Jmunney’s 2022 Emmy Wish List, Part 1: Comedy

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CREDIT: Netflix

Fun (or Frightening?) Fact: this year’s Emmy ballot includes nearly 3000 performers. We’ve all known for several years now just how overwhelming television has become, but somehow it still had room to launch into another level. So for my personal wish list, I decided not to think too hard. I’ll just include however many or however few selections per category I’d like to. I’ve probably forgotten some worthy contenders, but I won’t stress about that too much. We’ll find out what the TV Academy has to say when the nominations are announced on July 12!

My favorite Comedy of the season was Kyle Mooney’s singular Netflix show, Saturday Morning All Star Hits, but I can’t find it anywhere on the ballot! Not in Comedy, nor in Animation. Oh, well.

Anyway, there are a few other newbies that I’d really love to see all over the ballot, like Abbott Elementary, Girls5eva, Only Murders in the Building, and The Sex Lives of College Girls.

And one important note: Kevin Can F*** Himself is in the Drama field on the ballot, correctly. But I’ve got Eric Petersen (as the titular stereotypical thoughtless sitcom husband) down for Comedy, as the scenes with him function best as parody.

KEY:
Bold=My winner
*=I have placed this nominee in a different category than the Emmy ballot.
**=Not on the Emmy ballot

Comedy Series
Abbott Elementary
The Afterparty
Barry
Dickinson
Girls5eva
Only Murders in the Building
Resident Alien
Saturday Morning All Star Hits**
Search Party
The Sex Lives of College Girls
What We Do in the Shadows
Young Sheldon

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Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 4/29/22

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Holey Moley Fore-Ever (CREDIT: Christopher Willard/ABC)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
Hatching (Theaters)
Memory (Theaters) – This looks like any other Liam Neeson action of the past ten years, but Martin Campbell is directing, so…

TV
Undone Season 2 (April 29 on Amazon Prime Video) – One of my favorite new shows of 2019 is finally back!
-White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner (April 30 on C-SPAN) – Trevor Noah hosts.
Duncanville Season 3 Premiere (May 1 on FOX)
Ziwe Season 2 Premiere (May 1 on Showtime)
Holey Moley Season 4 Premiere (May 3 on ABC) – The Muppets join Joe and Rob.
The Chase Season Premiere (May 3 on ABC) – Featuring three new Chasers this season!
Girls5eva Season 2 (May 5 on Peacock)

Music
-Bloc Party, Alpha Games
-Miranda Lambert, Palomino
-Let’s Eat Grandma, Two Ribbons – I don’t think I’ve listened to this band before, but I pretty much have to now with a name like that.
-Willie Nelson, A Beautiful Time
-Rammstein, Zeit

Podcasts
Marvel’s Squirrel Girl: The Unbeatable Radio Show – Milana Vayntrub finally joins my regular podcast rotation!

Video Games
Rifftrax: The Game (May 5 on Steam, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox One) – Now you can make monkeyshines at the picture show, too!

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 4/30/21

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The Mitchells vs. the Machines (CREDIT: Sony Pictures Animation Inc.)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
22 vs. Earth (April 30 on Disney+) – Prequel short to Soul.
Limbo (Theaters)
The Mitchells vs. the Machines (April 30 on Netflix)

TV
Pose Season 3 Premiere (May 2 on FX) – Final season alert!
Star Wars: The Bad Batch Series Premiere (May 4 on Disney+)
Girls5eva Season 1 (May 6 on Peacock) – A 90s girl group tries to make a comeback…
That Damn Michael Che Series Premiere (May 6 on HBO Max)

Music
-Royal Blood, Typhoons

Sports on TV
NBA Special Edition: Marvel’s Arena of Heroes: Golden State Warriors vs. New Orleans Pelicans (May 3 on ESPN) – An NBA game with Marvel superheroes mixed in.

Podcasts
The Deep Dive with Jessica St. Clair and June Diane Raphael – Jessica and June and friends talk about what it’s like to be a woman.