Do Emmys' Limited Series Categories Make Sense If ‘Shogun’ Is a Drama and ‘True Detective’ Isn't?  

As a Virgo, I value order. I made a card catalog for my books as a kid, like a library. My Discogs music is still alphabetized and cataloged.  

Since 1996, my Emmy notes are properly organized by year.  

In the late 1990s, when hourlong shows like “Ally McBeal” and “Desperate Housewives” entered (and won) Emmy comedy awards, I was unhappy.   

Hourlong dramas aren't comedies! Nobody labeled “All in the Family” a drama, but “Desperate Housewives” (which opened with a death) became a comedy after a few laughs?  

Sorry, I lost this battle years ago. As we know, the comic race is now dramedy.  

The frontrunner, FX's “The Bear,” is known for its anxiety and darkness. (For some reason, comedy works for me. Unreliable me.  

These were the early Emmy gaming days. Later, shows like PBS' "Downton Abbey" entered the miniseries category and were promptly renewed for another season and moved to drama.   

HBO’s “Big Little Lies” and “The White Lotus” both switched from limited to drama.  

Randy Travis uses AI to release new songs after a stroke. 

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