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Emmys Open Thread: Let's Pretend We Care

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You know, it occurs to me that they’re going to be handing out Emmys Sunday night, and I haven’t done any walk-up posts. Bad TV blogger! I could blame magazine deadlines or fall-TV-screener overload (The War is 15 freaking hours! Ken Burns is trying to kill me!), but who would I be kidding? The truth is, I don’t give a crap about the Emmys.

I don’t care about awards in general, period, but since we’ve already established that most of this year’s deserving shows, especially dramas, will be shut out or all-but–Friday Night Lights, The Wire, Deadwood, Lost–my level of not-caring about these Emmys is greater than usual. I’ll watch and blog it, I’m sure, because that’s what you do, but the magic is gone, people. Mainly I want to see whether, if The Sopranos wins, they cut to a black screen in the middle of David Chase’s acceptance speech.

Still, I throw this thread open to any pre-Emmy discussion. Here’s a starter topic. Boston Legal: Best drama of the year? Or best pop-culture work of all time?