Outstanding Dramatic Series


The Emmys’ most important category suffers an unfortunate fate this year as the Academy completely ignored the great dramas this past season had to offer. And while the category is likely to be dominated by the fanfare surrounding the final season of The Sopranos, the biggest story should be the absence of HBO’s critical masterpiece, The Wire as well as other well-written, well-acted dramas (see omissions below).

All handicapping odds are courtesy of BoDog Sports Book as of September 14th, 2007.

Omission Picks of the Year are listed in Bold/Italics.

Boston Legal (ABC) – 13:2
After teetering on the edge, the ABC legal drama finally jumped the hurdle and made it to the main stage.
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) – 7:1
The chances of television’s most popular scripted television show winning are roughly the same as Isaiah Washington returning to the show.
Heroes (NBC) – 3:1
Does the Academy give points for heroic deeds?
House (FOX) – 9:2
Hugh Laurie carried the medical drama to a nomination. Ironic given his character’s trademark limp.
The Sopranos (HBO) – 1:6
The final season of the series that put HBO on the map.

Who Will Win
The Sopranos

The curtain call for one of television’s most influential series is a lock.

Who Should Win

The supernatural serial in which everyday people discover they have super powers did a great job of improving on many of Lost’s previous mistakes.

Battlestar Galactica, Brotherhood, Deadwood, Dexter, Dirt, Friday Night Lights, Hustle, Rescue Me, The Riches, Rome, The Shield, The Wire.

The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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