Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Ladies of the Emmys

I didn't watch the Emmy Awards last night, but I did notice in news reports that Julianna Margulies won Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role in The Good Wife and Julia Louis-Dreyfus won Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Veep.

Excellent on both counts.

I have pointed out a number of times that The Good Wife has more episodes with at least one libertarian story thread than any other show on television. And whenever I watch Veep, all I can think of is that this is probably what it must be like inside the Rand Paul inner circle. If you want to know what I mean, watch the episode named Clovis. It's about the Veep, played by Dreyfus, visiting Silicon Valley.

If you don't find it completely hilarious get your $1.99 back.


1 comment:

  1. The last few episodes of "Hell on Wheels" has had some strong libertarian themes lately, it's great.

    Not only does the story line include Fed strong arming and outright theft/confiscation in US territory's (Wyoming in this case), it has had some interesting statements on things like subjective application of natural rights. For example, a card player shoots a cheater in a recent episode, and the newly arrived Federals, knighted by General Grant, decide to hang him for it while the town railroad magnet tells the Feds that shooting a cheater isn't illegal in Wyoming....the Feds hang him anyway. The Feds tell everyone are they to "bring law", but it's obvious they are bringing theft, chaos, & death.

    I'd recommend the series highly to anyone who likes Westerns(me) and is libertarian. It's a little slow at times, but interesting none the less. I especially find their exploration of Mormons in the West interesting as well.

    All in all good stuff.