Monday, July 24, 2006

24 Season 5: Wins Zero Television Critics Awards

I'd venture to say that even 24's writers couldn't come up with a twist like this one. In what was hailed as 24's most critically acclaimed season, Kiefer and company came up short and didn't win a single Television Critics Award. 'Tis a bit ironic, don't you think?

On one hand you have a slew of people who think that 24 is the best show on TV. Then there's the critics who are all up in arms about this being 24's best season. But when it comes to dishing out awards for being the best in specific categories, 24 comes up short.

Is a snub from the critics. I bet most people will think so, but it's really not. 24 is all about excitement, adrenaline and awe. It's not about acting or good writing. So when you pit 24 up against shows that are praised for good acting and writing, it doesn't have a shot of winning. It would be like pitting Mission Impossible 3 against Crash for the Best Picture Oscar.

Even though I wasn't 100% correct with my predictions, I did guess that 24 wouldn't win. Next up, the Emmys.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, good one.

Your comments would be worth considering if it wasn't for your love of crapfest Crash; a movie that doesn't know the meaning of the word 'subtext'.

Chris P. said...

So, when I make my decisions about what TV shows or movies to watch, what do I do? Oh yeah, that's right, I usually watch the what the critics are saying not to watch!
I've been trying to figure out what you are. There are many words that come to mind (which I won't post on this Web site), but I think I just figured it out: You're a critic. I have just as much respect for your opinion as I do all the rest of them!