LA Times Emmy Panel Touches on True Detective


The passage of time dictates that we move ever closer to the July 10th revealing of the Emmy nominations, so it’s no surprise that there is a lot of Emmy talk going on. The LA Times hosted a panel discussion of the upcoming awards, and they have a thing or two to say about True Detective. The panel, which includes the A.V Club’s Todd VanDerWerff,  touches on the contentious point of HBO submitting True Detective as a drama instead of a miniseries. It turn out that, much like everyone else, they don’t think it was a far decision:

It’s fair because the rules say it’s fair. But it’s dishonest. “True Detective” was an eight-hour, self-contained miniseries. -Roush

That quote comes courtesy of TV Guide’s Matt Roush, and it’s a fair summation of the panelists’ general attitude. Do you think it was fair for HBO to submit as as drama? Or should they have bitten the bullet and went head-to-head with Fargo? You can check out the entire panel right here, which also goes over other new shows and the golden child, Modern Family.

 

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