Thursday, December 11, 2014

Golden Globe Nominees: Best TV Series – Comedy/Musical

My predictions: 2/5, picking only “Orange is the New Black” and “Transparent”
Who’s missing? The Big Bang Theory, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Episodes, Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, Veep

We have the strangest and most surprising category for last. If you had to ditch four series from last year and bring just one back, why would it be Girls? I noticed when I heard these nominees that “The Big Bang Theory” was not among them but missed the fact that “Modern Family” encountered its first-ever shut-out. That’s a big deal. I’m much sadder about both “Episodes” and “Parks and Recreation” being left off, and it’s puzzling that “Veep” and last year’s winner “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” are gone. Instead, we get two fantastic new nominees – Jane the Virgin, possibly making CW history, and Transparent, certainly making Amazon history – to go along with Orange is the New Black, earning its first bid after a misclassification last year, and Silicon Valley, a decent show that feels just slapped in here and could probably have been left off the list.

Who will win? I think it will be Orange is the New Black.

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