One of the biggest complaints about the Emmys each year is that voters don’t have the time to watch everything they’re voting on. Thankfully, the Emmy-nominated team at Screen Junkies is here to help with their latest Honest Trailer, which is funny and performs a public service.
In order to assist voters (and create hype for its own Emmy nomination), Screen Junkies put together this “honest refresher” of every show nominated in the outstanding drama and outstanding comedy categories, plus The People v. O.J. Simpson.
The clip highlights some of the funniest and most ridiculous aspects of each show. For example, the narrator expresses his frustration with the main conceit of Modern Family. “Curl up with America’s favorite comfort show that, after seven seasons, still hasn’t told us who’s filming them,” says the voice, before branding the ABC comedy “Not as Modern as Transparent‘s Family.” Other highlights include “Rusky Business” for The Americans, “Downers & Dragons” for Game of Thrones, and “Byte Club” for Mr. Robot, which pokes fun at the show’s many similarities to Fight Club.
The trailer also points out how the nightmarish depiction of politics on both House of Cards, “a prestige drama that mixes The West Wing with Deadpool,” and Veep, “a prestige comedy that mixes The West Wing with The Office,” keep getting “one-upped” by reality — cut to B-roll of presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Watch the entire trailer above.