Matthew Gilbert’s Emmy predictions

There are a few mysteries heading into this year’s Emmy Awards. And that’s a good thing. Here’s one critic’s view of Emmy snubs and sure things.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/18/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/RayDonovan_207_0561.R.jpg Emmy nominees: All is not lost if someone else wins

A chat with a handful of Emmy nominees about their chances and who they’d like to see win if it can’t be them.

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Crystal will honor his longtime friend and fellow comedian as part of the traditional ‘‘in memoriam’’ segment.

Matthew Gilbert | Critic’s Notebook

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The Emmy Awards need to evolve to suit the times, maintain our trust, and avoid sliding into pointlessness.

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The new PBS “Masterpiece Mystery” series isn’t as sensitive or psychologically rich as “Mad Men.”

BoJack (left, voiced by Will Arnett) and Todd (right, voiced by Aaron Paul) in Netflix’s “BoJack Horseman.”

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Television Review

Netflix’s ‘BoJack’ is one lame horse

The Netflix show has a premise with some potential, in a cringey “The Comeback” kind of way.

Television Review

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/15/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/INT101C_0138-2.jpg ‘Intruders’: body snatching and head-scratching

The new supernatural BBC America series toggles between confusing and intriguing.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/13/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/artwork_dani_and_goblins_920.jpg Sometimes, it really is a young man’s game

“Unepic” can be a challenge if you’ve let some of your gaming muscles atrophy.

Clive Owen as Dr. John Thackery in Cinemax’s “The Knick.”

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Gore and character flaws? We still love TV doctors.

The medical genre has changed a lot – and, in some ways, not changed at all – since the first prime time medical series, “City Hospital,” in 1951.

Television Review

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The new film, part of HBO’s documentary series, suggests that the former New Hampshire teacher did not get a fair trial.

What's on TV tonight

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/08/20/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/52f50612870c4de0991a7564d72b8bfe-52f50612870c4de0991a7564d72b8bfe-0-001.jpg Critic’s Corner: What’s on TV this weekend

A look at Saturday and Sunday TV programming, including “2014 MTV Video Music Awards.”

Summer Arts Preview

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/05/17/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/WEBsummerartsfront-6592--90x90.jpg The sizzling summer of arts

Transforming the Clark Art Institute, Newport Jazz Festival, plus 90 critics’ picks.