Monday, January 21, 2013

The BiG Bang Theory - TV Guide: Ask Matt: Jan 21 '13

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TV GUIDE: Ask Matt: Fringe Finale, Nashville, the Downton Abbey Effect, and More

Jan 21, 2013
by Matt Roush

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... Question: The Big Bang Theory was voted best comedy by the People's Choice Awards and has been in the top 10 if not the No. 1 spot in the most viewed shows of the week, so when do you think the Emmy voters will award it the best comedy statue? I like Modern Family, but I love TBBT. On another note, I didn't want to like The Carrie Diaries, but I do. And I know you gave it a good review, but I will not however be following The Following. There is enough murder in real life, real-life crazies out there, and I don't want to watch it on TV. I am just afraid the extreme violence on this show will give someone not in their right mind some very bad ideas. — Sharon

Matt Roush: Not since Everybody Loves Raymond's second Emmy in 2005 has a multi-camera comedy filmed in front of an audience won the big prize. No matter their popularity, this style just isn't in vogue these days with the majority of voters. Big Bang seems to just get hotter by the season — and building up the female characters has made the show even funnier — but I'm not sure it will ever be able to overcome the industry bias. I agree that The Carrie Diaries was a pleasant surprise and I'm looking forward to seeing how it develops. But when it comes to a show like The Following, to each his or her own. I'm a fan of well-crafted and well-executed horror and suspense, just as I welcome great comedies like The Big Bang Theory, but it's no surprise that The Following isn't for everyone — it isn't meant to be — and its timing in the wake of recent tragedies is unfortunate and unsettling. But for those with an appetite for a scary thriller, The Following doesn't pull its punches, which is why I can recommend it...

NEW episodes of The BiG Bang Theory return on Thursday, January 31, 2013 with 'The Cooper/Kripke Inversion' at 8/7C on CBS.

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