Washington Post

2017 Emmys: TV stops to bask in its own glory - and note some of its progress

Stephen Colbert performs with dancers at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images

This is us, up to our eyeballs in great television, and grateful for the distraction. Host Stephen Colbert stuck to this theme in his jaunty opening musical number at Sunday's exuberant 69th Primetime Emmy Awards show on CBS. "My HBO Go password is SEXBOT1-2-3," he sang. "The world's a little better on TV."

He was joined in cameo appearances from the likes of Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Tony Hale of "Veep," along with a kick-dancing line of chorus girls in "Handmaid's Tale" robes and bonnets. The overall message this Emmy night? Hey, America, there's never been a better time to tune out reality by tuning into - and collapsing into the comfort of - your multiple TV screens. Unload your anxieties by sticking to the couch. It's an embarrassment of riches, luring even the biggest schtars into its fold...

Læs også