Brutally Honest Emmy Ballot: 'Mandalorian' Is Nothing Without Baby Yoda, John Oliver Seemed "Rattled" by Pandemic, and Why 'Succession' is "Brilliant"

The Crown is a chick show, Stranger Things was better in previous seasons, and The Mandalorian is the emperor with no clothes. Without Baby Yoda, nobody would have paid attention to it. The Handmaid’s Tale reminds me too much of what’s going on in the real world. I love Jonathan Banks, but I couldn’t get into this season of Better Call Saul. Killing Eve, the best show on TV during its first season, went Thelma & Louise off a cliff in its third. I bailed on Ozark midway through the second season, but everyone told me to go back because the third was so good. Once I started, I was in like Flynn.

I would have voted for it if Succession wasn’t also in this category. Succession is brilliantly written and directed, and there’s a reason all the acting categories are filled with its people. It rings so true that you feel they must have tapped the phones of the Murdochs and the White House. So much for the sophomore slump.

MY VOTE: Succession (HBO)


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