Emmy Wish List: Outstanding Drama Series
by Isabelle Carreau, posted Jul 15th 2009 9:06AM
Let's assume that there will be six nominees in the Best Drama category again this year, shall we? It wouldn't surprise me that five out of the six series that were nominated last year are once again nominated this year. Let's face it, Damages, Dexter, House, Lost and Mad Men are still powerhouse drama series and didn't let us down too much this past season.
Since Boston Legal, which was nominated last year, was canceled, it leaves space for another drama series to make its way to the nominees list. Which drama should get the spot?
One part that's tricky it's knowing which series are considered as dramas when the Emmys are concerned. The Futon Critic website and I believe that Desperate Housewives and Pushing Daisies should fall into that category but it seems that we are wrong. If those two were in the drama category, I would vote for one of these series to be nominated as best drama as they offered strong series in the 2008-2009 TV season. Since they are considered comedies, I have to find another choice.
My wish, as you can guess from the above picture, is that the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences gives some lovin' to CBS's NCIS. This past season of NCIS offered strong episodes that included drama, mystery, action, fantastic acting, laughters and cliffhangers. Most, if not all, episodes were well edited, scripted and acted.
The season also offered us more backstory on Gibbs, including a well-played appearance by his father, and Ziva as well as introduced a new NCIS team (aka the spin off titled NCIS: Los Angeles), while continuing to develop the characters' past and relationships. Not a lot of crime dramas have engaging characters for which we actually care about and get attached to. Kudos for NCIS and its cast for achieving that.
NCIS is one of the most watched series on TV and it's about time its stellar ensemble cast be rewarded.
Do you agree with my pick? If so, why do you think NCIS should be nominated? If you don't agree, which drama series do you think should be nominated in the Best Drama category?