This sounds like an awards show TV fanatics could love. Television Without Pity, the Bravo-owned website for TV nuts, proudly announces (drum roll here) the Tubey Awards. It's billed as a TV kudofest "for viewers who love TV when its good -- but love to hate it even more when it's bad."
There are 60 categories -- some conventional (best new show, favorite actor, etc.) and some not (wost new show, most overrated show, best badass, most ludicrous plotline, etc.), and it's the latter that promise to make this one fun. The nominees were selected from suggestions by TWP's regulars. The plan is to hold online voting in various categories each week through Aug. 31. (Only catch -- you have to be a registered TWP user to vote.)
Winners will be unveiled in mid-September (look out Emmys!). The whole list of nominees is posted right here on TWP. Naturally, given the profile of TWP users, the picks tend to be generous to the genre fare that is more often than not snubbed by Emmy voters. Turnabout is fair play, I say.
Among the highlights:
Most overrated show:
Most underrated show:
"Friday Night Lights"
"How I Met Your Mother"
Character most in need of being killed off:
Izzie Stevens, "Grey's Anatomy"
Maya Hererra, "Heroes"
Jack Shephard, "Lost"
Kate Austin, "Lost"
Most overhyped big name guest appearance:
Jerry Seinfeld, "30 Rock"
Britney Spears, "How I Met Your Mother"
Robin Williams, "Law & Order: SVU"
Lindsay Lohan, "Ugly Betty"
Victoria Beckham, "Ugly Betty"