I told you I'd post it today, and I posted it today. Whether my RSS feed updates is outside my control. So for that I'm sorry.
But I welcome you to the 2009 Primetime TV Kappy Awards!
A few notes... these awards relate to shows as they aired in the 2009 calendar year (with one exception detailed below), not the traditional network television season, not the non-traditional cable television season, not nothing like that. Just what's going on. Coolness?
First, the list of shows we've watched over the last year from which these awards are derived:
I think that's about it. God, I hope that's about it.
Let's proceed...Acting Awards:
- Best Dramatic Acting - Jon Hamm, "Don Draper," Mad Men
- Best Comedic Acting - Jim Parsons, "Sheldon Cooper," The Big Bang Theory
Best Dramatic 1-2 Punch - Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic, "Richard Castle and Kate Beckett," Castle - sure, this is borderline between drama and comedy, but you'll just have to accept that I'm using it as drama
- Best Comedic 1-2 Punch - James Roday and Dule Hill, "Shawn Spencer and Burton 'Gus' Guster," Psych (at right) - this one is more comedy than drama despite being a cop show like Castle
- Best Dramatic Ensemble - Burn Notice - and, if you're smart, you're tuned in to the Burn Notice marathon on USA as I type this
- Best Comedic Ensemble - The Big Bang Theory
- Best Male Comeback - (tie) Nathan Fillion, "Richard Castle," Castle and Ed O'Neill, "Jay Pritchett," Modern Family
- Best Female Comeback - Courtney Cox, "Jules Cobb," Cougar Town
- Best One-Off Guest Role - Wil Wheaton, "Wil Wheaton," The Big Bang Theory
- Dark Alley Award - Jimmy Smits, "Miguel Prado," Dexter - yeah, his run on the show aired in late 2008, but not being a Showtime subscriber, I didn't have it available to me until 2009; and he was just too bad ass to not have earned this designation
- Best Drama - Castle
- Best Comedy - The Big Bang Theory
- Canceled Too Soon - (tie) Life on Mars and Life
- Most Overstayed Welcome - The Cleaner - it was amazing how quickly this show went from really exciting and a great vehicle for Benjamin Bratt to a lot of the same old, same old... and then cancellation
- Lost in Left Field - Grey's Anatomy - this show needs to find its way and we keep hoping it will but it just adds too many new characters all the damn time in a pathetic attempt at self resuscitation and it consequently loses us
- Where the Hell'd You Go - Flashpoint - this is simply because we love this show and we want it back
- Most Surprising Show (in a Good Way) - Cougar Town - we started watching this not expecting much at all and darn if it doesn't make us laugh harder than many shows
- Second Chancer - Modern Family - we watched the first two episodes and didn't really care too much for it; then, due to prompting from one of Katie's students, we started again about a month or so later and now we love it
- Best Network - USA - c'mon! It has Burn Notice, Psych, Royal Pains and White Collar!
- Worst Network - NBC - according to Katie, we have one night of television (Thursday) that we watch and they killed an entire primetime hour every night of the week for a Jay Leno variety show that couldn't possibly be any worse than it is, or could it?
Would you counternominate any actors or shows in these categories? Please share!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I always intend to do one of those year-end wrap-ups that so many other bloggers do so well, but I get so locked up in these awards I do that I forget.
How about we talk about the actual day instead? So how'd you spend it?
Katie and I did the same thing we like to do each year... wine, Chinese food, pajamas, and movies!
Can it be any better?