Emmy season is here! For the next week, voters will be checking off names and shows they think are worthy of getting a nomination come July 10. We at TVGuide.com have a few selections in mind ourselves. Next up: our dream ballot for Best Comedy Series.
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Adam F. Goldberg's autobiographical comedy was crudely labeled too loud and too anachronistic at first. But at its core, the show is a hilarious, relatable reminder of two magical times: the '80s and our childhoods. (Lucky you if they overlapped.) It's sincere without being mawkish and nostalgic without being overly cheesy. And like Beverly, its heart is always in the right place.
With all the category-flopping this year, it's almost inaccurate to call Louie strictly acomedy — especially with its tonal and narrative shifts in Season 4. Blurring all genre lines, Louis C.K.'s acutely observed voice not only wrings laughs out of the mundane, but movingly explores bigger themes like no other show on TV (see: the "Fat Girl" monologue).
A lot of things could've gone wrong when Veep took its show on the (campaign) road as Selina launched her presidential bid. But the shakeup just provided ample material for what is the most hysterical, mercilessly savage indictment of politics on TV. And that finale twist that got Selina into the West Wing? Brilliant.