The 64th Annual Emmy Awards (ABC, Sunday 8 p.m.) — The Emmy Awards are a lot like fantasy football: It’s fun to enjoy the thrill of disappointment. It’s basically Mad Men vs. Breaking Bad at this year’s ceremony, so I’m sure that Homeland will win it all (not that I would be terribly unhappy about that). I think Jimmy Kimmel might actually make this year’s ceremony better than most. Anyway, Uproxx will have an Emmy Thread on Sunday night with Comedian/writer/Twitter personality Vanessa Ramos, so check in with us and hang out.
New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens (NBC, Sunday 8:20 p.m.) — If you have allegiances to either team, fantasy football players on them, or just prefer the NFL to empty awards’ spectacles, you may prefer to watch the NFL Sunday night. I wouldn’t blame you. But you can still keep up with the Emmys in our live thread while watching the game. Right? Right.
Boardwalk Empire (HBO, Sunday 9 p.m.) — What did everyone think of Bobby Cannavale’s Gyp Rosetti? I thought he was outstanding, although speaking of the Emmy Awards, why the hell did Michael Pitt get snubbed? That is still bugging me.
Doctor Who (BBC America, Sunday 9 p.m.) — After three decent stand-alone episodes, this week’s looks like a mythology episode, and the beginning of what will perhaps lead to Amy Pond’s demise. Will Rory survive her, just to make it all the more upsetting?
Boss (Starz, Friday 9 p.m.) — I think someone else mentioned this in the comments last week, but he was absolutely right: This show would go from a really good drama to a great one if Kelsey Grammer’s character didn’t have an illness. It is totally extraneous and diverting for an otherwise solid political drama.
Treme (HBO, Sunday 10 p.m.) — (Season Premiere) I’m sorry. This show, for all it’s great acting and amazing music, is a total snoozeville unless you’re a big New Orleans’ person. For God’s sake, there have been episodes where city planning meetings were the only major development. I really tried to love this show, but dropped out midway through last season.
I want more like this!
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