4/10. I failed.
But so did the Emmys, at least in providing entertainment value. Sure, the choices were suspiciously well-made (though they fucked up their last and only chance to honor The Wire‘s writing), and there were some great moments care of Tina Fey‘s three very well done speeches (though perhaps not all well-deserved… writing and producing, for sure, but acting? all is forgiven for her delivering of the nights very best line though Fey insisted that her fellow “Rock” scribe Jack Burditt, who lost to her in the writing category, should have won for penning the line “Never go with a hippie to a second location.”
And also care of Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart‘s prune/plum bit (and did anyone else notice Colbert was OUT OF CHARACTER when he accepted his award), the ever-note perfect Ricky Gervais and the Don Rickles/Kathy Griffin pairing (though, was it just me, or did Rickles give a racist shout out to the Ugly Betty cast when he said the line about the OJ Simpson jury selection).
But what does that add up to? 15 minutes of well-done versus nearly 3 hours of suck? The reality host idea crashed and seriously burned (I felt personally embarrassed for Ms. Klum, who I normally borderline worship.. did you hear when she introduced “The Bones” star David Boreanaz?). The clips were poorly chosen. Lauren Conrad should not have been on that stage. The Laugh-In bit was horrible. And the tasteless cutting off of the John Adams writers hardly offensive “politics” was just plain tacky.
Emmys, at least you’re reliable.