I don't watch much TV these days. I wish I did, it helps relax me a bit, and maybe I'll be better about it next year. I'm pretty sure I'm going to get a cheap TV from Wal-Mart sometime, maybe when I have some paychecks coming in, because mine is working very poorly. I've had it for probably eight years, and it's a cheapie - still one of those that cannot hook up a DVD player without a converter box, and you have to plug and unplug a bunch of things to switch between VCR and DVD. So I might do that, for the living room. It's on the horizon, at least.
Anyhow, even though I don't watch much TV, I watch enough to have been generally pleased by the Emmy Awards this year. Scrubs getting a nomination is long-deserved. I enjoyed seeing Jason Bateman, an actor I remember watching fifteen years ago on that Hogan's Family sitcom, get a nomination. I have strange fascinations with both Conchata Farrell (from when she was added to the cast of LA Law when I was really into that show) and Holland Taylor (from a TV show called The Powers That Be that no one remembers but me but it had a great cast and was very funny to my fourteen-year old mind), so it was cool to see them get nominations even though I've never really seen that Charlie Sheen show. I also think Jeremy Piven, Sandra Oh, CCH Pounder, Oliver Platt, and Stockard Channing are all very good actors, and I like to see them nominated. Ditto all the nominations to Lost, which is a show I know I'd like.
But how in god's name does The Wire get just one nomination, for writing? This is the best show on television as far as I'm concerned, and is a show that could use some Emmy support to survive.
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