Emmy predictions: Best Comedy and Drama Series - Featured


The final installment has arrived, and, not surprisingly, I saved the biggest races for last: best drama and comedy series. Emmy voters, do me a solid and transfer these recommendations onto your official ballots when they go out next week.


Best Drama

*Big Love (HBO): TV's most addictive, entertaining, and unpredictable family drama.

*Breaking Bad (AMC): You've heard of the sophomore-season slump? This is its opposite.

*Friday Night Lights (DirecTV/NBC): They shot, they scored their best season since the first. Touchdown!

*Mad Men (AMC): I don't remember anything that happened, but I know it looked and sounded brilliant.

*Rescue Me (FX): Bounced back from last season's creative rut by once again stirring the embers of 9/11.

*The Shield (FX): One of the most satisfying (and gut-wrenching) TV swan songs ever.


Best Comedy

*30 Rock (NBC): Shaky start, but by the end, we were shaking ourselves -- with laughter.

*The Big Bang Theory (CBS): I still don't know what the hell string theory is. But I'm laughing, anyway!

*Chuck (NBC): You saved the show. Great. Now how's about saving it from an Emmy snub?

*How I Met Your Mother (CBS): The fact that it's never been nominated is -- wait for it -- unacceptable.

*The Office (NBC): Splitting the office in two was a swell idea. Bringing Amy Ryan back? Even sweller.

*Pushing Daisies (ABC): Good idea, good writing, good directing, good acting, good... bye. [Sigh]


Also see

Emmy predictions: Drama, Best Lead Actor and Actress

Emmy predictions: Drama, Best Supporting Actor and Actress

Emmy predictions: Comedy, Best Lead Actor and Actress

Emmy predictions: Comedy, Best Supporting Actor and Actress



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May 29, 2009 2:17PM EDT

I'd be happy to see any of those win best drama, except Rescue Me. It's good, I still watch it, but it's simply no longer in the league of those other shows.

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Jun 3, 2009 6:20AM EDT

Lost is the best drama, without a doubt the best written, not my fault that not eveyone can follow its complexities. And 30 rock is not the best comedy on tv, it is like this generations Frasier, it kept beating out Friends and Seinfeld, just like 30 rock beats out the list of better comedies, including The Office, Big Bang Theory, Scrubs, Two and a Half Men, How I met your mother, Psych, Entourage, snd Curb Your Enthusiasm which are all funnier than 30 rock.

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Jun 15, 2009 8:54PM EDT

i'd really love to see southland win anything. best new show!

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Jun 17, 2009 10:41PM EDT

Should be Lost and Pushing Daisies.
Since Lost is not in your list, we will pick Mad Men (I don't like your drama list).

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