Originally Posted by HDMe2
Knock on wood... the only show that I can remember watching in recent years where pretty much the entire thread has been positive?
It is a well-earned virtual love-fest in that thread... Every other show I watch (or have watched) has had ups and downs and at least some divergent tangent nit-picks... but the Orphan Black thread has stayed on point, primarily due to how well executed it has been as a show.
Of course now that I've typed that... next season will crash off the rails and it will all be my fault. Sorry. Sorry everybody!
Not to belabor the point too much, but... "Orphan Black" is something I truly don't understand (not the show -- I LOVE the show) -- the fact that Tatiana Maslany didn't get nominated for an Emmy. Entertainment Weekly complained about it several times, as well, chalking it up to some seeming AVERSION Emmy voters have against voting for cast members in "the genre" for Emmys, as they had literally BEGGED them to give one to John Noble for "Fringe" at least ONCE -- or at least a nomination -- and he never got a single nomination, either. Well, I could swallow that... EXCEPT that equally excellent shows such as "Game of Thrones" get SHOWERED with nominations (and wins). Now of course all of US know GOT and "Fringe" or "Orphan Black" are different categories, as GOT is "historical dungeons and dragons fantasy," or something to that effect. But to the average viewer, they all fall into the same vein, and a channel such as SyFy shows them all as if they're the same, and frankly, I enjoy all such fiction much the same. While I enjoy the true sci-fi from the perspective that it could be real (and frankly there's NOTHING in "Orphan Black" that may not have actually already happened, as the technology has been feasible for some time -- unlike "Fringe," which had all sorts of things in it that ventured beyond even traditional Sci-fi and almost into what we'd call "magic"); I still enjoy all the "magic" and whatnot on shows like GOT just as much and get much the same "thrill," I guess you could call it, out of it. I know that's not true for all sci-fi fans, but I think it's true for quite a few of us.
So at any rate, I see it as even MORE unfair that a show like GOT gets so many noms (even as well-deserved as they are -- again, I had Peter Dinklage pegged for an Emmy halfway through the first episode), but Tatiana Maslany got snubbed. It's almost "criminal." Her acting on that show is possibly the most impressive female acting I've ever seen on ANY TV show, period.