The Emmy nominations are out! As I said the other day, I don’t watch that much TV anymore, except for really awful reality TV I can watch online. (Because if you’re only going to allow one show back into your viewing schedule, clearly, Legally Blonde the Musical: The Search for Elle Woods should be it.) But I did recently download the first season of the FX series Damages from iTunes, and I watched all 13 episodes as quickly as my life would allow. It’s really fucking good, and I’m bitter that there won’t be a new season until 2009. I’m happy, however, to see it got 7 nominations — I’m pulling for Glenn Close for Best Actress and Zeljko Ivanek for Best Supporting Actor, and I think Rose Byrne was robbed — because that means people might actually watch next season. Which they didn’t last season because, apparently, too many people who totally would have watched — hi, there! — didn’t know the show existed. Seriously, if you’re looking for something to watch this summer, and you like legal thrillers and strong female characters and charming sociopaths? Download it or get the DVDs.
That’s about the extent of my interest in the Emmys this year, but I know the Lipp Sisters will be psyched about Mad Men‘s many nominations (I still need to sit myself down and watch that one from start to present), and I’m sure Shapelings will have loads of opinions to share. So what do you think, y’all? Who should win? Who should have been nominated? Who shouldn’t have? What TV shows should we all be watching? Or, if you don’t watch TV, feel free to tell us how that’s improved your life by leaps and bounds. (Turning off the TV really is damned good for your body image, I must say.) Hell, recommend good books. Whatever. Fluff away.