to see that they welcomed back The Good Wife for its second-ever nomination, and its first since 2010. It’s refreshing to see a difference from the Emmy and SAG mentalities, and to see that “Game of Thrones” wasn’t recognized here, even if it did have a good season. Instead, we get Breaking Bad and Downton Abbey back. The former earned two acting nods while the latter got none. Joining the race are two new shows: House of Cards, which netted three acting nods, and Masters of Sex, which got just one. A pretty good list, but I’m surprised that “Orange is the New Black” didn’t make the cut (probably because it’s a comedy).

Who will win? I’d hedge my bets on either “Breaking Bad” or House of Cards.

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