Emmy Poll!

Jul. 18th, 2013 03:31 pm
next_to_normal: (Darla)
So, Emmy nominations were announced today. And since I very rarely care about the actual nominations, which are weird and sometimes random but far too often just plain bad, I've made my own poll, in which we will consider some VERY important and overlooked categories.

Poll #13905 Emmy Poll
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 11


Best Broadway Actor on a Canceled TV Show

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Christian Borle (Smash)
1 (16.7%)

Josh Gad (1600 Penn)
1 (16.7%)

Jeremy Jordan (Smash)
1 (16.7%)

Lin-Manuel Miranda (Do No Harm)
0 (0.0%)

Andrew Rannells (The New Normal)
0 (0.0%)

Sebastian Stan (Political Animals)
3 (50.0%)

Best Broadway Actress on a Canceled TV Show

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Ellen Barkin (The New Normal)
0 (0.0%)

Laura Benanti (Go On)
0 (0.0%)

Sutton Foster (Bunheads) (Meh, it's not canceled yet, but it's not looking good.)
3 (42.9%)

Megan Hilty (Smash)
4 (57.1%)

Krysta Rodriguez (Smash)
0 (0.0%)

Julie White (Go On)
0 (0.0%)

Best Fake American Accent

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Alan Cumming (The Good Wife)
2 (25.0%)

Damian Lewis (Homeland)
0 (0.0%)

Sam Palladio (Nashville)
0 (0.0%)

Matthew Rhys (The Americans)
3 (37.5%)

Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter)
0 (0.0%)

Anna Torv (Fringe)
3 (37.5%)

Best Fake Non-American Accent

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones)
0 (0.0%)

Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
2 (28.6%)

Jordan Gavaris (Orphan Black)
0 (0.0%)

Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones)
3 (42.9%)

Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black)
2 (28.6%)

Elisabeth Moss (Top of the Lake)
0 (0.0%)

Actor Whose Talents are Being Wasted the Most in a Comedy

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Kristen Bell (House of Lies)
2 (25.0%)

Don Cheadle (House of Lies)
3 (37.5%)

Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls)
2 (25.0%)

Jane Lynch (Glee)
0 (0.0%)

Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly)
0 (0.0%)

Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother)
1 (12.5%)

Actor Whose Talents are Being Wasted the Most in a Drama

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Giancarlo Esposito (Revolution)
2 (33.3%)

Lauren Graham (Parenthood)
1 (16.7%)

Elizabeth Mitchell (Revolution)
1 (16.7%)

Terry O'Quinn (666 Park Avenue)
0 (0.0%)

Krysta Rodriguez (Smash)
2 (33.3%)

Kiefer Sutherland (Touch)
0 (0.0%)

Best Multitasker

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Louis C.K. (Actor/Writer/Dirctor/Producer/Editor for Louie)
0 (0.0%)

Nina Dobrev (Actor - Elena Gilbert/Katherine Pierce on The Vampire Diaries)
1 (12.5%)

Lena Dunham (Actor/Writer/Director/Producer for Girls)
1 (12.5%)

Tina Fey (Actor/Writer/Producer for 30 Rock)
2 (25.0%)

Mindy Kaling (Actor/Writer/Producer for The Mindy Project)
1 (12.5%)

Tatiana Maslany (Actor - Sarah Manning/Beth Childs/Alison Hendrix/Cosima/Helena/etc. on Orphan Black)
3 (37.5%)

Best Wig Collection

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Michael Douglas and Matt Damon (Behind the Candelabra)
3 (30.0%)

Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black)
1 (10.0%)

Matthew Rhys (The Americans)
0 (0.0%)

Keri Russell (The Americans)
1 (10.0%)

The Entire Cast of Game of Thrones
5 (50.0%)

Best Musical Performance

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Clare Bowen (Nashville)
0 (0.0%)

Sutton Foster (Bunheads)
0 (0.0%)

Neil Patrick Harris (The Tony Awards)
2 (28.6%)

Megan Hilty (Smash)
3 (42.9%)

Jeremy Jordan (Smash)
0 (0.0%)

Hayden Panettiere (Nashville)
2 (28.6%)

Best Performance on a Show Nobody Watched

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Troian Bellisario (Lauren)
0 (0.0%)

Kenneth Branagh (Wallander)
0 (0.0%)

Andre Braugher (Last Resort)
2 (28.6%)

Romola Garai (The Hour)
2 (28.6%)

Megan Hilty (Smash)
2 (28.6%)

Emmy Rossum (Shameless)
1 (14.3%)

Best Child Actor

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Max Burkholder (Parenthood)
0 (0.0%)

Donis Leonard, Jr. (House of Lies)
1 (11.1%)

Morgan Saylor (Homeland)
0 (0.0%)

Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men)
2 (22.2%)

Holly Taylor (The Americans)
1 (11.1%)

Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones)
5 (55.6%)

Best Whedonverse Actor in a Non-Whedon Show

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David Boreanaz (Bones)
0 (0.0%)

Reed Diamond (Franklin & Bash)
0 (0.0%)

Nathan Fillion (Castle)
1 (12.5%)

Christian Kane (Leverage)
0 (0.0%)

Vincent Kartheiser (Mad Men)
7 (87.5%)

Alan Tudyk (Suburgatory)
0 (0.0%)

Best Whedonverse Actress in a Non-Whedon Show

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Morena Baccarin (Homeland)
1 (12.5%)

Julie Benz (Defiance)
0 (0.0%)

Charisma Carpenter (The Lying Game)
0 (0.0%)

Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother)
1 (12.5%)

Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)
3 (37.5%)

Gina Torres (Suits)
3 (37.5%)



next_to_normal: (Cordy grin)
We've got a snow day here in DC! \o/ Even though there's no actual snow. We were supposed to get a foot. If I didn't have the day off, I might be very disappointed in you, weather people.

* Following up on yesterday's Catching Fire posters, we now have Katniss, Haymitch, and Cinna as well. I wonder if that's the mockingjay/wedding dress Katniss is wearing.

* Lots of Community tidbits from the PaleyFest panel, plus the study group as puppets.

* Pics from the upcoming (half) season of Doctor Who, featuring the new companion.

* I've linked things like this before, but here's another set of nifty floorplans for a bunch of pop culture homes.

* Also, this article made me nostalgic for Buffy's secondary character episodes, so have a poll!

Clicky for the poll )
next_to_normal: (nap)
* Most interesting read of the day is this in-depth analysis of how Smash became a hate-watchable trainwreck. A lot of it boils down to "it was all Theresa Rebeck's fault," but it's really eye-opening to read about the conflict happening behind the scenes. Which... kind of makes me hopeful? I really wanted to love this show. Unironically. Broadway + TV is basically my two favorite things combined, how could I not love it? AND YET. But I've watched the first hour of the premiere (it's available online) and it definitely seems to be course-correcting. There's still some awkward remnants of last season, but I figure it's a bit like trying to pull a U-turn in the Titanic, so I'm willing to wait and see what happens.

* Also, JEREMY JORDAN. Even if Smash were still S1-level terrible, I'd probably still be watching for his role in S2.

* Julie Benz talks about her upcoming Syfy show, Defiance.

* EW interview with Julie Plec touches on TVD (of course), Dawson's Creek, and her partnership with Kevin Williamson.

Also, here is my thread for [personal profile] staranise's love meme:

Once someone has a comment thread about them, leave a comment and tell them about something they've done or made that you liked. A kind word, a signalboost, a drawing, a story. This can be short or long. You can just name or link to something, or go into more detail.

And finally, a TV poll:

Poll #12732 What should Laura watch next?
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 10


Drama:

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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
2 (22.2%)

Big Love
0 (0.0%)

Boardwalk Empire
0 (0.0%)

The Borgias
2 (22.2%)

Deadwood
0 (0.0%)

Game of Thrones
1 (11.1%)

Justified
3 (33.3%)

Nurse Jackie
0 (0.0%)

Treme
0 (0.0%)

The Wire
1 (11.1%)

Comedy:

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Californication
0 (0.0%)

Cougar Town
3 (60.0%)

Happy Endings
0 (0.0%)

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
2 (40.0%)

Veep
0 (0.0%)

next_to_normal: (Erica pensive)
I did this last year, and I thought it'd be fun to play again. How does it work? Basically, I pick my totally biased top six in each category, and y'all vote for your favorites.

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next_to_normal: (i heart tv)
Netflix and I are breaking up, so I've been spending my free time lately watching/rewatching Farscape on Amazon streaming. This SHOOOOOOW. I just finished season 2 last night, and I am 99% sure I haven't seen anything after that, but I'm kinda spoiled on general stuff. I don't recall being such a diehard John/Aeryn shipper the first time around, but GOD THEY GET TO ME. Anyway, I may have more rational thoughts later, but for now, fun Farscape-inspired poll!

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next_to_normal: (slayer barbie)
Blerg, I think I'm getting a cold. This is probably my immune system rebelling against the new health insurance nonsense.

It's also a Thursday and I'm bored, so I'm gonna copy [livejournal.com profile] penny_lane_42 and do a poll!

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next_to_normal: (Veronica hmm)
If you've been following my renovation picspams, you may have noticed that I have a divided bathroom - a washroom with the sink and the linen closet, and then the toilet and bathtub in a separate room. My bedroom opens into the washroom as well, which means there are a lot of doors in one small space. I would like to get rid of one of them, preferably the door from the living room to the washroom. Obviously the bath/toilet needs a door for privacy, and I'd like to keep my bedroom door. Besides which, the washroom door is really in the way when it's open, and it's awkward to get around.

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next_to_normal: (Spike/Harmony punishment)
With our resident Poll Girl temporarily out of commission, there must be some itchy ticky fingers out there! And so, I give you: (dys)functional relationships of the Buffyverse, inspired by [personal profile] ever_neutral's capslocky rage. :)

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next_to_normal: (i heart tv)
As threatened promised, I'm making up my own list of Emmy nominees, and y'all can choose your favorites. :)

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next_to_normal: (Buffy hee)
Earlier tonight, I saw [livejournal.com profile] gabrielleabelle's post about "The Gift," which put me in the mood for late S5 Buffy, and I ended up watching "Checkpoint," "Crush," "Intervention," and "The Gift." And at first I was all, "Wooo! Buffy pwning the Council!" Then "Wooo! Everybody pwning Spike!" Then "Wooo! Buffybot and Spike's sexy bedhead!" But then Buffy died again (every time! OMG) and now I'm all sad.

So! Let's have a completely frivolous poll!

This is very important stuff here )
next_to_normal: (Amy confused)
FYI, the policy on purging inactive LJs [Poll #1592848]
next_to_normal: (i heart tv)
Now that I've finished [Poll #1590591]As usual, feel free to leave suggestions in the comments (although I don't know if my queue can handle more additions, lol), and give me a heads up if you think any of these shows are NOT worth watching.
next_to_normal: (Abed paintball)
[Poll #1573846]

Convince me to watch your favorite show in the comments! Feel free to rec something that's not on the list (you've probably figured out by now what I'm already watching), and please warn me if there's something on my list that's not worth watching, lol.

The last few days )
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[Poll #1565217]

And the rest of the days, for those who want to play along...

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Poll!

Dec. 3rd, 2009 04:34 pm
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Quite a while back, [livejournal.com profile] snickfic posted about her season 1 rewatch, and there was talk about "The Pack" being the first really effective episode of the series. And that got me to thinking.

It seems pretty generally accepted that season 1 is in a different category than the rest of BtVS - Buffy with training wheels, almost. It doesn't get much fandom love. Full series rewatches usually begin with a grumble about slogging through season 1 in order to get to the good stuff. I've even heard plenty of people suggest NOT starting at the beginning in order to get new viewers hooked on Buffy, or at the very least, assuring people, "Just keep watching! It gets much better, I promise." It's shorter, it's campier, the metaphors are really anvilicious, the monsters are really cheesy (okay, that doesn't totally change), and it features less of the long-term arcs and emotional character moments that become the touchstone of the show.

But where, exactly, does the "real" BtVS begin? What's the first episode that makes you sit up and say, "THAT'S the show I know and love!"

[Poll #1494098]
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Taking a page from [Poll #1396744]

next_to_normal: (The Slayer)
I've heard it said many times - both seriously and facetiously - that season seven was just one long audition for "the next Buffy." That they threw in all those Potentials hoping one of them would be popular enough to become the star of her own show. So... which one would you watch?[Poll #1392368]

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