My 24 Hour Emmy Binge or My Slip in Sanity

This weekend I did something a little crazy.  Ok, a lottle crazy.  In a recent issue of Entertainment Weekly there was an article written by Marc Snetiker on how to best prepare for the Emmys next Monday.  Well, how to best prepare for the Emmys in only 24 hours and because I’m a weirdo, my first thought was, “I could do this.  I should do this.  I’m GOING to do this.”  I honestly don’t watch a lot of the Emmy shows, especially in the Drama category, so I saw this as the perfect opportunity to get myself edumacated.

I prepared by making sure I had all of the recommended episodes or at least access to them and by placing an order with Amazon Fresh to make sure I had a cavalcade of themed snacks.  As you should do for any binge.

Oh, and I live-tweeted the whole thing. And it turns out you can tweet a lot in 24 hours.

First show, first snack.

For Orange is the New Black, I watched “Lesbian Request Denied” and I have to say this is one of the viewings that made me want to watch more.

Next up, True Detective. Continue reading

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Somebody Convince Me: Mad Men Edition

Mad_Men_season_5_cast_photoWelcome to “Somebody Convince Me”, our new feature where we turn it over to you, the readers.  Speaking for myself, I have a lot weird pop culture hang-ups.  Shows, movies, or musical artists that I refuse to participate in for whatever reason.  With this new feature, we are going to let you convince us that we are wrong. Up first on the docket: Mad Men.

I have had so many people try to tell me that I would love this show and then there is all of those awards and critical accolades.  All that set aside, Jon Hamm in a 60’s era suit should be enough to sway me, but I have never been able to convince myself to dive into this one.

I should mention that I watched the pilot and the second episode, but decided that the characters all seemed too despicable and their problems too dramatic for me to see myself getting invested.

Convince me that I am wrong!  Or are my concerns valid and I should just count this as a pop culture blind spot?

Ellen