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The Best and Worst Sad-Sacks on Television

Another Tuesday, another episode of “The Vulture TV Podcast“! This week, we mull this year’s Emmy nominations, while Matt recalls the broadcast-versus-cable Emmy wars of yore. Plus, we explore how a show about a washed-up star can be done right (BoJack Horseman) and wrong (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll), and why multiple ampersands should be banned from show titles.

This episode contains spoilers in the following discussions:

Halt and Catch Fire, “Limbo”: 6:11–6:49
Bojack Horseman: 16:30–31:30
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll: 31:30–46:26

Further reading:Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll Is a Total Misfire”; Emmy snubs, surprises, and curiosities.

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The Best and Worst Sad-Sacks on Television