Sunday, September 18, 2011


As of this writing, the show has been lugubriously lumbering along for nearly 1-1/2 hours. Jane Lynch is a disaster as a host and the writing of the show, such as it is, is relying on lame and tired political cliches (Bristol Palin jokes), and thinly disguised social agenda items. The production numbers are overproduced and incoherent and all in all it is an appallingly bad show, particularly in view of the fact that it is on the medium it is supposed to be celebrating.

What is so hard about these awards shows? They used to be entertaining. Show some clips of the nominated actors/shows, present the awards, have a couple of singing numbers that related to the nominated programs. Now it's all sly innuendo, utterly unfunny humor and the flopsweat of the Hollywood liberal establishment desperately attempting to remain relevant! The only win that I applaud is that of Melissa McCarthy for her leading role on Mike and Molly - a show that has the temerity to focus on two seriously overweight people who are actually sexual! And here the "industry" has been trying to convince us that only if you are a size 0 are you able to find love!

At long last, the television academy is putting on full display the paucity of its intelligence, humor and insights! And for that, we should all be grateful.

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