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.