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2016 Golden Globes Results and Analysis

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

With the Oscar nominees due to be announced in just three days, if you were looking to The Golden Globes to help you get an idea of what to expect…..well, good luck.  First of all, Star Wars: The Force Awakened was ineligible for the Globes because Disney held it back from screeners to prevent leaks.  Secondly, the Globe nominees this year seemed extremely random even by Globe standards.  If you want to read anything into the results, it looks like Best Picture is The Revenant‘s to lose, Best Actor is Leonardo DiCaprio vs. Matt Damon, Best Actress is wide open but Brie Larson’s win gives her probably the lead and Inside Out is a lock for Animated Film.  On the TV side, Mr. Robot and Mad Men dominated things.  The most egregious win, in my book, was Sam Smith’s win for best song for his grating title song from Spectre when the only good song to come from a movie this year was Furious 7‘s “See You Again”.  Oh, and despite the fact that he does this every year and will continue to as long as they bring him back, Ricky Gervais offended everyone.  Full list of nominees and winners below! Continue reading 2016 Golden Globes Results and Analysis

2015 Emmy Awards Recap: The Winners and Who SHOULD Have Won!!!

Emmys

The Oscars and I have complicated relationship in which I’m obsessed with them, but also loathe them.  They are, in fact, the only thing that has gotten me to throw large physical objects at my television out of sheer frustration at the stupidity of it all.  Keep in mind I made it through 16 years of a Clinton/Bush II doubleheader without doing that.  The Emmys I don’t watch.  I do not watch them because I simply can’t afford to buy a new TV every September.  Last night Andy Samberg hosted the 2015 Emmys, we’ll run down all the winners (and who SHOULD have won).  Killing Time’s own Emmy is being voted on right now on the homepage, and you have about a week to either keep boosting Daredevil to #1 or weigh in on your favorite show. Continue reading 2015 Emmy Awards Recap: The Winners and Who SHOULD Have Won!!!

My Favorite Scene: Mad Men Season 1 (2007) “Don’s Kodak Carousel Pitch”

Why do I like Mad Men?  It’s a question that’s puzzled me since the show debuted.  It’s hard to sympathize with any of the characters.  They’re nearly all awful people.  By the sixth season (I haven’t seen the first half of the seventh yet) everyone looks like a bloated, washed-out version of their season one selves.  Enough liquor is consumed on the show that these people’s livers should be spontaneously combusting, and don’t you dare play a drinking game where you take a shot every time someone lights a cigarette or you’ll have alcohol poisoning by the first commercial break. Continue reading My Favorite Scene: Mad Men Season 1 (2007) “Don’s Kodak Carousel Pitch”

POLL: What’s the Best Show on TV?

There’s a reason these polls run for a month, the really big decisions.  What’s the best TV show this year ran for a month and for that month, Game of Thrones lead 25 of those days with Arrow, The Walking Dead and Sherlock in a dead head behind it.  Then, at the last minute, Sherlock blazes past last year’s winner and takes the crown from GoT.  Sherlock is Killing Time’s 2014 Best Show on TV!

What do you think about the new champion?  Where did your show finish?

POLL REMINDER: What’s the Best Show on TV?

It’s that time of year again, Time Killers.  The fall is just around the corner and this fall is one of the most exciting in years, especially for comic fans.  Not only do we already have Arrow and Agents of SHIELD, but this fall we’ll add The Flash, Constantine and Gotham.  We’ll have a new Star Wars show in Star Wars: Rebels.

Game of Thrones is winning in the voting, but Sherlock, Arrow and The Walking Dead are certainly all within striking distance.  Can they rally?  Will Westeros claim the prize for a second year running?  It’s up to you!  Vote!