Thursday, December 13, 2007

Four Gems from Showtime Get Nominated for Golden Globes//Dexter Contest Right Here!

I was delighted to find out the following today, in the Golden Globe Nominations announced for television ...

Best Television Series - Drama
The Tudors

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Michael C Hall, Dexter
Johnathan Rhys Meyers, The Tudors

Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
David Duchovny, Californication

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds

Now, there are worthy and wonderful shows and acting talent from venues other than Showtime in the nominations - including some Infinite Regress favorites like Mad Men and Big Love - but I am especially pleased that Infinite Regress reviewed almost every episode of the four Showtime series, and gave them pretty much rave reviews at the time. You can see the Infinite Regress reviews by clicking on the titles, which will bring you to my review of the first episode of each of the series, with links to subsequent reviews.

The Tudors was a wonderful blend of intellectual history, great acting, and lust. Californication was a writer's delight, and never was short of laughing-out-loud-hilarious. Weeds had a riveting, splash-in-your-face season. And Dexter's second season, concluding this Sunday, is better than the first, and about the best show on television right now.

The face of television is changing, and very much for the better. Cable shows have three out of five nominations in several major Golden Globe television categories. And Showtime is clearly giving HBO a run for its money. All of this is great for the viewer. I'll be writing more about these trends soon.

In the meantime, and apropos Dexter, I wanted to let you know that I have three big Dexter posters all set to give away in a brand new contest!

I'll be posting my review of the Dexter season finale shortly after it's over this Sunday. Come back here then, and at the very end of the review, you'll find a question about Dexter. The first three people who email the correct answer to me will get the Dexter poster, put in the mail the next day.

See you on Sunday...

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