Celebrate Emmy-award season with viewing party
July 16, 2009
The Emmy nominations were recently announced and since the live television broadcast will not take place till September 20, this allows ample time for people to either re-watch their favorite shows or discover new ones.
Because most of the shows are available on DVD or through some cable provider's on-demand feature, it is relatively easy to organize an Emmy-nominated show viewing party for you and your television-junkie friends.
First examine the list of nominees for the shows to determine which ones you may want to feature. The shows nominated for best comedy series are: Entourage, Flight of the Conchords, How I Met Your Mother, The Office, 30 Rock and Weeds.
As for dramatic series, they are: Big Love, Breaking Bad, Damages, Dexter, House, Lost and Mad Men.
If you know beforehand that some guests may not appreciate shows with profanity or adult situations, it may be a good idea to stick to the shows on major networks.
Once you have chosen the shows, set your living room up with a comfortable seating area and a snack table on the side. Think chips and pretzels. Or order a couple of pizzas and cut them up into bite-size portions.