2011 Primetime Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama Series

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The 2011 Primetime Emmys are so close! September 18th to be exact. Up until the ceremony airs on FOX, I’ll be working through most of the major categories and discussing who could win, who should win and of course, who will win. I’ll likely be tackling two categories in each post, just so you know. Happy … Continue reading

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2011 Dream Emmy Ballot: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

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It’s that time again, folks. The Emmy nominations will be announced on July 14, which means I have almost an entire month to flood this space with hopes, dreams and predictions about what could happen come nomination time. To kick things off, I’ll be bringing back the Dream Emmy Ballot. It’s something I did last … Continue reading

Season Finale — The Killing, “Orpheus Descending”

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This is going to be a slightly different kind of review, mostly because it’s going to talk just as much about the reaction to the episode as it does the episode itself. If you’ve been on the site over the last week, you probably came across my frustrated rant about The Killing, pre-finale. After watching … Continue reading

Empty twists: On frustrations with The Killing

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I haven’t written about The Killing in a very long time and I think you can guess why: It quickly devolved into a boring mess. I still enjoyed a number of the performances — most notably Michelle Forbes and Brent Sexton — but the middle part of this season focused way too much on a … Continue reading

The Killing, “What You Have Left”

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Note: I’m super-busy this week, but wanted to get down a few quick thoughts. I haven’t written about The Killing for a few weeks. Part of that has to do with scheduling issues; I’ve been traveling the last two weekends. But perhaps more importantly, the last two episodes of the series haven’t been particularly review-worthy. … Continue reading

The Killing, “El Diablo”

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The first two episodes of The Killing that aired last week were, let’s say, fairly dark. The case is depressing, the location is depressing and a lot of these people Linden and Holder are coming into contact with seem suspicious and kind of awful. Well, if the events  of this week’s episode, “El Diablo,” are … Continue reading

Series Premiere — The Killing, “Pilot” and “The Cage”

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I’ve slowly recognized that reviewing pilots of big, anticipated series is sort of a frivolous game. By the time something like The Killing hits the airwaves like it did last night, it’s been discussed so much and been reviewed so frequently, it’s moderately difficult to think about the series in ways that the 923 reviews … Continue reading