Open Phones: The Emmy Awards

Monday, August 30, 2010

Call in or comment on why your favorite TV show should have won an Emmy - and convince non-TV watchers why they should tune in.

Comments [26]

barbara from Westchester NY

Friday Night Lights
Breaking Bad

All have storylines and characters that are realistic and engrossing. The writing is terriffic and needless to say, the acting is broadway quality.

Aug. 30 2010 12:11 PM
Maggie from Manhattan

A program that makes all the police procedurals look stuck in the same old script, see NEW TRICKS on channel 21 on Fridays. These are "retirees" who look back at old cases, new cases, with a terrific female boss. Some excellent Brit actors are there with a good script, sly humor and it is fine.

Aug. 30 2010 12:05 PM
charles from mt.vernon

"Fringe" on Fox. It's a great fix for those viewers(yes,like myself) who don't know what to do with themselves after "The X-Files" ended! Excellent acting all-around and weekly viewing pulls you in as the characters fate keeps you on edge. A nice job...

Aug. 30 2010 12:03 PM
The Truth from Becky

The Game on BET - reruns but still good!

Aug. 30 2010 12:01 PM
Joseph from Brooklyn

Caprica: rebellious teenagers bring about the end of the world. It's a reverse Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Aug. 30 2010 12:00 PM
The Truth from Becky

True Blood on HBO!

Aug. 30 2010 12:00 PM
DarkSymbolist from NYC!

In response to the MI-5 comment: If we're mentioning older out of production shows I'm putting in a word for the new incarnation of Battlestar Galactica which was an excellent sci-fi drama.

Aug. 30 2010 11:59 AM
Rich from Jersey City

I recently discovered "The Choir" on BBC America. It's a "reality" show (I suppose) about an enthusiastic British music teacher who has the challenge of introducing vocal music to an all boys' school known mostly for athletics. I am a new music teacher myself, and this show is absolutely inspirational.

Aug. 30 2010 11:59 AM
Merez from Weehawken

Friday Night Lights is the best show on television. Kyle Chandler and Connie Briton have created this really deep, nuanced, solid and sometimes conflicting relationship. It's just a gorgeous experience to watch.

Aug. 30 2010 11:58 AM
Kervin from 11206

Tim And Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!

Aug. 30 2010 11:58 AM
Jamison from Fort Green

Cartoon network's Adventurer Time! Supper fun for kids and me (29 year old kid) and deals with recent issues like interaction dating, dealing with girls/ gays...problem solving...

Aug. 30 2010 11:57 AM
dana from rockland county, ny


awesome show! watch it briannnn!!


Aug. 30 2010 11:56 AM
Jay from Norwalk CT

Louie, Modern Family, The Goodwife, Friday Night Lights,

Aug. 30 2010 11:55 AM
Jay from Norwalk CT

I love the show Louie!!!!

Aug. 30 2010 11:54 AM

I am totally unconvinced that Modern Family is any good. someone change my mind. it seems like a de-fanged knock-off of cable shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Aug. 30 2010 11:53 AM
Mike from Park Slope

Better off Ted is one of the best written comedies on TV and gets no credit. Watch it.

Aug. 30 2010 11:53 AM

Friday Night Lights. I'm surprised it doesn't get more attention and awards. Is it the southern thing, or the football thing? I dunno. It's so sweet and well-written and has never taken a dip in its quality.

Aug. 30 2010 11:53 AM
Meg Scarpetta from stamford CT

HUNG and The Big C w/Laura Linney, Oliver Platt - good fun

Aug. 30 2010 11:53 AM
cb from Brooklyn

THE GATES, a summer fill-in Sunday nights on ABC, is fun - vampires & werewolves in a gated community!

Aug. 30 2010 11:52 AM
Nancy Duggan from Morristown, NJ

"Louie", on FX, starring Louis CK is brilliantly funny.

Aug. 30 2010 11:51 AM
Golf Addict

The golf fix with Michael Breed at 7PM on the golf channel. The big break should be nominated for reality series. It is on at 9PM on Mondays.

Aug. 30 2010 11:50 AM
Ken from Soho

I'd give an Emmy to MEDIUM.

Aug. 30 2010 11:50 AM
DarkSymbolist from NYC!

Love Breaking happy they both won..they definitely deserved it.

Aug. 30 2010 11:49 AM
Roy from Queens

To oil monkey: There's no need for sarcasm here, please

Two of the shows that are under-rated I like:

"Chuck": A geeky computer repairman gets into the spy game when he inadvertantly downloaded a mainframe that contains the government's espionage secrets, via e-mail from an old college friend. Whenever he sees a person or hears a name, he "flashes" and notes the details to his handlers, who protect him from terrorists and other global reprobates. It's the anti-24 with its' balance of comedy, action and human drama.

Though the ratings haven't been stellar of late (thanks NBC), it's gotten a fourth season, due to the campaigning of Internet fans.

On FX, there's "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" which tells the misadventures of the owners of a bar based in Phily.Imagine "Cheers" meets "Clerks" and you have a bunch of miscreants who don't learn from their msitakes. Kind of like real human beings.
The show will start its' sixth season in Sept.

Previous seasons of both shows are already or coming to DVD.

Aug. 30 2010 11:40 AM

I like Louie on FX, though "Off Switch" is a close second...

Aug. 30 2010 11:07 AM
oil monkey

The 'best thing on television' is the off switch. Many people don't seem aware that televisions have one.

Aug. 30 2010 10:04 AM

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