TELEVISION, AT ITS BEST, distract from real life and not judge us if we slouch in front of it wearing what one might charitably call “comfortable clothes”. But increasingly, as streaming outfits pour millions into ever more ambitious and Emmy-worthy productions, television is also a great inspiration when it comes to ourselves most. ambitious. That is, those who want to dress up, at least every now and then, like Shiv Roy in “Succession” (who dominates in high waisted pants), eat a tasty goat stew inspired by the antics of retreaters. well-being in “Nine Perfect Strangers,” or model our set after the surprisingly tasteful Vegas house of Deborah Vance, one of the titular “Hacks” of the HBO comedy Max, which is in the running for a Outstanding Production Design Award at the Emmys this Sunday.
In this special collection of stories, we take a look at the many ways that quality television affects Americans’ style choices, our home decor, our vacation plans and cooking routines, and even the way we deal with our work dramas. far too real. Unsurprisingly, many of the Emmy-nominated shows this year are factored into our takes, of “Mare of Easttown” (up for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series), which, like many mysterious murders, is fueling an odd trend. tourist, to “The Crown” (exceptional drama series) which appears in a quiz that we have set up on the truth behind the “shootings” of seven series. “Bridgerton” (which scored its own nod to Outstanding Drama Series) and “The Queen’s Gambit” (also up for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series) won our scrutiny, but more for the funds. coveted screens from their sets as for the shows “(impressively tight) screenwriting. Our wine columnist, Lettie Teague, examined how good wine plays a role in television narratives and, although” Emily in Paris “In contention for an Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy, Lettie found his clichéd obsession with sipping wine less than exceptional.