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KT Readers Choose The Best Show on TV (4th Annual Awards)!!!!

Each September, in conjunction with Emmy month, Killing Time readers choose what they believe to be the best show currently on television.  TV has gone from a second tier medium to one that is consistently better with more variety than the movies.  There’s so much quality, in fact, that, this year, I doubled the nominees from the regular 10 to 20 shows. We had a record number of votes for any poll in the history of the site, and every one of the 20 shows received votes, but in the end, we have our fourth new winner in four years: The Flash is the best show on television. Continue reading KT Readers Choose The Best Show on TV (4th Annual Awards)!!!!

2016 Emmy Winners List: Game of Thrones is the Most Decorated Drama of All-Time!!!

Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke, Danerys Targaryen

Game of Thrones, Veep, and The People vs. OJ Simpson were the biggest winners at Sunday’s Emmy ceremony, winning Drama, Comedy, and Limited Series.  Game of Thrones was the night’s biggest winner with 12 awards, bringing its series total to 38.  That breaks Frasier’s record for the most awards ever won by a Drama or Comedy series, and the show has two, albeit abbreviated, seasons left to catch Saturday Night Live which has the overall record with 44.

Veep’s continual Emmy domination is in the tradition of lazy Emmy voting that leads to repeat winners year-after-year (a trend that’s gotten much better on the dramatic side, but really did Ben Mendelsohn deserve another win?  He was more of a guest star in Bloodline’s second season.).  Its wins this year bother me less than when it has been inexplicably lauded over better shows like 30 Rock and Parks & Recreation.  The state of the comedy on TV, at this point, has degraded to the level where I don’t think any current show is worthy of recognition.

Cuba Gooding Jr., OJ Simpson, The People vs. OJ Simpson

Check out the list of major winners below including much deserved wins for Sherlock and John Oliver.  The People vs. OJ Simpson was given five much-deserved major wins for limited series and for series stars Courtney B. Vance, Sarah Paulson, and Sterling K. Brown.  By the way, how is Fargo still considered a “limited series” when production is starting on its third season?  Such are the baffling ways of the Emmys. Continue reading 2016 Emmy Winners List: Game of Thrones is the Most Decorated Drama of All-Time!!!

Poll: What is the Best Show on TV? 4th Annual KT Viewers’ Poll!!!

Each September, in conjunction with Emmy month, Killing Time readers choose what they believe to be the best show currently on television.  TV has gone from a second tier medium to one that is consistently better with more variety than the movies.  There’s so much quality, in fact, that I have doubled the nominees from the regular 10 to 20 shows.  It’s telling that, in those 20 shows, there’s not a comedy among them.  The sitcom has never been at a worse point, while drama has never been better. Continue reading Poll: What is the Best Show on TV? 4th Annual KT Viewers’ Poll!!!

Game of Thrones Season Six Blu Ray Date and Special Feature (Also when to expect season seven)

Game of Thrones, The Night King, Bran Stark

HBO has announced there are 15 episodes left in Game of Thrones that will be broken up over two abbreviated seasons (during which Martin still won’t have it done).  Due to harsh weather, filming on season seven has been delayed and the premiere date with it.  Your next trip to Westeros won’t be until Summer 2017 for a seven-episode season.  So savor the brilliance that was season six with this blu ray package, because we’re on hold a bit.

HBO Home Entertainment has officially announced and detailed its upcoming Blu-ray release of Game of Thrones: The Complete Sixth Season. The release will be available for purhcase on November 15.

The most-watched series in HBO history and a worldwide TV phenomenon, Game of Thrones returns with another power season. This year, after the shocking developments at the end of Season 5 – including Jon Snow’s bloody fate at the hands of Castle Black mutineers, Daenerys’ near-demise at the fighting pits of Meereen, and Cersei’s public humiliation in the streets of King’s Landing – survivors from all parts of Westeros and Essos regroup to press forward, inexorably, towards their uncertain individual fates. Familiar faces will forge new alliances to bolster their strategic chances at survival, while new characters will emerge to challenge the balance of power in the east, west, north and south.

BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • In-Episode Guide – Dig deeper into the show with this in-feature resource that provides background information about on-screen characters, locations, and relevant histories.
  • Histories and Lore – Learn about the mythology of Westeros and Essos as told from the varying perspectives of the characters themselves in 18 history pieces.
    • The Old Way: narrated by Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk)
    • The Kingsmoot: narrated by Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk)
    • The Sunset Sea: narrated by Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk)
    • War of the Ninepenny Kings: narrated by Brother Ray (Ian McShane)
    • The Great Tourney at Harrenhal: narrated by Meera Reed (Ellie Kendrick)
    • Robert’s Rebellion: narrated by Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau)
    • Vaes Dothrak: narrated by Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen)
    • The Dothraki: narrated by Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen)
    • Northern Allegiances to House Stark: narrated by Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner)
    • Children of the Forest vs. the First Men: narrated by the Three-Eyed Raven (Max von Sydow)
    • Brotherhood Without Banners: narrated by Thoros of Myr (Paul Kaye)
    • Oldtown: narrated by Grand Maester Pycelle (Julian Glover) and Qyburn (Anton Lesser)
    • House Dayne: narrated by Young Ned Stark (Robert Aramayo)
    • The Little Birds: narrated by Lord Varys (Conleth Hill)
    • Knights of the Vale: narrated by Petyr ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish (Aidan Gillen)
    • House Tarly: narrated by Randyll Tarly (James Faulkner)
    • Riverrun: narrated by Brynden ‘the Blackfish’ Tully (Clive Russell)
    • Great Sept of Baelor: narrated by the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce)

Game of Thrones, Arya Stark, Maisie Williams

ADDITIONAL SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • The Battle of the Bastards: An In-Depth Look – Behind-the-scenes piece examining the production challenges of creating this epic event, including explorations of VFX, stunts, and interviews with key cast and crew.
  • Recreating the Dothraki World – Behind-the-scenes piece looking at the creation of Vaes Dothrak and its importance to Dany’s evolution.
  • 18 Hours at the Paint Hall –Follow all three shooting units as they converge in this behind-the-scenes snapshot of a day in the life of the largest show on television
  • Audio Commentaries – The most commentaries ever recorded for Game of Thrones, featuring:
    • Episode 601: Director Jeremy Podeswa, Director of Photography Greg Middleton, and Daniel Portman (Podrick Payne)
    • Episode 602: Writer Dave Hill, Michael McElhatton (Roose Bolton), Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), and Ben Crompton (Dolorous Edd)
    • Episode 603: Director Daniel Sackheim, Production Designer Deborah Riley, and Dean-Charles Chapman (Tommen Baratheon)
    • Episode 604: Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), and Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm)
    • Episode 605 (2 commentaries): Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy), Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy), Ellie Kendrick (Meera Reed), and Kristian Nairn (Hodor); Prosthetics Supervisor Barrie Gower, Camera Operators Chris Plevin and Ben Wilson, and Executive Producer Bernadette Caulfield
    • Episode 606: Director Jack Bender, Director of Photography Jonathan Freeman, John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), and Hannah Murray (Gilly)
    • Episode 607: Producer/Writer Bryan Cogman, Ian McShane (Septon Ray), and Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell)
    • Episode 608: Director Mark Mylod, Essie Davis (Lady Crane), and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister)
    • Episode 609 (2 commentaries): Director Miguel Sapochnik, Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), and Kit Harington (Jon Snow); Director of Photography Fabian Wagner, Visual Effects Producer Steve Kullback, and Visual Effects Supervisor Joe Bauer
    • Episode 610 (2 commentaries): Executive Producers/Writers David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), and Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister); Special Effects Supervisor Sam Conway, Camera Operator Sean Savage, and Producer Chris Newman
  • Deleted Scenes – Four deleted scenes.

2016 Emmy Nominations Announced. KT Picks for the Winners!!!

68th Emmy Awards nominations announced

The Television Academy today announced nominations for the 68th Emmy Awards from the Wolf Theatre at the Academy’s newly-opened Saban Media Center. Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum joined Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham at the nominations ceremony.

The 68th Emmy Awards, including the star-studded Red Carpet preshow, will telecast live from The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Sunday, September 18 (7:00-11:00 p.m. ET/4:00-8:00 p.m. PT) on ABC. Emmy Award-winning live television and event producer Don Mischer will executive produce the broadcast hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.
*Text from Coming Soon & USA Today Continue reading 2016 Emmy Nominations Announced. KT Picks for the Winners!!!