Wednesday, April 04, 2012

The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards Winners were announced. I've only seen a few of the winners.

The Colbert Report – Super PAC Segments won and I think that's well deserved. It was funny and serious satire and performance art. is great, but I haven't watched in a while. I think they over-saturated their brand (and I can't believe I just wrote that).

I get that Treme won a Peabody and maybe even Game of Thrones. I don't get how Homeland, Portlandia and Parks and Recreation did.


AM said...

"The Award is determined by one criterion – "Excellence." Because submissions are accepted from a wide variety of sources and styles, deliberations seek "Excellence On Its Own Terms." Each entry is evaluated on the achievement of standards it establishes within its own contexts. Entries are self-selected by those making submissions and as a result the quality of competing works is extraordinarily high. The Peabody Awards are then presented only to "the best of the best.""

Did you watch Homeland? I thinks it was the best thing I saw on TV last year.

Howard said...

I'd hadn't read the criteria, I thought there was a little more…significance… to it.

I did watch (all of) Homeland. I liked it but I had some problems. Claire Danes was great, in the showiest role. wascharacter her think I but theI liked the premise and some of the questions raised but I thought there were a few too many back and forth with the twists and a couple of things that went too far.

In terms of dramas, I liked Game of Thones, Breaking Bad, The Good Wife, Downton Abbey better.

AM said...

On your list I only saw Game of Thrones and I thought they were both good, but having read the book Homeland offered more suspense and surprises. I also thought Mandy Patinkin was great.