Your mid-sem binge-watching sorted thanks to the Emmys

September 22, 2015
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Television’s night of nights happened yesterday, and it’s thanks to the Emmys that we now have our mid-semester break binge-watching priorities sorted. There were no plot twists in sight as Game Of Thrones took home a record-breaking 12 awards. However, there were other notable winners and, since uni’s on break right now, here are five must-sees based on last night’s results.

Veep

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, has featured in more shows than you can poke a George Costanza at. However, not since Seinfeld, has she appeared in such a successful series. Louis-Dreyfus plays Selina Meyer, a fictional Vice President of the United States. Think of this as House Of Cards’ funnier, younger sister.

Veep cleaned up at this year’s Emmys, winning Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor (Tony Hale), Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series. And for the fourth consecutive year, Louis-Dreyfus took out the award the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

Orange Is The New Black

If you haven’t already spent hours binging on this show, then you might be a lost cause. But in case you needed some extra encouragement, Uzo Aduba, AKA “crazy eyes”, took home the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

Basically, this show’s about a bunch of kick-ass women inmates that manages to perfectly and seamlessly combine comedy and drama in new and interesting ways – not to mention it’s so, so binge-able.

Mad Men

It took Jon Hamm eight years to finally take home the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his work in Mad Men, but once you watch the show you’ll wonder why he hasn’t won eight years in a row. The show, primarily set in the ’60s, centres on an advertising agency in New York to explore the creative revolution in advertising as well as articulating the image we have of ourselves versus who we really are.

Inside Amy Schumer

If you haven’t heard of Amy Schumer, then I encourage you to emerge from the boulder you’re living under. Amy Schumer’s so hot right now – she’s one of the most famous comedians on the planet who’s scored gigs like hosting the MTV Movie Awards, writing and starring in the painfully funny Trainwreck and being BFFs with Hollywood darling Jennifer Lawrence.

And last night things got even better for the comedian when she won the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, Inside Amy Schumer, in which she explores sex, relationships and the general clusterfuck that is life.

Transparent

Aside from Orange Is The New Black, another comedy that’s been noted for its LGBTI+ representation is Transparent. This series, starring Jeffrey Tambor of Arrested Development fame, deals with the journey of a father of three girls who is transitioning to female at the age of 70. Tambor won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance, so we reckon this is a definite must-see.

Jackson Langford

Jackson is studying a Bachelor of Communication degree at the University of Newcastle and is the rightful heir to the throne.

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