Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My Peterio Awards (Part Three: Best Writing In A Dramatic Television Series)


The intimacy felt in each episode of Friday Night Lights this season speaks volumes to the writing staff's incredible rebound from a less than stellar second season. Given the departure of not one, but two beloved characters, their send off was written with ease and poise while continuing with the FNL tradition of combining heartfelt situations with light humored ones. Rarely can television say so much with so little actions or sometimes even words. Just check out the clip below with practically no dialogue.

Other Notable Nominees: 'Breaking Bad', 'Brothers & Sisters', 'Generation Kill', 'Mad Men' & 'Recount'

My Peterio Awards (Part Two: Best Actress In A Comedy Television Series)


What more can be said about Tina Fey ('30 Rock') that hasn't been said already? In her breakout year in which La Fey claimed box office gold ('Baby Mama') and a popularity contest (cue those Sarah Palin skits), it all comes back to her adorable Liz Lemon that delivers the icing on the comedy cake. Everything from eating an entire sandwich in one take(!) to those deadpan reactions to Alec Baldwin, Fey seems like she has just shown an appetizer of what she can do on screen. 

Other Nominees: Christina Applegate ('Samantha Who?'), Felicity Huffmann ('Desperate Housewives'),  Ashley Jensen ('Ugly Betty)', Mary Louise Parker ('Weeds')

My Peterio Awards (Part One: Best Actress In A Dramatic Television Series)


With the best written female role on television, Elisabeth Moss ('Mad Men') transforms Peggy Olsen into someone you root for even though you're not sure if she is going to be the ultimate villain to Jon Hamm's Don Draper. And with each passing moment, the very determined character plots her way to a higher reputation at Sterling Cooper. It is Moss's decision of replacing jubilant with entitlement in Peggy that makes her a force you root for and at the same fear. Check out her Emmy reel (with uber-spoilers) for next year...

Other Notable Nominees: Connie Britton ('Friday Night Lights'), Sally Field & Rachel Griffiths ('Brothers & Sisters'), Christina Hendricks ('Mad Men'), Laura Linney ('John Adams')

My Upcoming Year-In-Review


After a much needed step away from blogging for a nearly a month, I'm returning just in time to devote the next few weeks solely on recap and naming my best and worst (in film amongst other things) of the 2008 calendar year- capped by the 8th Annual Peterio Movie Awards. Be warned, I take myself way too seriously. On a side note, welcome Chill With Will to the blogsphere. 

Saturday, December 13, 2008

My Friday Night Lights Reaction (12/13)

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What to do when you're staring into the eyes of the man whose daughter you're sleeping with?