EPL's Emmy Picks 2016

September 20, 2016

A mere 48 hours ago the winners of the 68th Emmy Awards were announced in a star-studded, red-carpet affair in the heart of sunny Los Angeles.  Now from the heart of sunny Evanston, it’s time to unveil the winners of an honor arguably equal in prestige.  That’s right, here on Off the Shelf we’re proud to present – minus the celebrities and carpeting – the winners of the 2016 EPL Emmys.  Congrats to all our winners, and please hold your applause until all the awards have been announced.

And the EPL Emmy goes to…

game_of_thrones_season_6-jpegBest Drama:  Game of Thrones

“I am a devoted Downton Abbey fan, but I have to give it to Game of Thrones.  They outdid themselves this season especially without the books to guide them.  Original, suspenseful, satisfyingly vengeful, exciting – this season had it all.  (Bonus:  They even cut down on the pointless female nudity!  Finally.)” — Gena Johnson


master-of-noneBest Comedy:  Master of None

Master of None’s episode “Parents” is one of the sharpest, funniest, saddest TV episodes about the immigrant experience.  Aziz Ansari is a revelation on the show as star, director, and writer.”  — Brian Wilson



oj-amsBest Limited Series:  The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

“Other than David Schwimmer saying “Uncle Juice,” I really enjoyed American Crime Story.” — Bob Meyer



sherlockBest T.V. Movie:  Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Sherlock.  Um, it’s elementary, dear librarian.” — Heather Plank




last-week-tonightBest Talk Show:  Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

“Please.  John Oliver is stunning every week!  Even Janice from Accounting has to acknowledge his greatness.  And you know she doesn’t give a… care.”  — Gena Johnson



Best Sketch Series:  Drunk History

Drunk History’s reenactments make the show.  Click.  Clack.  Clickety clack.”  — Elizabeth Sanderson



EPL's Emmy Extravaganza!

September 6, 2016


Calling all Evanston TV lovers and likers!  The 68th Emmy Awards are right around the corner, and here on Off the Shelf, we need your help.  You see, we want to know which shows you think should win the big Emmys of 2016 and why.  We’re not asking which shows you think WILL win but which ones you think SHOULD win, and please don’t worry if you haven’t seen every episode of every nominated series.  Even if you only tuned in sporadically, please don’t be shy and let us know what you thought by filling out our EPL Emmy Picks 2016 Survey.  After that, make sure to check back with Off the Shelf next week for all the results.  Stay tuned.

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