A: Even if you don't, the Emmys may still be worthwhile.
Here is my take on the upcoming Emmy Nominations. For record, throughout these nominations let me state that I don't believe it's fair that Network-based shows have to compete against Premium-cable shows. However, I don't think The Office would necessarily be better if they had nipples and F Bombs.
Outstanding Comedy Series
"Entourage" (2004) A show I haven't seen in years, thinks it gets overvalued because of how "cool" people like to feel by watching it.
"Family Guy" (1999) A show I used to absolutely love, and have since "fallen away" from by no fault of their own.
"The Flight of the Conchords" (2007) A show in which I whipped through it's first season on DVD and love when other people in a room with me catch a reference - I hope this wins.
"How I Met Your Mother" (2005) Just don't get it. Haven't watched it. I'm sure it's funny. Don't ask me why I don't intend to watch this. Although, it has a nice chance of finding me when it's on syndication.
"The Office" (2005) The last year was a quality rebound year for them. The show has become watchable again. A win for this show will make me smile.
"30 Rock" (2006) People I respect like this show. I have tried, and I guess I have failed. It just doesn't make me laugh. And I don't find it "smart" either. SportsNight was a non-funny smart sitcom I enjoyed... But this program seems forced to me.
"Weeds" (2005) I have seen zero episodes of this program.
Outstanding Drama Series
"Big Love" (2006) I've only seen this show's first season, which was good. I can only assume it's quality is still up there.
"Breaking Bad" (2008) One of my favorite shows out there. Very daring and I will continue to champion it to others - pleading with them to rent it's DVDs.
"Damages" (2007) Another show, like Breaking Bad, in which I've seen every episode. Although I like this show very much, I was surprised to see it nominated. It's just a very glossy, well produced, soap opera.
"Dexter" (2006) [My opinion, and experience, is the same as Big Love]
"House M.D." (2004) People love this show, I understand why, it's just not my flavor. I'm more a fan of large arcs in my dramas over the standard episodic approach (not that there's anything wrong with that).
"Lost" (2004) This is the show I hope and want to win. This is the show I am most waiting to return.
"Mad Men" (2007) Give it a rest.