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The Accidental Turitz: Emmy Category Packing, Point and Counterpoint

July 28, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz: Emmy Category Packing, Point and Counterpoint

If you’re like me — and let’s be honest, this seems highly unlikely — you do things like pour over new Emmy nominations for patterns and absurdities. This is just one of my particular eccentricities, but I find it more engaging and fun to do than with the Oscars, as there are just so... »

The Accidental Turitz: The Actual Secret of Success

July 21, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz: The Actual Secret of Success

There’s an old joke. Guy says, “Ask me the secret to comedy.” Other guy starts, “What’s the secr …”  “TIMING!!!” I’m never sure how well that translates to the page, but trust me, in person, or spoken aloud, it’s a winner. Thing is, it doesn’t just go for comedy. It goes for pretty much... »

The Accidental Turitz Reacts to This Year’s Emmy Nominations

July 15, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz Reacts to This Year’s Emmy Nominations

Setting aside the fact that, in a column three weeks ago, I nailed all seven Best Drama nominations — you’re welcome, America! — I have to be honest about something. I wasn’t aware that Cobra Kai was a comedy. I do find it funny how much peole seem to like the show (I most... »

The Accidental Turitz: The Emmys Would Be a Lot More Fun If They Included Categories Like These 

July 14, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz: The Emmys Would Be a Lot More Fun If They Included Categories Like These 

So the Emmy nominations came out yesterday, which of course is a big deal, but I’m still sort of processing the announcements and the snubs and surprises and all that, so I’m going to hold off until later this week before I really weigh in. Before I do that, I feel it’s important to... »

The Accidental Turitz: The Business Constantly Changes Even When It Claims That It Doesn’t

July 7, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz: The Business Constantly Changes Even When It Claims That It Doesn’t

Some months back, when Paramount Pictures announced that it was going to shorten the theatrical window for its movies, starting with A Quiet Place, Part II, there was something interesting buried in about the ninth paragraph of a ten-paragraph story. It made me sit up in my chair a little, and I made a... »

The Accidental Turitz: There Are Going to Be At Least Five New Nominees for Best Drama This Year

June 23, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz: There Are Going to Be At Least Five New Nominees for Best Drama This Year

There is so much television out there to watch now, so much more than there ever was, and the Emmys keep expanding to allow more and more nominees to each category. It used to be five, then six, seven, and now it’s actually up to eight. This is especially relevant because, in this pandemic... »

The Accidental Turitz: Is It Time We Rename TV as … Something Else?

June 16, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz: Is It Time We Rename TV as … Something Else?

My editor and I got together in the city last week for a drink and to catch up, as it had been a while since we’d seen each other in person. Pandemic, and all. Over cocktails, we discussed the world of entertainment, all that was wrong with it and how we would fix it,... »

The Accidental Turitz: Will the Emmys Be Where the MCU Finally Gets Some Awards Love?

June 9, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turitz: Will the Emmys Be Where the MCU Finally Gets Some Awards Love?

I am a fan of Black Panther, though probably not as big a fan of it as most people seem to be. It’s a good movie. Very good, in fact, though I personally wouldn’t put it in the top three or four of Marvel Studios’ best “Marvel Cinematic Universe” outings. (For the record, number... »

Hump Day News Update 6/9/21: First Pics from Indiana Jones 5, Interesting Netflix Data and More News

June 9, 2021 | By
Hump Day News Update 6/9/21: First Pics from <em>Indiana Jones 5</em>, Interesting Netflix Data and More News

Happy Hump Day!  If Monday’s “Over the Weekend” seemed a bit slim, hang onto your hats, because news has definitely picked up since then. It’s just a few days away from the 40th Anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark, and as mentioned last week, Director James Mangold began shooting the still-untitled Indiana Jones 5 in the... »

The Accidental Turtiz: Amazon’s Purchase of MGM Just Made the Streaming Wars That Much More Exciting

June 2, 2021 | By
The Accidental Turtiz: Amazon’s Purchase of MGM Just Made the Streaming Wars That Much More Exciting

Remember, like just last week, when I was talking about DiscoverWarner and Netflix and how the whole Streaming Wars thing had been turned on its head? Well, apparently, we’re into Part Deux of this saga, with the news the other day that Amazon was acquiring MGM for the low, low price of $8.45 billion. ... »