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.

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
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


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.