Like any award season, there are many shows that will wake up on Emmy morning without any nominations. Viewer’s time is split between so many shows, it’s hard to get to everything in the TV landscape. With that in mind, I’m running down 10 shows that I hope the Emmys won’t miss out on.
Before we get started, I’m going to lay out some quick ground rules. The shows I’m picking here are shows that aren’t necessarily in the public eye. For example, a show like “Billions” or “Empire” wouldn’t make the cut because they are likely to show up in one of the major acting categories. Second, the shows I’m picking are not previous nominees in the Series or Acting categories (Lead or Supporting). This disqualifies a show like “Orphan Black” or “Homeland.”
- An incredible show, but will voters go for two high concept fantasy shows? “Game of Thrones” may limit it’s ability to break through despite a strong fan base.
“Penny Dreadful” (Showtime)
- Horror shows have problems, and the show will receive nods in the creative arts categories. Will it break through with Eva Green?
“The Knick” (CineMax)
- An impeccably shot series, one has to wonder how many nominations it would have if it aired on HBO?
“The Goldbergs” (ABC)
- It’s hard to imagine it would get a nod anywhere but Wendi McLendon-Covey’s magnificent work.
“Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC)
- It’s running mate “The Goldbergs” will likely siphon votes away. Randall Park and Constance Wu are excellent. While I would take this show over “Modern Family,” I doubt the Emmy’s will.