Jmunney’s 2022 Emmy Wish List, Part 3: Limited Series

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CREDIT: Patrick Wymore/TBS

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 about it 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 it too much. We’ll find out what the TV Academy thinks when the nominations are announced on July 12!

Some years, I watch a lot of limited series. Other years, not so much. This ended up being one of the lean seasons. From what I did watch, overall I appreciated the performances more than the shows.

You might notice that I have Pam & Tommy in parentheses, and that’s because while I did mostly enjoy it, I also felt torn about the whole enterprise, as it was produced against the wishes of the real Pamela Anderson. At least Lily James did her justice. Speaking of justice, more people need to pay attention to the under-the-radar Miracle Workers and its always-up-for-anything lead star.

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

Limited or Anthology Series
The Dropout
Miracle Workers: Oregon Trail
(Pam & Tommy)


Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 1/28/22

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Murderville (CREDIT: Netflix)

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

Charli XCX: Alone Together (Theaters and Digital)

The Afterparty Series Premiere (January 28 on Apple TV+) – Murder! Mystery! Comedy!
The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window Season 1 (January 28 on Netflix) – Kristen Bell in a spoof show.
-Celebrating Betty White: America’s Golden Girl (January 30 on NBC)
Pam & Tommy Miniseries Premiere (February 2 on Hulu)
South Park Season 25 Premiere (February 2 on Comedy Central)
Murderville Season 1 (February 4 on Netflix) – Detective Will Arnett pairs up with people playing themselves.

-Jethro Tull, The Zealot Gene

Welcome to Our Show – Zooey, Hannah, and Lamorne revisit New Girl.