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Pop Culture Corner: The Emmys 2015

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THE HOST

I thought that Andy Samberg was an overall good host for the Emmys. He’s definitely a safe choice, about one step above Seth Meyers. I thought he was funny but his hosting also seemed like an obvious effort to pull in a younger audience. My vote for next year is John Oliver or Kate McKinnon.

I did appreciate the lack of cheesy song and dance skit. The opening video set the tone of his opening monologue, which was playful, but honest. As was portrayed in the opening – it is a little ridiculous to expect anyone to keep up with the amount of good television that’s available today. Living in LA, the billboards and constantly changing posters along the sidewalks make it difficult to ignore the shear quantity of pop culture to keep up with. Since the summer is such a down time for “good” television, the recent visual promotions and repetition of the titles of upcoming shows, makes me excited for fall television, but also wondering what I’ll have to miss out on since I also care about sleeping, socializing and having a full time job.

If Hollywood wants to pull in a younger audience for award shows, a more obvious, and possibly effective route would be to make the show available via live stream. It’s still frustrating that award shows are not able to be live streamed. If you can watch any sporting event on the ESPN app, on any device, why can’t you get on a FOX app and pay a certain amount of money to just stream the award show? It seems mutually beneficial and is mostly frustrating because I know we have the technological capability to make it a reality.

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Pop Culture Corner: Emmy Nominations

After writing the last Coast-to-Coast post about my remaining summer bucket list, I was eagerly awaiting the weekend to try out my ideas – but the weekend-long (much-needed) rain in Los Angeles put a damper on this plan. While I did manage to make it to see my college friend, Veronique’s, band Leggy perform, I spent the rest of the weekend with Netflix and a blanket (which I quickly realized I didn’t need because apparently it doesn’t get cold here when it rains). I watched re-runs of all my favorite shows from this past season, and couldn’t help but to judge the shows differently, now that I know the results of this year’s Emmy nominations.

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