Friday, July 14, 2017

Emmy Nominees: Best Writing for a Drama Series

My predictions: 5/6, missing only “Better Call Saul”

The nominees: The Soviet Division (The Americans), Chicanery (Better Call Saul), Assassins (The Crown), Offred (The Handmaid’s Tale), Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers (Stranger Things), The Bicameral Mind (Westworld)

I did pretty well here, and I’m more than happy to see a show I don’t particularly like, “UnREAL,” snubbed in favor of a first-timer here, Better Call Saul. I didn’t know which episode this was based alone on its title, but this is a stellar hour that’s both well-written and well-acted. I’m going to watch Stranger Things and The Crown soon, and I’ll tune in to my annual The Americans viewing thanks to Emmy accolades. The pilot of The Handmaid’s Tale and the season finale of Westworld were easily two of the best hours of this past season, so you’ll hear no complains from me about them being recognized here.

Who should win? I’ve only seen half of these, and they’re all tremendous choices.
Who will win? I think The Handmaid’s Tale takes this.

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