Best Episode of the Season: BoJack Horseman Season 1

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“I ate too many pancakes!”

“Downer Ending”
Netflix’s anthropomorphic horse show reached its season 1 pinnacle with a drug-fueled mind-bender that just does not let up. BoJack, Todd, and Sarah Lynn go on a days-long bender, with the anxiety of insecurity and missed opportunities warping into a beguiling mess from which waking out of appears impossibile. It all comes to a head in what looks like will be a declaration of love but is instead something even more vulnerable.

BoJack-Christmas

Honorable Mention – “Sabrina’s Christmas Wish”
This holiday special released outside the official episode count of season 1 offers a full edition of Horsin’ Around, the show within the show, and introduces a catchphrase that is only acceptably repeated in context (“Fire that Jew!”).

2015 Emmy Nominations Predictions and Wishlist

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For my detailed thoughts on my predictions and wishlists in the major Drama, Comedy, and Variety categories, check out these links:
Comedy
Drama
Variety

Guest Actor, Comedy
John Hawkes, Inside Amy Schumer
Michael Rapaport, Louie
Chris Gethard, Parks and Recreation
Dwayne Johnson, Saturday Night Live

Guest Actress, Comedy
Susie Essman, Broad City

Guest Actor, Drama
Mel Rodriguez, Better Call Saul

Guest Actress, Drama
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex
Linda Lavin, The Good Wife

Directing, Comedy
Rob Schrab, “Modern Espionage,” Community

Directing, Drama
Adam Arkin, “The Promise,” Justified

Writing, Comedy
Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna, “Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television,” Community

Writng, Drama
Thomas Schnauz, “Pimento,” Better Call Saul

Animated Program
Bojack Horseman – “Downer Ending”
American Dad! – “Dreaming of a White Porsche Christmas”
The Simpsons – “Treehouse of Horror XXV”

Commercial
Android – “Friends Furever”

Host – Reality/Reality Competition
RuPaul, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

Interactive Program
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Main Title Design
Man Seeking Woman

Single-Camera Picture Editing, Comedy
Bojack Horseman – “Downer Ending”

Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program
Too Many Cooks
Billy On The Street With First Lady Michelle Obama, Big Bird And Elena!!!

Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or a Variety Program
Community

Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role
Man Seeking Woman – “Traib”