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Dominik Vetrák
September 30, 2022, 11:00am
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The 5 Best TV Shows That Never Won an Emmy

The awarding of the best series with Emmy awards is criticized by the general public and reviewers every year.

Dominik Vetrák
September 30, 2022, 11:00am
Reading time: 2:31
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The 5 Best TV Shows That Never Won an Emmy
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The 74th year of the Emmy awards are behind us, and like every year, this time too, several awards were surprising, to say the least. Not everyone can win, but there are a few films and series or actors who deserve more recognition.

That's why we decided to look at the 5 best series that never won an Emmy.


BoJack Horseman (Netflix, 6 seasons, 3 nominations)

One of the best series in history was unfortunately not appreciated by the audience. It didn't even have that huge a following, so Netflix ended it earlier than the creators planned. However, it was a really strong ending.

Ironically, a series about animals with human behavior and characteristics feels more authentic in terms of characters than high-profile TV dramas.

BoJack will tear you apart emotionally, make you think about life, death and everything we go through as humans. It is depressing, but also original funny and visually captivating. We've seen the series twice now and each time it's a stronger and more immersive experience.



The Wire (HBO, 5 seasons, 2 nominations)

One of the best crime series, though it did not maintain high quality in every series, it was often impressive. All in all, this is an extremely gritty and believable look at how the Baltimore Police Department worked in the past, especially its drug unit.

The creators of the series did not forget that the characters must always be in the foreground, so together with the actors they created several unforgettable characters that we remember even years after the end of the series. Gangster dialogues, gunfights, lots of announcements and an excellent atmosphere are also memorable.

In the series, you will also see a teenager Michael B. Jordan, Lance Riddick, Idris Elba or the late Michael K. Williams. If you watched the new police series We Own This City this year, many of the actors will be familiar to you from The Wire, since the series were created by the same creators.



Better Call Saul (AMC, 6 seasons, 48 nominations)

After six incredibly high-quality series praised by critics and viewers, the creators of one of the best series of the 21st century have to come to terms with the fact that they will never win an Emmy. They still have a chance next year, since the second half of the sixth series falls before next year's awards, but even if the series won an award, it would be more of a consolation prize.

It is inexplicable and incomprehensible how in such a long time the creators have not worked on a single Emmy statuette for script, direction and, first of all, acting. In the series, we witness brilliant performances by several actors, namely Rhea Seehorn, Bob Odenkirk, Giancarlo Esposito, Michael Mando and Michael McKeen.

It is the series with the most Emmy nominations, without turning any of them into wins. Saul actually has more nominations than most of the winners of these awards. For example, Breaking Bad received "only" 26 nominations, eventually turning 12 of them into wins.


The Good Place (Netflix, 4 series, 13 nominations)

From the sitcom aka comedy series genre, we chose The Good Place because it hit us harder than Parks and Recreation, which also never won an Emmy. The Good Place is full of plot twists and great acting. The series deserved to win an Emmy in the categories of best comedy series, best screenplay or best actors, but it never happened.



The Leftovers (HBO, 3 seasons, 1 nomination)

It's true that the first season of Damon Lindelof's (Lost, Watchmen) great mystery sci-fi about human relationships didn't really resonate, but the second and third seasons were fantastic and definitely deserved an Emmy. Whether we're talking about writing, directing, or some exceptional actors, the Television Academy Emmys seem to have ignored them. 



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