Uh, why do I watch award shows again? Yes, there are some fun parts but why watch something where they fit a solid 45 minutes of entertainment into a 3-hour show?
Don't get me wrong, am I no snob or artsy wannabe, I watch TV, hell I love TV. Even crappy TV. Still, people, please ban everyone named Gosselin from television already, for the love of god. Make it stop!
Award shows are criticized for being out of touch with what people watch and what is really good. True?
What I watch: The Good Wife, Glee, Bones, Cougar Town, 30 Rock, Desperate Housewives, Big Bang Theory, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Castle, and until its crapfest season last year, Brothers and Sisters.
What won: Modern Family, The Good Wife, SNL, Big Bang Theory, Breaking Bad, Nurse Jackie, Top Chef, The Tony Awards, Temple Grandin, You Don't Know Jack.
Apparently I don't know jack - what the hell are some of these shows?
Parts of the Schmemmy's worked: the opening Glee number, Jimmy Fallon hosting, George Clooney's funny cameo in the Modern Family montage, Ricky Gervais, and the very dry voiceovers ("Emmy winner Edie Falco is descended form Swedish and Italian parents, so I guess she grew up in a house where everyone was making meatballs").
What annoyed me: awkward scripted dialogue among co-presenters, endless plugs for new shows I've never heard of (Mr Sunshine? What the hell is that?), Jimmy Fallon singing, gay jokes, Kate Gosselin, all the twitter quotes, the same stupid Rogers commercials over and over (a Canada delight), Jimmy Fallon playing rock star, more Jimmy Fallon singing.
So yes last night I watched the Schmemmy's. I watched the whole damn thing. While reading my book, writing this blog, reading other blogs, cuddling with the dogs. And wondering why the hell I watch award shows.
After the Schmemmy's I surfed over to Out TV and watched back-to-back episodes of the cheesy British soap Mile High, where the flight attendants/strippers banded together and supported an airline union protest by literally taking the shirts off their backs. Now that is award-winning television...