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Emmys: 69th Emmys Reviews

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October 30, 2019
Apple TV+ hits the ground running with a timely, intelligent #MeToo drama that's refreshingly unpredictable, provides food for thought and, crucially, maintains a sense of humour throughout.
September 11, 2019
It's not often you can say a three-hour awards show didn't drag on, boring the viewing audience into a stupor of annoyance.
September 10, 2019
The audience at home and in the Microsoft Theater no doubt could have used a drink themselves. Save the bitters for Washington.
September 10, 2019
In the midst of an impossible era, Colbert had an impossible job tonight: Entertain people who now very often feel profoundly guilty for wanting to be entertained at all. As a viewing experience... he did a fantastic job.
September 10, 2019
Spicey took to the Emmys stage! And it was weird and kinda awesome... I've gotta say, I prefer seeing him in this capacity than in his previous line of work.
September 10, 2019
The old notion of television as a place where everything turns out safe and funny can be hazardous, as Colbert demonstrated when he brought out Sean Spicer.
September 10, 2019
The Emmy powers-that-be knew exactly what they were doing when they chose Stephen Colbert to host this year... Hope to see you again next year, Stephen.
September 10, 2019
Almost everything about the Emmys tribute to the celebs who've recently passed away was extremely classy and well done... It was simple and poignant, which is the best you can hope for.
September 10, 2019
For me, last night did feel like a letdown: it made me feel angry and sad, frustrated by the limits of my favorite medium.
September 10, 2019
For once, much of the banter between presenters was actually witty and not cringe-worthy.
September 10, 2019
Colbert kept the ceremony from indulging too deeply in its own self-satisfaction.
September 10, 2019
Once the awards show got going -- once Colbert and the hammy Billy Crystalite parodies disappeared -- it was a delight! There were soft sweeps in each category, lending the night a sense of triple momentum.
September 10, 2019
And it was quite a night for the satire-embracing and politically motivated Late Show host, who made an indelible mark on the yearly telecast. Your mileage may vary, but we were quite impressed with him, as well as all of the winners.
September 10, 2019
With a rare finger on the cultural pulse, the Emmys this year gave audiences exactly what they wanted... Smart Trump roasting, pleas for action and change, a celebration of inclusion, and, most of all, a warm, joyous diversion from the chaos in the world.
September 10, 2019
Sean Spicer made a surprise appearance at the Emmy Awards... The moment of shock was fleeting, and it came at a cost, namely the normalization of lies.
September 10, 2019
Colbert fulfilled expectations beautifully, during his brisk, sharp opening monologue and his shorter gags later in the show.
September 10, 2019
Between Handmaid's Tale and Big Little Lies, some of the most joyful moments of the show were seeing women-centric shows win big. What a change!
September 10, 2019
The Trump beat-down was predictable, but maybe not to this extent. And it ate away at the value of the awards themselves.
September 10, 2019
The quality of the winners, so many for the first time, kept the show moving along nicely, as did Colbert's extremely capable hosting.
September 10, 2019
Colbert had former Trump spokesman Sean Spicer zoom out on a mobile podium... It was a sickening, cynical laugh grab.
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