LateReg wrote:Well, for what it's worth, Versace is actually quite bold and uniquely compelling. It's as much a thriller with disturbingly real horror elements as a melodrama as a psychological profile as an historical and political document, and the sprawling time hopping narrative is challengingly fragmented, and the lead performance is outstanding and downright fascinating. I liked it way more than I expected, and Matt Zoller Seitz has recently referred to it as being unlike anything he's seen before on TV. Murphy used his clout to make something a bit different, but as far as whether Murphy deserved to win for a single hour of TV, well, the answer is obviously and resoundingly no, for every practical reason you can think of, ranging from Lynch having directed the finest single hour of TV in 2017 to his having directed all 18 hours. But Emmy voters vote for what they're comfortable with or the biggest name they recognize, and they're obviously comfortable with Murphy, regardless of how ambitious and relatively daring Versace is. (Hence why Game of Thrones somehow still won drama this year despite the weaker season.) Such a shame. Expected, of course, but a shame nonetheless.
Fair enough. I admittedly have a bit of a bee in my bonnet over Murphy, as every show I’ve seen of his seems to revel in a smug self-satisfied belief that it is “important TV” and “woke” while actually being lazily written, exploitive, and leaning on shock value and cheap twists. But I trust your opinion (and Zoller Seitz’s), and I guess I should check it out at some point, if only to have a well-rounded view of Murphy’s output before I criticize him again.
It’s certainly a pity that this particular season of GoT beat the final season of The Americans. I’m glad Matthew Rhys won best actor, but Keri Russell was robbed.
I didn’t watch the ceremony, but am I correct in assuming that no one from the TP cast/crew was in attendance?