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'Succession' and 'Squid Game' big winners at television's Emmys

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Succession is ok, although sometimes find the level of backstabbing a little hard to take.

Glad Lizzo won - vote for diversity indeed. Too many skinny white people in showbiz.

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There is always "more work to do".

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A farce if they can snub ‘Better Call Saul’, a prequel/sequel to arguably one of the best shows ever and which surpasses the original.

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It’s interesting to see how South Koreans are able to captivate international audiences. I mean, they’re not the only ones with the ideas; I’m thinking of Battle Royale and Alice in Borderland (these are Japanese); apparently Japan doesn’t know how to execute their ideas, South Korea knows the difference between coming up with an idea/a story and executing it the best way possible and show it to the world. Japan isn’t quite there yet, unfortunately. For example, I watched both Alice in Borderland and Squid Game and I loved both shows, but Squid Game was the one that left me more excited about the second season and it made me want to buy one of those jackets.

But Netflix's "Squid Game" made a statement with its six Emmys -- beyond Lee, the series won for best directing, best guest drama actress Lee Yoo-mi and three other technical categories. “

congratulations.

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“ But Netflix's "Squid Gamemade a statement with its six Emmys -- beyond Leethe series won for bestdirectingbest guest drama actress Lee Yoo-mi and three other technical categories. “

” six Emmys “… Impressive (!)

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The Emmys. lol. How many categories are they up to now? Hundreds of awards each year? Several hundreds of categories?

Whenever I hear "Emmy" I always chuckle at the memory of a scene from The Sopranos. In it, a degenerate gambler-slash-washed-up screenwriter JT Dolan gets in over his head playing cards in a high stakes game and owes money to AA companion/mobster Chris Moltistanti.

After getting roughed up, Dolan scrounges for cash, taking his Emmy to the pawn shop. The cashier offers him...$15 for the award! "Aw, come on, man!" Dolan screams in desperation. "15 lousy bucks? This is An Emmy!!" The uninterested reply, "Maybe if it was an Oscar..." lol.

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Glad Lizzo won - vote for diversity indeed. Too many skinny white people in showbiz.

Strange statement seeing Black Americans were complaining a few years ago that there were too many shows Featuring Asians and not enough Blacks.

And Skinny white people?

Have you seen North America TV?

My doctor here says I need to drop 10k but compared to the people on USA TV I am a twig.

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No one is watching TV I am willing to bet the rating were the lowest ever!

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For example, I watched both Alice inBorderland and Squid Game and I loved both shows, but Squid Game was the one that left me more excited about the second season and it made me want to buy one of those jackets.

First of all acting. Japanese acting is just not there. It’s like they have a manual for how to act, too. Have you noticed how an annoyed guy make the same exact face for virtually every Japanese movie/TV show?

Second, studios milking money out of good performing shows. Once greedy, old-school oyaji’s get their hands on a show, say bye bye to quality e.g. Doctor X.

Lastly, actors. Why are Japanese actors not good looking?

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Sep. 13  07:13 pm JST

“ The Emmys. lol. How many categories are they up to now? Hundreds of awards each year? Several hundreds of categories?

Whenever I hear "Emmy" I always chuckle at the memory of a scene from The Sopranos. In it, a degenerate gambler-slash-washed-up screenwriter JT Dolan gets in over his head playing cards in a high stakes game and owes money to AA companion/mobster Chris Moltistanti. 

After getting roughed up, Dolan scrounges for cash, taking his Emmy to the pawn shop. The cashier offers him...$15 for the award! "Aw, come on, man!" Dolan screams in desperation. "15 lousy bucks? This is An Emmy!!" The uninterested reply, "Maybe if it was an Oscar..." lol. “

The Sopranos; one of my favorites; in my top3; watched the whole thing four times; probably the best writing in the history of television; and that scene you described is funny, disturbing and brilliant; but… everybody knows that an Emmy is not an Oscar and you’re missing the point; that was the writers sending two messages: a) made-for-television productions were always seen as a lower art-form, on the lesser medium; the brilliant writing of The Sopranos was telling us that yes, it’s possible for tv shows to be superior and more prestigious than movies, and as we can see today, there’s numerous high quality tv shows out there and b) it was a shot at the Emmys because the writers felt the show wasn’t being recognized for what it was representing at the time, how much it was helping television; eventually it won Best Drama Series in 2004 and in 2007.

( winning an Emmy is (still) not as big as winning an Oscar, but many things changed in the last two decades. )

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Matthew McConaughey after winning the award for Best Actor in a Drama Series (Season One of True Detective) at the 2014 Critics’ Choice Awards:

“ I get asked a lot (as an actor who had done film film film film film); why’d you go to TV? And my answer is always very quick and very simple: Quality. Not only quality that specifically came out of True Detective which was quality of the highest, but I’m talking about the quality of television today. Television is raising the bar on the character-driven drama series. It just is. What other medium do you get to have that as actors and writers, that tasty act one which is all that character development that we love? You don’t get that anywhere else. Where else do you get to see that introduction to character so patiently unfold on the screen? Plus, you’ve got the weekly episodes. You’ve got the Monday-morning watercooler talk. You’ve got the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, whatever those days are; anticipation of seeing the next episode and I can’t wait to see it. That’s what television has given us as artists and that’s also what television has given us as audiences. I’d say thank you to that. “

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