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The 2019 Emmys: strange, sometimes funny, often grating, occasionally miraculous. Without a host, there were bumps and awkward moments, transitions that came out of nowhere and montages forced to do heavy emotional lifting they couldn't support.
It was fortunate that the Emmys led with the comedy categories. The first 45 minutes of the show were solid and speedy, dominated by comics who, it seemed to me, had written or at least vetted their material.
It's a sign of weird times for this business that we're celebrating the best that television has to offer on networks that have been eclipsed, at least in terms of creativity, by cable and streaming competitors.
For every thing that made me confused or frustrated... there were four or five wins that made this normally grumpy critic sit up and go, "Holy cow, they got that right!"... For a show that wasn't very good, that's a lot of stuff that was great.
A sluggish and somewhat messy evening of odd segues and handoffs. Meanwhile, it was the viewer's good luck that the nominees in most of the categories were across-the-board stellar, representing some of the best TV made this century so far.
There were some genuinely shocking and deserving winners... These moments were good enough to almost, almost, distract from the fact that just around the corner from these unscripted reprieves lurked some new cringe-inducing bit.
What's revealed is that no one's sure what works at the moment. There's more good TV (broadly defined) than ever, but it's too multifarious, too out of control, for the old awards-show format, and no one's found the answer yet.
Though plenty of surprise wins helped keep things interesting for die-hard Emmy fans, this year's show didn't feature enough personality, uniformity, or orchestrated highlights - you know, the things a host typically provides.