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Weekend Preview: Oh, Right! The Emmys.

By 09.16.11

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards (Fox, Sunday) — Jane Lynch hosts. I suppose, as a TV blogger, I should give more coverage to TV’s most prestigious awards show. On the other hand, I’ll take the Emmys seriously when they give me a reason to take them seriously.

Breaking Bad (AMC, Sunday) — I’ve said this before in other outlets, but even though I watch “Breaking Bad” and appreciate how good it is, I don’t particularly like watching it. For me, it’s like a Cormac McCarthy novel: I can acknowledge its brilliance while not necessarily enjoying its dark, bleak portrayal of humanity.

Sweet Karma (Showtime, Friday) — From the LA Times: “This gritty 2009 Canadian-made crime drama stars model-turned-actress Shera Bechard (inset) as a mute young Russian woman who infiltrates the underground sex trade in Toronto to avenge her sister’s death.” Model? Mute? Sex trade? SOLD! FYI, a cursory Google will reveal that Shera is exceptionally adept at showering.

2011 NCLR ALMA Awards (NBC, Friday) — George Lopez and Eva Longoria co-host this awards show honoring Latino performs. Just give everything to Sofia Vergara.

Karaoke Battle USA (ABC, Friday) — Hosted by Joey Fatone! Carnie Wilson’s on the judges panel! Oh, what did we do to please the television gods?

Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO, Friday) — Season premiere. Frankly, I find this just as distasteful and grating as the crap on Fox News, because Maher embodies the haughty condescension the political right always accuses the left of possessing.


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