Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Emmy Nominees: Best Comedy Series

My predictions: 6/8, missing “Cobra Kai” and “Emily in Paris”

I’m sad that there was no room for “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist” but instead space for two series whose inclusions were far from guaranteed and which barely registered anywhere else - Cobra Kai and Emily in Paris - whose pilots I liked well enough but haven’t seen beyond that. I suppose a further immersion might clarify their quality. Black-ish is back after two years ago with five bids, while The Kominsky Method doubled its nomination count to six for its final season. Sophomore series Pen15 only managed three nominations, and that’s another show I’m going to have start watching. Hot freshmen The Flight Attendant and Hacks scored nine and fifteen nominations, respectively, while Ted Lasso bested everything else with a whopping twenty bids. I don’t think there’s much chance of it losing, especially with its second season premiering next week.

Who should win? I only regularly watch half of these shows. Of them, I’d choose “Ted Lasso” or “Hacks.”
Who will win? This is going to Ted Lasso.

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