So did you like the Emmy Awards last night? I enjoyed the show, not because of the winners or losers, but because it was well paced and entertaining. One of the big winners was Conan O’Brien, for his opening video through Lost, The Office,
To me, the most memorable moment to me was the guy who reminded us that we’re in another Golden Age of TV. Despite all the quirks of the goofy Emmy balloting system – why wasn’t Lost up for best drama? – the show reminded us of all the great TV today, from House, 24, My Name Is Earl, The Office, Sopranos, Entourage, The Daily Show– not to mention a ton of shows that didn’t get any awards last night, like Lost, CSI, Without A Trace, The Simpsons, The Closer, Grey’s Anatomy, Scrubs, Two And A Half Men, Letterman,etc.
Last night made me think that I’d better clear out the DVR to make room for a lot of new fall season shows….
As for Conan’s opening with the "Lost" spoof : Obviously the folks at Channel 5 didn’t know it was coming, but I would have pulled the news ticker about the Lexington plane crash as soon as I saw Conan on a plane in the taped opening. And I thought that Channel 5 overdid the news ticker throughout the three-hour Emmy broadcast…
As for Sunday morning: Frankly, it didn’t occur to me to see which local stations provided coverage, and which ones didn’t (as folks posted Sunday on my blog). I have friends in
I believe in times of tragedy folks flip around for the most useful information… and the next time that big news breaks, they’ll remember the stations which met their demands and expectations.